Those who practice yoga swear by its ability to increase flexibility, mindfulness, and even memory, but there’s one hidden benefit you might not be aware of. Yoga expert Karly Treacy explains that certain poses flex and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. The result? Better sex. “Considering that orgasms are the result of muscular contractions, we want to be certain that all of the muscles that are responsible for sexual satisfaction are awake, flexible, strong, and capable of functioning to their maximum potential,” she says.
Stronger muscles aren’t the only benefit. A 2009 study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine discovered women who practiced the Eastern techniques of mindfulness that are found in yoga reported an increase in desire and arousal. Ready to work out? Below, Treacy names the top seven yoga poses that will benefit your relationship big time.
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