Can Yoga Improve Your Sex Life?

Back when I was living in Kansas, I heard about the healing powers of yoga, and although I didn't have access to any classes, I bought tapes from Sams Club and tried to do moves that were printed in magazines.

Now that I live in Los Angeles, I'm a happy yogi, taking classes at least 2-3 times a week, and doing yoga makes me feel calm and keeps me limber. Years prior, I had been rear-ended on the highway twice, which severely fucked up my back, and yoga was one of the tools in my pocket that I used to ease my pain and strengthen my spine.

But what else can yoga do? Ana Sandolu argued on Medical News Today that it can actually help your sex life. She said that yoga improves sexual function in women and men, helps the body with sexual function, and releases bad energy.

To back up her claims, Sandolu used prior medical studies, but she noted that there was a "large discrepancy between the amount of so-called empirical, or experimental, evidence, and that of non-empirical, or anecdotal, evidence."

"While we need more scientific evidence to support yoga's benefits for our sex lives, the seeds are definitely there. Until future research can ascertain whether "yogasms" are a real, achievable thing, we think that there's enough reason to incorporate yoga in our daily routines," Sandolu wrote. "Trying it out for ourselves could prove tremendously enriching — and our pelvic muscles will definitely thank us for it."

If you search the internet, you'll probably find numerous yoga blogs touting anecdotal stories of how yoga helps with sex. And while the medical research may be slim, yoga is still worth trying for anyone who wants to spice up their moves in the bedroom. I mean, if anything, you'll be flexible and stronger, and that's definitely sexy.