From the football legend, David Beckham to Akshay Kumar, yoga has been the favourite way to relax and rejuvenate for many fitness enthusiasts and celebrities. It is one of the best ways to beat stress and anxiety, improve joint pain while attaining your peace of mind. But did you know that yoga also helps you fire up your sex lives? According to a study conducted by The Journal of Sexual Medicine in November 2009,

Regular yoga practice improves several aspects of sexual function, including desire, arousal, orgasm, and overall satisfaction.

Well, here are five yoga poses will help you set your sheets on fire:

Cat/Cow Pose or Marjaryasana:

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As you control your tailbone during the Cat/Cow pose, this asana helps you strengthen your kegel muscles. The kegel muscles are associated with improved sensation during sex and an increased chances of attaining orgasm for women.

How To Do:

Step 1: Get onto your all fours.

Step 2: Keep your arms perpendicular to the ground and your palms flat.

Step 3: Inhale deeply while raising your head back slightly.

Step 4: Exhale while curling your head inwards towards your chest and raising your back towards the ceiling.

Step 5: Hold this position for a few seconds and then go back to the starting position.

Step 6: Repeat 5 to 6 times.

Eagle Pose or Garudasana:

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The Garudasana has many health benefits, including helping with the balance and coordination of the body, increasing concentration of, increasing the suppleness of the body among others. But more importantly practicing Garudasana increases the oxygen flow and blood circulation in the pelvic region which helps boost your sexual life. It also helps in addressing the disorders of prostate gland, testes and helps beat premature ejaculation.

How To Do:

Step 1: Stand with your arms at the side of the body.

Step 2: Slightly bend your right leg.

Step 3: Wrap your left leg around your right leg till your left foot is pressed against the right calf.

Step 4: Bring your arms forward while crossing the left arm over the right arm such that your palms are facing each other.

Step 5: Hold this position for a few seconds and then go back to the starting position.

Step 6: Repeat 5 to 6 times.

Bound Angle Pose or Baddha Konasana

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If you have a low libido, Baddha Konasana is the answer! As you stretch your inner thighs and open your hips, you will feel a sense of intimacy take over you. This asana also boosts the flow of blood to your pelvic region. An increased blood circulation is linked to the level of arousal.

How To Do:

Step 1: Sit straight with your legs stretched out.

Step 2: Bend your knees and pull your heels towards your pelvis.

Step 3: Hold the thumbs of your feet with your fingers and make sure that the outer edges of your feet are always pressed to the floor.

Step 4: Hold this position for one minute

Step 5: Repeat 4 to 5 times.

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Bridge Pose or Setu Bandhasana:

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Ladies, you would all have heard of the Kegel exercise but did you know that the Setu Bandhasana also works on the same pelvic muscles? Besides it also stretches your hip flexors, tones the vagina and increases the chances of attaining orgasm for women.

How To Do:

Step 1: Lie flat on the ground with your arms at your sides.

Step 2: Lift your hip upwards as much as you can while pressing your palms.

Step 3: Inhale and exhale deeply while maintaining this position for 20 seconds.

Step 4: Lower your hips and come back to step 1.

Step 5: Repeat this 4 to 5 times..

Downward Dog Pose or Adho Mukha Svanasana

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Besides strengthening your abdominal muscles, the Adho Mukha Svanasana also improves flexibility and increases the blood flow, both of which will do wonders to your sex life.  

How To Do:

Step 1: Get onto your all fours.

Step 2: With your palms firmly on the ground, tuck your toes and lift your hips up into the air.

Step 3: With your head tucked inwards, inhale and exhale deeply.

Step 4: Hold this position for a few seconds and go back to step 1.

Step 5: Repeat.

We hope these five yoga poses help you attain nirvana between the sheets *wink* *wink*. But before you go, we have a favour to ask! Now that the world has recognised the benefits of yoga and our prime minister himself is at the forefront of spreading the message of yoga across the youth, team Gympik pledges to be at the helm of this Fit India Movement. Join us in spreading the word!Till then, stay happy and stay healthy!

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