by Linda Franklin – The Real Cougar Woman
You are drenched in sweat and your heart is racing. You've just completed 50 minutes of contorting your body is ways you never thought you could. Now as you lay quietly you notice you fee happy, energized and inspired. So what made you feel that way? Was it yoga or was it sex? Or was it both?
Sex and yoga are a match made in heaven. Both use the body to calm the mind and stimulate the spirit. And just as a fulfilling yoga practice is based on physical agility, mental clarity, and spiritual openness, every successful sexual union relies on a similar set of artfully orchestrated characteristics. When you bring increased awareness and sensitivity into each sexual experience it does enhance your pleasure.
"Yoga focuses people on how people feel, which is something they don't do enough during sex," says Dr. Marty Klein, a sex therapist and author of Beyond Orgasm: Dare to be Honest about the Sex You Really Want. "During sex, people tend to think more about what they imagine the other person is looking at or thinking about. Yoga brings the mind away from judgments, thoughts, speculations, assumptions, anxieties—things that interfere with physical response and emotional satisfaction."
In the bedroom, this increased focus helps you recognize subtle shifts in your partner that will that will put you on the fast track to becoming a world-class lover. You will be tuned in to what feels good and what doesn't—for yourself and for someone else.
If you're feeling inhibitied, consider ahimsa, one of the first principles of yoga, which translates roughly to non-violence or compassion. Refraining from all judgment—of yourself and your partner—is a form of compassion that will help to make your sexual romps more liberating.
"Most people say the two things they want from sex are pleasure and closeness. But they often focus their attention on extraneous things like wondering, 'does this position make my butt look big?'
So, the next time you're in downward dog, make it a sensual experience. Notice the changes occuring in your body. Some people consider the breath to be sacred and the body a temple .If you consider the sexual act in the same way, you'll undoubtedly raise the frequency and the enjoyment of the experience.
The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda Franklin says,"there is no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream. All things are possible". Linda's book, Don't Ever Call Me Ma'am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.