10 Yoga Poses That Double As Awesome Sex Positions

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Yoga is one of the best mind-body experiences you can give yourself.

Deep breathing, meditation and the gradual stretching of your body help to bring you to a place of peacefulness in the midst of a stressful life. Your body craves rest, and yoga is an excellent way to give your mind and muscles the rejuvenation they need.

Naturally, that translates really well to having great sex with your partner, helping you build both emotional and physical intimacy while changing your bodies for the better.


Yoga serves to strengthen your core and other areas of your body that allow for the flexibility and stamina needed for a good, long night.

Some people even report more intense orgasms — whole body orgasm, nine-hour orgasms, anyone? — using yoga or yoga-inspired sex positions.

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Then there's the fact that just practicing yoga breathing techniques could improve your sex life.

OK, now we have your attention. This certainly sounds like something worth trying out, right? Come on, don’t be shy! We know you’re curious and lucky for you we’ve got the hot details for the best yoga positions for better sex.

From dead bug to child's pose, these moves are fun, exciting and yoga-instructor approved. And you don't have to be able to twist yourself into a pretzel to try these out.

For example, take the Chakra Kiss: Have your partner positioned in an easy-seated pose. Place yourself on top with your legs wrapped around your partner's torso and wrap your arms wrapped around your partner's shoulders. When you start to breathe together, this builds up an enormous amount of intimacy and sexual energy.


This is just one out of the many ways yoga can spice up your sex life. If you’re tired of the same old same old, we’ve got the perfect yoga positions for better sex that you and your partner will love. No need to go out and purchase some strange sex toy or try to do the dirty in crazy locations in an effort to bring some excitement into your relationship (unless that’s your thing; if so, by all means, go for it).

We did the work, and now you can enjoy these yoga sex positions for yourself.

So get ready to blow your man’s mind like never before, because these are definitely the hottest and most body-improving sex positions out there. We’ve got the lowdown, so now it’s your turn to try them out.

Take a look at more of these hot yoga poses that double as sex positions we’re sure you'll find a few that work for you.


Don’t believe us? Read on and find out for yourself.

1. Happy Baby Pose

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This pose doesn't sound sexy by name, but it is by practice. Lie on your back with your tailbone on the floor. Hold the outside edges of your feet with your hands and draw your knees down toward the floor. This gets everything nice and open.


Theresa Polley, host and instructor at Retreat in the Pines, says this makes it perfect for hip opening, as well as other areas. In fact, this pose is often also called "Happy Husband."

2. Child's Pose

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This is fairly easy and can be done in bed or on the floor. While kneeling, touch your big toes and sit on your heels while separating your knees so they're hip-width apart. Exhale and lay your upper body between your thighs. Lay your hands facing up along side your torso with shoulders relaxed.


Start standing on your knees with your knees hip-distance apart. Bring your feet together and send your hips all the way back to your heels. Extend your arms in front of you while you send your hips back.

"Your partner can then enter you from behind and pull your hips back while you stretch your arms forward. This creates a long, beautiful back for your partner to admire," says celebrity yoga trainer Jessica James.

3. Downward-Facing Dog

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This pose is one of the most commonly performed moves in yoga. It's also known as Adho Mukha Svanasana and resembles an upside down V.

"Hands should be shoulder-width apart with equal spacing between your fingers. Keeping your feet hip-width apart while channeling most of your energy into your hands by pushing the floor away from you while engaging your shoulders and upper body. Avoid arching and rounding your back to obtain perfect positioning," says fitness expert Nadia Murdock.

This move is ideal for stand up "fun" versus your traditional ... ahem ... doggy position.

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4. Full Straddle Forward Fold

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Begin standing and step your feet apart into a wide-standing straddle. Hinge at your hips, and forward fold by bringing your hands to the floor for support. If you can't comfortably reach the floor, bring your hands to a chair or your bed.

"This can be a nice posture for oral sex as well. Your partner can enter from behind. Experiment with your legs at varying distances. Feet together forward fold can be a fun change, too," says James.

5. Chakra Kiss (aka Yab Yum)

Have your partner positioned in an easy-seated pose.


"Place yourself on top with your legs wrapped around your partner's torso and your arms wrapped around your partner's shoulders. Start to breath together and visualize your chakras merging, or kissing. Start from your crown chakra and move slowly all the way down to your root chakra," says James. This builds up an enormous amount of intimacy and sexual energy.

6. Reclining Pigeon

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Bend the left leg and put the foot down for support and to relax the spine. No one has fun if your back hurts.


"The right shin can act as a support for the man on top and the angle of penetration here is very nice. Try both sides," says yoga instructor Vanessa Van Noy.

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7. Reclining Bound Angel

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"Lie on your back and surround yourself with pillows, then open your legs in a butterfly position, knees resting on the pillows. Widen your feet so your man can assume missionary position. Get very relaxed, breath. This can be a very long-lasting pleasurable position that can go on for a while," says Carrie Minter, former Playboy Playmate and founder of Carries Pilates.


Also remember that you can maintain eye contact during this pose, which only boosts intimacy.

8. Shoulder Stand

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This one is particularly amazing for hitting that spot that blows your mind. You lie down on the bed and he holds onto your legs, lifts your bottom off the bed and puts your ankles on his shoulders.


He should be on his knees on the bed, or you can also do it at the edge of the bed with him standing. The angle is great for getting the G-spot. And you still have a very intimate connection because you're facing each other.

9. Tree Pose

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Instead of keeping your foot against your thigh, lift your knee up so it's as high as you can bring it toward your arm. Just keeping it on his side is a nice standing pose where he can hold onto your leg.

Since you're on one leg, it requires balance and core strength, which should motivate people to practice tree and other balancing yoga poses, says Jessica Walsh, a yoga instructor.

"This is a great pose to do in the shower. It's also one of my favorites because it's very intimate and sexy. You get to look at your partner and have your bodies close the whole time. He's holding onto your leg and you can alternate who's in control. It's also a great angle for both people to feel amazing," says Walsh.

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10. Wheel Pose

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This move is a real game-changer and is sure to spice up your bedroom activity. Depending on the strength of the individuals, either person can be on the top or bottom. Wheel Pose can be easily modified for beginners.

Start by lying on the floor facing up and bend your knees with your feet flat on the floor. Keep your heels close to your sitting bone as much as possible. Next, you want to bend your elbows and spread your palms on the floor beside your head.


Your forearms are ideally perpendicular to the floor and fingers pointing toward your shoulders. Press your feet into the ground and take two to three breaths pushing upward, your tailbone up toward your pubis. Spread your shoulder blades across your back and let your head hang.

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