But what if I told you there’s a way to turn the holiday season on its head? Instead of focusing on what we can’t do this holiday season, why not turn the holidays into a “can do” holiday and focus on what you CAN DO! Keep reading for my #1 tip that will decrease holiday stress and supercharge your sex life.
How to Re-Imagine the Holidays This Year
Remember when you were young and you’d look forward to opening presents for months? The anticipation was almost too much to handle. The holidays were about joy — pure and simple. Well, this month, I want to help you access that same excitement, but with an adult spin.
You may be wondering how, exactly, you’re going to do that. Well, it’s pretty simple actually. With just one tool you can reduce stress, improve digestion, access joy, and transform your sex life. The tool I’m talking about is called Kundalini yoga, a type of yoga that involves breathwork, focuses on activating dormant energy and balancing the chakras.
If that sounds a little “woo-woo” for you, I get it! But I assure you that the benefits of breathwork and yoga have been well-studied. For example, studies have shown that Kundalini yoga can:
- Improve symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorders
- Improve obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Decrease cortisol levels and perceived stress
- Improve insomnia
How Kundalini Yoga Can Transform Your Sex Life
Add this to the fact that Kundalini yoga helps loosen up the spine, activates the parasympathetic nerve plexus in the sacrum — which is great for digestion as well as sexual excitement — and brings awareness to the lower spine and sacrum, and you have the perfect recipe for “being in the mood.”
“Remember, you have to “rest to digest.” That’s what the parasympathetic nervous system is all about — the same part of the nervous system involved in the excitement phase of sexual arousal.”
Knowing this, it will come as no surprise to learn that experts suggest that Kundalini yoga can increase sexual pleasure and extend the longevity of sex by influencing ejaculation and help participants attain a meaningful and satisfying sexual life . Many people also report that because Kundalini yoga helps move energy up the spine, it allows for a more full-body orgasm. Sounds like it’s worth a try, doesn’t it?
The Orgasm-Gut Connection You Need to Know About
3 Reasons Why Orgasms Are Good For Your Gut
1. Orgasms decrease stress and protect microbiome balance
2. Orgasms can boost beneficial bacteria and diversity in the gut
Orgasms from having sex with a partner get your blood pumping, which is crucial to achieving a healthy gut. The truth is no one has actually put together a sex-gut impact study, but you’ve got to admit it would be a fun one to put together. However, studies have shown that exercise can alter the gut microbiome in beneficial ways , including enhancing the number of beneficial microbial species, enriching the microflora diversity, and improving the development of commensal bacteria, which protect our gut from pathogens. This means that building up a sweat and having more orgasms in bed could actually make your gut more resilient to germs and other threats.
3. Orgasms help you
eat a Happy Gut
Orgasms cause your body to release a hormone called prolactin. You may have heard of prolactin as the lactation hormone, but it actually is released in both men and women during orgasm, making both feel relaxed, blissfully sleepy, and more, well…satisfied. Don’t you find that post coitus nap to be incredibly restorative? And as you probably can guess, being well-rested improves your decision making and intuitive connection with your body, which is absolutely crucial to you feeling your best. The opposite — lack of sleep — can cause people to crave sugar, simple carbs, caffeine and other gut-damaging foods. In fact, studies show that just one bad night of sleep can cause you to view junk food more favorably.
“An orgasm a night can keep your gut happy and diet just right!”
How to Get Started with Kundalini Yoga
If you’ve gotten this far you may be thinking: “Okay, you’ve sold me on the stress-busting, gut-protecting, and sex life-enhancing benefits of Kundalini yoga — but where do I start?” Technically speaking, kundalini yoga is a blend of three yogas:
- Bhakti yoga — a type of yoga that involves devotion and unconditional love
- Raja yoga — which is all about mental and physical control
- and Shakti yoga — which is centered around expression of power and energy
This means that it’s a little more intricate than just striking a tree pose and doing a few sun salutations. It’s best to start with guidance. I recommend starting with videos online. Here are two options to get you started: