Yoga and Sex

YogaYoga is a healthy and sophisticated form of exercise, which in the Western world is mainly practiced by women. Historically, however, there is a very close connection between yoga and Tantric Sex, as William Broad pointed out in the New York Times: The discipline began as a sex cult… Hatha yoga — the parent of the styles now practiced around the globe — began as a branch of Tantra… Hatha originated as a way to speed the Tantric agenda. It used poses, deep breathing and stimulating acts — including intercourse — to hasten rapturous bliss.

Some yoga poses are more obviously related to Kamasutra-style sexual intercourse than others. The posture illustrated above is called yoganidrasana, and if performed naked it is one of the most provocative positions a woman can adopt. By allowing deep penetration of the yoni, the yoganidrasana posture can form the basis of prolonged and highly satisfying copulation if a suitably energetic male partner is available.

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