The practice of yoga is known to have many health benefits, among others relieve stress levels and body toning. But not only that, a new study finds, the practice is also able to increase arousal or libido. With regular exercise, yoga is able to improve their sex lives.
The study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, involved 41 women aged 30 to 60 years. The women are known to have metabolic syndrome triggered by several factors such as obesity or high blood pressure. For information, metabolic syndrome may increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
They were then divided into two groups, of which the first group was asked to perform yoga exercises for 12 weeks, and the other as a control group. After that period, the group who do yoga tend to be better in taste stimulation and lubrication compared to the control group.
” High blood pressure and high blood sugar levels is a symptom of metabolic syndrome that interfere with circulation systems that affect all organs, including the genital organs, ” says Ray Sahelian, author of Natural Sex Boosters, who was not involved in the study.
The practice of yoga, he added, can improve blood flow in the body. In fact not only in patients with the metabolic syndrome, the positive impact exercise can also be felt by healthy women.
Timothy McCall, a yoga practitioner who was not involved in the study said, the benefits of yoga practice on sexual health not only from improved blood flow, but also improving mental health.
Why is that? McCall explained, sexual disorders are often also influenced by an unhealthy mental state. So the improvement of mental health has been able to treat sexual disorders.
” Many studies have linked yoga with improved sexual function, ” he concluded.