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Hot yoga finds a new meaning

Great sex starts with a relaxed, fit body - and few fitness regimes can improve your performance in the bedroom like yoga.

Great sex starts with a relaxed, fit body - and few fitness regimes can improve your performance in the bedroom like yoga. But whether you’re single or in a relationship, there’s no time like the present to get your body in super-sexy shape. To help, here are five moves that give new meaning to “hot yoga”

Tolasana
The core strength from this move takes standard sex to ‘H.D.’ as in, “hot damn.” Seated, cross your ankles and hug knees to chest. Keep your thighs glued to your chest, un-hug and place your hands by your hips. Exhale and lift your butt off the floor. Hold for five deep breaths. Use yoga blocks under your hands if your arms seem too short. For a more advanced pose, try lifting your feet off the floor.

Deep squat
This pose is a must for strength and stamina. Stand slightly fan-footed, feet a bit wider than shoulder-width. Squat until your hips are parallel to your knees. Set your elbows against your inner knees and lower your tailbone towards the floor. If this it too difficult, stay in the initial squat position and work on leg strength while curling your tailbone under, breathing deeply in and out.

Half-bridge pumps
Essential for hot booty and thrust power. Lie on your back and plant your feet close to your fingers with your arms on the floor at your sides. Curl your tailbone towards your navel – the secret is in the tilt - and lift your hips as you exhale. Inhale and lower your hips almost to the floor. Do 10 as a good start, 20 for good stamina, and 40 if you want to be better than ‘good.’

Dolphin Plank T
his pose is especially great for guys– think six-pack abs and stamina. From hands and knees, set your forearms on the floor, elbows under shoulders. Extend your legs straight while keeping heels, hips, and shoulders in straight line. Engage your core while keeping back flat, looking forward. Hold for 30 seconds, building up to two minutes.

Downward Dog
The Big Daddy of poses, it pairs hamstring and low back flexibility with upper body strength. From hands and knees, curl your toes under and lift your hips to the sky. Avoid straining your hamstrings, and bend your knees slightly. Hold the pose as though you’re about to slide your hands back with straight legs. This will ignite your core and take pressure out of your shoulders. Stay here for 5-10 deep breaths.

Asia Nelson is a certified Advanced Yoga Instructor and Director of Pranalife Yoga in Kitchener, Ontario. Find more healthy news at DailySqueeze.ca.

 
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