Yoga, in general, has been found to help your libido by increasing circulation in the pelvis. It also supports increased flexibility which can help you learn and appreciate awareness in the present moment. Here are five yoga poses to boost self-awareness and your libido.

Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)

Sitting with legs straight in front of you.

Exhale and bend knees.

Pull heels towards pelvis and drop knees out to sides.

Press soles of feet together.

Bring heels as close to pelvis as possible.

With first and second finger and thumbs, grasp big toe of each foot.

Outer edges of feet should stay on the floor or as close as possible.

Hold for 10-12 breaths.

(May be done lying on back in a reclined position.)

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)

On a mat, lie on your back.

Bend knees, place feet hip-width apart and 5 inches beneath butt.

Inhale and reach the hips to the sky.

Interlace fingers beneath hips.

Draw shoulder blades together. Keep both on the mat.

Hold for 10-12 breaths.

Deep inhales and exhales.

Halasana (Plow Pose)

Lie flat on your back.

Lift and raise legs up and over.

Try to have feet touch floor above the head.

If that is too hard, lift legs straight up in air and brace legs with hands on hips.

Hold for 10-12 breaths.

Balasana (Child’s Pose)

Start in table pose.

Exhale and lower hips to heels.

Lower forehead to the floor.

Keep knees together if possible.

Place arms overhead with palms on floor or arms can be beside the body with palms up.

Hold for 10-12 breaths.

Place palms under shoulders and slowly inhale up to a seated position.

Shalabasana (Locust Pose)

Lie on belly with chin on the floor.

Legs together, arms alongside body about 45 degrees from sides. Palms down.

Pull up kneecaps.

Squeeze thighs and buttocks.

Contract muscles at the bottom of the pelvic floor, behind the cervix.

Press pubic bone down to the floor.


Lift legs, head, chest and arms off the floor.

Reach out through the fingers, toes, and crown of the head.

Keep neck in line with spine.

Drop shoulders down as well as the back.

Press chest forward.

Keep legs and buttocks strong.

Keep pubic bone pressing down into the floor.

Hold for 6-8 breaths.

Exhale and slowly lower chest, head, arms and legs to the floor.

Rock hips from side to side to release any tension in the lower back.