How Pilates Can Enhance Your Sex Life

To fully enjoy sex, your mind and body must be completely relaxed. Taking up a Pilates practice can definitely have you feeling more in tune with your body, boost your confidence, and add more pleasure to your sexual experience. Want to get those exciting benefits? Keep reading for more

Why Pilates?

Pilates is a workout that focuses on strengthening your pelvic floor, core, and increases overall body awareness - which enables you tap in and connect deeply within your body. Working with the right instructor who will guide you in listening and connecting with your body, is the best way to indulge in the benefits of this powerful movement practice. Joseph Pilates states, "The breath is the most important thing". In Pilates, one of the core principles of its practice is coordinating breath with movement. When the rhythm of breath and movement intertwine, you've found the sweet spot. The goal is to, concentrate on the alignment of the body, while simultaneously moving with control and full body connection.

The Bridge.

If you've ever done yoga, you're probably familiar with this pose. This move is the one you want to practice, so that you increase strength in your hips and pelvic muscles. The tilt of the pelvic bone, as you rise into the feet and stabilize your "core" while squeezing your glute muscles - prepares you for your partner's thrust, so you're able to meet them in the center of pleasure. With the six core principles of Pilates (breath, concentration, centering, control, precision and flow) this movement should feel euphoric - as you tap into the lower part of your body.

Body Awareness Leads to Self-confidence.

Numerous studies show that if you feel good about yourself, and have a healthy body image - the more confidence you have in communicating your sexual wants and needs. The more body awareness you obtain, the more you can identify what your physical wants and needs are. Also, the more open and relaxed you feel, the more you enhance your chances in reaching orgasmic pleasure.

It Pays to Have a Strong Core.

You might be familiar with terms like, "embrace your core", or "pull your core to spine" if you've ever taken a Pilates class. Every movement we make "should" derive from our core - which is why having strong back and abdominal muscles are essential to every day living. We're always twisting, turning, and picking things up so do that ab work! Additionally, your strong core can help you switch positions easier, and last longer in others. Hello, cowgirl.

With any work out routine, practice helps to build strength and endurance. For inspiration to begin your Pilates practice, drop in one of my classes and work out with me.

See you on the mat.

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