Ready to ramp things up in the bedroom? Consider Pilates. Similar to yoga, Pilates emphasizes the body’s core – the abdomen, obliques, lower back, inner and outer thigh, and butt. All of the parts of the body a good lover needs for strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance and good posture.
When practiced regularly, Pilates can transform your body into a longer, leaner body shape leading to body self-confidence reducing worry about body image while in bed. Hesitation in having sex has a lot to do with body image. If you’re self-conscious about your body, it’s hard to have great sex. This is why practicing Pilates can enhance your sex life teaching you to love your body and appreciate its unique strength, beauty, and power.
The popularity of Pilates has taken off over the years as people have embraced this mind-body conditioning method developed by the creator and namesake of Pilates, Joseph H. Pilates. Apparently, Mr. Pilates knew what he was doing. Maybe he didn’t intend for his exercise signature to be associated with improving sex, but I’m sure he doesn’t mind.
So how exactly does Pilates improve things in the bedroom? Here are several ways both men and women can take advantage of Pilate’s power to transform their love life:
· Increases physical stamina
When performing Pilates, speed is not necessary. Sort of like the objective when having sex. Take it slow and easy. Control is the name of the game rather than speed and in fact, Joseph Pilates originally called his form of exercise “Contrology,” back in the 1920s. The idea was to focus on developing the body through exercise emphasizing a mind-body connection. Technique tops speed since it is what produces results. Pilates will give you the steady strength and stamina you require during sexual activity for a longer, lingering intimate experience.
· Enhances flexibility
A necessary component of great sex is great flexibility. Practicing Pilates gets your muscles loosened up while improving the health of your joints. Both your hips and back will gain in flexibility allowing you to get into positions you never thought possible.
· Trains your body as a piece of exercise equipment
No need for workout equipment when doing Pilates. Your body is the equipment as Pilates takes advantage of your own body weight when performing the moves. The original method Joseph Pilates originated was Pilates mat work. If you’ve ever noticed, when having sex, it often requires you to use and support your own body weight. By already practicing this, there will be little to no physical discomfort and you’ll experience less fatigue during sexual activity.
· Increases blood flow resulting in intense orgasms
Pilates is famously known for working the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles supporting the bladder and uterus in women. The bottom layer of muscle wraps around the vagina, anus, and urethra. The focus on “scooping” or pulling your “navel to the spine” is a great workout for increasing blood flow to the pelvic area. These same pelvic floor muscles are what also contract involuntary during orgasm. Just think of the results of how working the pelvic floor will complement your love life. You guessed it – stronger, more intense and satisfying orgasms.
· You’ll feel more attractive, less inhibited
Feeling fit and toned leads to feeling good about your body with fewer inhibitions in bed. Body self-confidence has a lot to do with a couple’s sex life. If one partner (or both) is body self-conscious, the sizzle in sex can quickly burn out. But having confidence in being nude around another person in bed can heat things up very fast with less focus on body image and more focus on having fun.
· Leads to great sex for years
Maybe your sex life right now is hot and you want it to stay that way. But what about ten, twenty or more years down the road? What will it be like then?
Age can bring various health issues that can negatively affect one’s sex life. A prolapsed uterus or incontinence can be just a few problems leading to sexual dysfunction. Pilates however, focuses on those deep muscles within the abdominal area helping to strengthen those muscles that support your internal organs.
Lets’ see, we know Pilates leads to greater muscles strength, better flexibility, healthy joints and improved self-confidence which all point to exceptional sex as you age. Looks like Pilates is your answer to keeping sex alive and well with the passage of time.