When your sex drive is low, it may be a sign of yang deficiency, per Chinese medicine. Try this simple exercise to fire up your sexual (yang) energy quickly.
Have you ever had a time when your sex drive mysteriously vanished and you just couldn’t get in the mood for sex?
I’ve certainly experienced this during various phases of my life, and even within a given menstrual cycle.
I’ve noticed that my sex drive is closely related to my energy level and mood. When I feel energetic, I tend to feel more sexual and in a more elevated mood, and vise versa.
This is really no surprise. According to traditional Chinese medicine, sexual health is the function of the yang, or fire energy, of the kidney-adrenal network.
A simple and quick way to fire up your sexual energy is “the breath of fire,” especially when focused on the first Chakra located at your perineum, the root of sexual energy.
I’m going to share with you a simple technique I learned from my favorite Kundalini yoga teacher, Maya Fiennes.
Sit comfortably in a relaxed, butterfly pose. Hold your right big toe with your right thumb, index and middle fingers, and hold your left big toe with your left thumb, index and middle fingers.
Then lift up both your legs, simultaneously, to about a 60-degree angle from the floor, balancing your weight at the base of your spine while keeping your spine straight.
Now close your eyes and begin the breath of fire.
If you have not tried the breath of fire before, you’ll find it one of the most energizing and detoxifying breathing exercises you’ve ever experienced.
It’s a process of breathing where the air is pulled in and pumped out through the nose in short, strong, rapid, rhythmic bursts, with the emphasis on the exhaled breath.
Just concentrate on your exhaling breath, quickly pumping the air up from your lower belly, then forcing it out through your nose, mouth closed.
While it’s an intense form of breathing, you want to try and keep your body relaxed.
Concentrating on these bursts of exhaled breath, continue a strong, rapid and consistent rhythm – the breath of fire – for one to three minutes.
As you do, you’ll begin to feel the exquisite sexual energy circulating, penetrating and embracing every cell of your body. It’s a simple and great way to pump some life force into your body when you need it.
Check it out for yourself. Soon you’ll find it doesn’t take much to feel sexier and happier and more energetic.