Having trouble in the bedroom? Stress can add to your trouble in the bedroom, creating a vicious cycle.
While stress is psychological, it plays an important role in men’s sexual health, including problems with sexual performance, premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction (ED).
How Stress Can Cause ED and Premature Ejaculation
Stress raises your body’s cortisol levels. High levels of cortisol lower your body’s testosterone, which can lead to issues like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Stress can also overwhelm your brain, shutting down your sexual response.
How Yoga Can Help
Yoga is known for being able to reduce stress levels and increase overall physical fitness. For these reasons, yoga can also improve your sex life for the following reasons:
- Learn to control your breathing. Yoga masters believe that breathing helps control the flow of energy in your body. Controlling your breathing is also a great tool to learn if you suffer from premature ejaculation. Learning to control your breathing helps reduce the cortisol in your brain, allowing you to relax, reducing your anxiety and helping you control your body better. “Yogic asanas” are the best way to learn to control your breathing. Asanas yoga poses are usually done in a seated or meditative posture. These postures allow you to focus on your breathing.
- Boost your confidence. Yoga will help you feel better about yourself, both mentally and physically. Improved confidence will lead to better sexual performance in the bedroom.
- Improve your endurance. Yoga requires you to hold poses for long periods of time. This will improve your endurance and your blood circulation. Poor blood circulation is one possible cause of ED, so improving your blood circulation can improve your ED. Endurance will also help with premature ejaculation and other sexual performance issues. Better endurance allows men to control when they reach orgasm.
As with all exercise, creating a routine and being consistent is the key to success.
If you’re concerned about ED, premature ejaculation or other sexual performance issues, schedule an appointment with one of our compassionate providers at Alarcon Urology today.