It's hard to deny the yoga-sex connection. Of course, there are the super bendy poses. But yoga also helps women build a strong pelvic floor, which can increase sexual sensations for both partners during sex. And men with strong pelvic floor muscles can withhold orgasm longer—win-win! (Check out the five-minute workout to strengthen those oh-so-handy-to-have-in-the-bedroom muscles.) On top of the physical benefits, there's clearly the spiritual component. "Yoga teaches self-acceptance, which loosens inhibitions," as Ellen Barrett, author of Sexy Yoga told us.
Not to mention, if you've been to any yoga class in your life you know that many basic poses can be awkwardly sexual (in fact these, 10 yoga poses actually double as sex positions). To highlight this, we asked 20-something men and women to see if they could even tell the difference between yoga poses and actual sex positions from the ancient Hindu text Kama Sutra, a.k.a the oldest comprehensive sex manual. Conclusion: Steamy sex and a steamy yoga workout are pretty similar.
Get ready to laugh your ass off!