Erectile Dysfunction is a man’s inability to get and maintain an erection, strong enough for penetration. Although one odd episode cannot be mistaken for ED, repeated episodes over a period of 2 months or more, definitely requires to be looked into. So although there are various treatments available, Yoga has been one of the most recommended treatments to treat Erectile Dysfunction. This is because yoga is known to reduce stress and strengthen the cardiovascular and pelvic floor muscles, which all play an important role in helping to prevent sexual dysfunction, including ED. Also, it’s absolutely natural and safe. So let’s see, what are the yoga poses that would help treat erectile dysfunction, the most scientific way:
1 Siddhasana or the Perfect Pose:
This is a classic yoga position and also one of the most recommended poses for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It’s not only helpful in strengthening a man’s pelvic region, but also helps purify all the energy channels. If done on a regular basis, it helps keep erectile problems away. Here are the steps of Siddhasana:
1 Sit on the floor with both legs stretched out in front of you.
2 Bring the left leg to the right inner thigh, in a cross direction and rest it on the same
3 Repeat the movement with the right leg, by placing the right foot over the left ankle.
4 Ensure that the right heel is pressed against the pubic bone.
5 Now start practising deep breathing.
You can remain in this position for as long as you want to, and can also uncross your legs and start again by crossing the right leg first.
As the name goes, this position not only helps relieve the stomach from gas and acidity but also mobilizes and warms up the pelvic muscles and reproductive organs. Here are the steps for it:
1 Lie down on the floor on your back, in a relaxed position, with your legs outstretched
2 Inhale and Exhale. Fold your leg and bring the knee to the chest.
3 Encircle your arm around the knee and hold it as close as possible to the stomach
4 Hold the knee firmly to exert the required force on the stomach. Inhale and exhale while doing so.
5 Slowly release and lower the leg. Repeat with the other leg.
Also known as the Eagle Pose, this helps improve blood circulation around the pelvic region, thereby helping men with erectile dysfunction. This is a standing pose and requires balance. If you feel unsteady, you can perform near a wall or any furniture for support. Here are the steps to performing it:
1 Stand straight on your feet.
2 Keep one leg on the ground. Imagine it to be a root and try to wrap your other leg around it so that you can touch the calf of the standing leg with the top of your feet.
3 Try to keep standing in this position for as much time as you can. The preferred time would be 10 seconds.
4 Once you release your foot, repeat with the other leg.
Also known as the Bow Pose, this position helps stimulate the reproductive organs, thereby improving blood flow to these areas. Besides erectile dysfunction, this asana helps treat premature ejaculation and also helps intensify your orgasms. Right steps to do this would be:
1 Lie on your stomach with feet hip-wide apart and arms by your side.
2 Inhale and while exhaling raise your legs such that your feet are facing the direction of your head and hold your ankles.
3 Slowly lift your chest off the floor and inhale while doing so
4 Pull your legs up and back while looking straight ahead
5 Release the position after 15 to 20 seconds. Repeat
Also known as the Plank Pose, this is beneficial for treating erectile dysfunction. Further, it helps in improving endurance during the performance in bed and also helps in strengthening the upper body. Here are the steps to be followed:
1 Begin on hands and knees.
2 Step your feet back with your toes tucked in. Your shoulder should be in line with your wrist creases.
3 Spread your fingers out and also ensure your feet are a hip apart.
4 Push your body with your hands and raise the buttocks in the air.
5 Your legs should be parallel with the floor
6 Remain in this position for as long as you can
7 Slowly release and get back to your normal position