Get your yoga mat (and your bed) ready. For today’s guide, we’re going to talk about yoga sex positions. If you’re one of our lauv-ly readers that have been engaging in this practice, you’re in luck. As for our readers that aren’t knowledgeable in yoga, we’re sharing a step-by-step process on how to do these positions– don’t ya worry!
Yoga is a mind and body practice that originated from Ancient India. It’s a combination of physical exercise, relaxation, diet control, and meditation that aims to enhance one’s physical and mental well being.
With its numerous health benefits, including improved sex life, it’s no surprise that yoga exercises are becoming more popular with the modern crowd. It also features gentler movements as compared to other types of exercise, making it a great practice for those that are just starting a more active lifestyle.
You can also do it at home, at the gym, or at a yoga studio. Yep, it’s that versatile–so versatile that you can naturally incorporate some yoga positions in the bedroom. Here are 15 yoga-inspired sex positions that you should try. Let’s get started!
1Big Toe Pose
It’s one of the simplest yoga positions on the list. However, first-timers must be careful about doing this pose or you might end up with muscle strain at the end of the sesh.
How to do it: Start by standing up, with your feet slightly apart. Once you’re ready, bend your upper body until your hands can meet the edge of your feet. Once you’re in that position, hold your big toe. Make sure to let go of the tension you’re holding back in your neck. After that, your partner can position themselves on the back. They can either stand up, squat, or kneel down as they perform either penetrative or oral sex on you.
This is one of the yoga sex positions that’s easy to master. You just need to shift your weight properly and keep yourself balanced. This will keep you from those dreaded muscle strains– and of course, a warm-up is a must!
How to do it: Start by lying on your back. After that, bend your knees and set your feet on the floor. Then, push your hands into the floor to support your bum. Gently lift your bum and clasp your hands together. Your partner should then position themselves in front of you. They can then eat you out, perform penetrative sex, or tease your body with a vibrator.
It’s another yoga-inspired sex position that’s pretty similar to doggy style. Same with the cow pose, it only has a slight twist from the OG position.
How to do it: Get on all fours, just like you would do in doggy-style. But unlike doggy style, you will round your spine up. As you arch your back, your partner can then position themselves behind you as they play with your sweet, sweet spots.
This is one of the easiest yoga sex positions. It’s also performed as a transition pose in between difficult poses. So if you’re a beginner on this, make sure to check this one out. It’s also one of the best positions for backdoor fun since your bum is exposed to this position.
How to do it: Start by kneeling on the floor. Your toes must be together while your palms must rest on top of your thighs. After a few seconds, lower your torso between your knees. Extend your arms and rest your palms on the floor/bed, facing down. Keep your shoulders relaxed. Now, your partner can then position themselves from behind.
It’s pretty much the doggy style, just with a slight twist. For our first-timers, this is definitely one of the yoga sex positions that you’ll nail on the first try, so make sure to try this one out.
How to do it: Get on all fours then arch your back towards the floor/bed. Your partner should then position themselves from behind. Let your partner take over the reins as they thrust in and out of your body.
6Dead Bug Pose
Looking for yoga sex positions that will work best for backdoor fun? Why don’t you consider the Dead Bug? Don’t let its name fool you, as this position will keep you and your boo alive throughout the night.
How to do it: Start by lying on your back. Allow your shoulders and lower back to fall heavy on the bed/floor. After that, gently lift your legs so your knees are directly over your hips. Slowly bend your knees until your knees can touch your lower chest area. Hold the outside edges of your feet. Your partner can then kneel in front of you and thrust in and out of your body.
This yoga position is pretty easy to achieve. However, the challenge lies in keeping yourself in the position. But with enough warm-ups and training, you’ll surely nail this one.
How to do it: Start by lying on your stomach. Now, bend your arms and use it as support as you lift your upper body. As for your lower body, just spread your legs wide, with the tips of your toes as support. Your partner can then position themselves behind you as they perform oral sex on you– we suggest using this position for foreplay only since it’s hard to keep yourself balanced on this position.
It’s one of the simplest yoga sex positions on the list, so if you’re a beginner on this practice, we suggest trying this one out. It’s also pretty similar to the doggy-style sex position, making it easier for your partner to position themselves. Just be careful shifting your weight while doing this position though!
How to do it: Start in all fours, facing down. Align your wrists directly under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. After that, gently stretch your elbows and relax your upper back. You also need to press firmly through your palms and knuckles, spreading your fingers wide as you do this step. After that, curl your toes and lift your knees off the bed/floor. Reach your pelvis up toward the ceiling. Slowly straighten your legs, bringing your body in an “A” shape. Take note though, don’t lock on your knees. Avoid walking your feet closer to your hands too– just keep the extension. Your partner can then position themselves behind you. Depending on their height, they can either stand up, squat, or kneel as they thrust in and out of your body.
Firefly is one of the yoga sex positions that require beginner training. This means you need to master the beginner positions before trying this one out. You also need to ensure that you’re flexible or strong enough for this pose.
Now, it may be tough to master, but it’ll be so worth it– just imagine all the kinky activities that you can do with this position. This can even suit some unusual roleplay scenarios.
How to do it: Begin by standing up and bending over with your hands touching on the floor. Tuck your arms and shoulders in, slightly bending the knees to create some space. After that, place your hands behind your feet, fingertips facing the same direction as your toes. Keep those fingers wide and make sure they’re gripped on the floor. After that, bend your knees deeply. You also need to slightly bend your arms while dripping your hips below. Slowly shift the weight of your hips and legs onto your arms. While doing this, your heels should be able to lift off the ground. After that, slowly lift your legs off the ground. Your partner can then perform all sorts of sexual activities on it, but just let them perform oral sex from now.
If you want to know more about this advanced position, as well as to know the yoga positions that you need to do as a warm-up, check out this guide from yogiapproved.com.
10Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend
Want a position that will soothe your mind? The Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend might do the trick. Aside from strengthening your hamstrings, calves, hips, thighs, and knees, this pose also relieves fatigue and headaches. It’s also one of the yoga sex positions that work best for oral sex– just let your partner kneel behind and lick all those juices away.
How to do it: Begin by standing up, keeping your feet as far away from each other. Fold your knees forward and bend your upper body downward. Hold the outside edges of your feet for extra support. Now, if your hands can’t comfortably reach your feet, just hold the edge of a table or a bed.
Most of the yoga sex positions on this list require your partner to be on top. But don’t fret– here’s a classic yoga position that you can do while being on top with your boo.
How to do it: For starters, have your partner lie on the bed. Position yourself on top of them in a way that your genitals are on top of their genitals. Squat and put your feet on each side of their hips. You can then place your palms together or hold your partner’s hand or thighs for extra support. You can then start thrusting up and down or let your partner do the thrusting.
12Half Dog at the Wall Pose
Into shower sex? This is one of the yoga sex positions that can work for that. For the Half-Dog at the Wall Pose, all you need to do is face a wall and bend over.
How to do it: Start by standing up and facing the wall. After that, gently bend over and put your palms on the wall. Your partner can then position themselves behind your body.
13Puppy Dog Stretch
Looks like a fun sex position isn’t it? Your bum is pretty much exposed and this position actually helps you hit your G-Spot during penetration. So if you want to have pleasurable vaginal or anal sex, you’ll surely love this one.
How to do it: Start by being on all fours facing down. Stack your shoulders above your wrists and your hips above your knees, tucking your toes in the process. After that, slowly move your hands forward, giving your body that relaxing stretch. Once ready, have your partner position from behind and perform oral, vaginal, or anal sex on you.
This is one of the yoga sex positions that’s easy to master. It’s pretty simple and doesn’t require that much body extensions. Your partner can also easily position themselves since it’s pretty similar to missionary.
How to do it: Lie on your back, with your arms resting on your side, palms facing down. After that, open your legs wide and slightly bend your knees. The soles of your feet must touch each other. After that, your partner can then position themselves on top of you, just like what they would do in a classic missionary position.
If you want to hit that G-Spot, this is a must-try. However, the Shoulder Stand position requires further training, since your whole body, except for your shoulders and head, is lifted in the air. Also, if you have neck issues, be cautious about doing this position– it’s best to have stacked blankets under your body just to be safe!
How to do it: Start by lying on your back, with your legs up. Your arms should be resting on your sides, palms facing down. Once you’re ready, slowly lift your feet towards the ceiling, one at a time. Place your palms at your back for support. After that, your partner can either stand or squat in front of you. They can also hold your legs for extra support as they penetrate your body.
Yoga and sex can be similar in some ways, as both practices help you get in touch with your body. That’s why doing some of the yoga sex positions on this list can feel natural on your end.
But before trying out these positions, we suggest warming up your body first– especially for the beginners! You can’t just directly try these positions– unless you’re doing the infamous corpse pose which is basically just lying on your back. If you don’t have proper warm-up stretches, then you might end up with painful muscle strains at the end of the sesh.
Don’t also forget to assess your body’s strengths and limits. Check if your stamina and flexibility can keep up with some of the positions on this list. Good luck!