Knowledge about yoga

What to know about yoga for erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction occurs when a person cannot achieve or maintain an erection. Research suggests that practicing yoga on a daily basis or at a similar frequency can help men enjoy better sexual health.

There can be many causes of erectile dysfunction or erectile dysfunction, ranging from limited blood circulation to medications taken by humans and psychological and emotional problems.

While some causes of erectile dysfunction may require medical treatment, men are exploring alternative medical techniques to reduce erectile dysfunction. One of these examples is yoga

Fast facts on yoga and erectile dysfunction:

  • Yoga is an ancient practice of movement and growthing.
  • Research on yoga and reducing erectile dysfunction is on the rise.
  • Several studies have linked yoga to men’s sexual performance.

What causes ED?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs when you have trouble getting and maintaining a firm enough erection to have sex. There are many reasons why erectile dysfunction can develop, including problems with blood circulation or hormones. You can also develop erectile dysfunction if you have a chronic health problem, such as heart disease or diabetes.

 The best yoga poses for ED

There is currently no research on specific yoga postures and their benefits in reducing erectile dysfunction. However, researchers who wrote in Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences commented on their knowledge of yoga, stress relief and sexual function. The five poses listed below are based on their advice.

Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes)

This pose is intended to further digestion and blood flow to major organs, including the liver, spleen, pancreas, and pelvic region:

How to do it:

  • Start in the upright position with your legs upright.
  • Fold the right foot under the knee and cross the left, placing the right foot on the floor.
  • Breathe in and out slowly, turning to the right, extending your left arm forward, resting your left elbow on your right knee..
  • Those who are particularly flexible can join hands behind their backs as they fold.
  • Release the position and start from the seating position. Repeat on the other side.


Sidasana is a classic yoga position, sometimes called a perfect posture and can be maintained for a long time. For men, it has the advantage of stimulating the pelvic region and promoting flexibility:



How to do it:

  • Sit on the floor with your legs upright.
  • Cross the left foot over the knee, placing the left foot near the inside of the right thigh.
  • Repeat movement of the right foot, placing the right foot on the left ankle. The right heel should be pressed against the pubic bone.
    One can stay in this position and practice deep breathing. You can unbutton your legs and start again by crossing your right foot first.

A man can remain in this position and practice deep respire. He may wish to uncross the legs and repeat by crossing the right leg first.


Also known as the eagle pose, this constant pose requires balance. One should carry it close to a solid wall or piece of furniture if it develops its balance. This stance is known to increase pelvic blood flow, and is therefore potentially useful for people with erectile dysfunction.



How to do it:

  • Stand straight on both legs.
  • Imagine that the right foot is a root attached to the ground. Slowly raise your left foot, turning it to the right knee, placing the upper leg behind the right calf if possible.
  • Bend your knee to deepen stretch marks. If you wish, a person can raise his or her arms up to his shoulder and cross himself.
  • Hold for 5-10 seconds, release and repeat on the other leg.


Pavanamuktana is also known as the Wind Release Poster because it promotes intestinal motility and can relieve gas upset stomach.

In addition, it helps to mobilize and heat the pelvic floor muscles and reproductive organs

How to do it:

  • Lie on the floor with your legs upright.
  • Inhale, then exhale and bring one knee to your chest. Wrap your arms around your knee, pulling your leg as close as possible to your stomach.
  • Continue to inhale and exhale while maintaining the position.
  • Release and lower your leg. Repeat on the other side


Also known as a trunk in the background, it is often the last post made in yoga class.

While just about anyone can practice wrinkled, it can be one of the hardest to do well.

In fact, it involves being quiet, introspective and focusing on the breath.




How to do it:

  • Lie down with your back to the floor and hands extended to the sides. Raise your hands to the sky.
  • Visualize every part of your body slowly. Start with the right fingers, then the ankle, calf, knee, etc. Tilt to see the left leg relax and move up in the body.
  • Take a deep breath while focusing on relaxation. A person can stay in this state for 15 to 20 minutes if they wish.


This position is also known as the forward tilt seat. It can help relax the tense pelvic floor muscles after sitting for a longer period of time and promote better blood circulation. This attitude also helps to calm you down and get rid of mild depression.

How to do it:

  • Start by sitting on your yoga mat with your feet in front of you. You may want to use a folded blanket for extra support. Rotate the body slightly left and use your hand to move the right bone further away (the bones that make up the lower part). Repeat on the other side
  • Inhale while maintaining upper body length. Lean forward and extend your back to the shin when you reach the ground. If you can, take your feet with your hands while fully extending your elbows. You can also wear yoga straps around the legs for help in this area.
  • Hold this posture for one to three minutes. Focus on breathing and see if you can slowly relax and release your body. In time, you may be able to reach your hands above your feet, but do not force yourself until you are ready.


Also known as advanced bending, euthanasia is a staple in many yoga routines. This intense part can help you with anxiety. Some say it even helps with infertility while improving digestion and stimulating the abdominal organs.

How to do it:

  • Stand on top of your mat with your hips. When exhaling, bend the torso forward, turning away from the hips. Be sure to focus on stretching the torso forward, rather than just bending.
  • Bring your fingers to the floor before your feet. Do your best to keep your knees upright, but if you are new to this posture, a small knee flexion is good. If you can’t reach your feet with your hands, cross your forearms and grab your elbows.
  • Try to relax in this posture for 30 seconds and a whole minute. When inhaling, try lifting the torso and extending the body a little further. When exhaling, try to relax deeper in the area. Check to see if the head and neck are relaxed, bending the head “yes” and “no” to position.
    Bada Conasana

Baddha Konasana

You may have heard this yoga movement known as the Connected Angle Pose or even the Butterfly posture. In addition to stretching the inner thighs and groin, it stimulates the prostate as well as the bladder, kidneys and abdominal organs.

How to do it:

  • Start by sitting on your mat, legs outstretched in front of you. You can also lift the pelvis on the blanket for greater comfort. Bend your knees as you exhale, pulling your heels towards your pelvis one at a time. Lower your knees on both sides and press the soles of your feet.
  • Use the first and second fingers to grasp your hands with large fingers or ankles or buttons. Alternatively, you can carry your hands behind you with your fingers pointing towards the wall behind you.
  • Try to stay in this position for 1 to 5 minutes. As you breathe in and out, work to extend the torso. It may be useful to pretend that

Janu Sirsasana

Head to knee posture is best achieved on an empty stomach. It helps your flexibility, especially in the hamstrings, back, thighs and hips. It also helps with blood circulation in the lower abdomen and groin. Along with the physical benefits, it can be a great stress.

How to do it:

  • Sit on your mat with your legs outstretched in front of you. While inhaling, bend one of your knees and bring the heel to your pelvis. Hold the sole of your foot against your thigh and release your knee to the ground. If the knee does not reach the ground, you can use a blanket to support it.
  • Inhale and lift both hands. Exhale and turn forward, holding the elongated spine on your elongated leg. Try bringing your chin to your knee, and even wrap your arms around your leg.
  • Try to stay in this position for 1 to 3 minutes. Then lift your arms out over your head as you inhale and sit down. Repeat this posture on the other hand to maintain balance in your body.


Also known as Bow Pose, this powerful ground movement helps stimulate the reproductive organs and circulate blood in these areas. It also helps to guide all the muscles in front of the body, including the thighs and groin. Posture can even help with overall posture.

How to do it:

  • Lie on your stomach mat on your stomach. The legs should be separated from the width of the hip and the hands should be on your side.
  • Lift your legs behind you while lifting your upper body and reaching your ankles with your hands. After you have a good understanding, lift your legs up and back while holding your chest out of the ground. Maintain constant contact with the ground through the pelvis.
  • Try to stay in this posture for 20 to 30 seconds. Inhale several times after you exhale and release this posture. Repeat several times for your convenience.

Yoga poses to avoid

While yoga poses do not have to adversely affect a man’s sexual performance, any improperly performed posture can stretch or tire the body too much.

For this reason, it is usually best for someone who starts practicing yoga to seek the advice of a professional yoga instructor.


What do look into studies say about yoga and ED?

According to a study published in the Journal of Sex and Marriage Therapy, yoga has been shown to help reduce:

  • blood pressure
  • body mass index
  • heart rate

Because high blood pressure and excess weight are associated with erectile dysfunction, the benefits described above can help a person reduce the incidence of erectile dysfunction.

The journal article also suggests that yoga increases blood flow to the genitals, which can improve sexual function.


Yoga specific studies :

Research published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine studied 65 men between the ages of 24 and 60 who participated in 12 weeks of yoga sessions.

Participants were asked to rate their sexual function before and after practicing yoga. After 12 weeks, men reported increased control of ejaculation, erection, and orgasm.

Stress reduction :

Another article in Andrology magazine asked men with diagnosed ED to take tadalafil (Cialis) or take tadalafil and also participate in a stress management program.

After 8 weeks, men who participated in the stress management program showed a decrease in stress and stress hormone cortisol, which resulted in better measures of sexual function.

Although men have not participated in yoga specifically as part of their stress management, yoga is a stress management practice.