When you’re ready to boost libido with minimal effort, try these 5 simple exercises to keep the fire burning in your love life. Libido, or sexual drive, is what motivates us to have a romantic behavior with our intimate partner. Having a low libido means that we are not in the mood or just don’t have the passionate energy to get playful.

Increasing libido is easy with these exercises

1. Using meditation and breathing

People who are new to meditation with a simple meditative breath where you focus on the breath into the abdomen and then exhale, letting the breath come out. Simply inhaling and exhaling also helps balance yin and yang (breathing is considered yin, while exhaling is yang, so abdominal breathing brings the two together). Helps you find your center

Doing abdominal breathing also brings breath and energy into the lower abdomen, the dan tien , the sexual center. Tuning in to the sensations in that area is a great way to harness your sexual energy and increase sexual response and satisfaction.

One piece of advice for beginners to meditation or those who have not thought of medicine as a libido boost is to simply start by using meditation and the power of your mind to bring sex to the forefront of the mind. Where your mind goes, your qi follows. That is a guiding principle of Chinese medicine, and the goal of this simple but powerful meditation exercise.

This exercise is as easy as possible – all you do is spend just a few minutes thinking about being intimate with your partner. The only rule is that they are good thoughts only. Run for a previous encounter in your mind. Plan a future meeting. Imagine finally telling your partner exactly what you really want, and get it! You can do this in the traditional meditation way, for example, while sitting quietly with your eyes closed. You can also do it while working on the treadmill, or stuck in traffic, or walking down the street. As long as you spend a few minutes with positive thoughts of your sex life in your focus and your center, you are doing well.

2. Pelvic and abdominal exercises

Abs are no fun, but those with abs of steel most likely have the strength and muscle control to have a long and passionate session with their loved one. Our abdominal muscles support the reproductive organs, and we can gain control over the contractions experienced during our relationships by working those muscle groups and training them to respond to conditioning.

Kegel exercises, or pelvic floor exercises, are a type of muscle strengthening exercise that works the internal pelvic muscles that you feel when you release and then stop the flow of urine from the bladder. Stopping and starting the flow of urine allows you to gain greater internal muscle control, which could help increase the power of libido due to greater confidence and control over the muscles used in climax.

4 exercises to make your intimate relationships more pleasant

3. Stretches

If you think vigorous exercise is the best way to increase your libido, think again. Three days a week of gentle stretching and deep breathing can be all the exercise it takes to boost your intimate relationships. According to researchers, lengthening muscles through gentle stretching, such as in yoga, or tai chi, has been found to increase libido and sexual satisfaction in men.

34 pictures showing muscle stretching

4. Lose your self-awareness

Researchers found that being embarrassed by intimacy is often the biggest problem for libido and sex drive. For women in particular, exercises that focus on your body’s present moment sensations can help increase libido.

A study published in the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy found that “the relationship between sexual desire and sexual self-awareness in men and women is negatively influenced by shame. Regarding autofocus, only the sex drive in women is positively affected. These findings could have implications for treatment in settings such as pelvic physiotherapy practice where sexual problems often occur ”.

5. Run less

Most men are aware that low testosterone levels can affect overall energy level and the motivational drive of libido. Having a high level of confidence and assertiveness in social situations can be important for both men and women to find a romantic partner, and testosterone levels are related to confidence and libido.

Researchers studied the immunity and testosterone levels in male runners and found that while the runners had naturally higher immunity, they also had lower levels of testosterone.

Researchers theorize that runners are consuming available energy resources, meaning they have less libido energy to use for mating-related behaviors. The body responds to the strenuous exercise of running by reducing the level of available testosterone.

The advice here is certainly not to avoid running for exercise, but it’s important to note that your marathon endurance can have a potential negative effect on your libido, due to decreased testosterone levels. If low testosterone is a concern for your health, consider reducing your exercise frequency.

Thus, exercises that increase libido are gentle and relaxed, and could help prevent the ups and downs in the romantic relationship by speeding things up. Being focused on your breath and having a greater awareness of your body’s own natural passionate energy, or libido, can enhance your romantic experiences.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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