Top Five Postures For A More Pleasurable Sex life: #4 Titibasana
Sexual Being Levity and a lighthearted sense of playful abandon can turn the dance of intimacy into serious love making. Romance has its rules of engagement and committing to another human is nothing to joke about, but sometimes we get stuck in the complexity of life when we should be dancing barefoot in the rain. When this happens or when our heart is feeling a little heavy, there is nothing like the absurdity of an advanced posture like Titibasana to check the ego and give your heart room to soar. The antics involved in holding the firefly shape also happen to open the gateway to our physical bliss, your hips.
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Titibasana is not for the faint of heart. To effectively get into the posture you basically need to learn to kiss your own mula bandha; then you sprinkle in a little arm balancing and the result is an intriguing ride. In the same token, there is a unique freedom that comes as you learn to literally thrust your torso between your legs in Titibasana. The inside-out-upside-down aspect of the posture has a way of unraveling even the most restricted among you.
Firefly is a posture designed to maximize the strength and flexibility of the human form. When aligned well, it looks beautiful and feels effortless. In the bedroom, you are going to see a big return on our investment in strength and origami like flexibility. Straddle My Heart
Titibasana brings with it a distinct awareness to the groin, hips, thighs and low back. The initial components of the posture, negotiating the shoulders between the legs, relies heavily upon an awareness of core-low back integration. This make the posture important for gaining flexibility along the inside of the legs and the hamstrings. The full expression of the posture requires a synergy from the major players in the body. Muscles in the back body the gluteus, psoas and rectus, help pivot or bend the body through/to the legs. In the front side of the body the pectorals major, triceps and serrates anterior support and stabilize the shape. The adductor group along the inner leg play a central role in keeping the thighs glued to the upper arms. The effect of the adductors can be diminished as a result of tight hamstrings, so squeeze the legs and the core tight as you perfect the shape. Sex
In the beginning Titibasana is usually a mixture of roadblocks, uncomfortable predicaments and general awkwardness. Yogi, don’t despair, hang with it long enough and as you slip between the sheets, firefly translates into some of the most flexible hips on the planet - it might even give cirque de soleil a run for its money.
The sheer audacity of the posture helps loosen the grip of the ego as one develops a sense of humor about the absurdity of life. At the end of the day, love and sex come more naturally when you can laugh at yourself and/or wrap your legs behind your head.
You may need to work on leveraging the knees behind the shoulders. To do this hold on to the back of the heels and ankles, using the ankles as leverage gently pull the shoulders between the thighs. Track the head position as it relates to the rest of the spine, tucking the chin to the chest can help elongate the upper back. As you gain the ability to extend the legs and balance on the arms, remember to squeeze and inwardly rotate the legs.
See you on the mat.