Is meditation the KEY to mind blowing sex? Quite possibly 😉
Let’s get the obvious out of the way: Meditation can offer improved sleep, lowered stress levels, relief from anxiety—studies even show meditation can slow the aging of your brain, cure addictions, and act as a powerful antidepressant. However, if you’re already getting eight hours of sleep a night and handling life like a boss, there’s one thing devotees aren’t telling you: Meditation could be the key to the best sex of your life.
Anyone who’s tried one of the popular practices (yours truly included) will tell you there’s actually no better way to unwind, regroup, and center yourself after getting slammed at work, or juggling approximately 10,000 deadlines. Just a few minutes can completely change your mindset—which exactly is why women struggling to orgasm or suffering from a low libido can see a noticeable difference in their sex life after taking up meditation.
“A big libido killer for a woman is stress, and meditation is a stress-buster,” explained wellness guru Gabrielle Bernstein, while Dr. Logan Levkoff—a sex expert with a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Life Education— said it “helps to quiet those distracting thoughts in our head that get in the way of enjoyable sex, self esteem, and libido.” Bernstein says her female clients report greater sexual pleasure after practicing their mantra twice a day: “A good 20 minutes of meditation can lower your cortisol levels even more than a full night of sleep. A daily meditation practice will keep you calm and connected to your body. The more stress-free you are, the more joyful sex will be,” she explained.
For women—and guys—who can’t shut down that inner dialogue and be fully present during sex (sound familiar?) regular meditation practice can help bring you back to the moment, and amplify the experience: “Mindfulness is a big word in health and wellness these days, and sexuality is no different. You have to operate in the present, free from worry,” Levkoff explained.