Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Yoga: happy times, sexy times

Fresh Air recently interviewed William Broad, author of the new book The Science of Yoga, about the benefits and risks of yoga.  Broad explained yoga injuries may include such things as torn ligaments and joint pain.  When it comes to benefits, however, yoga is found to increase relaxation and lower heart rates.  According to Broad, research has shown the age-old Indian breathing and stretching techniques can even lead to a rise in sex hormones.  A study in India of married couples who took up yoga showed "men have better erections.  Women feel more emotional closeness with partners."  That makes me chuckle.  Someone please show me the studies where men felt more emotionally connected to their partners during sex.

Read Fresh Air's interview with William Broad at NPR here.  Photo via Video All Info