in: Dating & Relationships

Hidden Benefits of Tai Chi in the Bedroom

Increased circulation, lower tension and heightened sensitivity are just a few of the hidden benefits of Tai Chi for your sex life.

Tai Chi Chaun can be translated from the Chinese characters as the “supreme ultimate force.” It is thought to be associated with achieving the duality and balance of ying and yang (male/female, active/passive, dark/light, forceful/yielding, etc.).

Modern Tai Chi practice has been described as a moving form of yoga and meditation. The sets performed in Tai Chi consist of a series of movements, many derived from martial arts, performed slowly with smooth, even transitions.

The benefits of doing Tai Chi are many. The primary aim is circulate chi (a vital force within the body) throughout the system to enhance vitality and health. Practicing Tai Chi has been associated with improved strength, balance, mobility, immunity, flexibility and more.

It has benefits for your sexual health as well. Any type of exercise will have benefits for your sexual health for a number of reasons, but Tai Chi promises its own set of benefits apart from those of regular exercise.

Tai Chi has always been known for increasing sexual appetites and enhancing sexual performance. In the East it has been used as a treatment for impotence and low desire with reportedly successful results.

Chinese medicine practitioners will prescribe Tai Chi to those wanting to restore their sexuality vitality. Tai Chi practices improve the functioning of the kidneys, which are directly related to sexuality in Chinese medicine.

Tai Chi movements internally massage the prostate, bringing increased blood flow to the pelvic area. This increased blood flow in the pelvic region is beneficial for both men and women. The movements also improve the flow of energy between the genitals and the spine.

Tai Chi increases awareness and sensitivity to the body in general. This includes improved sensitivity to the erogenous zones.

The practice releases tension stored in the nervous system, which is believed to block female orgasm.

Increased flexibility and strength will allow you to perform better sexually, last longer and enjoy the sexual experience more.

Tai Chi teaches proper breathing techniques that will aid in prolonged performance, stamina, and more control over ejaculation for men.

Increasing the flow of chi throughout your body will improve your overall health. Without a healthy body, you can’t live up to your full sexual potential.

If you’re looking to improve your overall health, strength and well being, Tai Chi is a wonderful practice with innumerable benefits. A healthy body and mind will have a positive effect on many aspects of your life, including your sexuality.

Everything is connected, if you take good care of your body, mind and soul, you and your partner will reap the benefits in and out of the bedroom.

[image: via Freak Guid-O on flickr]

About the Author:


Meghan Stone earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work and Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She has worked as a therapist, social worker, teen counselor, and sexuality educator. She currently resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she writes, teaches, and volunteers with the local community. Her passions are social work, travel, photography, art, yoga, and learning about other cultures.


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