Yoga and Sexual Functioning: A Review

  title={Yoga and Sexual Functioning: A Review},
  author={L. Brotto and Lisa Mehak and Cassandra Kit},
  journal={Journal of Sex \& Marital Therapy},
  pages={378 - 390}
Yoga is an ancient practice with Eastern roots that involves both physical postures (asanas) and breathing techniques (pranayamas). There is also a cognitive component focusing on meditation and concentration, which aids in achieving the goal of union between the self and the spiritual. Although numerous empirical studies have found a beneficial effect of yoga on different aspects of physical and psychological functioning, claims of yoga's beneficial effects on sexuality derive from a rich but… Expand
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