Release your aching back or better sex
“Testosterone doesn’t make you smarter; it actually makes you dumber,” saysCharles Matkin owner o Matkin Yoga in New York. He wants to reassure menthat sex is practice, not a perormance. His wie makes him eel better by tellinghim “[orgasm] is the overrated part.” This pose is a play on downward acing dog, a pose you’ll meet in any class youattend. Take a yoga strap (or belt or tie) and create a loop in the bottom and tie it to thedoorknob. Stand acing away rom the closed door and lay the strap across themiddle o your thighs. Tie the other end to the doorknob so that you are able toold orward at the waist eeling the pressure on your thighs pulling you towardsthe door as you swim orward, walking your hands along the ground i possible. Imagine a woman in your lie pulling your thighs back. This is a common assistor the muscle-bound in a hands-on yoga class. Hold or 10 breaths.
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Strengthening your pelvic foor will enhance your staying power
Doing yoga doesn’t mean that you have to orgo the tough stu. Don’t eelcomortable while you’re at it? Then you’re not doing it right, Matkin says. Takea manly stance and own it. When you do this, pretend that you are holding urinein. That will tighten the muscle between the sit bone and pubic bone, makingtaunt like a trampoline. Stand tall with your tailbone pointing down and abs pulled in. Step orward oneleg’s length with your right leg and lower yoursel into Lunge. Your right thighshould be parallel to foor, with your back leg ully extended. Your arms can bestraight up or on your hips. Hold or 10 breaths, return to start, and repeat withyour let leg orward.
The ultimate groin, hips, and hamstring stretch can unlock the pelvis andallow or your mojo to move you
Men need to release their lower-back muscles, and they don’t realize their hipsare insanely tight rom sports, sitting at work, and commuting. The other bigsecret is that your hips start 3 inches above your navel, but we think they arelocated below our belt. This stretch will help you articulate your pelvic musclesand release joint tension so that you can nd a “sacral rhythm” that would makeMarc Anthony jealous. Stand with your legs 4 eet apart, toes slightly inward, and contract your legmuscles, keeping your legs straight. Don’t lock your knees. Bend orward romyour hips, keeping your back straight. Place your hands on the back o chair,on your calves, or on the foor. Relax your neck and allow it to dangle looselywithout tension. Hold or 20 to 30 seconds, imagining the space between eachvertebra o your spine expanding. As you become more fexible, your orearmswill rest on foor.