5 yoga positions to help erectile dysfunction.

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Practicing yoga on a daily or a frequent basis may help men overcome erectile dysfunction (ED), according to experts.

They say the relaxing, ancient practice is an effective alternative to medicine that works because the condition is often psychological.

Researchers from Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital in Karnataka, India, note that there is a lack of research but suggest yoga should be considered as a treatment for the sexual disorder.

Writing in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, the India team said: ‘Problems related to sex can very well be handled with Yoga as most often these problems are more related to the mind than body.

This standing position is called garduasana or the eagle pose

The eagle pose – also called garudasana – is a standing yoga pose that challenges balance and focus while opening the shoulder.

If you feel a little unsteady you can perform it near a wall or some furniture for support.

This position is believed to boost blood flow to the pelvis, making it potentially helpful for ED sufferers, according to Mr Bubnis.

How to do it:

The pavanamuktasana, or wind-relieving pose, gently massages the abdominal organs, offering relief from gas and constipation problems.

Furthermore, it helps to mobilise and warm the pelvic muscles and reproductive organs, claims Mr Bubnis.

The pavanamuktasana is said to offer relief from gas and constipation problems (stock image)

How to do it:

The corpse pose is usually done at the end of a yoga practice. You lie flat on your back with your heels spread as wide as the yoga mat and your arms a few inches away from the body, with palms facing upwards.

Mr Bubnis says that while it’s technically an easy position, the skill is being able to be quiet, introspective, and focus on your breathing.

The corpse pose may look easy but the skill is quietening your mind (stock image)

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