Western interest in yoga began several decades ago, and now yoga centers and classes can be found in most communities of any size – and even many with very small populations. Yoga has become popular for many reasons, not the least of which is the health benefits it bestows on a person. But should men be interested in yoga as a way of tending to their penis health? In some ways, absolutely!
According to Wikipedia, yoga is “a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India… (that) most likely developed around the sixth and fifth centuries BCE… (It) is a meditative means of discovering dysfunctional perception and cognition, as well as overcoming it for release from suffering, inner peace and salvation.”
Nowadays, most people in the West think of yoga as a form of physical exercise that focuses on certain poses and also works to clear the mind. This is an oversimplification of yoga, but it is generally what the public thinks of when it hears the word.
So how does practicing yoga benefit the penis? Some practitioners claim that yoga can add length and/or girth to the penis, but this is not something for which there is really any evidence.
But there is reason to believe that yoga can be of benefit in treating erectile dysfunction. (To be clear, erectile dysfunction occurs when a man has trouble either obtaining or maintaining an erection that is sufficiently stiff enough to allow for sexual intercourse.) In one study, scientists looked at 65 men who were enrolled in a yoga camp. They were of varying ages and backgrounds. They all filled out the Male Sexual Quotient survey both before the camp began and 12 weeks later when it ended. At the end of the camp, sexual scores improved significantly, including those related to erectile dysfunction. (For the record, ejaculatory control and orgasm satisfaction were also reported to have improved.)
It makes sense that erectile function could be positively affected by yoga. One of the major issues involved in erectile dysfunction is cardiovascular impairment. This can involve less blood being pumped to the penis when an erection is required, or it can involve vessels in the penile area being somewhat blocked, thereby preventing blood from flowing in in the desired quantities.
Yoga has been shown to help build up heart strength and to help with vascular blockages. So if yoga helps clear up these problems, it can thereby attack this particular cause of erectile dysfunction.
The 65 men in the aforementioned survey also reported an increase in “desire” after the 12 weeks of yoga camp. This is consistent with anecdotal reports from many men: they feel their libido rises when they are involved in yoga on a regular basis.
So if a man wants to take advantage of yoga to benefit his penis (and his whole body), what should he do? The best route is to enroll in a class taught by a qualified teacher. Choose one that is at the appropriate level; many men think yoga is a “piece of cake” and jump into a class that is too advanced for them.
Those who do not have a class conveniently located can try using DVDs or online videos; however, please be aware that an in-person class is better and reduces the risk of pushing too hard or otherwise injuring oneself.
In addition to practicing yoga, men should utilize a superior penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) on a regular basis to help maintain penis health at an acceptable level. For better results, select a crème that includes the major vitamins, including A, B5, C, D and E. Topical application of these vitamins directly on the penis helps target their benefits. The crème should also include L-arginine, an amino acid which helps boost nitric oxide and therefore aids in keeping penile blood vessels open.