Yoga as Prevention of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence, is a condition that makes it difficult, or in some cases impossible, to achieve and maintain an erection. Among its causes are the lack of physical activity, obesity, smoking, drinking, stress, depression and other.

In the past, ED was perceived as a disorder the primary targets of which were men over 50 or 60. It has grown over the years, not only increasing in numbers, but also in reach. Recent studies show that the rate of ED among men over 40 averages 40%, which means that practically every other man is affected. And it only gets worse with time: ED rate nearly doubles – amounting to approximately 70% – for men over 70.

There are ways to treat impotence, such as drugs, vacuum pumps, and surgical implants. Naturally, any chosen method of treatment is going to impose costs, be those financial, time, or emotional. And while these methods may be effective at the given time, none of them can guarantee that erectile dysfunction will not come back.

As is the case with the majority of disorders, the best treatment for ED is prevention. Yoga seems to be the perfect choice since it fights the very causes of this disorder. Below there is a short list of reasons that make yoga a good preventive measure for impotence:

  1. It enhances blood circulation. Yoga has a rich variety of poses that improve blood circulation throughout one’s body, including pelvis and groin. The circulation of blood in these areas is vital for the sexual health of a man.
  2. prevention of erectile dysfunctionIt relieves stress. Stress is known to be detrimental to potency. Its effect is strong enough that it can be the sole cause of ED. Doing yoga can help relieve all that.
  3. It helps get rid of extra weight. While it is not its primary function, doing yoga involves using different body muscles. And that, if done regularly, results in weight loss, which in its turn improves self-esteem and mood.
  4. It creates a healthier lifestyle mentality. Yoga can be a stepping stone for people who want to give up their bad habits, such as smoking and drinking. Those who have made that first step confirm that getting rid of their bad habits was easier because of yoga.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the benefits that yoga brings to the table against ED. But it shows how this kind of activity can help you fight off the ever-growing ED pandemic.

What makes yoga attractive is the fact that it does not have barriers to entry, which means you don’t need to spend money on fancy equipment or other unnecessary things. All you need is a bit of free time.