Personally, when I’m feeling uncomfortable with or disconnected from my body, romance is not the first thing on my mind. Yoga helps you access the present moment as well as your personal power and potential, getting you in touch with your physical, spiritual, and emotional sides. What could be better than feeling present and powerful to prepare for a romantic and connected night with your partner?
Try this right now: Stand up with your feet hip-width distance apart. Now ground down your feet into the earth and spread your toes out. Feel the ground beneath you as you breathe and stand tall. Don't you feel more present than you did a moment ago? THAT is the power of experiencing the physical body in action -- it brings awareness to being here, now. And the best way to make a connection -- especially a romantic one -- is to be fully present for yourself and for another human being.
Bethany Lyons is a powerful leader, creator, community builder and cofounder of Lyons Den Power Yoga, Manhattan's only Baptiste-style yoga studio. Bethany is a classically trained ballet dancer, Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher and Master Instructor at SoulCycle. In cofounding Lyons Den Power Yoga, Bethany seeks to showcase the endless possibilities all around us and to show up in a big way for her students and in her life.