yoga and kamasutra

What is Yoga

Yoga means union. Etymologically, it is connected to the English word, yoke. Yoga means union with God, or, union of the little, ego-self with the divine Self, the infinite Spirit,as explained in ananda.org,one of the authoritative on Yoga.It (Yoga) is primarily a spiritual discipline.Yoga is an art as well as a science.
Apart from other practices in Yoga, the prominent are asanas. The same word(Asanas) is used in Kamasutra also, although that is different. We will discuss this later on.

What is Kamasutra

“The “Kama Sutra” is an ancient Sanskrit text popularly known as a book on eroticism. It is actually much more than that. Scholars see the “Kama Sutra” as a guide on the art of living, from finding a partner to personal grooming and etiquette in both marriage and worldly affairs.”

This is  definition given in yogapedia.com
The “Kama Sutra” was written as a guide for achieving physical pleasure.

Common in Yoga and Kamasutra

They were both written in India in Sanskrit about the same time and have the same word in the title.

Kamasutra gives different methods for love making(sensual pleasures ).These different methods are in the form of asanas.

‘Kama’ means ‘desire’ not sex. In Kamasutra there are so many chapters which include satisfaction of desire and  chapters  about other desires, like how to make money, how to get power and position in society etc. However these chapters are normally not included in the books one finds in the market on Kamasutra.What I feel this desires of love making refers to sex only and kamasutra is sex manual created by Vastyan and its purpose is to satisfy and happiness of couples.

yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility.

Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices which include various techniques, such as physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation etc.  

This is done through the performance of poses, each of which has specific physical benefits also.

This is done through the performance of poses called asanas, each of which has specific physical benefits.There are some asanas which help in strenthning hip pelvis and groin.These stretchers are part of Yoga.
What I conclude sex helps in strenthing tsome parts of the body which helps in the Kama, fulfillment of sexual desires.

 

Yoga asanas good for Kama

Practising Yoga on regular basis leads to better body posture, and flexibility lowers blood pressure, improves lung capacity, gives better balance, causes weight loss, cut downs the mental stress. All these things ultimately improve sexual life by improving flexibility, stamina, and muscle tone
Extracted from lybrate.com

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