Partner yoga, a new form of yoga discovered by researchers, can help couples struggling with sexual dysfunction.
This form of yoga uses massage, breathing exercises and mutually beneficial postures couples can do together to build trust, relax and have fun.
Susan Walsh, PsyD, psychologist and certified yoga instructor for Loyola's Sexual Wellness Clinic, said that distance and resentment can develop in marriages over time, but partner yoga can clear this negative energy and help a couple reconnect and become comfortable with touch and intimacy.
Loyola will offer a 90-minute partner yoga session as part of its new Sexual Wellness Clinic. The clinic combines the expertise of various specialists and takes a holistic approach to address common emotional and physical challenges that couples face in their sexual relationships.
The most common problems that affect sexual health include decreased libido, painful intercourse, inability to have an orgasm, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
Loyola's program will address these issues in six weekly visits, led by a team of obstetricians and gynecologists, urologists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, dietitians and yoga instructors.