I totally disagree with the view that Yoga, “somehow” does not go along with sex/sex drives. On the contrary, there are dozens of traditional yogic (Hindu) paths which emphasize proper sex as a way of life and yogic practice. Also, spirituality does not mean abstinence from sexual life. At the least that is not the Hindu/yogic view point.
On the extreme end, some yogic masters of India, got initiated into yoga through sex…!!!
Whole confusion comes with the word “Brahmacharya” which is mentioned when someone studies Yoga. Brahmacharya, is a form of celibacy, which is to be practiced according to the person’s age. Refer to this link for more details. Another term that is often misinterpreted is “Sanyasa” (renunciation).
Yoga is not as simple as “tomato” or “tree”. It is an exact science according to Indian/Hindu traditions,when practiced properly.
As far as decrease in libido when yoga is practiced, I think that may happen even when the person goes to Gym regularly and [I]gets exhausted[/I]. The underlying cause could be related to normal health parameters (respiratory/hormonal/cardiac etc.). I am not a doctor, however…!!! So, it is better to consult a doctor.
My experience with Yoga and sexual drive, is this:
- Elevated sexual drive
- Would like to spend more time with opposite sex
- General contentment and happiness with life.
And, all I do as far as yoga is concerned:
- Sarvangasana for 5 minutes
- Kapalabhati pranayama, 2 times a day.