Friday, December 28, 2007

TV Interviews with Pala Copeland and Al Link of 4 Freedoms Relationship Tantra

With twenty years of experience and ten years of teaching through their popular weekend retreats, Al Link and Pala Copeland of 4 Freedoms Relationship Tantra are sought out by media professionals on the subjects of sex and relationships. Over the years, they have appeared on numerous TV shows focusing on Tantra, sex, and relationships. This 5 minute video includes some of their favorite clips and some sizzling Tantric sex tips.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Tantra as Therapy: Was Osho Wrong?

I recently corresponded with an Indian doctor on the subject of Tantra as "therapy," so Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson's critique of Osho's promotion of that idea is timely for me.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) had a profound influence on what is now known as "Tantra" in the Western world. Rajneesh came from an academic background, did not have traditional training in Tantra and was not part of a lineage-based system. He had an extensive textual knowledge and was a very effective popularizer. He fused cutting-edge, Western psychotherapeutic techniques of the 1960s and '70s with Tantric texts and used the phrase "neo-Tantra" to describe his system. He was a controversial figure throughout his life, and he remains one today.


Many contemporary Tantra teachers were trained by Rajneesh or his disciples, and others have embraced his ideas, at least in part. Rajneesh helped inspire the widely held notion that Tantra is a form of therapy; sometimes this belief extends to Tantric sexual practices and includes the idea that "sexual healing" can be effected through various practices designed to produce emotional release and purge traumas that are often thought to be stored in the genitals. We view these ideas with skepticism. Read more
I disagree with the classical Tantra notion that only healthy, well-integrated people are ready for Tantra, but, on the other hand, expecting Tantra alone to make one healthy and whole is probably unrealistic as well.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Grounding Your Sexual Energy

Many Tantric practices raise sexual energy--sometimes too well. Rather than try to go through your day sexually "wound-up," Al Link and Pala Copeland explain how to ground your excess energy.
Grounding is a very effective process for calming and stabilizing. Grounding connects you with the earth, carrying overpowering negative energies down and away much like a lightning rod. There are many methods for grounding. Try this one daily, as often as you think of it. Even if you don’t “feel” anything while you are doing it notice the difference grounding makes to your overall sense of well-being. Grounding is also an excellent practice whenever you are feeling sexually “wound-up”: Read more

Monday, December 17, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Two Sex Positions That Make Your Man’s Penis Feel Bigger

Though sexual intercourse is only one aspect of sexual relations between a man and a woman, it's an important part. There is no reason for the size of your partner's penis to reduce the pleasure you experience during intercourse, including the feeling of fullness you enjoy. Svetlana Ivanova at Sex Secrets describes how to modify two popular sex positions to make your man's penis feel bigger inside you.
If you find that your man’s penis is too small, changing positions can make it feel longer and thicker. Two of most men’s favorite sex positions are doggy-style (rear entry) and missionary (man on top). Fortunately, these are two of the easiest to adjust to make your man’s penis feel bigger inside you. Read more

Monday, December 10, 2007

Tantra: An Ancient Spiritual Path For Self Healing

Tantra teaches couples how to become more intimate by developing strong physical, emotional, and spiritual connections to their partners. Intimacy is linked with feelings of closeness, safety, and trust, and, according to Dr. Dean Ornish, "I am not aware of any other factor in medicine, not diet, not smoking, not exercise, not stress, not genetics, not drugs, not surgery, that has a greater impact on our quality of life, incidence of illness and premature death from all causes."
... The ancient path of tantra was born out of a realization that when we human beings join our energy together, we have access to a power greater than the sum of our individual parts. Taking that concept one step further, we have gained access to the creative force or life force of the cosmos. The instinct towards the drive for close physical connection is illustrated so beautifully in the story of these just days old twins, these tiny womb-mates.

For many people in our modern society, the word tantra may bring up notions of strange sexual rituals and of a culture that fell to its demise through overindulgence in the physical senses. But in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. The tantric path was a path that encouraged balance, love and empowerment in every aspect of life. And as a life affirmative path, it nourished a healthy, and even sacred attitude towards sexuality, since sexuality IS the source of all of our lives. Today, we are flooded with images of sexuality everywhere we look. But is deep soul connected intimacy really happening for many of us? Read more

Saturday, December 8, 2007

A Powerful, Little Breath Exercise

Everyone has times when they need an energy boost. Why not try a quick Tantra pick-me-up instead of a cup of coffee? Suzie Heumann explains a powerful, little breath exercise that can wake you right up. Plus it can raise your sexual energy. Can coffee do that?
It’s 11:30am on Wednesday. You’ve got a 1:00pm lunch appointment, there’s that call you need to make and the report due before lunch, and YOU KNOW you’re at your best in the morning.

You take a deep breath into your belly and close your eyes as you feel your breath fall back away from your body. Imagine a moment in time when you melted under the touch of your lover. When every fiber of your being was focused and suspended in ecstasy.

Imagine that feeling now, noticing the warmth of your genitals. Begin slowly squeezing your vaginal muscles, pulsing and feeling your passion grow. Bring your mind to stillness, as you pump, and hold the vision of “I am perfection”. Read more

Friday, December 7, 2007

Reprogramming Your Subconscious for Ecstasy

Sex can be a gateway to ecstasy, but it isn't for many people. Why not? Because the gateway is blocked--not by physical problems in most cases--but by barriers erected by the subconscious mind. The good news is that you can reprogram your subconscious and remove those barriers yourself.
We all want to have ecstatic sex with our beloved. It doesn't really matter how many physical techniques you've mastered if the energy pathways in your electrical body have been blocked by neglect, and/or years of abuse. Our subconscious puts up protection measures and sometimes this ends up getting in the way of the "Flow" needed to reach the highest of highs that we are capable of.

Reprogramming your subconscious is not necessarily a difficult thing to do. If you do consciously remember specific times in your life where you were mistreated and abused then you are "luckier" than if you buried them deeply within your subconscious.. You won't have to "dig" to get to the memories. You can do the reprogramming yourself.

If you "suspect" that something happened in your life (sexual, verbal abuse & subsequent negative programming) but you cannot seem to remember, then seek out a therapist for help in unlocking those old memories. If you remember specifics, you may want to try these simple techniques. They work! Read more

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Relax and Balance Yourself with Alternate Nostril Breathing

Slow, deep, alternate nostril breathing improves mental, sexual, and physical performance. Do it when you wake, do it before you sleep, do it before you meditate, or before you might make love. You will sleep better, think more clearly, last longer in bed, effortlessly, and enjoy the effortless flow of pleasure and subtle energy that comes from clear meridians and smooth, slow, deep breathing.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tantra and the Kama Sutra

When the general public hears the word Tantra, they often associate it with the Kama Sutra, a book written well over a millenia ago in India for male citizens on how to please and how to be pleasured. However, the only relationship between the two is that both originated in India and involve sex.
Tantra or Tantric Sexuality is making waves in the western world – especially in places where people lead an active lifestyle – but the fact is that this concept has been around in the world since at least five millennia. Tantra is a byproduct of Indian spiritual practices, where sex was an embodiment of everything good...


The Kama Sutra is a compendium of sexual norms and customs pertaining to the act of seducing women and lovemaking with them. Since the society at that time was highly patriarchal, the treatise is also masculine in its outlook – in fact, most parts of the Kama Sutra are directly addressed to the male city-dweller, on how he should go about his sexual life. In the only part of the Kama Sutra that is addressed to women, they are only told about how they should submit themselves wholly to appease their men. Read more

Monday, December 3, 2007

The Magical World Of Tantric Sex

Spirituality does not have to mean retreat from the world or denial of pleasure. Gabrielle Moore explains how sacred sex can be a path to "total acceptance of your inner self while living in the world."
... Tantra emerged thousands of years ago in India, moving to China and Tibet as a grass-roots rebellion against the repressive hierarchical religions of the day. Back then, to even reach for enlightenment required lifetimes of denying desire and doing penance for past-life karma. Tantra opened the doors of spiritual evolution to everyone, regardless of their social status.

If you’re worried about what you’re getting yourself into, don’t. Tantra isn’t a religion based on faith, dogma, or right living. You don’t have to join, carry a card, cut your hair, or wear robes.

Since it’s not really a philosophy, it has no rules, qualifications, or requirements. There’s no code of behavior, no punishment for sin, and no pot of gold waiting for you in the afterlife at the end of the rainbow.

If you’re seeking inner peace, higher consciousness, a more fulfilling sex life with a new partner, or rekindling the earlier fire with a longtime mate, the erotic sacred wisdom of India and other Eastern cultures can help. Read more

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Six Gateways to Sacred Sexuality

Shamanic tantra is a path to enlightenment through the body that draws from Wiccan, Druidic, and shamanic roots. Kypris has created six gateways to sacred sexuality as an attempt to structure the work of shamanic tantra for teaching.
The journey to enlightenment can take many roads. The six gateways are a path that happens to be working for myself and my healing partner, Steven Jay. Together we have intuitively created this road map for discovering the bliss that is created when we connect spirituality to sexuality. This is a practice that can be used alone or with a partner. These steps are not necessarily practiced in order. In fact, they seem to interweave and spiral with each other, spirals being a geometric pattern often used to describe earth-centered spirituality, where linear motion from point a to point b is rare. Read more

Friday, November 30, 2007

What Tantra Is and What It Isn't

In the minds of many people, Tantra means a style of prolonged lovemaking; however, it can and does mean so much more.
It's about sex and has nothing to do with sex. It's about how we approach life, Pamm

Tantra isn't memorizing and perfectly executing all the chronicled positions from the Kama Sutra. It is about being your body and following its impulses rather than some rote routine in sex.

Tantra looks like it's all about pretty and light. Which it is...but it's also about being with the Dark...which often shows up in the middle of playing in the light.

For instance- the biggest sort of cliche thing I hear about Tantra is that it's about lighting a few candles and gazing into each other's eyes (snicker, snicker). Many find this boring, silly, trite. And it can be. Sitting there looking into another's eyes while a Sting song plays in the background isn't what Tantra's all about. Read more

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Healthy, Lasting Relationships through Tantra

Nahu Lanham explains how Tantra can create healthy, lasting relationships.
In the book TANTRA, The Way of Acceptance, Osho informs us:

“This is the Tantra message: don’t live a repressed life, otherwise you live not at all. Live a life of expression, creativity, joy. Live the way existence wanted you to live; live the natural way.”


Increased erotic joy is possible because a higher level of consciousness increases energy, creativity and self-expression. You could say it takes you to a higher frequency of self-expression. As one learns to express this divinity with their chosen sexual partner through Tantric exercise and awareness, they find new dimensions of fulfillment that can be enjoyed whether they choose to express it solo or with their partner. The specific details of these methods, though long held secret and passed on only through oral tradition, are socially available in many forms today and practiced in mental, spiritual and physical meditative rituals. Read more

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The 4 Best Positions for G-Spot Massage

Svetlana Ivanova at Sex Secrets says that couples should try different positions for G-spot stimulation because every woman is different.

The G-Spot is the focal point of female sexual arousal. The G-spot lies about 2 inches inside the vagina behind the front wall of the vagina. It is a tiny, bean-shaped area which swells and can become as large as a quarter when stimulated, though, actually, the aroused G-spot’s size varies considerably from woman to woman. Since every woman is different, couples may need to experiment with different positions to find the best way to stimulate her G-spot. Try these 4 positions for G-spot massage. Read more

Friday, November 23, 2007

G-Spot Massage for Yoni Healing

The G-spot is an area located on the front wall of the Yoni (Sanskrit for vagina) about 2 inches in and beneath the pubic bone. The G-spot stores a woman's sexual, creative energy, but it also stores any sexual or emotional pain. Often, G-spot massage is referred to as Yoni healing because it stimulates and applies pressure to the Yoni in order to remove any blocks to sexual pleasure, such as feelings of numbness or pain, and replace them with pleasurable, erotic sensations.

Make the space where you'll be doing the G-spot massage warm, inviting, and special, a place your partner will feel welcome and comfortable. Ask her to undress and lie face down. Begin giving her a full body massage. After about 10 minutes, ask her to turn over, and then continue the massage. When she seems very relaxed, ask her if it is all right to massage her more intimately. If she is ready, begin to gently massage her genital area, including the inner and outer lips of her Yoni and her pubic mound.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Kama Sutra Keep Fit

The Kama Sutra, written by the Indian sage Vatsyayana, is one of the most famous books in the world. It is the earliest surviving example of a written Hindu love manual based on earlier Kama Sharstras or Rules Of Love and promotes the cultivation of sensuality as a sacred duty. If the Kama Sutra conjures images of rubber-limbed Indian gods and goddesses in improbable poses,think again. You can also keep fit with the Kama Sutra.

If you're looking for an unusual Christmas gift or a different exercise routine for the new year, Dance of the Kama Sutra With Hemalayaa is a new workout DVD that uses meditation and movements from Indian dance to help women cultivate their sensuality. Hemalayaa is a yogini and Indian dance expert. This video is for any woman that wants to move her body, learn to love the body she's in, and make it something sensual for her partner. Dance of the Kama Sutra With Hemalayaa is sensual, empowering, feminine, and perfect for any body type or fitness level.

Tantric Sex Increases Mental Power

Science has discovered that great sex expands your brain. Does this mean that prolonged Tantric lovemaking stimulates your brain for longer periods of time and increases your mental power to new levels?

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Tantra Terms for the Puzzled Reader

Part of the trouble with exploring Tantra without a teacher is that you are bound to come across new words. Sometimes, these terms aren't adequately defined because authors assume that their readers already know them. Touching SA has an glossary of Tantra terms that can serve as an excellent reference for anyone, but especially newcomers learning on their own.
Acupressure Points. The junctures of energy pathways in the body. Holding acupressure points for more than a minute or so causes the body to release neurochemicals called endorphins. The release of endorphins can create a euphoric “natural high” and encourage relaxation as well as magnetism and intimacy.

Amrita. “Divine Nectar.” Sanskrit term for female ejaculate. This fluid is different from urine and similar to the prostatic fluid of men. In Tantra Amrita is considered to be a powerfully healing substance.Ananda. Divine bliss; joy; spiritual ecstasy.

Asana. Yoga posture. Used to positively influence the energies of body and mind

A-U-M. The three sounds which compose the root mantra, om. The sound-values of om and their symbolic interpretation are described in the Upanishads: “”A” as the waking consciousness, “U” as the dream-consciousness and “M” as the consciousness during deep sleep. Om as a whole represents the all-encompassing cosmic consciousness.”

Aura. The subtle field of energy generated by the various life energies in the body.

Ayurveda. “Science of life.” Ayurveda is the traditional system of medicine of India, which dates back thousands of years. The Sanskrit root ayu means “life,” and veda means “pure knowledge.” Read more

Friday, November 16, 2007

5 Steps to Perfect Cunnilingus

Some consider oral sex the most intimate of all sex acts. Some women find cunnilingus, oral sex performed on a woman, to be the most satisfying of all sexual acts. Indeed, a great number of women report that oral sex is the only way they can achieve orgasm. Svetlana Ivanova has posted her 5 Steps to Perfect Cunnilingus as a guide for men seeking to provide pleasure to their partners.:
Cunnilingus is the act of using the mouth to stimulate the female genitals. This can include sucking or licking the outer and inner areas of the vagina and direct stimulation of the clitoris. A recent study showed that twice as many women orgasm from oral sex as from intercourse. Cunnilingus performed well will endear you to her like nothing else can. Follow these 5 steps for performing perfect cunnilingus on your woman. Read more

Thursday, November 15, 2007

An Effective Tantra Breathing Technique to Prolong Sexual Intercourse

Tantra uses breathing exercises (pranayama) to help raise and channel our sexual energy. One breathing exercise, a variation of Kapalbhati Pranayama, can also be used to prevent premature ejaculation.
During sexual intercourse, as the excitement peaks for the male and he approaches orgasm he should begin to do Kapalbhati Pranayama through the mouth. Specifically, he should puff air out of his mouth while pulling in the stomach muscle sharply with each exhalation. As in Kapalbhati, allow the stomach to relax for the recoil inhalation to take place. This rapid puffing out of air through the mouth changes the blood chemistry and will retard ejaculation by easing the blood supply to the male sexual organ. Read more

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Three Types of Sex: Tamasic, Rajasic, Sattvic

Diana Daffner describes three kinds of sex: tamasic, rajasic, and sattivic. What type of sex are you having?
Ancient texts from India describe human activity as falling into one of three states, or qualities, called, in the Sanskrit language, tama, raja and sattva. Each characterizes a specific state of awareness and is reflected in all the ways we live our lives, including how we eat and how we make love. By understanding these qualities, we can transform our sexual activity into a sacred event. Instead of just grappling about, hoping for a positive outcome, we can envision physical connection as a soulful experience for the purpose of deep communion and intimacy. Read more

Monday, November 12, 2007

How Do I Circulate Sexual Energy?

If you've read anything about Tantra at all, you've probably come across the phrase "circulate the energy," but what does that mean and how do you do it? Marnia Robinson at Reuniting: Healing with Sexual Relationships gives simple instructions:
To circulate your sexual energy, simply tighten the muscles around the genitals and perineum as you inhale. raising energy up the spine

Visualize, or feel, your sexual energy flowing up your spine to the crown of your head...

Now, as you exhale, visualize the energy flowing down the front of your body to your navel. Store it there. This step is very important according to Mantak Chia, author of Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy. Otherwise, the energy can build up in your head and cause headaches.

Repeat. Read more

Friday, November 9, 2007

A Simple Practice to Expand Pleasure

Suzie Heumann at Tantra and Kama Sutra Blog with Suzie explains a simple practice to turn any spot on your body into an erogenous zone.
The whole body, and every inch of skin, is the most complex erogenous zone there is. There are men and women who can orgasm just by touching a specific spot on their body without any genital touching. You can train yourself to activate your skin, or any other part of your body, to assist in orgasmic pleasure. Read more

Thursday, November 8, 2007

How Can I Help My Wife to Understand the Benefits of Tantra?

A reader asks Al Link and Pala Copeland this question: "How can I help my wife to understand the benefits of Tantra and to approach it with an open mind and heart, and to sincerely try the techniques taught and from all this start an adventurous sexual and spiritual journey with me as this is what I need and want?"
Many women suffer from shame and guilt around sex, particularly from family and religious teachings. Because of past conditioning it can be difficult for them to even talk about sex, let alone embrace it. Read more
Al and Pala don't mention it in their answer, but I wonder if this reader's wife might also be suspicious of his motives for wanting to start "an adventurous sexual and spiritual journey" She make take his desire as an expression of dissatisfaction with her and their relationship.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

How Can Tantra Help a Woman Enhance Her Inner Qualities?

Laura Amazzone at A Temple of Female Consciousness answers this reader's question: "How can tantra help a woman enhance her inner qualities?"
Tantra is about harnessing and amplifying our inner power, our Shakti. The word tantra means to weave and involves a process of weaving/blending opposite qualities or tensions and experiencing the unity of their common essence.


To enhance my positive inner qualities, or my Shakti, I attempt to confront and embrace any negative thought or emotion. Sometimes I sit with it and let it run its course for days or weeks, but then eventually I do sadhana-spiritual practice to work with the energies that are inhibiting me from accessing and expressing my Shakti. As the remover of fear and difficulty, Durga teaches us not to run away from that which is difficult, but to face it with composure. Read more

Monday, November 5, 2007

A Ritual for "Letting Go"

Pamm at My Secret Spiritual Dance shares a ritual that helps release the connections of past partners whose energy you no longer want to keep in your body. The Huna say that all contact, whether in the physical or on another level, involves the exchange of threads of aka material or energy. According to Huna teachings, some of the cords we create can dissipate our energy, keep us locked into negative relationships, or become tangled and distorted.
... We were told that esoteric thought is that all women keep a cord or energetic connection to every man they have slept with and that until we cut the cords, our energy is drained.


For this meditiation/visualization I think it's important to not think about if it works or how it works, but that you are aiming to feel better. You don't have to figure out if it's "real." Many people don't "see" when they do visualizations, they just feel or sense. It's all OK, there is no right way to do this. Read more

Friday, November 2, 2007

Developing Your Tantra Practice From Basics to Advanced

Greenwoman has linked her series on Tantra energy exercises into one convenient-to-use post. An interested student could learn the essence of Tantra just from practicing the exercises in this series. Read more

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tantric Lovemaking in 9 Simple Steps

Tantra is a spiritual tradition that originated in India some 4,000 years ago. It is a way of life that celebrates and strives for the union of body, mind, heart and soul. Part of the delight of Tantra is that you can continue to learn and advance throughout years of practice; it is never-ending in its potential for growth. At the same time, it is a practice that yields immediate results. You can experience a difference in your lovemaking right now if you follow these nine simple steps.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Juicy Genital Massage for Women and Men

Dr. Patti Taylor interviews Carolena Fleishman, Director of the Sacred Space Institute. Carolena shares some simple breathing techniques you can do while sitting in an office or walking down the street, or even on a hot sexy dinner date. Then, get a step-by-step walk-through on how to have your beloved give you (or your lady) a juicy genital massage. Listen.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Tantric Yoga for Lovers

Improve the quality of your relationship and loving, increase the flow of sexual energy, and share a gentle yoga routine with your parter. Develop a regular practice for toning your bodies and balance body mind and spirit - in and out of the bedroom.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tantra & Kama Sutra Sex Positions - "Shallow-Deep Thrusting Technique"

Al Link and Pala Copeland share a Taoist lovemaking technique that brings great pleasure to a woman and helps a man to last.
In this technique you combine a series of nine fairly quick shallow thrusts with one slow deep one. The shallow thrusts stimulate your partner's most sensitive vaginal tissues and at the same time create a vacuum effect that makes her ache for the deep thrust to come. And because most of your thrusts are shallow ones, exciting only the first few inches of your penis, you're able to rock on for much longer!

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Tantra for the Single Person

Live with the Love Doctor: Listen to Al Link and Pala Copeland, authors of the Sexual Mastery Course, explain better ways of relating to ourselves and spirit in sexuality, doing this helps us appreciate ourselves more and get more in touch with that we are sexual as humans and how to get the most out of that even when single and not partnered.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Soul Gazing: A Simple Tantric Practice

"Soul gazing" is a simple, but profound, Tantric practice that is guaranteed to increase intimacy between partners.
Short, sweet, simple post, but maybe the most profound Tantric experience: looking into the eyes of your partner for long periods of time. Whenever I do it, it feels like my partner and I melt into one another. I lose all sense of boundaries, separateness. Nothing exists but his eyes, the beating of my heart and the halo that surrounds us.

To do this is simple...just gaze into the left eye, said to be the window to the soul. Read more

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tantric Meditation

This is a 10 minute guided Tantric meditation. Many Tantra classes incorporate meditations similar to this guided by the teacher.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Tantra Basics: How to Get Started

Greenwoman at Green Rootsdown helps beginners get started with Tantra.
I think a huge misnomer about Tantra…or meditation for that matter…is that it takes lots of knowledge and lots of time.

That’s not really true. It is like lots of other things in life. You start out small and as the effort rewards, you feel drawn toward more. It doesn’t feel like this huge effort, it feels like more of a good thing. Read more
I love articles like this because there are always new people becoming interested in Tantra who can't find resources or a teacher. A new article on the basics of Tantra can get them started.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Vaginal Strengthening Exercises for More Powerful Orgasms

When a woman has an orgasm, she is exercising her sexual muscles, which play a big part in her orgasmic response and are partly responsible for her orgasmic capacity. If you have weak sexual muscles, you may have a hard time having an orgasm, or, at the very least, you will not have the powerful orgasms that you could be having. To have powerful, intense, and, especially, female-ejaculatory orgasms, you must have strong sexual muscles. The good news is that there are several exercises that can strengthen them. Read more

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Improve Sexual Intimacy with Yoga

Practicing yoga can bring intimate couples closer, which results in better sex. How does it work? Mark Whitwell, the author of Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection says:

"Normally, couples rush at each other and focus on orgasm, using sex as a stress-release mechanism," he says. Instead, he claims, sex can be more intimate and loving if both partners commit to a daily 20-minute yoga practice. "You begin to have better sex because you start to feel your whole body. Sex becomes about enjoying your partner as life, as feeling," he says. "That's the point. You feel better and your partner feels better. That's what yoga develops."

Whitwell explains more in this interview.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tantra or Tantric Sex for Christians?

Robert Irwin, author of several Christian sex books, discusses whether Christian married couples should explore Tantra or Tantric sex practices.--Love Marriage and Christian Sex

Monday, August 27, 2007

The Three Keys to Orgasmic Energy

Dr. Patti Taylor talks to Margot Anand of SkyDancing Tantra about how Tantra can supercharge your whole life—and your partner’s life--with orgasmic energy and why bringing orgasmic energy up the body will change the way you experience not just sex but love and even life. Click here to listen or to read the transcript of the interview.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Tantric Quickie

Tantra has almost become a synonym for prolonged lovemaking (see Sting), so the idea of a "Tantric quickie" may seem like an oxymoron, but is it? Not according to Suzie at

For women, the common feeling is that the quickie means the man gets some sex. Women usually take longer to even warm up to sex. It's a double-edged sword for her - she may want it but she won't likely get much out of it except frustration. This isn't the case with the "Tantric Quickie."

The concept of a quickie implies that there is a long version, as so there is. Tantric sexuality is often a deep, intimately extended experience that can produce waves of hot, sensual sex woven with slow, focused merging. As a couple gets more involved in the practices of breath, focus, and sustaining the high states of arousal an interesting thing happens - they both get much quicker at achieving the high states of arousal.

So the practice becomes setting aside the time for long lovemaking sessions and short, sweet ones, too. Ten minutes will do for the quickies. The suggestion is once or twice a day, and regular, like going to the gym. Put it in your schedule!

The article goes on to describe several "Tantric quickie" scenarios, but why engage in the "Tantric quickie" anyway?

The point of a "Tantric Quickie" is to:

  • Heighten your sexual energy
  • Get practice at being "ready" almost immediately (especially for women)
  • Train men to last longer and feel their sexual energy without expending it
  • Fuel a heightened sexual tension between the two of you
  • Quickly increase the level of intimacy between the two of you.
  • Help raise testosterone levels in women and men who are getting a little

The larger point is that Tantra is a varied, all-encompassing practice that embraces all sorts of sexuality and spirituality. If you don't think that Tantra is for you, you may not have explored its many possibilities.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sacred Sexuality, Tantra, and Heightened Awareness

Rebecca Bogle of GlamSpirit listened to Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson, the authors of Essence of Tantric Sexuality, speak about their book and about some of the key components of Tantra. Read Rebecca's summary of the discussion here.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Scholar Georg Feuerstein Worries That Yoga Is Losing Its Way

Scholar Georg Feuerstein worries that yoga is losing its way.

Georg Feuerstein, author of “Yoga Morality: Ancient Teachings at a Time of Global Crisis,” is worried that, in the process of becoming so many things to so many people, yoga has lost its ethical, philosophical and spiritual roots.--DallasNews Religion

Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Meaning of Tantra

What's the definition of the word tantra?

The Sanskrit word tantra means the warp of a loom or the strands of a braid. Like the strings of a warp, the tantra practices serve as a structure for intertwining the sutra themes to weave a tapestry of enlightenment. Moreover, tantra combines physical, verbal, and mental expressions of each practice, which braid together creating a holistic path of development. Because one cannot integrate and practice simultaneously all the sutra themes without previously training in each individually, tantra practice is extremely advanced.--The Art of Tantra

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sexual Healing and Tantra

What is the truth about sexual healing and its relationship to Tantra?
Tantra is not a method of sexual healing so much as it is a useful tool for bringing about a change of negative or uncomfortable attitudes towards sexuality and becoming more open, relaxed and sexually whole. Tantric practices, among many other things, help to dispel the most common myths and misconceptions about sexuality to establish an intelligent, rational setting for a natural, healthy, more enjoyable sex life. Tantric practices are useful in enhancing sensitivity to simple sensual pleasures, realigning unbalanced energies, and liberating us from unhealthy cultural beliefs regarding sex and sexual

Friday, July 6, 2007

Spiritual Growth: the Spiritual Challenge of Modern Times

To grow spiritually in a world defined by power, money, and influence is a Herculean task. Modern conveniences such as electronic equipments, gadgets, and tools as well as entertainment through television, magazines, and the web have predisposed us to confine our attention mostly to physical needs and wants. As a result, our concepts of self-worth and self-meaning are muddled. How can we strike a balance between the material and spiritual aspects of our lives?

To grow spiritually is to look inward.

Introspection goes beyond recalling the things that happened in a day, week, or month. You need to look closely and reflect on your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and motivations. Periodically examining your experiences, the decisions you make, the relationships you have, and the things you engage in provide useful insights on your life goals, on the good traits you must sustain and the bad traits you have to discard. Moreover, it gives you clues on how to act, react, and conduct yourself in the midst of any situation. Like any skill, introspection can be learned; all it takes is the courage and willingness to seek the truths that lie within you. Here are some pointers when you introspect: be objective, be forgiving of yourself, and focus on your areas for improvement.

To grow spiritually is to develop your potentials.

Religion and science have differing views on matters of the human spirit. Religion views people as spiritual beings temporarily living on Earth, while science views the spirit as just one dimension of an individual. Mastery of the self is a recurring theme in both Western and Eastern teachings. The needs of the body are recognized but placed under the needs of the spirit. Beliefs, values, morality, rules, experiences, and good works provide the blueprint to ensure the growth of the spiritual being. In Psychology, realizing one’s full potential is to self-actualize. Maslow identified several human needs: physiological, security, belongingness, esteem, cognitive, aesthetic, self-actualization, and self-transcendence. James earlier categorized these needs into three: material, emotional, and spiritual. When you have satisfied the basic physiological and emotional needs, spiritual or existential needs come next. Achieving each need leads to the total development of the individual. Perhaps the difference between these two religions and psychology is the end of self-development: Religion views self-development as a means toward serving God, while psychology views self-development as an end by itself.

To grow spiritually is to search for meaning.

Religions that believe in the existence of God suppose that the purpose of the human life is to serve the Creator of all things. Several theories in psychology propose that we ultimately give meaning to our lives. Whether we believe that life’s meaning is pre-determined or self-directed, to grow in spirit is to realize that we do not merely exist. We do not know the meaning of our lives at birth; but we gain knowledge and wisdom from our interactions with people and from our actions and reactions to the situations we are in. As we discover this meaning, there are certain beliefs and values that we reject and affirm. Our lives have purpose. This purpose puts all our physical, emotional, and intellectual potentials into use; sustains us during trying times; and gives us something to look forward to---a goal to achieve, a destination to reach. A person without purpose or meaning is like a drifting ship at sea.

To grow spiritually is to recognize interconnections.

Religions stress the concept of our relatedness to all creation, live and inanimate. Thus we call other people “brothers and sisters” even if there are no direct blood relations. Moreover, deity-centered religions speak of the relationship between humans and a higher being. On the other hand, science expounds on our link to other living things through the evolution theory. This relatedness is clearly seen in the concept of ecology, the interaction between living and non-living things. In psychology, connectedness is a characteristic of self-transcendence, the highest human need according to Maslow. Recognizing your connection to all things makes you more humble and respectful of people, animals, plants, and things in nature. It makes you appreciate everything around you. It moves you to go beyond your comfort zone and reach out to other people, and become stewards of all other things around you.

Growth is a process thus to grow in spirit is a day-to-day encounter. We win some, we lose some, but the important thing is that we learn, and from this knowledge, further spiritual growth is made possible.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Quantum Tantra

Quantum physicist Nick Herbert explains the nascent quantum scion science. Can you find the leopard in the fabric? Sort of like where's Waldo, except that we seek shaman allies.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Breath of Fire Demonstration

Gurmukh teaches Breath of Fire, a cleansing and energizing breath, powered by abdominal contractions. Breath of Fire will entirely charge the nervous system, causing the glands to secrete and purify the blood.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Special Techniques of Penis Enlargement

How can you use your mind to increase the size of your penis? Well, believe it or not there is a way. All you need for this very simple technique of penis enlargement is a very firm and strong mental power. To continue we bring you more guidance on how to control the sexual energy and achieve a state of perfect continence with variety of different control techniques for men. Listen to the podcast.

Interview with a Tantric Master: What Is Tantra?

This interview with Tantric Master Prem Pranama occurred in the summer of 1994. What is Tantra?
Tantra is the hot blood of spiritual practice. It smashes the taboo against unreasonable happiness; a thunderbolt path, swift, joyful, and fierce. There are many different types of paths. Some touch you like a gentle spring rain, but Tantra is the wild summer thunder storm churning with creation, destruction, bliss and emptiness. Tantra is a wild mother tiger - if you approach her with right motivation, right intention, and integrity, she'll suckle you at her breast; but if you come to her in a sloppy way, she'll rip apart your body-mind, eat you for dinner, and shit out what's left.--DynamicBrain

Monday, June 25, 2007

OneTaste: Beyond Tantra Pt. 2

OneTaste™ Urban Retreat Ctr. founder Nicole Daedone discusses why she decided to start a community based on the idea of "sustainable orgasm."

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Red Hot Tantric Sex:: A Conversation with Dr. Deborah Anapol

Beth Crittenden interviews Dr. Deborah Taj Anapol, sacred sex specialist and Tantra practitioner at A Taste of Sex.
Would you like longer, more intense orgasms? Do you long to connect more deeply with your partner(s) during sex? How about extending the potent and pleasurable energy of orgasm throughout all areas of your life?

"During…peak (tantric) experiences, I've sensed everything happening in my lover's body and knew the thoughts in my lover's mind," says Dr. Deborah Taj Anapol during her intimate half hour with Beth Crittenden, OneTaste™ teacher and community member. Dr. Anapol is the author of several books including The Seven Natural Laws of Love, and Polyamory: The New Love Without Limits, and has been teaching sacred sexuality for 20 years.

Listen to the podcast or read the transcript of the interview at A Taste of Sex.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tantra, Turn-on, and Freedom

Here's Dr. Patti Taylor (Expanded Lovemaking) transmitting on Kashmiri Shaivist Tantra, a path of ultimate freedom and turn-on.

Monday, June 18, 2007

How to Have an Energy Orgasm

Annie Sprinkle explains how to have an energy orgasm, but why bother to learn the practice?
Energy orgasms will clear the body of repressed emotions, old hurts, and blocks. They put a bounce in your step. Energy orgasms help pre-orgasmic women to become genitally orgasmic and help genitally orgasmic women to become much more multi-orgasmic ("megagasmic"), plus they make partner sex more ecstatic and fulfilling. It's safe sex, a good substitute for harmful addictions, and a great party trick! Energy orgasms can be an extremely spiritual experience, giving you a sense of the forces of creation rushing through you, a sense of going beyond the body/mind, reminding you who you are beyond your everyday

As Annie says, the energy orgasm technique is based on the Fire Breath Orgasm, taught by Harley Swiftdeer of the Deer Tribe. I personally take with a grain of salt Harley Swiftdeers's claim that the Cherokees would do fire breath orgasm in their ceremonies and that it was an important part of sex education and healing, but it doesn't really matter since the technique works.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Beyond Tantra: Sexuality in the Post New Age

The founder of OneTaste™ Urban Retreat Center Nicole Daedone lectures on the integration of sexuality and spirituality in the post New Age era. In this first installment, she discusses her background and how she was introduced to Orgasmic Meditation.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Practical Lessons in Yoga E-book FREE Download

Movie Special blog offers a free download of Practical Lessons in Yoga.
Hollywood celebrities “dig” many forms of exercises to maintain their attractive appearances. Exotic exercises like Yoga, Tai chi & Kick boxing can bring good health, increase stamina & achieve a sense of unique relaxation by practicing them.

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ABC Reporter Attends Tantric Sex Workshop

An ABC reporter has an eye-opening experience at a Tantric sex workshop.
I didn't think I could stare a stranger in the eyes for more than 30 seconds without giggling.

I also couldn't ever imagine wanting to confess my deepest emotional needs to a total stranger.

My perspectives on life and sexuality changed completely when I did these things -- at a recent workshop on tantric sex.--ABC News

Tantra speaks to a deep, often hidden part of us. Even an ABC reporter was able to "get it."

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sexy Massage: Make Your Lover Feel Great

Massage therapist Susan Winchester shares some tricks of the the trade and shows you how to massage your partner.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

The Dalai Lama on Sex Fantasies

Apparently, even the Dalai Lama, who has been celibate his entire life, has sex fantasies just like ordinary people do.
"Yes yes, sometmes I see some beautiful things, of course, beautiful women, and sometimes I feel something," he admits. "But in the meantime, when I see all the trouble that married people have, I think maybe I am lucky," he says, laughing deep from within his belly.

Suppression of desire, he says, is achieved through training of the mind and his own belief in the homespun widsom that familiarity breeds contempt.

"This is possible, through training, through analytical meditation. Even when you have the most beautiful, most famous woman, after a few weeks, a few months, a few years, your attitude, your feeling will definitely change ... at one time you can feel very much in love, but the same factor can eventually create a lot of unhappiness – that's nature."--The Daily Telegraph

I guess that explains the frequent break-ups among the "beautiful people" in Hollywood.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Tantra in the Workplace

Sex is usually banned in the workplace, but not everyone thinks that's a good idea.
DON'T ban sex in the workplace - encourage it. That's the provocative suggestion from Barbara Carrellas, author of the just-out "Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-first Century."

She writes: "A law saying 'sexual expression of any kind is inappropriate in the workplace' sets that workplace up for rampant inappropriate displays of sexual expression. Instead of a ban . . . I'd like to see workplace seminars on the conscious use of sex in business."

Carrellas adds that "conscious use of sexual energy" not only helps people be more effective on the job; it also makes the job much more pleasurable."

She suggests: "On your way to work tomorrow . . . do some circular breathing and start an erotic fantasy to get your sexual energy running. [Move] that energy up your body, out your heart center, and into your day. You can even imagine it landing on your boss' desk and coming back to you in the form of a raise. A few moments of sex magic on your way to work can help make your highest hopes a reality."--New York Post

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Weaving Sexual Energy Back into Life

Lust has been labeled one of the seven deadly sins, but is lust actually a bad thing?
"Lust is not good or bad in and of itself," says Elsbeth Meuth, an intimacy and relationship coach and co-founder and co-director of Chicago's Tantra Nova Institute. "It can be detrimental if that is the only way you can express yourself, though."

Fortunately, there is tantra.

"Tantra is a great way of getting in touch with yourself and controlling lust," says Freddy Zental Weaver, Meuth's partner and the institute's co-director. "Guys in particular don't realize that their lust is sometimes the only way they express themselves emotionally and sexually."--Chicago Sun-Times

Meuth goes on to outline 5 everyday practices for creating intimacy and love.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

KATU-TV: The Essence of Tantric Sexuality

Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson, authors of "The Essence of Tantric Sexuality", discuss Tantric techniques.

Monday, June 4, 2007

What Are the Benefits of Mantra, Tantra, and Yantra in Your LIfe?

Mantra is a set of specific words, which one can chant to fulfill wishes. Tantra is a method to perform a ritual in a systematic way. A yantra is a geometric figure inscribed on a metallic plate or piece of paper, which represents the powers of a specific god.

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Sunday, June 3, 2007

Why Practice Tantra Yoga?

While some are attracted to Tantra believing it will spice up their sex lives, there are many other concrete reasons to turn to this form of practice based on its incredible benefits. Great sex may be accomplished, but there is much more.

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Saturday, June 2, 2007

Sex: Tantra & Kama Sutra with Francesca Gentille

If you want to learn how to achieve higher states of sensual consciousness or to live your life in total sensuality, this show, artfully hosted by Francesca Gentille, editor of “The Marriage of Sex and Spirit “ will explore the writing, work and ideas of the most famous Tantra, Kama Sutra and sensuality experts today.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Energy Healing 101: Prana, Tantra, and Reiki

You have probably come across terms such as “chakra,” “prana,” “aura,” and “tantra” in the course of reading books on spirituality, sex, and healing in the New Age section of the bookstore, but what’s the real meaning of these words?

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Tantra and Kama Sutra: An Initimate Podcast with Lori Grace Star

Lori reveals how Tantra has changed her life and its comprehensive nature. Lori simplifies Tantric terms, such as energy, chakra, and ritual. Lori is an amazing speaker, full of soul and compassion. If you wonder how to take your relationship to a deeper level, this show will offer myriad of ideas.

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Monday, May 14, 2007

ASKMEN: Last Longer In Bed With Tantra

You know Tantra is moving into the mainstream when explores the sexual possibilities of the Indian tradition of Tantra.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Friction Zone Technique

Though she doesn't write from a Tantric perspective, Svetlana Ivanova's post "Use the Friction Zone to Bring a Woman to Orgasm during Intercourse" explains a valuable technique to help women have an orgasm during sexual intercourse who have never had them before.
Many women don't get enough direct clitoral stimulation during intercourse to have an orgasm, but the Friction Zone Technique can often give women orgasms during intercourse who have never had them before. This thrusting technique stimulates the clitoris with the friction and pressure from the upper public region (the area right above the pubic bone), which we'll call the Friction Zone--Sex Secrets

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sexuality and Spirituality : Interview with Margo Anand

Alan Steinfeld of New Realities interviews Margo Anand, tantra teacher, about the intergration of spirituality with sexuality.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Unearthing Tantric Sex

This is a decent introduction to Tantra for people who know almost nothing about it--sort of a "Tantra for Dummies."
So you have decided to uncover your blissful, inner goddess, sanctify your sexuality, awaken your chakras and rechannel your erotic, spiritual energies. Or you've heard that Tantra is the new multiple orgasm and figured you can become the ultimate lover if you could only figure out what the hell Tantra is. Here comes the de-New Aged rundown.
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Friday, April 20, 2007

What Is Tantric Sex?

Have you ever experienced a moment of sexual ecstasy? How did it make you feel? Exhilarated? Luminous? Deeply connected? Intense sexual experiences are one of our greatest sources of pleasure.

The practice of Tantra shows us how to reclaim the sexual intimacy that is our birthright. And through this most ancient of arts, we may discover new joys of the erotic and expand mere moments of sexual ecstasy into a lifetime of sexual bliss. At a time when the stresses, fears and distractions of daily life threaten so many relationships, the age-old practice of Tantra shows us how to open our hearts, our emotions and our sexuality.

What is Tantra?

Tantra (a Sanskrit word meaning "woven together") can be loosely defined as a system of Hindu yoga which worships the union of men and women. It is a set of teachings and practices that are specifically designed to help us feel more, to increase our awareness of our own energy and the energy around us. The path that Tantra uses to these ends is the exploration of sexual energy.

One goal of Tantric sex is to expand your orgasms from local genital sensations to whole body orgasms. These expanded orgasms are where you feel energy rushing up through your body and into the crown of your head.

Who is Tantric Sex Good For?

Sexual exploration is a basic human instinct and most of us will wander into the secret garden of less familiar sexual experiences to feed our erotic hunger. If you and your partner are looking for something new, Tantric sex could be the ideal adventure.

Many of the teachings are about desire and the experience of sexual energy. Unlike western approaches to improving your sex life, Tantra teachings do not focus on external evaluations of what our body looks like, what kind of car we drive, how we wear our hair. In this way, Tantric sex teaching are open to anyone who is interested in exploring a new path to sexual fulfillment.

How Tantric Sex Works

In Tantric sex, the point of sex is not orgasm; the point is to feel. There is no clear cut beginning, middle, or end. Most of the exercises related to Tantric sex involve slowing things down, trying not to focus on our external body, or orgasm, or anything outside of our experience of the moment.

A heterosexual couple practicing Tantric intercourse seeks to prolong their sexual arousal. Following slow sensual touching, a couple might move to having very slow intercourse. The man might place his penis just an inch or so inside his partner's vagina and without thrusting allow it to remain in this position for a full minute. Then he may gently withdraw from her vagina and rest his penis softly on her clitoral area.

Usually the clitoris is the most sensitive part of a female's genitals, and it is located just above the vaginal opening. After resting in this position for another minute, the couple may decide to have him again slide his penis back in.

During subsequent cycles of resting and entering the vagina, the male would rest outside the vagina and then eventually rest just inside the vagina. During the rest times, the couple might just lie silently together, or gently caress each other as they focus on the experience of their union. Throughout this experience, both partners may be highly aroused, hovering close to the point of reaching orgasm on several occasions.

Tantric Sex Improves Sexual Health

Tantric sex has a rejuvenating effect, improving both men's and women's sexual health. Frequent orgasms, as one of the brain wave stimulations, will alter body chemistry. Depression, and stress disappear. Women's sexual health is greatly improved. Headaches, menstrual cramps, urinary-tract problems, weak immune function, incontinence, etc. virtually become a thing of the past.

In Tantric sex, the brain chemistry is affected by empowering the endocrine glands for more HGH, serotonin, DHEA, and testosterone. Scientific and medical studies prove that sexual health improves drastically - stimulating blood circulation, detoxifying the body through the breath, strengthening the cardioiovascular, endocrine/immune, and nervous functions, leading to improved sexual health, rejuvenation, and longevity.

Where Can I Learn Tantra?

Unless you live in California or a few other places, expect to travel to attend Tantra classes or courses. The single best source for listings of Tantra teachers is the Teachers Directory at Suzie Heumann's website Teachers are listed both alphabetically and geographically. Tantrika International, founded by Bodhi Avinasha, also has a geographically organized teachers directory, as does Charles and Caroline Muir's Source School of Tantra.

Learn the Art of Ecstatic Loving at Home

Tantric Sex: A Guide to Tantra Lovemaking Secrets and Practices is filled with techniques that are guaranteed to increase your sexual pleasure. Learn how to revolutionize your sex life with Tantric secrets and practices that will bring you to the furthest reaches of sexual and emotional fulfillment. To discover new ways to connect with your partner and revel in orgasms that are whole-body experiences, click here

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Attract a New Lover with Mental Influence

Caitlin MacKenna over at Psychic Power Development explains how to use mental influence to attract your perfect Tantric partner:
Mental influence is one-way telepathic communication. It can be directed to a particular person, or it can be broadcast like a radio or television signal. One use for mental influence is to attract a new lover with particular qualities that you want, or to attract a particular person. Using mental influence to attract a new lover is a simple process. You don't have to believe in it; you just have to do it.
I like that Caitlin says you don't have to believe. If a process works, it works whether you believe or not. Then once it does work, you don't believe; you know. Read more

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Exercise for Harder Erections

Good news for men who think that the rock hard erections of their youth are a thing of the past. Exercise can bring them back:
Most men realize that they have to exercise to keep their muscles from getting soft as they get older. Yet, many men just accept as inevitable that their erections will soften with age, or turn to drugs like Viagra or Levitra to compensate. However, there is no need to either accept the "inevitable," or to turn to drugs. Just as exercise can harden the muscles of your body, exercise can also harden your erection.
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Friday, April 13, 2007

Deer Velvet Boost to Strength and Recovery

Men have always been interested in finding a way to increase sexual desire and improve sexual performance. In recent years, powerful pharmaceuticals, such as Viagra and Levitra, have come onto the market. As tempting as it may be to turn to the quick fix of drugs, many men would prefer a safer, natural alternative, but does one exist? It turns out that a natural supplement, which studies have shown improves athletic performance may also help men improve their sexual performance. The trials have produced some promising results.

Although requiring further examination, the latest human clinical trials (conducted by the Otago University Human Performance Cente on behalf of NZGIB and AgResearch) do indicate a possible link between New Zealand deer velvet and improved athletic performance on two fronts; improved strength and endurance in response to training, and improved recovery from muscle tissue damage associated with exercise.

In the first study, scientists at Otago University Human Performance Centre compared the development of muscle strength and endurance in groups of males taking different forms of New Zealand deer velvet to a control group taking a placebo. In the study, 51 male athletes undertook a 12 week period of supervised training during which strength and endurance were monitored. The group taking a powdered form of New Zealand deer velvet antler showed greater improvements in isokinetic strength and muscular endurance as a result of training than the control group.

The second study was designed to determine what role New Zealand deer velvet antler has in athletic performance by affecting recovery from muscle injury. A substance found in the bloodstream called creatine kinase, was used as an indicator of muscle tissue damage. more.

The thirty athletes in the trial ran downhill on a treadmill to induce muscle tissue damage in the muscles at the front of their thighs. Muscle biopsies and blood samples were then taken.

Those athletes who had been on a course of New Zealand deer velvet powder for two weeks previously showed significantly reduced elevation of creatine kinase levels in their bloodstream, possibly indicating less muscle damage.

A trend also emerged in which athletes taking powdered New Zealand deer velvet reported a recovery from muscle soreness 24 hours earlier than the subjects receiving a placebo. The benefit of this is that they could return to training more quickly. While not yet being a complete picture, the statistically significant results bode well for further research.

Deer velvet is one of the few products where New Zealand accounts for the majority of world trade and any significant advances in the uses of deer velvet will be excellent news for the industry and the New Zealand economy as a whole.

Awareness of New Zealand deer velvet antler and its benefits is already high among New Zealand athletes. Hamish Carter, currently number one ranked triathlete in the World, is a firm advocate.

For further information and to find out how velvet deer antler has been used in oriental medicine for centuries to increase sexual desire and improve sexual performance, click here.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Tantric Sex: Yab-Yum Position

Learn to use breath and visualization to help you move and share your sexual energy in the Tantric Yab-Yum position.

Tantra: Sexual Pleasure as a Path to Spiritual Fulfillment

Tantra teaches that lovemaking between a man and woman, when entered into with awareness, is a gateway to both sexual and spiritual ecstasy. Tantric sex is meditative, spontaneous and intimate lovemaking. Through it you learn to prolong the act of making love and to channel, rather than dissipate. potent orgasmic energies moving through you, and raise the level of your consciousness. Tantra teaches you to revere your sexual partner and to transform the act of sex into a sacrament of love.

One of the beauties of Tantra is that it is a partnered path of learning. In Tantra, your partner is your teacher or guru. To trust another with your spiritual growth is the ultimate act of surrender, and surrender is where breakthroughs happen. If two people can do that for each other by taking conscious risks that gently stretch the limits of their comfort zones, they can realize great growth both individually and as partners.

Many people who experience deep, ecstatic sexual states compare them to transcendental spiritual experiences. They discover that the distinctions between what is sexual and what is spiritual may not be as clear as they once thought. They may even feel that they have come to know God, or ultimate reality, through sex. Tantra uses sexual pleasure as a path to spiritual fulfillment.

Tantric Sex: A Guide to Tantra Lovemaking Secrets and Practices is filled with techniques that are guaranteed to increase your sexual pleasure. Learn how to revolutionize your sex life with Tantric secrets and practices that will bring you to the furthest reaches of sexual and emotional fulfillment. To discover new ways to connect with your partner and revel in orgasms that are whole-body experiences, click here