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 Tantra.com. 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.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A Beginner's Guide to Tantric Sex

Tantric sex attempts to bring two loving partners together in more than just a physical manner. The word Tantra is Sanskrit and is derived from the root word tan meaning "to extend, expand, spread, continue, spin out, weave, to put forth or manifest.” The idea is to extend your mind and encompass your body to achieve the ultimate satisfaction. In the practice of Tantra, there is a sort of "being- consciousness-bliss" which has the power of self-evolution and self-involution (learning and expanding and looking into oneself). Therefore, the evolution of self helps to bring two people closer together.

One essential element of Tantra is taking time to become absorbed in oneself and your partner. The methods learned and used in Tantric sex provide sensations and sexual pleasure far more intense and complex than just a simple orgasm. In Tantric sex, the orgasm is simply a by-product of the connectedness we feel with our partner.

You begin by creating an environment that is free from distractions, an area that is calm, quiet and peaceful. Your sacred space should be clean of clutter, decorated peacefully, warm, and inviting. Since you will be naked, the room should be warm in temperature as well. Nothing disconnects you from your lover like a shivering body. Playing soft music, lighting candles, and being comfortable are all especially important in creating a Tantric environment.

Once you are in your love haven, sit on the bed, face each other, look into each other’s eyes, and simply breathe. You have to get in touch with each other’s rhythm. You breathe in and out purposefully, paying attention to your lover’s rhythm. As you continue to breathe together, you become closer spiritually, more relaxed, and more in tune. The more attuned you are, the more aware and connected.

Tantric sex is not a race to the finish. Tantric sex is slow and purposeful, but fun. While traditional Tantrists will practice the slow lovemaking for hours upon hours, the average person trying to learn Tantra is not going to have the patience or, quite frankly, the willpower to devote such time. The idea is to not rush, to enjoy yourself, and get as highly aroused as you can.

The basic idea here is to caress, stroke, lick, touch, kiss, and otherwise tease and enjoy each other. You can take turns with a slow, seductive massage or simply sit and touch each other slowly. Pay homage to your lover’s body – all of it. That means ears, nose, neck, stomach, thighs, feet, and so on. The goal is to become familiar, relaxed, and aroused by the whole person, not just the penis or the vagina though you may wish to include a Lingam and Yoni massage as part of your lovemaking.

When you begin the actual sexual intercourse stage, it is important to bring yourself to a heightened state of arousal and then let yourself down. This means, while you are making love, when the man feels his orgasm impending, he should stop, breathe, come down a bit, and then continue to pleasure his partner and himself. This not only builds a tremendous level of sexual tension, but it also develops self-control, heightens the emotional connection, and makes the final release ten times more intense.

Eventually, both partners will get to the point when they have to release. Since Tantric sex involves a total connection, as you are preparing to release your sexual tension, make sure to look deeply into your lover’s eyes, feel their breathing, and communicate your feelings. When a couple is connected in this way, the orgasm that comes will be totally engulfing. Orgasm does not mean that journey ends though. Take the time to connect with one another, and your own road to enlightenment will begin.

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

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