Monday, June 30, 2008

How to Practice Tantric Sex Intimacy Exercises

Anyone can have sex, but it takes something special go from physical activity to intimacy. Sexual intimacy involves the full range of sensual perception including touch, kiss, looks, expressions of endearment, communication, comments, and, of course, intercourse and orgasm. Tantra sex intimacy exercises can help you become more connected to your partner.
Tantric sex is all about intimacy between two partners. Through tantric exercises, we are able to move our own sexual energies throughout our bodies, directing them to the places they will do the most good. We can also learn to tap into the sexual energies of our partners, using those energies to establish deep, soul-level connections. These connections draw us closer together, creating unbreakable bonds of love and devotion. Properly practicing tantric sex exercises is key to achieving this kind of intimacy. Read more

Sunday, June 29, 2008

7 Myths about Tantra and Tantric Sex

The word Tantra comes from two Sanskrit roots "Tanoi" which can be translated as expand and "Trayati," which means tool. Thus, Tantra can be translated as tool for expansion. The tool is your physical being, and what you are seeking to expand is your consciousness.

In Tantra, the greatest source of energy in the universe is sexual intercourse, and orgasm is considered a cosmic and divine experience. Because Tantra celebrates sexuality, it has become ripe for criticism and misunderstanding. Here are seven myths and truths about Tantric sex:

Myth: Tantric sex is all about sex.

Truth: Tantric sex practices sometimes do not even include genital contact. They are really about energetic and spiritual contact between partners. Intercourse or the connection of genitals only serves to heighten the energetic connection when a couple is ready for that intimate stage.

Myth: Practicing Tantra means you give up pleasure.

Truth: This myth is the opposite of the myth that Tantra is all about sex. The Tantric sex path does not see sexual desire as something to be denied. Instead, Tantra recognizes the powerful force that sex plays in our lives and harnesses it to achieve states of bliss beyond just physical pleasure
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Myth: Tantric sex encourages indulgences of the appetites, which leads to affairs or orgies.

Truth: Although some people use Tantric sex as a way to rationalize having sex with many different people or many people at once, this is not the spirit of true Tantra. Sexuality is not meant to be frittered away mindlessly or thoughtlessly, but honored and intended for the purpose of higher states of consciousness, rather than simply physical stimulation or satisfaction.

Myth: Tantric sex turns you into a sex maniac.

Truth: Tantric sex does release your sexual energy and give you full permission to express yourself, so the tendency to act out sexually is possible, but only if you misuse the practices. If you learn the practices responsibly, you will overcome any tendencies to have random, meaningless sex.

Myth: Tantric sex is for Easterners and is not consistent with how we see sex in the West.

Truth: Tantric sex practices are actually quite consistent with our Western way of thinking. The focus on the individual, the acceptance of pleasure, and clearly defined steps are a perfect fit with the way Westerners currently live their lives. Tantric sex retools these approaches to be more aligned with the road to true ecstasy.

Myth: Tantra is a religion and a cult that will trap or brainwash you.

Truth: Tantra is neither a religion nor a cult. Genuine, ethical Tantra teachers do not want to control you. They merely guide you in a series of practices that you choose for yourself and adapt into your life.

Myth: It takes a long time to learn how to do Tantric sex.

Truth: One of the best aspects of the Tantric path is that the practices can be put into effect immediately and results noticed. In just one weekend workshop, you can learn enough basic ideas and practical exercises to immediately improve your sex life and general feelings about yourself, which will generate to every part of your life.

Tantric sex can change your entire outlook on sex. Although Tantra does not promise instant results, for couples who wish to enrich their relationship, these practices can release a particular kind of energy that can bring about harmony and increase sexual pleasure and intimacy. Don't let myths keep you from exploring Tantra and Tantric sex.

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

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tantra Techniques: 10-Minutes Connects

Build love by bonding twice a day with these Tantra-based techniques from Charles and Caroline Muir.
Each of us has days when we arrive home tired and cranky, wake up on the wrong side of bed, or get stuck in a conflict with our partner. Rather than waiting until you drift apart, couples can proactively build love by bonding twice a day through practices that Western Tantra teachers Charles and Caroline Muir call "10-Minute Connects." Here are three such techniques. Read more

Friday, June 20, 2008

Spiritual Fantasy or Spiritual Growth?

A Living Tantra reader asks Shambhavi, "How can I tell the difference between real spiritual growth and fantasy or wishful thinking?"
Every person doing spiritual practice should ask this question many times. Spiritual awakening is the opposite of fantasy and trancing out. If you want to discover true awakeness and the fullness of human life, you must learn to recognize fantasy, and you must take steps to minimize opportunities to fall into fantasy. Read more

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Awareness, Energy, and Consciousness in Tantra

Tantra teaches us to value and develop our awareness, to cultivate energy, and to link that energy to consciousness in order to become more aware.
Human existence is a dual state and we live in a dual universe: male and female, light and dark, day and night, positive and negative, pleasure and pain, life and death, and so on. It is the aim of yoga and tantra to unify our experience of duality so that we can also experience unity, the transcendent state beyond death.

Tantra describes the human being and the world as having two main poles of existence; consciousness and energy. The human being, the microcosm, has an individual consciousness and an individual life-force that fuels this existence. The world, the macrocosm, has the dual elements of cosmic consciousness and cosmic creative power. Consciousness is the passive pole of existence and creative power is the active pole of existence. Read more

Monday, June 16, 2008

Two Tantric Sex Techniques

Tantra teachers Dianne and Kerry Riley describe two basic Tantric sex techniques that can benefit both men and women.
A male can increase and expand the amount of ecstasy he can have and at the same time increase the length of time he is able to make love so that his partner has a chance of reaching higher states.

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There are two tantric sex exercises, two techniques that will help with ejaculation control. One is P.C. Muscle exercises and the other is the breath.

These exercises are also beneficial for women to extend their orgasmic response, taking more pleasure for herself and to give more pleasure to her partner. The P.C. muscle is the major muscle of contraction in both sexes for orgasm, so strengthening it increases sensations of pleasure. Read more

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The 3 Basic Categories of Tantric Sex Techniques

The AT Tantra Tantric Sex site says that the three basic Tantric sex technique categories are the "give and receive" method, the "take" method, and the "modern" method. I've never known anyone who could do the second, but, unfortunately, "teachers" who practice the third to obtain sex and power do exist.
The 3 basic tantra tantric sex technique categories are:
Type 1 - the “give and receive method” - This tantra tantric sex technique involves the couple sharing their "energies" during sex. Think of it like a circle of energy - an electrical circuit if you will. The couple can also "tap into" the energies of the Earth and the Universe/Spirit (which then feeds more energy into this "circuit", and the energy builds and grows). This type of tantra tantric sex technique benefits both partners. That is the basis of the method we recommend and teach. Read more

Thursday, June 12, 2008

So Hum Mantra Meditation Technique

The So Hum mantra, used within the traditions of Tantra and Vedanta, has been called the universal mantra because of the fact that its vibration is already a part of the breath, and everybody breathes. Sooooo... is the sound of inhalation, and Hummmm... is the sound of exhalation.
The simple, yet profound, So Hum Meditation technique is probably one of the most popular Mantra Meditations. It emerges from the Yoga school of Hindu Philosophy and belongs in the category of Japa Meditations (Meditations that require the chanting of Mantras).

The So Hum (aka So Ham, Soham or Sohum) Mantra Meditation, done sincerely, is very effective in bringing about a complete transformation of individual consciousness. So Hum literally means "I am That" (So = "That" or "Thou" or "Divinity"; Hum = "I am") and the mantra’s aim is to bring about this union (yoga) between your individual consciousness and Divine Consciousness. Another way to interpret this purpose, is that the meditation brings about the realization that all that you see is yourself — The Observer is the Observed. Read more

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

A Short Definition of Sacred Sex

Catherine Yronwode gives a short definition and history of Tantra, karezza, and other forms of sacred sex. It doesn't get any clearer or more succinct than this.
Tantra (a Sanskrit word which means "woven together") is a term loosely applied to several divergent and even contradictory schools of Hindu yoga in which the sexual union of male and female is worshipped either in principle or in human practice. It has also come to be applied to sex-based religious practices developed in other religions, including Bon, Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Judaism, and Transcendentalism. Read more

Saturday, June 7, 2008

The 6 Best Sex Positions for Large Couples

While couples who are overweight can enjoy sex just as much as anyone else, certain positions aren't very satisfying for large couples and may make for awkward moments. The positions that might best suit large couples are the woman on top, reverse woman-on-top, rear entry, T-square, X position, and the modified Yab-Yum.

1) Woman-on Top: The female superior positions are great for G-spot stimulation. In the woman-on-top position, the man lies on his back, with his legs straight, or knees slightly bent. If his stomach is very large, he can lift it up with both hands as the woman straddles him with her knees bent, facing him. She can then slide his erect penis into her vagina and start her pelvic thrusts either alone or in conjunction with his. If she stays upright and doesn't lean toward her partner too much, their abdomens won't get in the way.

2) Reverse Woman-on-Top: In this variation of the woman-on-top position, the man lies on his back and the woman straddles him with her back facing his front. She then inserts his penis into her vagina from the rear. The partners' abdomens do not come in contact with each other, which allows deeper penetration. The problem here is that the woman may have to stay in a crouching posture for quite several minutes before the man adjusts himself to the angle of penetration. Push his stomach up before you sit completely.

3) Rear Entry: Rear entry positions are excellent for large couples because the woman is facing away from her partner. This keeps your abdomens from competing for space, gives both of you maximum leeway to move around, and provides excellent G-spot stimulation.

4) T-Square Position: One of the most effective positions for large couples is the T-square position. The woman is on her back with her legs spread wide apart. Her partner lies with his hips under the arch formed by her raised legs. With both abdomens out of the way, the penis can thrust as deeply as desired.

5) X Position: In the X position, the woman lies on her back with her legs bent at the hips and her thighs spread as wide as possible. After the penis is inserted into the vagina, the woman then brings both legs together, while the man swings his body in either direction 45 degrees, forming a large X. The woman should contract the muscles of her vagina during this maneuver to avoid the possibility of the penis slipping out. In this position, the partners' abdomens are not in juxtaposition, but sufficiently removed from each other to permit proper sexual thrusting.

6) Modified Yab-Yum: The modified Yab-Yum has the man sitting on a fairly firm surface with his legs out and slightly apart. His partner sits on him with a firm pillow under her rear to support her. As a variation, she can lean back slightly against a wall or headboard, which increases the friction on her G-spot.

Naturally,there are plenty of things for lovers to do besides sexual intercourse. One can do amazing things with a properly trained set of fingers, and positioning is not generally a problem in oral sex. However, sexual intercourse is a physical expression of intimacy that is important to many large couples, and these six positions can make it comfortable and satisfying.

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, June 5, 2008

Increasing Sexual Intimacy through Touch

Touch enhances sensuality by stimulating the release of endorphins, the body's mood-elevating chemicals. Caresses can reduce blood pressure and make people feel calmer and happier, and the stress-reducing effects of sexual touch can set the stage for fulfilling lovemaking."
Exploring sexual touch with your partner can be a wonderful way to deepen sexual intimacy, and discover new aspects of your own (and your partner's) sexuality. Sexual touch is not about orgasm, it's about exploration. Try not to think of it as another technique to get to some end point. Some people consider this kind of exploration to be "energy work" or "spiritual sex", but it isn't necessary to name it in that way order to do it. Read more

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Make Your House Your Ashram

An ashram in ancient India was a Hindu hermitage where sages lived in peace and tranquility amidst nature. Most of us can't leave our homes to spend time in an ashram, so why not make your home your ashram?
Your ashram is where you are! The reason why an ashram becomes a center of energy is because of a dedication. You can transform the place you live in, in a glorious centre of shining power and energy!

All you have to do is start taking action in that direction, so that your outer reality reflects your inner state of mind. If you start touching the space of yoga in you, let it reflect on your personal space. Make it more than an altar in some corner of your house.

This energy is truly ready to embody itself where you are. All you have to do is give it space. Read more