Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tantra teacher Suzie Heumann explains why having a healthy pelvis can free a woman's orgasm.
Researchers from the University of the West of Scotland conducted a study on the correlation between the way women walk and whether or not they are vaginally orgasmic. After coming up with a set of criteria by which to judge, they set about filming 20 women walking. Half of the women were vaginally orgasmic (intercourse with no added, direct clitoral stimulation) and the other half self identified as not being vaginally orgasmic.
When the researchers asked the therapists previously trained with this set of criteria to identify the women whom they thought were vaginally orgasmic, they accurately identified 80 percent after watching them walk. The criteria involved how freely the women walked, their open, easy gait and the hip-to-leg rotation relationship of each woman. "This could reflect the free, unblocked energetic flow from the legs through the pelvis to the spine," the authors note. Basically, the more open, easy, freewheeling and swinging the woman's walk was, the more orgasmic potential she has, according to this study.
According to Stuart Brody, one of the authors of the study, "Blocked pelvic muscles, which might be associated with psychosexual impairments, could both impair vaginal orgasmic response and gait." Vaginally orgasmic women might also feel more confident about their sexuality, and their gait may reflect this feeling. Better mental health has been linked with vaginal orgasm in other current research. "Such confidence might also be related to the relationships that a woman has had, given the finding that specifically penile-vaginal orgasm is associated with indices of better relationship quality," say the authors. Read more
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Tantric sex isn't as scary, difficult, or mystical as it sounds. Tonic gives four easy steps to a Tantric-like sexual experience.
"Tantric Sex" is one of those phrases, like Astral Projection or Tibetan Meditation, that most of us have heard but few of us can explain in any detail. But really, Tantric Sex isn't as scary or difficult or mystical as it sounds. It's just a way of sharing with your partner and using your body to achieve a richer sexual experience. Here are four easy steps you can take to achieve a tantric-like sexual experience. Read more
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Many people don't realize (or refuse to believe) how closely breathing is tied to health, meditative states, physical sensation, and orgasm. Suzie Heumann explains the connection.
"The single most important key to sex that I've yet discovered is conscious rhythmic breathing; the more you breathe the more you feel and the more you come alive. Many of us breathe only enough to survive but not to live fully. Deep breathing is a door to waking up to healing and to more personal freedom."-- Annie Sprinkle, PhD., Tantrica & Ex-Porn StarBreathing doesn't seem very sexy but it's the key to orgasmic pleasure and self-empowerment for women and to lasting longer for men. The benefits of learning new, simple ways of breathing are extraordinary and have direct health benefits, too. Breathing deeply into your belly increases relaxation, decreases tension and stress, helps women focus on pleasure and puts more oxygen into your blood stream. Oxygen is what delivers the 'O' in Orgasm. Read more
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Ancient Greek Bacchanalian orgies celebrated sex, spirituality, and culture. Michael and Lissa hope to recreate the event in 2010 at a pagan-friendly site in French Lick, Indiana.
Lissa and Michael are on a mission to change the world, one orgy at a time. And their plan just might work. Michael is a modern day priest of Dionysus, the mythological Greek god of wine, who is most notorious as the inspirer of ritual madness and ecstasy. The ancient Romans called him Bacchus, and made him the patron deity of agriculture and the theater. He was also known as the Liberator – the god who helps free the human spirit through ecstasy, or wine. Of course that was back in the days when Jesus could turn water into wine without anyone suggesting that he should go to an AA meeting. Even today many Christians sip a bit of wine, portraying it as the symbolic blood of Christ. One can't help but think that the dynamic duo of Bacchus and Jesus might have been a lot of fun at parties. "Wine, women, and salvation" has a rather nice ring to it.
A lot has changed over the past 2000 years, but the human thirst for spiritual enlightenment and liberation is still a powerful force in all cultures of the world. And, as the internet and other forms of modern media prove on a daily basis, we still have an insatiable interest in sex. Wouldn't it be nice if our spiritual lives and our sexual lives could team up and provide a whole new meaning to the idea of a "church social"? Indeed, this is roughly the sort of vision that Michael, Lissa, and other Pagans wish to share with the world. Sex, they would say, is sacred and should be celebrated as an integral part of our social and spiritual lives. Read more
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Dr. Joy Davidson discusses the differences between goal-oriented Western sex magick and consciousness-raising Eastern sex magick. Both of the resources she recommends are excellent, though for serious Tantric practitioners Demons of the Flesh is far superior.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Sex educator Linda E. Savage says to experience truly flowing sexual energy, we must first move beyond negative cultural conditioning into positive, healthy attitudes.
Sexual energy is the life force moving through the whole body and when it flows easily, it energizes all energy centers. However, sexual energy can get stuck, particularly if the heart center is afflicted. When someone relates to sex addictively, it is often because of significant blocks or leaks in one or more of the energy centers.
For the next few blogs, I will explore dilemmas associated with each energy center, progressing from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. These areas are:
- Permission: Healing the Cultural Wounding Read more
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Tantra Sadhana presents a basic Tantric bonding meditation that you can perform with your lover for fifteen minutes every day.
Tantra is the combination of tattva ( the advanced science of cosmic principles ), and mantra ( the sciences of mystic sound and energy vibrations ) and its various applications. Authentic Tantra is based on the harmonization of this combination, raising its intensity to unlimited potency.
It has a wide range of practical techniques applicable by men and women of every spiritual level. It aims at turning every action into a practice of love.
Here is a basic tantric bonding meditation: Perform this meditation with your lover, for 15 minutes every day. Read more
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Marnia Robinson compares Mantak Chia's neo-Daoism to karezza and finds karezza to be a superior method for reaching "soul orgasm," which she says is "an experience of 'being,' not 'doing,' of 'merging,' not 'doing to,' and of 'relaxation,' not 'performance.'"
Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy by Mantak Chia (with Michael Winn) was my first introduction to the wisdom of making love without striving for orgasm. Chia, a neo-Daoist master, teaches men another way to manage their sexual energy, as well as the weakness in humanity's current habits. His book greatly expanded my understanding of my role as a lover, helping me to become a safer lover.
However, even before I stumbled upon the ancient account of Daoist lovemaking in the work ascribed to the famous Daoist sage, Laozi (Lao Tzu), I realized that there was an inherent inconsistency in Chia’s teachings. The mystical, merging experience which he calls “the valley orgasm” is a state of “not doing.” Yet, much of Chia’s book is about performance-oriented techniques, such as clenching the teeth, the buttocks and the muscles around the prostate gland, counting intercourse strokes, and so forth. These vigorous measures permit a skilled man to approach the edge of orgasm, and then maintain his control sufficiently to make love rather vigorously…indefinitely. Read more
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Researchers fired lasers at a meditating yoga master to test his pain threshold.
In what sounds like a plot from an animated sci-fi film, I've just found a remarkable study where Japanese researchers put a Yoga Master in a brain scanner and fired lasers at him because he claimed not to be able to feel pain while meditating.
It turns out that he showed significantly less brain activity in areas typically activated by pain when meditating. Read more
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tantra teacher Kamala Devi has posted a multiple choice quiz at Uninhibited Bliss to help you determine which type of Tantra is best for you.
There is a day and night difference between the three types of tantric. They are totally different in quality, quantity, direction, practices, methods, facets, and use.” –Yogi BhajanYogi Bhajan was referring to the White, Pink and Red paths of Tantra. Now that TantraTantra-Palooza is almost upon us, you will have an opportunity to sample a wide range of teachers and styles. So we were inspired to create a quiz to help you determine which type of tantra is best for you: Read more
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Dr. Juliana Dahl teaches how to chant from each chakra in a two part series. In this video she starts with the base chakra and goes up to the heart chakra. In Tantric Practice Part 2, Dr Dahl starts with the throat chakra and finishes with the crown chakra.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
According to researchers at the University of Kentucky, woman who describe themselves as "spiritual" had more sex partners than those who were less spiritual or described themselves in other ways.
Is it sexy to be spiritual? New research has found that spirituality has a greater effect on the sex lives of young adults — especially women — than religion, impulsivity, or alcohol.
“I think people have been well aware of the role that religious and spiritual matters play in everyday life for a very long time,” said Jessica Burris, one of the study’s researchers at the University of Kentucky. “But in the research literature, the unique qualities of spirituality — apart from religiousness — are not usually considered.”
According to a research measure known as the Spiritual Transcendence Scale, those qualities are connectedness, universality, and prayer fulfillment. But the data found that of the three, connectedness plays the largest role in spiritual sexuality and leads to more sex with more partners, often without the use of condoms. Read more