Saturday, November 28, 2009

Introduction to Tantra: What Can Tantra Do For Me?

Carla Tara answers questions from her temple in Manhattan: What can Tantra do for me? What if I'm already happy with my sex life? Is it true Tantric sex can last for hours and hours?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mandala Meditation – Principle and Technique

Yantra, the art of geometric shapes of sacred proportions, has long been known by yogis and mystics to induce profound meditation states. Focusing on a mandala is a simple, effective way of quieting thoughts and clearing your mind. This article gives a brief technique for mandala meditation.
Mandala literally means circle. Circles are meant as the powerful symbols in every religion and culture. Mandals are the sacred circles which are been used as facilatators in meditation and healing in several religions.

The Principle:

If you deeply observe the nature and working, you can relate much to this sacred circle: Mandala. Mandala can be seen everywhere in the nature. For example: galaxies, planets, moon, sun, even individual cells- all represent the mandala. Every mandala represents or symbolizes an aspect of the nature and the spirit. The energy in the mandala can be honed by meditation and the technique is called mandala meditation.

Here is the brief technique for Mandala Meditation: Read more

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tantric Responsibility

Sexologist Gayle Michaels says the practice of Tantra is about combining orgasmic energy in a synergistic manner, and that, in order to do this, two people must first blend their energy fields prior to having sex.
Tantra is similar to mantra meditation, only your sex partner is your mantra. As with meditation practice, the more attention you choose to concentrate and focus on your partner, the more benefit you will receive from practice. Commitment and dedication to the practice is necessary to attain maximum benefit from a Tantric practice.

A piece of your essence, your life force energy, is transferred to your Tantric partner when orgasm occurs during sexual intercourse. If your Tantric partner has an orgasm with somebody else, without first closing the Tantric circle and returning your essence, some of it will be transferred to the new lover. And if the new lover, then has an orgasm with someone, your essence will be transferred along to that person, and so on. Tantrikas call it "leaking energy" when people share their sexual essence unconsciously in such a manner.

People who are truly practicing Tantra, share their orgasmic energy exclusively and selectively, with others who are committed to containing and protecting the orgasmic charge. They understand the importance of closing the Tantric circle and returning orgasmic essence to the source of origination, before spending orgasmic energy with anyone outside the Tantric circle. Read more

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tantric Tips from the Goddess Temple

Francesca Gentile, host of Sex: Tantra & Kama Sutra, interviews Corynna Clarke, owner of the Goddess Temple. Coryanna engagingly inspires you into the dharma challenge and joyous innocence of Tantric personal practice and discusses the five keys of Tantric sex: breath, movement, sound, intention, and consciousness. You will learn how to engage in Sacred Spot sessions for both women and men and awaken to sex as you've never had it before. Listen to the podcast

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Meditation Cuts Heart Attack Risk in Half

Meditation significantly reduces the risk of a heart attack for people with heart disease, scientists have discovered. Though Transcendental Meditation was used in the study, any "empty mind" type of meditation would achieve similar results, I'm sure.
Patients with heart disease who practised Transcendental Meditation cut their chances of a heart attack, stroke and death by half, compared with non-meditating patients, the first study of its kind has found.

Stress is a major factor in heart disease and meditation experts say the technique can help control it. Read more

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Five Principles of Kashmiri Shaivist Tantra

Dr. Patti Taylor, author of Expand Her Orgasm Tonight and Expanded Orgasm, is the world’s leading teacher of Expanded Orgasm. Twenty-five years ago, her kundalini was awakened and she was initiated into the Kashmiri Shaivist lineage, the tradition that underlies her work. She shares her five favorite principles from Kashmiri Shaivism.
... Here is a list of my top five Kashmiri Principles – at least my top five in this moment. For each one, I included a quote from the Vijnana Bhairava (See reference at the end of this article) that will allow us to examine this principle more fully and experience it first hand.

For those who are new to reading transmissions, I suggest that you simply relax and read it without trying to understand. Just ‘let them in” to work their magic.

With each verse, I give an example of how I might use the principle. Read more

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Experience Yoga Nidra Meditation

To experience Yoga Nidra Meditation is to sleep like a yogi or yogini.It's a deep meditation bringing about calmness, peace, and clarity. It eliminates the root cause of stress, disease, and a lack of vitality and energy. Yoga Nidra is also known as psychic sleep and dynamic sleep. Yoga Training You explains Yoga Nidra and gives a free online script that you can record.
To best experience Yoga Nidra Meditation techniques...
  • two or three hours after a meal
  • use semi-darkness with the room temperature at your comfort level
  • blanket to keep you warm
  • may place pillows under the head and knee's
It's easy! Experience Nidra Meditations by recording the following step-by-step instructions. Turn on your recorder, and read aloud the following online script. Read more

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sat Kriya: Tantra Yoga for Sexual Health

Sat Kriya is a powerful Tantra yoga technique to cure sexual dysfunctions, improve sexual health, and increase the vibration of sexual energy, so it can be used for healing and spiritual evolution. This Tantric exercise is part of Kundalini Yoga.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Why Tantra?

Tinamarie Bernard investigates Tantric sex to find out what it's all about.
Deeper connection. Sustained passion. A sense of one with your partner. Tantalizing sex. A merging of the sexual and the spiritual. These are just of the reasons I’ve been intrigued by the idea of tantric sexuality. And yet, it is a topic that until recently, I didn’t much talk about because there is quite a bit of mystery surround the idea, and might I just also suggest this: many people may be uncomfortable with the idea that sexuality and spirituality may be connected in ways deeper than the idea that God commanded us to procreate. What if sexuality is actually one way to become closer to God? What if, in the moment of orgasm, we have the opportunity to feel the presence, the kiss of the divine upon our flesh and within our souls? If that intrigues you, continue reading. Even if it doesn't, go ahead. Read more

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Generating Unlimited Stamina with Sensuous Tantra Breathing

Sexual energy is a potent force that can also be harnessed for various spiritual goals and achievements. Tantra teacher Acharya Subhojit Dasgupta gives a Tantra exercise that helps us build unlimited sexual stamina with sensuous breathing.
Ancient tantra practices are a means of using the natural concentration of intense passionate desire to direct our minds beyond ourselves. The purpose of learning tantra was never to justify sexual addiction or hypocrisy – rather, these practices are meant to boost general well-being as well as specific psycho-spiritual abilities. For this reason, I suggest that my students imagine their energy being released through the tops of their heads after ending their daily spiritual experience.

Tantra utilizes all our energies, and our inherent sexual energy is a very powerful and potent force that can also be harnessed for various spiritual goals and achievements. Understanding the secrets of tantra with the help of a qualified tantra master can help create a very sensual and deep connection with your partner; this connection can be used to transcend awareness of mind and body, and to be totally present in the moment. Tantra scriptures ask us to find the right partner to practice these exercises in a transformative, consciousness-raising process.

I give here a specific tantra exercise that helps us build unlimited sexual stamina with sensuous breathing. This particular exercise must be done on an empty stomach, early in the morning. Read more

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Study: Mantras Help Reduce Stress

Mantras are used by a variety of ancient spiritual traditions, all of which carefully specify the ways in which they must be employed. However, a new study has found that mantras from the major faith traditions, and even mantras without religious underpinnings, can help reduce stress.
Mantras can help with stress reduction, new research shows.

Mantras, or mantrams, are a word or phrase with spiritual meaning, write Jill Bormann, PhD, RN, and colleagues in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

The researchers studied 30 veterans and 36 hospital workers at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, where Bormann is a research nurse scientist. In a five-week class, participants chose a mantra and learned to use it to manage stress.

The study shows that the majority of participants used their mantras to help them cope with a wide range of problems, including anxiety, stress from traffic and work, insomnia, and unwanted thoughts. Read more