Friday, December 11, 2009

Tantra Tip of the Day- Enhance Intimacy with Healing Touch

Tantra teaches that touch can be very powerful when used with the intent to heal and awaken another person. With an open mind and some practice anyone can learn how to give and receive Tantric healing touch. Learning how to give and receive touch with presence offers many benefits.

1) The body relaxes open and releases blocked energy.
2) It increases awareness and supports whole-body healing.
3) It awakens the senses, allowing ecstatic energy expand and flow.
4) It creates a conscious connection between the giver and the receiver.

Set aside some time to share healing touch with a friend or lover. Shut off the phones and make sure you won't be disturbed for at least an hour or two. This kind of touch can be done clothed, partially clothed or nude, depending on your level of comfort. Create a comfortable place to practice. The area needs to be warm, clutter free, with soft lighting and relaxing music. You can work on a massage table, the floor or a bed.

Do a Heart Salutation. In Tantra we use the Sanskrit word, Namaste' which means I honor the Divine in you, as a reflection of the Divine within me. Begin this practice by sitting across from your partner and looking into their eyes. Maintain eye contact throughout the process. Next, extend your arms towards the earth, palms together. Inhale and keeping your hands in prayer position, bring them to your heart. Exhale, as you bow forward and acknowledge the Divine in each other by saying, “Namaste." Inhale, as you straighten back up. Finally, exhale as you allow your hands return to the starting position, pointed towards the earth.

Now, take a few minutes each to share your desires, fears and boundaries. A boundary is what you need to feel safe and stay open. Agree on the amount of time you are committed to sharing this experience. If you are both going to give and receive then divide the time equally. Decide who will give and who will receive first.

The receiver then lies down with the intention of surrendering into each moment and letting go. The giver holds the intention of being a conduit for healing, a "hollow bone" for the Divine to move through. Both of you let go of anything outside this very moment.

The giver begins by connecting to the energy body of the receiver. Very slowly, with your hands 6-10 inches above them scan their entire body. See what you notice. Encourage the receiver to breathe deeply into their belly and make sounds as they exhale. Let your breath begin to synchronize with theirs. As you scan the body notice areas that feel tight, cold, or lack energy. Also notice areas that may feel open, hot or flowing. Gently stroke the energy body until it begins to feel smooth and integrated.

When it feels right, slowly place your hands on their body and take some time "to be" with the body before you begin "doing" anything to it. Slowly, intuitively begin to touch them. Allow the session to emerge organically in the moment, not with your mind making a plan or having a goal. Listen to their feedback and follow their requests with your complete attention. At times you may ask for guidance. Where do they want to be touched? How do they want to be touched? If they don't want to speak ask them to give you feedback only if something does not feel good.

It is important for the receiver to offer positive feedback often. By saying yes or making sounds, such as, ahhhh or hummm. This confirms you like what is unfolding. When giving verbal feedback use the sandwich technique. 1) Give an appreciation.2) Ask for the change. 3) Say thank you. Here is an example. "It feels so good to have my feet caressed. It would feel even better if you used a little more pressure. Thank you let feels great!

This is an opportunity to practice the art of devotion. Touch this person as if they are a God or Goddess. Really allow Love to flow out of your heart, through your hands and into them. Allow this practice to become a meditation, a melting into the One. End by spooning together. Take some time to share your experiences and then switch roles if that was the agreement.

(C) Copyright 2009, Crystal Dawn Morris, all rights reserved.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tantra, Erectile Dysfunction, and Health

Recently, I had a retired couple in their 70's come to me for Tantra coaching, after over 50 years of marriage they wanted some new tools to spice up their love life. He explained that he had ED and used Viagra. He had heard that Tantra could help make erections stronger and last longer. I explained that he was correct. I told him I could also teach him ways to connect energetically so both he and his wife could feel pleasure even if he wasn't fully hard. They scheduled two, 2 hour sessions.

At the first session I taught them how to use breath, sound and movement to open the inner flute. They also learned how activate the "PC Pump." This involves squeezing the pubococcygeus muscle or "PC muscle," which is a hammock-like muscle, found in both sexes, that stretches from the pubic bone to the coccyx (tail bone) forming the floor of the pelvic cavity and supporting the pelvic organs. It is part of the levator ani group of muscles. It controls urine flow and contracts during orgasm. It aids in urinary control and childbirth. A strong PC muscle has also been linked to a reduction in urinary incontinence and proper positioning of the baby's head during childbirth. Women are often taught how to do this exercise in pregnancy where it is referred to as Kegel exercises. I also taught them sexual breathing and how to connect their chakras and move sexual energy energetically. By the end of the two hours they were ready to go back to their hotel and practice.

The next day they returned for their second coaching session. The husband happily revealed that he had woken up with an erection and made love to his wife that morning. This was a rather unusual occurrence. He felt the session the day before had been very helpful and his wife agreed.

I spent the second session teaching them a communication exercise, eye gazing and the ecstatic response. They loved the communication exercise and found the eye gazing very moving. The ecstatic response is a 3 step process for experiencing a full body orgasm. This was a bit more physically challenging for them, due some physical limitations. So I had them practice lying down in the spoon and scissors position. They both felt some energy movement and found the breathing together very pleasurable. I reassured them that with practice they would be able to get their orgasmic energy flowing even more fully though out their entire bodies.

It was a real inspiration working with this couple. Tantra can help people at any age improve their sexual pleasure and increase the over-all health and vitality. If you'd like to learn more about Crystal's Tantra events or caching sessions sign up for her free monthly newsletter at:

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(C) Copyright 2009, Crystal Dawn Morris, all rights reserved.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tantra - A Spiritual Path for Planetary Awakening

I recently discovered this article on my friend Jivana's website and it is reprinted with her permission. This article does a wonderful job of explaiing that tantra is about much more than sex, it is about the transformation of global consciousness. I hope you enjoy it! I would love to hear your comments.


If you're like many people I know, the word Tantra conjures images of generously endowed gods and goddesses in lusty cement poses, circling ancient temples in the Far East. At a glance, it may generate thoughts of a hedonistic culture that fell to it's demise through over indulgence in the physical senses. When you hear it in a modern context does it cause discomfort for reasons not fully understood by the conscious mind?

Please allow me to attempt to demystify the ancient spiritual path of tantra, and try to reveal how it may relate to a great healing of our planet and Her people. I use the pronoun 'Her' because in Her fertility and Her ability to recreate life, the earth may be seen as a 'she'....and in that sense she requires the male principle to spark and protect her generativity so that she may continue her cycles of replenishment. The yin and the yang that make up the whole. No higher or lower is implied here. Both are vital to the creation of balance and wholeness.

The ultimate goal or essential experience of the ancient tantrika was union with God. Oneness with all life. Sometimes called nirvana, or samadhi, or enlightenment. The ancient tantrikas had awakened to the reality that in the depths of sexual union, partners became gods and goddesses, illuminated by the uninhibited flow of source energy. Thus the union of the lovers became an energetic prayer that blessed the relationship, the family, the community and the world. These ancients were a matriarchal culture honoring the abundant capacity of the feminine principle to open, energize and shine light, beauty, and replenishment upon all within her energyfield. They understood that all sentient beings emerge from the union of male and female and to honor this aspect of life was to bring honor to the forces of nature, and nurture their divinity.

But to think that tantra was all about sex is akin to thinking the tail is the elephant. The tantric path was about bringing awareness and balance to every aspect of life. And thus the use of meditation to quiet the mind, bring attention into the body and into the present moment was one of the vital disciplines of the tantric initiate. They saw themselves as a part of a much greater interconnected whole and dedicated their union responsibly to the balance and upliftment of the whole. Does that make you wonder what kind of world we might be living in now if that path had flourished? It does me.

Emerging out of the awareness of the physical empowerment and spiritual enlightenment that became available in the union of two, came the path of yoga, which also means union with the divine, and seeks to harness the power of source energy through awareness of breath, postures and disciplines, and create a meditative awareness in the yogi and yogini. Tantra yoga is the aspect of yoga and one of a very few spiritual paths on our planet that uses the most vital force of nature to create more consciousness of the god that dwells within and animates physical form.

Well then, where did we go wrong? I suppose if we look at our current planetary predicament from a place of non-duality then everything is at this moment, perfect as it is. All is just grist for the evolutionary mill. But a quick look at some of the historical elements (and forgive me here... I am a very simple historian), may evoke a spark of a ha..

The postulation that Christ and Magdalene were adepts in the Egyptian mystery schools, married and tantric lovers is not the exclusive idea of Dan Brown in the Da Vinci Code. Many contemporary religious and secular writers believe this, and I have heard it said that Christ evoked the power of their sacred union to endure the crucifixion. Then as the Christian religions were forming, and men were exerting their dominance and control, Magdalene became a whore and sex became a sin, except in situations deemed virtuous by the all powerful patriarchal church. And humanity as a whole, began to fear and mistrust its own basic nature. I ask you, what might the world look like if Christ were not the celibate son of a virgin mother, and Magdalene was not cast as a prostitute? The implication that sex is bad is buried deep in our collective psyche.. The contemporary theologian Matthew Fox calls the church's attitude towards sex the mortal sin of religion. And the Indian Tantric master Osho claimed that sex was the elemental pathway to the flowering of love and consciousness.To repress a society is to be able to control it, and limits growth, awareness and spiritual development.

In my practice for the past 16 years I see daily the fallout of this. People starving for touch and intimacy, who are as though traversing a foreign territory. We have all the tools to dangerously overpopulate the earth, but have we yet harnessed the love to sustain it?

We need to reclaim and honor the wholesomeness of our natural humanity, forgive each other for our past blindness, and emerge a victorious people moving purposefully into a new age of love, peace, sensuality and enlightenment. This then frees us to replenish our beautiful planet with our love, and the ecstatic recognition of our intrinsic and eternal Oneness..

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tantra Teacher Certification in Sedona, Arizona 2010

If you are interested in becoming a successful Tantra Teacher or Coach in 2010 this program is for you! You learn how to embody what you teach and integrate it into your life. You will also be mentored throughout the training and receive the support you need to successfully get started teaching and coaching in your community.

The Art and Business of Teaching Tantra 2010
Certifying the Next Generation of Tantra teachers

February through October 2010
Sedona, Arizona, USA

This training will provide:
• A unique “Mentoring for Success” program
• Skills to sensitively navigate private coaching sessions
• A healthy relationship with your Inner Master Teacher
• Guidance in creating the vision, look and feel of your business
• Expertise to create effective, dynamic Tantra workshops and events
• Marketing ideas that generate income as a Tantra teacher and coach

Taught in 3 one-week modules:
1. February 26- March 4, 2010
2. May 21-27, 2010
3. August 27-September 2, 2010

This comprehensive nine month training offers a unique blend of knowledge and insight from a number of wisdom traditions. It will be taught in three modules. Between modules there will be monthly conference calls to track progress, offer support and answer questions. Individual coaching calls will be available. This program is designed to create successful Tantra teachers and coaches who make a difference in the world. Participants will be expected to integrate and teach what they learn between modules. The training will be taught at the Sedona School of Temple Arts.

The cost of this all-inclusive residential intensive is $6995. It includes 3 weeks of training, 9 conference calls, accommodations and 2 meals a day. SAVE $1000 if you register by January 26. Payment plans are available. The course is limited to sixteen people to insure individual attention. The price for locals is $4500.
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This course is taught by Crystal Dawn Morris, a Certified Sky Dancing Tantra Teacher and the founder of Tantra For Awakening. She draws on a diverse background as a shamanic healer, nurse-midwife, intimacy coach and entrepreneur.

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