Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tantra Tip of the Day- Practice Enlightened Sex

I have been studying David Deida's work for about 5 years and I particularly like his 6 CD set on Enlightened Sex and the Enlightened Sex Manual is good too. I will be offering a workshop May 22-23,2010 in Sedona, covering many of these skills. It is called Awakening the Ecstatic Body:The Full Body Orgasm and Beyond.

Learn About Enlightened Sex
Finding Freedom & Fullness Through Sexual Union

On Enlightened Sex, David presents his first full-length audio curriculum for transforming your lovemaking. In this seven-hour workshop on the art of engaged love, you are invited to explore:

* How to know the right partner for deepening your spiritual practice of sex
* Arousing unbearable pleasure to heal old wounds and melt open beyond fear
* The rules of "sexual polarity" (the key to physical attraction)
* Breathing exercises to cultivate mystical sexual experience
* The three types of women's orgasm - and how to develop the trust each requires, and much more.

Through ten in-depth sessions of guided practices, sexual skills, and provocative insights into the nature of human sexuality, David Deida shows you how to sustain the ecstasy of deep sex so that during your intimate encounters - and in every minute of your life - you are a beacon of conscious light for everyone, beaming with the effulgence of Enlightened Sex.

Session 1: Love, Romance, and Polarity

Session 2: Understanding your sexual essence

Session 3: The three stages of intimacy

Session 4: Guided practice (alone or with partner): Feeling without boundaries

Session 5: Offering your gifts to your partner

Session 6: Guided practice (with a friend or intimate partner): Cultivating your deepest heart presence

Session 7: The six levels of sexuality - The evolution of sex

Session 8: Discovering the full spectrum of love - the dark side of sexuality

Session 9: Monogamy, polygamy, commitment and choosing the right partner

Session 10: Guided practice - Sexual Energy Exercises: Breathing (alone or with partner)

Session 11: Guided practice - Sexual Energy Exercises: The dark and light sides of the feminine and masculine (with partner)

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Tantra Tip of the Day - Do Osho's Dynamic Meditation

Order your copy Dynamic Meditation


This is an energizing morning meditation that opens breathing, body, and inner energies, followed by witnessing and dancing.

1.First stage: 10 minutes
Breathing rapidly in and out through the nose , concentrate always on the exhalation. The breath should move deeply into the lungs, and the chest expands with each inhalation. Be as fast as you can in your breathing, making sure breathing stays deep. Do this as totally as you possibly can; without tightening up your body, make sure neck and shoulders stay relaxed.

Continue on until you literally become the breathing, allowing breath to be chaotic (that means not in a steady, predictable way). Once your energy is moving, it will begin to move your body. Moving your arms and body in a natural way will help your energy to rise. Feel your energy building up; don't let go during the first stage and never slow down.

2.Second stage: 10 minutes
Follow your body. Give your body freedom to express whatever is there … EXPLODE! … Let your body take over. Let go of everything that needs to be thrown out. Go totally mad… Sing, scream, laugh, shout, cry, jump, shake, dance, kick, and throw yourself around. Hold nothing back, keep your whole body moving. A little acting often helps to get you started. Never allow your mind to interfere with what is happening. Remember to be total with your body.

3.Third stage: 10 minutes
Leaving your shoulders and neck relaxed, raise both arms as high as you can without locking the elbows. With raised arms, jump up and down shouting the mantra HOO!…HOO!…HOO! as deeply as possible, coming from the bottom of your belly. Each time you land on the flats of your feet (making sure heels touch the ground), let the sound hammer deep into the sex center. Give all you have, exhaust yourself completely.

4.Fourth stage: 15 minutes
Stop! Freeze where you are in whatever position you find yourself. Don't arrange the body in any way. A cough, a movement, anything will dissipate the energy flow and the effort will be lost. Be a witness to everything that is happening to you.

5.Fifth stage: 15 minutes
Celebrate!…with music and dance express whatsoever is there. Carry your aliveness with you through-out the day.

Music by Deuter.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Tantra and Kundalini

This video has some great images!

Want to learn more try this Kundalini Meditation

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Male and Female Brains are Different - Psychology Today

The Scientific Fundamentalist
A Look at the Hard Truths About Human Nature

by Satoshi Kanazawa
Male brain vs. female brain : Why do men try to figure out their relationships? Why do women talk to their cars?

What is a male brain? What is a female brain?

Published on March 16, 2008

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Opening the Inner Flute- Sexual Energy as Fuel for Awakening

Crystal demonstrating "Opening the Inner Flute" sitting across from a partner.

Tantra is unique from most spiritual practices is that it embraces sex as a path to the Divine. It sees the human body as a Temple. The body experiences birth, death, hunger, thirst, pain and pleasure. It is a laboratory for Consciousness to play and explore the material world. Tantra uses the body’s sexual energy to expand awareness.

Tantra teaches you how to move your sexual energy from the root, up to the heart center expanding conscious awareness as it moves up to the crown,. Sexual energy is the rocket fuel that takes you into mystical realms. It accelerates the process of discovering that you are not our thoughts, bodies, feelings or beliefs. You are Divine Consciousness in human form, enjoying its ability to experience pleasure, bliss and Unity Consciousness.

In Sky Dancing Tantra we use the 3 Keys of breath, sound and movement to open the “Inner Flute.”

Follow these 7 steps to open your "Inner Flute."

1) Stand with your knees hip width apart and slightly bent.

2) Breathe through your mouth and into the belly, allowing it to expand.

3) Increase the energy by breathing in as if you are sipping through straw.

4) Allow your pelvis to rotate freely, keeping the knees bent. Keep the head level, avoid bouncing up and down. As you inhale rock the hips back, creating an arch in the back. As you exhale, tuck the tail bone under, flattening the back.

5) Add the PC pump. As you inhale squeeze the pelvic floor muscles pulling them upwards and as you exhale let them relax.

6) Put all the steps together. As you inhale imagine you are breathing the energy up from your root to your heart. Practice this until you feel the energy pulsing from your root to your heart. You can play with speeding up and slowing down your respiratory rate.

7) Once you have mastered connecting root and heart move the energy to the crown. Practice until you can feel the energy flowing from your root to your crown. See yourself as a rainbow bridge of light connecting Earth and Sky.

Opening your Inner Flute is a wonderful way to begin each day. This practice can be done standing as described here, sitting with knees lower then the hips, laying down on the back with the knees bent and feet on flat on the floor or side lying in the spoon position. You can do also do it prior to making love and /or incorporate it into your love making. Some of the benefits of this practice are improved health, sexual vitality, mental clarity, expanded creativity and inner peace. Do this practice daily to maintain and enhance your physical, emotional and spiritual health. It is also a great practice to do prior to making love and can also be incorporated it into your love making.

Erogenous Zones of Life, Light, and Emptiness - Ken Wilber on You Tube

In this video Ken talks about sex, Tantra and using sexual energy to Awaken. The phase he shares that mirrors the breathing practice he talks about is,
" Bliss realizing Emptiness Arises as Compassion."

Monday, March 22, 2010

Love Until it Hurts- Ken Wilber You Tube

This clip is worth watching. In it Ken describes the differences between masculine and feminine approaches to meditation. The masculine stares at a blank wall and the feminine loves till it hurts.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hugs and Kisses Slash Stress

by Frances Amaroux www.lovecoaching.com

From the hallowed halls of science comes another excuse to get close: New research shows that hugs and kisses slash stress. Loving touches — and the resulting gush of good feelings — can cut the level of stress hormones coursing through your body by 7 percent, according to a recent study in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Anything from sex to holding hands can do the trick. You get calmer every minute you’re in contact. So go ahead: pop in a movie and spend the evening snuggling on the couch. You’ll be healthier for it.

The stress-snuggle connection was put to the test by Beate Ditzen, Ph.D., a psychologist at the University of Zurich in Switzerland who studied 51 couples for a week, asking them to record their activities and take saliva samples every three hours. The samples were analyzed for levels of the stress hormone cortisol. The results: "Intimacy reduced cortisol levels by improving mood," says Dr. Ditzen.

A Daily Dose

Every minute spent hugging, kissing, holding hands or having sex translated into a small decrease in stress. Every touch had the same power to soothe. In other words, the 20th hug or kiss worked just as well as the first, and 20 hugs generated 20 times as much stress relief as a single snuggle. Unfortunately, you can’t bank the benefits. Extra physical intimacy today won’t reduce your stress levels later this week. You’ve got to be "in touch" every day.

The benefits of loving touch do stick beyond the front door, however. Work-related stress doesn’t stand a chance if you’ve gotten a good dose of closeness, the researchers learned. Sure, a hug can erase the tension of a tough day on the job. But more than that, intimacy actually protects you from feeling work stress at all, whether you have a crummy office, bad manager, long hours, deadline pressure, interruptions or other job woes. So if the day looks like it has challenges ahead, make a date for a little kissing before or after work, or maybe even sneak some in at lunch.

Happily Ever After
The de-stressing effects of sex and snuggles may explain why happily married couples live longer and healthier lives. Studies have already proven that loving touch can reduce blood pressure and have other health benefits. Scientists have a number of theories about why intimacy is relaxing. For example, a hug can bring on a gush of the love hormone oxytocin, which floods the body and feels great.

Angry hugs don’t work, which might explain why unhappily married couples don’t live any longer than singles. Negative emotions seem to ruin the health benefits and de-stressing effect. So if you want to live happily ever after (and make it last), hold out for someone who makes you feel great.

Try This at Home
If you don’t have a mate handy for hugs, try getting the benefits from friends and family. While the couples in this study were all dual-income with kids, the researchers did not evaluate whether hugs and kisses from children, parents, friends or others might be just as good at scaring off stress. Other studies have linked friendship with good health, longevity and less stress. And Dr. Ditzen agrees that snuggling up to anyone who feels yummy might reduce stress levels.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Tantra Tip of the Day- Allow Your Inner Child to Play

These days life can get very busy. When we take ourselves too seriously life often becomes burdensome.

As kids we knew how to be in the moment and have fun. We were open, curious, playful and creative. Life was playing, laughing and having fun.

Today invite your inner child to come out and play! Stop being an adult for a few minutes, act silly, be spontaneous, discover a new way to play. Take a risk and make yourself or someone else laugh. Enjoy the freedom of this moment!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tantra For Awakening March Newsletter

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Tips, Articles, Events, Links and Lots More Juicy Tantra Tidbits.

Spiritual Sex: Ecstatic Love Beyond The Physical

Original art by A. Andrew Gonzalez http://www.sublimatrix.com/

I just spent 3 hours posting articles on the Tantric News. If you don't know about it please go check it out. http://tantricnews.com/

While I was there I found this article and I reprinted it below.

Linda E. Savage
Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist and Sex Educator.
Spiritual Sex: Ecstatic Love Beyond The Physical

Eleven minutes: that's the estimated time most couples spend making love and sometimes its not even much fun. Between one quarter and one half of long term relationships are beset with low desire and it is common for spouses to find other sexual outlets. We are living in a time when all the marital roles and rules have changed and old solutions don't seem to be working.

Even with these facts, I'm not at all pessimistic about the possibilities of lasting sexual love, but I do believe we are looking in all the wrong places. We cannot mandate thrilling, connected sexual encounters and just because one is married and "should" be having lots of fulfilling sex, doesn't make it so. The fact is we do not have any idea just how deep and all encompassing sex can be because we are stuck with a model of sex that I call, "The Performance Model: Sex equals intercourse": the goal of sex is orgasm, and great sex is a virtuoso performance.

As recent as one hundred years ago, women were thought to be incapable of orgasm and sex was intended purely for procreation. Not that everyone accepted this view, but everything in our Western culture supported women's sexual ignorance and encouraged men to use sex in very limited ways. Now, women are supposed to have orgasms every time and men are supposed to last all night as perfect sexual athletes. It's a recipe for disaster which the invention of Viagra has not averted.

So imagine living in a culture where sex was sacred and not a sin and sexuality was seen as a positive expression of the life force. This perspective was the norm in many cultures pre-dating Greek and Roman times and these societies date back 30,000 years. Even as late as 3,500 years ago those who lived on the island of Crete recognized sexual pleasure as a wonderful way to connect with spirit, renew the abundance of the land, and unite deeply with one another. In this culture sexuality was widely understood as a pathway to spiritual ecstasy.

The fact is that sexuality and spirituality were never split until well into the first millennium of the Common Era when denial of the body became the popular theology of the day. It may seem outrageous to view sexuality in such lofty terms. Yet, it no longer makes sense to deny the spiritual dimension of our sexuality, as if we had "lower," physical urges and "higher," spiritual functions, disconnected from the body.

Before you read on, let me define what I mean by spiritual sex: it is sexual energy that goes beyond physical sensations of pleasure and genital orgasms. It is not limited to genital stimulation and the release of tension through a quick and simple orgasm. When spiritual sex is consciously practiced, there is a quality of "mindfulness," which is heightened awareness and expanded consciousness. The more cosmic experiences utilizing sexual energy create ecstatic states. The essence of spiritual sex is enhanced awareness, extraordinary inspiration, and a sense of merging with the life force.

For simplicity's sake, I've divided spiritual sex into two levels: the first is conscious loving which is sexual energy that generates intense, loving feelings for the partner. The result is greater partner connection, reinforcing commitment in a long-term relationship through loving communion, enhancing the bond. The second level is spiritual union which is the ultimate expression of sexuality. Often one receives inspiration and illumination that can be translated into divine guidance or simply experienced as pure bliss. These transcendental sexual experiences produce a sense of merging with the source of energy and losing physical boundaries during orgasm. It is often described as "being in the moment of boundless bliss." Many ancient and modern visionary experiences are described as feelings of being "bathed in pure light." It is cosmic orgasm, the direct experience of the self as pure energy, in union with a divine source. This level of spiritual sex may occur without a partner and even without any physical stimulation.

Many of you intuitively know the link between spirituality and sexuality through direct experience. One woman, I'll call Carrie, related the following; "At the moment of orgasm I knew that I was in a great, golden light and I experienced myself as transparent, luminous energy. I saw seven star-like, golden, swirling points that lined up in my body. I did not know about the chakras at the time but later I discovered that that's what I saw. My energy centers looked like radiant golden lights in my body." What she had visualized was the life force freely flowing through all seven energy centers that were illuminated and energized by her orgasm. Many people who become interested in spiritual sex have had initial spontaneous ecstatic experiences such as Carrie's.

Since sexual energy is the source of our connection to the life force, the benefits to physical, emotional, and mental health are obvious. Developing conscious rituals and techniques allow you to become more open to such transcendent experiences. It prepares you to be receptive to the possibility of connecting in higher states of awareness from peak sexual moments.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Ken Wilber on the Shadow

A couple of weeks ago I started studying Ken Wilber's Integral Spirituality.I have been getting up in the morning, reading it and meditating. I am enjoying the process of assimilating the information. Chapter 6 is called the Shadow and the Disowned Self. I am very interested in healing the Shadow. I found this chapter very enlightening.

If you haven't read any Ken Wiber I recommend reading Introducing Ken Wilber: Concepts for an Evolving World By Lew Howard as a great introduction to his work.

I highly recommend reading Integral Spirituality if you want to have a deeper understanding of the integral approach to spirituality. You may want to check and see if your library has a copy.

I also join an Integral study group here in Sedona.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Remember You've Got Friend- You Tube

Tantra is about community and connection. It is about recognizing separation is an illusion and that we are truly all one breath and one heart. This song is one of my favorites! It is a great reminder to open are hearts and share the love! I want to thank my friend, Zannie, for sharing this You Tube with me.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Crystal's Interview -Becoming Multi-Orgasmic! (Part Two)

Crystal's Interview with Dr Patty Taylor on the Expanded Love Making Podcast Part 2

Episode 125: Becoming Multi-Orgasmic! (Part Two): Dr. Patti talks to Crystal Dawn Morris, Tantra Teacher, Healer and Coach


Listen in as Crystal Dawn Morris shares about enhancing your multi-orgasmic potential through Tantra. What does Crystal teach men and women to do as a routine part of learning this skill? Why is emotional clearing so important, and exactly what types of trauma can affect your sexuality? How can you clear that these energies? How does a woman develop her capacity to be multi-orgasmic? Why is containing energy so important? What is the role of relaxation? What does being multi-orgasmic look like for men? How long does it take to learn this capability? Does being orgasmic contribute to the world being a better place? How does being in good communication with your partner fuel your desire? Another really fun and informative show with Crystal! Visit her website at www.TantraforAwakening.com


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sedona Video Says, Come Feel the Magic

Come visit Sedona. Contact me about personalized Spiritual Retreats for individuals and couples. Experience the magic of Sedona, open your heart and energize your soul.

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Blissful Weekend in Sedona Learning Sky Dancing Tantra from Crystal Dawn

No one wanted to leave the workshop yesterday when the Awakening the Ecstatic Body, weekend came to a close. Participants from as far away as Ohio, gathered on Saturday morning to learn about Sky Dancing Tantra. The Opening the Path to Bliss weekend is the first of 3 Awakening the Ecstatic Body workshops. The can be taken as a series or individually. The Opening the Path to Bliss weekend is focused on energizing the chakras, opening the heart and learning healthy communication skills. Through active meditations, dyadic practices, and group processes magic was created. In only 2 days the group formed a deep bond of trust and connection. One participant said,"THANK YOU for the most amazing weekend! WOW is all I can say at this moment."

"I love teaching this body of wisdom because it is so empowering and transformational!" Says, Crystal Dawn Morris, a Certified Sky Dancing Tantra Teacher and the founder of Tantra for Awakening. She developed and teaches the Awakening the Ecstatic Body workshops. Sky Dancing Tantra was developed by my Teacher Margot Anand. I have had the good fortune to study with her, assist her workshops and become certified by her.

Margot Anand and Crystal Dawn at Harbin Hot Springs, Nov 2007