1. Tantric Self-Care for Men

    May 24, 2012 by dakini

    “Tantrics go naked, meditate on death next to corpses or in graveyards, or live hidden in the normality of the everyday world, but all the time they use the senses to transcend the senses. Tantra’s contemplative practices are intended to raise a vital energy in the etheric body that is an envelope around the physical body.”~William Irwin Thompson

    The Cosmos is like the sky…clouds come and go, but the sky remains. The cosmos is unchanging. It takes countless forms. To feel disturbed about the numerous clouds in the sky today is nonsensical because whatever is in the sky will change. That’s the nature of the sky. One day it’s clear, the next day it’s cloudy. One day it rains, the next day it snows, the next day the brilliant sun emerges to warm our wounded spirits.

    When your mood becomes heavy and you feel like shutting down, it’s time to shake things up and start moving your body.

    At times, you may experience wonderful changes in your life, as you move into a new home, embrace a career change, marry your beloved, take on a closer relationship with your adult children, give birth to a new business venture, and take positive steps towards healing your body. In the midst of all this, your spirit has been soaring most of the time. However, there are times when even a man who has been practicing tantra can feel bitter or angry, and is easily triggered by those around him, especially by his closest family and friends.

    These negative feelings come from old limiting patterns of thoughts and behaviour that you are probably ready to release; however, the letting go proces is painful at times and you can get stuck. When this happens, dancing may be the best remedy. Yes, dancing! Put on some of your favourite instrumental music and let your powerful male body move to the groove and express all those pent-up feelings. Afterwards, pamper yourself with a hot bubble bath, followed by some stretching, resting, and  quiet meditation.  Then, go and curl up on the couch with that fantastic book you bought last month but have been too busy to read.

    This wonderful self-nurturing will refresh and revitalize your body, mind and spirit, so you are ready to move back into your life again.  Your male and female energies are fully integrated, so you can better connect to others, enjoy your life, and surmount the daily grind.


  2. Tantra Bliss Defined…a phenomenal formula!

    May 23, 2012 by dakini

    The Tantra Bliss Formula was developed by Bodhi Avinasha, Founder of Tantrika International and author of Jewel in the LotusThe Ipsalu Formula. Bodhi has been teaching Tantric Yoga throughout the world since 1986.

    A 5-step Daily Practice, the Tantra Bliss Formula stimulates your creativity, while helping you unite body, mind and spirit. By bringing you to a higher state of consciousness, it helps you transcend illusion and see what is truly real. It takes you from stillness and numbness to a state of Bliss.

    1. Activate Your Body’s Energy: To help alleviate the numbness and begin your journey to a state of bliss, the energy of the body must be awakened. Ways of accomplishing this include dancing or doing the Shakti Shake.

    2. Still Your Mind: The next step toward a state of bliss is to suspend your thoughts (stop thinking). Meditation, mantras and breathing exercises help you clear your mind of thoughts of the mundane, illusory world.

    3. Arouse Your Sexual Energy: This unblocks the circulation of kundalini energy, helping you achieve a higher state of consciousness.
    4. Transmute Your Passion: This process involves converting the raw power of sexual energy into spiritual energy. This helps draw the kundalini energy from the lower chakras to the higher ones.
    5. Enjoy Your Bliss: Once you achieve a state of bliss, bask in it for a while! Dance around in the warm sunlight or revel in feeling cool raindrops on your face.

     


  3. Create the Ideal Mood for Tantric Couples Massage

    by dakini

    Clearly, a tantric massage is meant to be relaxing, washing away all tension, so it’s vital to establish the right mood.

    Ideally, one dims the lights to create a soothing mood.

    Ambient Music or nature sounds add a deeply relaxing atmosphere to enhance the whole experience.

    Soothing scents can add a beautiful accent to relaxation.
    Aromatherapy has proven benefits, so light a scented candle or burn some incense.
    Different aromas bring on different physical and mental reactions …peppermint, citrus and cinnamon produce a more energetic response in the body, while patchouli, bergamot, lavender and ylang-ylang are more relaxing.
    Just be sure that competing scents are not being used!
    Temperature is also important as the skin is exposed most of the time during a massage.

    A warmer than normal temperature helps to avoid chills and relax muscles.
    Along these same lines, a warm shower or bath before the massage can make one’s massage much more effective by loosening muscles and ligaments.

    Use a high-quality organic massage oil.  The Body Shoppe carries a number of excellent massage oil products for home use.

    Sensational Tantric Touch Massage for Couples

    Mental preparation is also key…

     

    If possible, try to sit quietly in your Sacred Space and meditate for a bit before the massage session starts.

    Clearing the mind helps you focus on breath and sensation, which will intensify the erotic experience.

    This is akin to taking a warm shower by shedding your physical tension.

    Set an intention for your  session and discuss any specific techniques you would like to use.

    For a successful outcome, both partners  must feel comfortable with each other, and trust in the other’s sincere desire to connect.

    A brief discussion before the session is crucial, as well as ongoing, open, honest communication during the session itself.

    Tantric Massage is a fabulous gift to give your beloved’s body, mind and spirit.

    In addition to the multiple physical benefits, tantric massage can provide a burst of creative energy, stimulating your intellect, deepening your intimacy with your beloved while enhancing your own sensuality.