William J. Broad wrote an article in the Review section of this Sunday's Times, about scientific studies of "spontaneous orgasm," the phenomenon of reaching sexual climax purely by means of internal imagination and fantasy.
There is something for everyone in this virtual yoga conference from the layperson who is just starting to experience yoga to the seasoned practitioner and teacher who wants to expand his or her knowledge of yoga without ever leaving the comforts of home.
Defectors who have shared their testimonies, which form the basis of the criminal case that is still pending in Romania, say that MISA typically recruits young women, often still in their teens, with the promise of a better spiritual life.
OMG you guys, have you heard? Yoga is all about ... kinky superstar "gurus," sexual healing and drug-crazed orgies where everyone gets naked, sleeps with married people and prays to weird Hindu gods with ten arms, flaming red tongues and giant stone phalluses.
No one can be so ridiculous as to suggest that some sort of miserable, bearded Christian deity was just sitting around, bored out of his mind, and suddenly decided, on a frustrated whim, to flick his middle finger against the Pacific plate.
Do you have music playing when you make love? I hope you do so let's assume you do. Do you notice that you like to put on the same play list, over and over, at least some of the time? The one you remember having the best lovemaking to?
Meditation is the flow of your life: the vibrancy, the reality and the shimmering core of your being. It is not about disassociating yourself and rising above things. You simply ask the question: what do you LOVE?
Devotion might look like what a student has with a teacher or an aspirant has with a guru. The teacher must be high minded and the guru must be the best kind with the highest goals of the student in mind.
Our memories dictate how we will feel about a similar situation because our brain.body is coded from past experience. Bad experiences with intimacy are codified in your brain/body -- affecting our perception.
Living, breathing, and being present is the practice that can lead us to having a full and authentic in-the-body experience. If we can shift our perspective from being separate to being part of it all.
At first, 10 minutes might seem an awfully long time to talk about how we like to be loved. But let's face it -- those 10 minutes are a great investment into a more pleasurable time with your lover and with yourself!
In some cultures, over the millennia, inter-sexed people have even been revered as shamans and holy people - they are closer to the ideal of a balanced, universal soul. Think of the Yin/Yang symbol. We all know it. It means 'balance' - male/female balance.
Only months earlier I had begun to comprehend the power of bonding behaviors (skin-to-skin contact, gentle stroking and so forth). These subconscious signals, or attachment cues, speak directly to the only part of the brain that can fall in love or stay in love...