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What is Sacred Sexuality? Part I March 10, 2010

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…Quotes from key ancient and modern sources about the thread of connection where Sex and Yoga meet,
within the self, and within intimacy.  Without this key connection, we are not practicing Yoga or bringing home our
spirituality.  Ecstasy is our birthright, yet many people only experience this in the briefest of sexual moments.
With heartfelt intention and personal practice however,  meditative sexual bonding and prolonged natural potency
become a rejuvenating, majestic new partnership reality…
“We hear little about different energetic qualities of female and male,
and a lot about constitutional and emotional differences.
A basic education should include a study of how our different energies
manifest in our physical differences – and what significance these have in the sexual exchange.
Nature intentionally instilled the female and male genitals with complementary polarities of energy.
In addition to the existence of this polarity,
we must understand that woman is in fact half man and man is half woman.
It is this inner phenomenon that forms the basis of meditation.”
–  Diana (Puja) Richardson Tantric Orgasm for Women pp. 42-43

“Love, when it is pure, has a revitalizing effect upon others,
and in the presence of a truly loving person others grow and expand
into a healthier state of being.
Without deep reverence for the beloved,
such a refreshing stream cannot flow from the heart of the lover.”  Vatsyana, Kama Sutra

“It is very important for anyone to planning to do these practices with a partner
to have a clear commitment to attain mutual spiritual growth.”
– Maneewan Chia, Cultivating Female Sexual Energy p. 290

“What Vishnu said to Lakshmi as he entered her:
‘Lady of Beauty, let me know thy sweetness.
Let me touch the inner petals of thy sacred chakra with the lingam,
and fill the vase of life to overflowing.  Thy hands are cool with scented oil and thy lips are warm.”
translation of Hindu divine mythology text by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, The Tree of Ecstasy

“What Brahma said to Saraswati in lovemaking:
Thou art the seven ecstasies of union, thou art the holder of life.
The singer of sweet songs.  In union with thee my body becomes a temple of joy.
Wrapped in the arms of Saraswati,, Brahma knows only the infinite ecstasy of creation.”
-translated by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowickii, The Tree of Ecstasy

“In the midst of chaos and destruction
the stillness of pleasure is an erotic art that bonds
and unites two truly loving souls.”
Kama Sutra

“According to the teachings of an ancient text, the Kama Sutra,
one’s sensuality, Kama, is supposed to be in balance with Dharma, one’s spiritual path.
One can enjoy the Kama – the pleasures of life and the sensuality of love and marriage –
while walking the path of Dharma – spiritual awareness.
And one can follow Artha – earning a righteous living
and amassing wealth for one’s family and community –
while experiencing both Dharma and Kama.
In the yogini’s life, all three
– Artha, Dharma, and Kama –
are designed to be in harmony.”
Hari Kaur Khalsa, A Woman’s Book of Yoga, pp. 103-104

“The methodical Moon Centers female sexual energy massage,
should take no less than 30 minutes to an hour.
It follows the true movement of sexual energy,
invoking the pituitary gland and the upper areas of the body
and slowly moving downward through the chakras and toward the sexual organs.
As the woman is massaged in this way, her aura grows from 7-9 feet!
You can guide your partner to massage your body as follows:
Have your partner massage your breasts in various ways, taking 10-15 minutes…
The  breasts need this massage to prepare them
so the nipples can be touched and stimulated and
to open the gateway of your sexual energy.
This is a requirement for women.
After this, have your partner massage and kiss your neck and lips.
Kissing on the lips stimulates many other parts of your body.
From here, have him touch your cheeks,
the hairline around your face (your halo),
and then your ears.  Your ears are a microcosm of your entire body.
Have him massage your belly/low spine then inner thighs next,
as your sexual energy rises.
Then you are ready to open to his massage of your vulva and vagina.
As your partner is massaging and stimulating your Moon Centres,
you can massage his erogenous centers starting with
his head, hair, and scalp, including his hairline and face.
Then move downward to his buttocks,
the inside of his thighs, his testicles,
his penis, his navel, and chest.
The opposing directions of the massage –
woman from top down and man from top up –
are said to represent the merging of heaven and earth in the sexual union.”
from  Hari Kaur Khalsa, A Woman’s Book of Yoga, pp 110-111 & Diana Richardson’s work

“The purpose of human life is to blossom
like a flower,
with joy and love everlasting,
emitting fragrance and sweetness all around.
The being who keeps their soul in tune
with the cosmic energy
is like a flower which has roots in the earth
but looks up to the heavens for sustenance.
May the lovers blossom together
And permeate the universe with divine scent.”
– Kama Sutra

“The yogini is a woman whose
body has become her temple,
her source of discovery and renewal,
the place of remembering her life force.
In her, we see the many aspects of
the feminine force: strong as a live oak,
fluid as the sea, soft and still as the fertile
earth, changing like the moon.”
– Shiva Rea,  yoga teacher

This compilation of texts has been done by M. Ceallaigh