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One of my beloved gurus Emil Wendell taught me whilst I was studying in India how women are worshiped in India and represent the creation of life. They are living goddesses and should be proud of their ‘shakti’ energy.

He said watch and see how the women dress and you will witness how their colours inspire and uplift the community around them as they live in such poor conditions. The women still blossom like the lotus flower that grows up from the dirty waters and radiates its beauty for all those to see and enjoy.

He highlighted how the women in India no matter how rich or poor always decorate their bodies with jewellery at least wearing a nose ring, a bindi either a sticker or dyed mud on their third eye and dress in the most exotic colours and prints.

One of my beautiful clients Kim came to class yesturday wearing red rose leggings, a black singlet and a big rose brouch and I couldn’t help but smile and say she looked beautiful. She replied ‘I like to dress to make others feel uplifted which reminded me of this beautiful teaching from my teacher.

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Recently I had a comment that my Yoga in Bed blog was Porn Yoga. I found this comment really interesting as it clearly is not and its a simple demonstration of yoga poses that I do when I wake up in bed…. wow what a concept! I mentioned the comment to one of my clients and they said “Isn’t there a kind of yoga for sex anyway?” So I thought I would clarify what Tantra Yoga is.

Tantric Texts specify sex has three distinct and separate purposes—procreation, pleasure, and liberation. Several sexual rituals are recommended and practiced. These involve elaborate and meticulous preparatory and purificatory rites.

The sexual act itself balances energies coursing within the pranic ida (female) and pingala (male) channels in the subtle bodies of both participants. The sushumna nadi is awakened and kundalini rises upwards within it. This eventually culminates in samadhi, wherein the respective individual personalities and identities of each of the participants are completely dissolved in a unity of cosmic cosciusness. Tantrics understand these acts on multiple levels.

The male and female participants are conjoined physically, and represent Shiva and Shakti, the male and female principles. Beyond the physical, a subtle fusion of Shiva and Shakti energies takes place, resulting in a united energy field. On an individual level, each participant experiences a fusion of one’s own Shiva and Shakti energies

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