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Yoga attunes you to the intricacies of your body and mind and generates feeling on many levels. It awakens your senses to subtle vibrations. Yoga prepares you through the breath and movement to feel deeper connections and greater pleasure during sex. It also increases blood flow and strengthens the pelvic region. Yoga enhances the endurance, flexibility and strength required for a wider variety of sexual positions as well as longer duration. Yoga releases tension, heals and supports the nervous system and balances the flow of energy in the ida and pingala madis (channels) within you.
Sexual energy is a sacred life force to be embraced, whether you choose celibacy or sexual intercourse. Approach your sex life with an intension of light and love, embracing peace, passion and desire in an honest and intimate way. The trust, openness and sacred yogic tools you bring to your sex life will give you deeper, soul-satisfying sexual experiences in line with an authentic yoga journey. Use the breath to connect to and enjoy your sexual partner and find the divinity of your true self that resides in us all.
Increase your connection with your partner through tantric couples sessions.
See below what Diane has to say along with other extracts from the article.
In the modern world, sex is everywhere. Sex sells and is big business. Sex is splashed across almost every screen and billboard you see. It feels good to be sexy, to be desired. Yet sex sold in the spirit of raunchy fun is without this intimacy the soul longs for.
The pervasive cheapening of the sacredness of sex in society leaves many feeling empty and spiritually void in their sexual relationships. One path to deeply satisfying sexual experience is through your sacred yoga journey.
Diane Riley of the Australian School of Tantra explains tantra as a way of life. Combining the hear of the genitals with the warmth of the heat and the cool bliss of meditation, tantra integrates all aspects of yourself. Tantric practices are about giving and receiving sexual energy for more soulful sex.
Riley teaches couples in her LoveWorks program how to combine the body, heart, mind and soul within yourself, then with your partner through lovemaking. A sense of timelessness and boundlessness and a deep connection with all things can occur.
In preparation for sex, Riley suggests that you:
1. Set a sacred space for lovemaking
2. Become present with each other through the breath.
3. Devote and set intention.
4. Connect and open at the heart, verbalising words of love.
5. Practise passionate sexual embrace.
6. Commune ecstatically in body, heat and soul.
Look out for more extracts from Kylie’s article….
Diane Riley explains that tantra is a whole way of life. By combining the heat of the genitals with the warmth of the heart and the cool bliss of meditation, tantra integrates all aspects of yourself. Tantra practices are about giving and receiving sexual energy for more soulful sex. Diane teaches couples in her Love Works program how to combine the body, heart, mind and soul within yourself then share it with your partner through lovemaking. She says sex is not about the physical act, but being open in your heart and integrating sex with spirit so that ultimately, the sexual experience has a sense of timelessness, boundlessness, and a deep connection with all things.
Diane teaches the couples to prepare for sex as follows:
1. Set a sacred space for lovemaking;
2. Become present with each other through the breath;
3. Devotion and setting an intention;
4. Connecting and opening at the heart, verbalising words of love;
5. Sexual embrace.
Diane shares an ancient Chinese five minute sexual meditation practice as taught by Taoist Dr Stephen Chang. The couple lie down and have sexual penetration without movement or orgasm for five timed minutes. There is entry and holding only. In Sexy and Sacred Diane calls this the Daily Devotion Practice. It must not lead to sexual intercourse in any way. That is reserved for another time. This builds intimacy and trust as well as balancing desire in both male and female. Diane says ‘out of all the teachings this is the one tantric skill that couples report still sharing and of being of great benefit years later’.
Sex, Death & Desire features video footage of philosopher Simon Critchley, an interview with Diane Riley of the Australian School of Tantric Sex, alongside images and animations on the subject of Goddess worship, musings from evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins about atheism as well as clips of the Mexican celebration Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) and sombre images of a candlelit parade past the grave of Polish film director Krzysztof Kielowski. In addition, audience members are treated to live music written by Simmons, as well as Sengalese Griot drumming from Pape Mbaye and his son Yaccu, and Maori singer, Merena.
“There are lots of ideas in the show that people haven’t perhaps thought of before,” Simmons says. “What I like to do with my work is not give you the Hollywood narrative where you’re instructed how to respond emotionally. I’m throwing up images that have inspired me and I’ve responded to in a certain way and then leave it to the audience to take away what they want from it. So you’ve got Tantric sex which is good for everyone involved and it’s all very positive and based on Yogic ideals and then you’ve got an interview with a guy who is addicted to porn.” Continue Reading ?
Extracts appeared in ‘Everything you wanted to know about tantra’, as requested by Kristy Bradley.
I’ve just written a book‘Sexy and Sacred’– nothing like it in the market place.
An X rated practice, well there are many in the Kama sutra- challenging yoga style positions. Those practices are for the flexible and strong. So tantra is just about finding a new sex position or a new point to press- to titillate the mind- there 100’s of articles on those things and numerous porno DVD’s.
Tantra is about experiencing as much pleasure and bliss as possible; not just physically but on all levels body heart and soul. Tantra is about combining the fire of sexual pleasure with the deep warmth of the heart and the cool bliss of meditation being in ‘the eternal now’. This combination opens you to a new reality of sexual love.
It is about being the moment of present time which happens in sex especially at the point of orgasm- we let go of thought. But often sex is more about focusing on the result of ‘getting to cum’, am I going to cum? Am I sexy enough ? God I hope he doesn’t come to quick, that felt good and now he’s changed what he’s doing and I’ve lost it !: so we’re thinking: comparing with the past or thinking of the future instead of being in the moment.
True tantra happens when you are so thoroughly absorbed in the present moment that nothing else exists (much easier said than done). So there are skills to shut the mind up and be present to the sensations and pleasures that you are experiencing.
Focused breathing is one of these skills, which is common in yoga, meditation, Ti chi but how do you bring that type of awareness into lovemaking.
So here is a practice that is deceivingly simple but if you want something challenging then try it and see.after significance foreplay. Man sits on couch woman straddles him and intercourse begins – or continues- as the excitement builds she moves upper body back, stills genitally connected, she asks him to open his eyes (the window to the soul- in to me see) and start to breathe deeply together, breathing in together and breathing out together- allowing sexual sound Thhh ….hArrrrr. As you breathe in, rotate pelvis back and forward as you breathe out. Do this for at least ten breaths maintaining eye contact, before continuing with normal love making. This can also help him with ejaculation control especially if he contracts the PC muscle as he breaths in on the out stroke and breathe out on the in stroke. And for her contract the PC muscle as she moves her hips can amplify her pleasure and orgasm.
And because there is more intimacy her sexual energy will expand even more. It’s not a porno performance it’s heightened lovemaking and that’s what tantra is about!
There is nothing wrong with making love with eyes shut, we all do it! But it can be like mutual masturbation; where he is in his thoughts and pleasure and you are in yours. It’s like there are four people making love. However when your eyes are open and you are breathing together two lovers become the one.
For a very advanced x rated practice, move him to the bed , coming into missionary position gently insert a clean finger into each other’s base chakra and continue the process. Making sure you use plenty of lube and maintaining eye contact. This awakens the kundalini to spiral up the spine to the pineal gland for a wickedly blissful experience.
Extract from Sexy and Sacred by diane riley Copyright 2009 Diane Riley cannot be reproduced without written permission of Diane Riley
Tantra article by Jade De Souza interview with Diane Riley
True intimacy goes beyond sex:
It is about making mental and spiritual
Connections that can have profound effect on teh success and enjoyment of your romantic relationship.
emotional intimacy is achieved on a psychological levels entails respecting and honouring your true feelings and sharing them openingly with your partner. Increasing level of trust and communicatioon in your relationship fosters uninhibited disclosure of your most inner most selves.
How can you create meaningful and mutually satisfying heart to heart connection with your partner? Diane and Kerry riley, founders and diresctors of the Australian School of Tantra, explain that tantric practices are great for couples who want to pull themselves out of complaacency and return to being deeply in love. “Tantra is an ancient Indian philosophy that regards the male and female union as a path to enlightenment. connecting the sexual with the soulful, tantra harmonies male and female energies, cultivating and nurturing connections between lovers,” Diane says.
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Tantra and Tantra courses for men an assist in so many sexuality and relationship areas.
‘Tantric Secrets for Men’, first published by Random House in Australia as ‘Sexual Secrets for Men’ was the subject of review by Vogue Magazine as seen below.
Tantric teacher and tantric educator Kerry Riley has talked to thousands of men about their relationships and sexuality concerns. Never before has so much information been collected abut the real issues of men in Sydney.
Tantra is becoming the new language of love for truck drivers, accountants, barristers and stay at home dads, Kerry has educated a diverse cross section of the community. Kerry says a recurring concern for modern man is how to love a woman better. ‘There must be more’ ‘lovemaking is not to just intercourse’, ‘how can I bring my partner more pleasure?’ ‘what an I do to learn more?’.
Tantra reduces the pressure of performance based sex, Tantric lovemaking is intended to be pleasurable. The pressure is now off orgasm, erection, orgasm but focused on heart felt love making. that is feeling love and pleasure in the genitals at the same time as the heart.
Tantric master Kerry Riley and his partner Diane Riley, have been married for 26 years, They have been living in Sydney and teaching Tantric Tantra seminars and course around Australia including Perth, Byron Bay, Melbourne and Sydney. Tantra offers a much wider repertoire or thinking about sexuality. Tantra is an attitude which enhances pleasure and connection on every level.
Tantric secrets for men is a best seller and will remain a significant book in the tantra education area for years to come.
Tantric experts Kerry and Diane Riley of the Australian School of Tantra were interviewed for the Australian, in the road test issue. Topical areas in modern city life were selected and of course Tantra sex was included and Diane and Kerry Riley were interviewed.
Tantra is no longer a way out hippie airy fairy pursuit. Tantra is becoming recognised for what insights, skills and techniques it has to offer couples and singles to the broader questions of love and sexuality. It’s not just about multiple or extended orgasm. Tantra includes tantric loving skills of body, heart and soul. The tantric lessons have been distilled by Kerry and Diane Riley in their home tantra study course. It includes a tantra 80 page workbook and 8 tantric lessons on MPS. in this way men, women and couples can read, practice and integrate tantric lovemaking and heart intimacy skills to enrich and enlivens their loving practices.
Tantra for women:
Tantric lovers cultivate emotional intimacy, and this is what most women say they want more of. Tantra has many ways to establish and nurture deeper heart connections The other area of interest is improving and expanding sexual pleasure and of orgasms. Tantric skills and tantric techniques provide a path for a loving journey together.
Tantra for men:
Sexually men face two major difficulties in their lives. Number 1 is coming too soon, leaving their woman frustrated and the man disappointed. Number 2 is not being able to make love when your woman wants to because you can’t get an erection, leaving your woman disappointed and your self image devastated.
Tantra gives you the secrets and practices of how to solve these difficulties and includes: