I’m going to share with you my personal practices… the ones that keep me young, flexible, and sexually alive. Are you ready?
White Tantra Yoga
I settle in on my yoga mat to experience my version of going to Church, minus the hard pews and lengthy rituals that no longer have much meaning to me.
As I put on my White Tantra Yoga CD, the soft voice of Charles Muir guides me through my postures and breathing practices (pranayamas) while reminding me about quieting my busy, thinking mind; his words lull me into “the zone” of a meditative mind.
Listening with my eyes lowered slows me into rhythmic breathing, a nice change from the shallow breath of a faster pace. Background music gently supports me as the expertly taught class adds to the experience of dropping into the bliss of union with my own spirit. From this union, my whole being smiles.
Somewhere between 30 and 60 minutes, I feel I am ready to shift gears as my body and energy call for a change of pace… and I change the CD into drums beats or soulful rhythms that invite my body to move sensuously around the room or across the floor, leaving form and moving into the formless.
Dressed in my most luscious layers, I put on the Sacred Art of the Striptease instructional DVD that was created by one of my favorite women in all the world, Diane Greenberg. She says, “This is a class about shedding the false beliefs and critical judgments we as women all have about ourselves.”
I feel like I’m right there in class, beside the other women, as she teaches me the ritual of removing my clothes as I swoon in rapture to the inner Gods and Goddesses who invite my awakening through the more sensual movements of my body. This dance is for ME, and I always feel soooo connected with myself afterwards!
We just received a stock of Diane’s gorgeous DVD in our store, and you can order it today. It’s called Sacred Art of the Striptease – Awakening the Divine Feminine and it’s fun and fantastic!
Sacred Spot Massage with the Crystal Wand
At least once each week for 10 minutes or more, after lighting candles, I remove my Crystal Wand from its resting place on my altar and moisten it with a bit of AloeCadabra Lubricant. I then place it gently into my center of passion, as though angelic forces beyond my control are guiding it. I surrender my body to the natural movements of my pelvis; lifting my womb toward the heavens in gratitude and prayer.
I allow the final stages of this practice of union to gradually end with my hands in Namaste or lightly placed over my heart and my passion center.
Self-discipline is sometimes missing, but I know that when I create time for my practices I feel empowered, alive, and vibrant. I hope you will, too!
(A note about white tantra): White Tantra is a meditative approach to the solo practices of Hatha Yoga. The practices of Red Tantra are shared with another. Many of Red Tantra practices are defined in my books, Tantra, The Art of Conscious Loving, and Tantra Goddess, A Memoir of Sexual Awakening.
Your Pleasure Professional and Tantra Goddess, Caroline Muir