Angry? Learn to Anger Dance!

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Mad as Hell?

I have been using this technique for several years now, and find it invaluable to living powerfully. I have attempted to explain it to online friends in the past, and sometimes receive comments such as, “I do not like to wallow in my anger with music. I prefer to forget it and move on.” Since this is exactly the intent of the Anger Dance – to allow the anger to move so that I can move on – I want to present the full details of the Anger Dance as I do it, so others may benefit from the experience. There is no wallowing here. There is only movement and progress towards a positive intention.

The techniques described in this article are the brainchild of Greg Ehmka. Greg’s work focuses specifically on the use of intention, intuition and expression of emotion as a means to keep life moving in a positive direction and advancing one’s intentions in the world. Instructions contained herein are similar, though likely not identical, to his teachings. Everything here is in my own words, and using the methods I use in my personal emotional release practice.

What is an Anger Dance?

An Anger Dance is a form of Latihan. It is used to move angry energy out of the body. Unlike most forms of Latihan, which begin from emptiness or nothingness, this form begins with anger. When you find yourself feeling angry, and especially when you know the source of the anger, you may wish to use an Anger Dance to purge the energy, and to put it into a positive intention. If you don’t know the source, you may wish to do the Anger Dance simply to find the source, or to just push some of that energy out of your body by moving. Read more »

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Six Basic Keys to Mind-blowing Tantric Sex

Every journey begins with a single step.  The journey of the soul can sometimes be a difficult one, and sometimes be an easy one.  Of the different ways our souls may choose to make those journeys, taking the road that leads through our sexuality can be one of the most troublesome, as well as one of the most rewarding.

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A key to great sex: Eye Contact!

Tantric sexuality shows us ways that we might take that reward and double it, then double it again, then spin it around and amplify it, and then send it out so that it comes back to us amplified yet again.  Imagine that you could do that.  For most people, it will be a difficult thing to imagine.  And yet, great numbers of people are drawn to Tantra every year; many of them seeking only pleasure; many of them seeking enlightenment.

The vast majority of those seekers receive both the spiritual blessings and the better sex.  They go hand in hand.  If you’re expecting or wanting the one without the other, you may be surprised to find them intertwined.

Readers may find the techniques described here to be similar to or the same as things already learned in yoga, meditation, intense exercise, etc.  The basics of tantric sexuality are really fundamentals of many forms of energy work or spiritual practices utilized in various traditions to move and/or transform the life force energy. Read more »

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How to Chant Bija Mantras

Hindu man chanting a mantraMantras are one of the oldest tools for transformation and higher consciousness that uses sound. A mantra can help to awaken emotions and stimulate the mind. Effects of chanting mantras can usually be felt both by someone chanting them, and someone listening to them.

The word mantra comes from the Sanskrit, and means advice or suggestion. Almost any word might be thought of as a mantra. Each word we use offers a suggestion to our mind, and our minds respond to them immediately.

Mantra might also be thought of as a kind of an energy pattern.

Each Bija Mantra corresponds to a particular god or goddess, and five of them correspond to the first five chakras in the chakra system, with OM corresponding to the sixth chakra. Read more »

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Soul Gazing Exercise

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A key to great sex: Eye Contact!

Communication is something that occurs on many levels.  Most frequently, we think of communication as being a two-part exchange.  There is the receptive communication of listening, and the active communication of speaking.  Yet we intuitively know that communication goes far beyond what we do with our ears and mouths.  Communication occurs on many levels, the majority of which are nonverbal.

Soul Gazing helps exercise one of these nonverbal communication channels, by opening up an energy connection between your eyes and the eyes of your partner.  Eye contact, particularly when it is prolonged and intimate, can be very challenging.  As with many challenges, however, the payoff to fully submersing oneself in the exercise can produce profound results for both participants.

Purpose of the Exercise

The Soul Gazing exercise in Tantra is a method of communicating with your lover that is completely nonverbal.  As such, it may open new doors to intimacy in your relationship that were previously unexplored.  Use this exercise to communicate on a deeper level with your partner, and to awaken new lines of exchange.  Soul Gazing harmonizes the energy of both partners, creating an open heart space where deeper intimacy may be achieved. Read more »

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