sex

unearthing the inner yogi 

The second chakra, or energy vortex, is most closely associated with sex. Located in the region of the sexual organs, it is a powerful engine for self-expression and self-worth.

The Ancients saw sex as much more than the physical union of bodies leading to a crescendo of release. The yogic view of sex is a joining, a coming together in physical, spiritual, and psychic resonance. Modern lifestyles and the media have done much to distort and muddy the crystal-clear experience of this sacred union.

Our practice of yoga is aimed at rejuventating our sexual organs to enhance their natural abilities to experience oneness with the divine. Deep-breathing combined with the rhythmic contraction of the internal organs during the outbreath followed by release on the inbreath harmonizes this chakra.

The yogic approach to sex was named tantra by the ancient yogis, a word that means to weave together beautifully. What a refreshing idea!

Peace and Love,

Abhay

 Abhay Ghiara is a life-long yoga practitioner who studied yoga and yoga philosophy at the Aurobindo Ashram and Bombay University. He now lives in Berkeley, California and teaches yoga to a wide range of students. 

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