Thursday
Sep182014

* Yoni Power with Yoni Yoga

Luna Bloom, by Meloney HudsonWhen you think about your vagina, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind? Sexual pleasure (or absence of it)? The baby you birthed through it? Your period? Your upcoming gyno exam?

In our culture, we typically think of the yoni as a sexual/reproductive region.  After all, it does drive us to mate and procreate, and provides great pleasure when given special attention.  But in all actuality, your vagina is more than a physical region; it’s also the source of potent energy and the home of your feminine spirit.

The Sanskrit term for vagina is Yoni, and this term also means uterus and ‘source of life.’ I use this name when referring to our girlie parts, because it’s a respectful title for the Queen of our physical domain. This multidimensional region is so special that ancient religions considered the yoni as the symbol of the Great Goddess, and worshipped it with great respect and honor. Taoist, Tantric and other energetic and spiritual masters recognized the power of the pelvis to heal and revitalize the entire body for enduring youth and spiritual enlightenment. 

You can apply these practices to your life today. The rewards are numerous, and include: improved pelvic health and overall well-being; amplified self-love and self-appreciation; an upsurge of youthful radiance; enhanced overall sexiness; and increased personal power and confidence. 

Following below are descriptions of each aspect of your magnificent yoni, along with simple and effective practices that will amplify your yoni power.

Physical Aspect

Your yoni and the area around it consists of organs and muscles encased in a pelvic girdle. This area influences you’re the health and well-being of your entire body. A toned vagina contributes to greater sexual pleasure and juicier energy. Strong hip bones and muscles provide ease of movement, and supports the structural function of the rest of the body.  By strengthening your yoni and pelvis, you improve your health. 

Yoni Yoga addresses the physical aspects of the pelvis.To strengthen your hips, dance with hip-focused moves and leg extensions. This fun and easy exercise can be done in your living room to your fave song. It strengthens and tones hip muscles and increases flexibility.

To strengthen and tone your vaginal and PC muscles, simply perform Kegel exercises (squeezing and releasing the vaginal muscles).  This can be done while watching TV, driving, or while meditating.

Energetic Aspect 

Your reproductive organs are the source of creative life-force energy, which is the energy that gives you Yoni Yoga activates sexual, life-force energy.life. When activated and harnessed, this essential energy can be utilized to heal, purify and revitalize the entire body. The pelvis is also the location of your second chakra (energy center), which is the font of creative, emotional and sexual energy. This energy enhances your overall energy, feelings of sexiness and radiant beauty, which exudes outwardly and positively influences others. Yoni exercises can activate and balance this energy.

Here’s one easy exercise. Say the mantra “oooh” slowly as you sexily move your hips. (Oooh is the seed sound that stimulates second chakra energy.) Repeat the “ooh” sound over and over as you move your hips and stroke your body. It’s as if you’re making love to yourself. After a few moments, when you feel an increase of your sexual energy, stand still and inhale through your nose, and imagine the energy flows up your spine from your yoni to your head. Hold your breath and squeeze your yoni muscles to contain the energy. This allows the sexual, life-force energy to infuse in all of your cells.  After a few seconds, exhale through your mouth, release the yoni squeeze. Repeat two more times.    


Spiritual Aspect
Yoni Yoga helps us connect with our authentic essence.Your yoni is the home of your spirit and feminine qualities, including compassion, love, nurturance, intuition, sensuality, and wisdom. Your yoni also holds your sexual history (including past-life), which contributes to the formation of who you are today as a woman. It also influences your spiritual vibration.

The yoni is symbolic of Goddess. Pre-patriarchal civilizations worshipped the Great Goddess and many goddesses, revering their powers of love, fertility, sexuality and creativity. Your yoni represents of the Goddess within you, and your own powers of love, sexuality and creativity, as well as your feminine attributes that enhance the world. 

You can honor the spiritual aspect of your yoni and increase your spiritual vibration with a simple gratitude prayer. Take a moment to be still, and thank her for her important role in your life. Thank her for her health and her influence on your womanhood. Vow to protect her and treat her with honor and respect. Forgive yourself for any so-called “mistakes” you may have made with your yoni.  Shower her with love and devotion.

Practice these every day and you will increase your yoni power exponentially. Love yourself and love life!!! Here’s to YONI POWER!

Yoni Yoga is a system of simple meditations, movement and exercises that address each aspect of your yoni.  Performing even one simple exercise a day provides great benefit. Order your free Yoni Yoga practice guide today!

Sunday
Jul062014

* 8 Steps to Conscious Casual Sex

An article in Time Magazine claims that casual sex is good for you. Citing a study conducted by NYU and Cornell, performed on college students and the effects of casual encounters on their well-being, the article reveals that zesty sessions with penetration (oral, vaginal and anal) improve self-esteem and overall well-being, compared to not having sex. This challenges the popular belief that casual sex triggers low self-esteem and depression.  http://time.com/2917281/casual-sex-is-good-for-you-study/

It’s true; a zesty session with a sexy friend can be an ego-boost that may stimulate an amazing ‘high’ that the whole world can see. And the health benefits are abundant; sex is great exercise that lowers blood pressure and eases stress. Women who engage in regular sex live longer than their celibate sisters. But it’s also true that the chemical, physical and emotional makeup of a woman can cause detached intimacy to be perilous to her well-being. It can often cause emotional bonding with even the most inappropriate partner. And one-night stands may trigger disappointment, confusion and regret.  It’s becoming clear that casual sex is neither right nor wrong, and when presented with a potentially erotic frolic, it’s best to make a choice based on what’s right for you.

But think about it. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a temporary lover, with whom you can generate all the sexy goodness, without the risk of hurt feelings and self-judgment afterwards?  It may be possible. The 8 Steps to Conscious Casual Sex can help make your rendezvous considerate, caring and clean, so that you can enjoy the benefits of physical closeness, while reducing the risks. Keep these tips in mind the next time an offer for a snuggle arises!

8 Steps to Conscious Casual Sex

1)    Remember, casual sex is a choice. Make your decisions based on a deep awareness of who you are and what you want. 

2)    Communicate. As the heat of a sexy situation rises, engage in a conversation with your partner and share your intentions before going all the way. Determine if this is just a stress-relief session, or the first step of exploring a potentially long-lasting relationship. Be sure to express your individual needs and post-rendezvous expectations, too. And don’t be vague about it. If you require a follow-up call or email the next day, say so. If you want to never see him again afterwards, say it.  If you are in disagreement, decide whether or not it’s worth it to continue. Talking may cool off the moment temporarily, and in some cases, it may be for the best. Remember, the goal is to avoid hard feelings and post-sex angst for both parties.

3)    Honor and respect your partner. Your paramour is a human being with feelings - not just a penis or vagina to satisfy your needs. Keep his or her best interests at heart, and care about what goes on in her or his head. Maintain respect for him or her before, during and most of all after your session. Once your romp has wrapped, it’s not over. A human being is still present. Resist your temptation to get dressed and get away as quickly as possible. Continue your attention to his/her thoughts and body language. Hug with feelings. Depart with appreciation. Honor him/her from beginning to end.  

4)    Enjoy your encounter with gratitude. Few things in life are as fun, pleasurable, and beneficial to the body and spirit is good sex. Be appreciative of your partner’s willingness to indulge you with sensuality and satisfaction. Thank your partner for his or her time, body, energy, fun, etc., before you say goodnight.

5)    Follow through with your pre-sex agreement.  If you affirmed that you would talk the next morning, talk. If you said you wouldn’t make a big deal about it afterwards, don’t email long letters later pining for him/him. Following through with your agreement is respectful and compassionate, not to mention, a sign of integrity. 

6)    Communicate more, if necessary.  If your agreement did not include communicating the next day, but your partner contacts you, have the courtesy to respond, even with just a few words. Sex is powerful. Sometimes the emotional after-effects can take one by surprise. Have the compassion and courage to listen to your suitor. Assure him or her that he/she is a wonderful human being and all is well. Sometimes that’s all he or she needs in the dimming afterglow. If he/she wants more than you agreed to, remind him/her of your agreements and gently express that you would like to keep them as such.    

7)    Feel empowered and take responsibility. Once you agreed to engage in deep intimacy, you became a responsible and willing participant. Even if he doesn’t call after he said he would, let it go and focus on the many benefits you received. No one can make you happy for the long haul except for you. Don’t let someone’s lack of follow up or disinterest chip away at your joy and self-esteem. Be happy! You chose to take the risk and you, too, got something out of participating.

8)    Learn from the experience.  If you discover that casual sex is more like a casualty to your spirit, tuck this info into your back pocket for future reference. Move through this one as best as you can without regrets. Own your responsibility as an empowered woman who received pleasure and health benefits. 

Of course, this all goes without saying; enjoy sex responsibly and use protection!  Love on!

Saturday
Jan042014

* Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Besides love, beauty, sexiness, one of the greatest feelings a woman can experience is the sense of accomplishment. Whether it’s completing a painted masterpiece, delivering a well-executed professional project, or receiving a course certification, getting the job done and done well sparks euphoria, boosts the spirit and lifts self-esteem. Seeing what our own hands and minds have created can often render in us awe of ourselves and our capabilities.

While some may believe that achievement is a “masculine” quality, it’s very much woman’s nature to conceive, develop and birth our ideas and gifts in to the world. Our accomplishments are the tangible results of our soul’s expression and growth, and often reflect our purpose on the planet. Humanity would have never evolved if women had not pursued their inspirations and taken the steps to bring them to fruition. Women invented writing, plant cultivation, weaving and potter-making.  We managed temples (which in ancient times were also the business centers), discovered medicines and healing technologies, and created art and music. We were priestesses, warriors, teachers, laborers and queens. All of humanity benefited from the fulfilled dreams of these individuals.

You, too, can bring to life your dreams, especially if it is a calling from your heart and soul, and activated by your attention and energy. By accomplishing a dream, you fulfill an aspect of your purpose on the planet, and take a step closer to who you’re meant to be in this lifetime. And your ideas may possibly benefit the rest of the world.

One easy tool that stewards an idea into an accomplishment is goal-setting with a Plan of Action. A Plan of Action outlines each step to be taken to reach the ultimate goal. This tangible reference document helps you to keep your eyes on the prize and remain motivated until the day your dream is fulfilled.  Ticking off each step as it’s completed inspires a spirited mini-celebration, which radiates into the Universe and attracts the people and opportunities that help you reach the finish line.  

Writing a Plan of Action is simple and described in “CREATING YOUR PLAN OF ACTION,” an excerpt from Sexy, Spirited and Strong, Becoming a Positive Energy Woman. Download it here and get started today!! 

Let 2014 be a positive year of many accomplishments. May you fulfill all of your dreams and let your purpose on the planet become powerful and potent.

Love and Blissings!