“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Hilary Cooper
…23040 breaths a day
…8409600 a year
If a person lives to 80, then that means on average they will take 672,768,000 breaths in a lifetime!”
Being present is something that has come up several times during Tantra Bootcamp. What does ‘being present’ look and feel like? If I were to describe the moments where I am fully aware and present, it would be challenging for me to describe what it looked or felt like because I was simply in the moment with my breath.
The very first step in developing awareness is the act of conscious or mindful breathing…so, I’d like you to simply focus on the sensation of breathing…while focusing on the base of your spine. Feel the rise and fall of your breath…imagining that, with each breath you take, you feel even more deeply connected to your life force or sexual energy…if you have a good friend or lover…you can practice this together.
There are so many different ways to practice conscious breath together that I am leery of giving too much guidance, because this is your process. I want you to know what to do and then find the approach that works for you. However, I will share my approach, but then ask that you contemplate conscious rbeath and find an approach that works for you.
When I practice conscious breath with my lover, I simply place my hand (generally my right hand) on my lover’s chest and imagine that our breath facilitates a deepening of our connection…sometimes I look into his eyes, sometimes I send my heart energy through my breath…if I am feeling aroused, I send my sexual energy through my breath into his body…it is divine and not only allows me to feel connected to myself, it increases our connection…
- Why Tantra? (tantrabootcamp.wordpress.com)
- The Trance Dance of Sex and Sacred Rituals (tantrachick.wordpress.com)
- The Sacred Dance of Shakti and Shiva (tantrachick.wordpress.com)
- Tantric Sex – a Guide for The Uninitiated (socyberty.com)
- Stages in Qigong Breathing Practice: Regular Abdominal Breathing (qigonghealing.wordpress.com)
- Feeling the Sacred Breath (spiritualitythinkaboutit.org)
- Finding Your Sacred Space (eagle7soar3.wordpress.com)