History of Orgasmic Yoga
Human beings in all times and cultures have experimented with sex to achieve transpersonal states of consciousness. Orgasmic Yoga evolved over the last twenty-five years out of a network of thousands sexual adventurers and ecstatics exploring the potential of erotic massage and mindful masturbation. These researchers were Sexological Bodyworkers or connected to The New School of Erotic Touch and The Body Electric. The method of their research was to focus on their own inner subjective somatic experience during arousal. By paying attention in the present moment to their own biological bodies, they became aware of a remarkable potential. Erotic trance states offered access to wisdom, creativity, aliveness and freedom not otherwise available to the human community. As individuals, couples, and groups realized the benefits of erotic trance, a sexual yoga emerged.
Both Learning and Savoring
Orgasmic Yoga is a pleasurable, intimate and transformative discipline, practiced while sexually aroused. The intention of most practitioners is to develop or reclaim erotic capacities. Orgasmic Yoga practice sessions accelerate embodied learning. Some individuals practice to savor the awesome feelings in their body. Thus, Orgasmic Yoga is both profound somatic education and embodied meditation. Most practice sessions begin with “doing” and end with “being.” Erotic meditation allows the individual to focus on what is substantial rather than what is superficial. Every practice session ends with a quiet period of experiencing one’s body as real in the present moment.
Profound embodied learning takes place when we repeat an erotic practice mindfully over time. Repetition is how humans learn sex–thus the yoga model of education is central for learning sex. Excellent learning environments often interrupt the ongoing patterns and habits of the student. This interruption is a good thing. The erotic choreographies were designed so each practitioner has the freedom to vary the practice depending on their needs and intentions. Ongoing erotic practice offers motivated individuals the opportunity to make profound and meaningful changes by using accelerated learning strategies.
Frozen, Constricted, and Honest
Many humans have lost their ability to sexually arouse themselves through sensuous playing with their own bodies. Pornography and erotic fantasy are used to make sexual arousal efficient and effortless. This dependence on erotic imagery as the source of one’s arousal narrows erotic capacity.
Savor and Reflect