9781587612909

Urban Tantra

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    9781587612909

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    1587612909

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2007-04-01
  • Publisher: Celestial Arts
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Summary

In Urban Tantra acclaimed sex educator Barbara Carrellas radically updates the Tantric sex practice for modern sexual explorers seeking ecstasy that lingers longer than orgasm. With a juicy mix of erotic how-to and inspired , pleasure-centred spiritual wisdom, this book guides readers through a reportoire of easy-to-grasp techniques and positions for solo and partner play, as well as more adventurous practices. Tantric virgins and curious sex positivists alike will learn and discover how to take pleasure to new levels of intimacy and spiritual fulfillment. Topics include; Twenty Minute Tantra; XXXtasy Is Not Ecstasy; Breath and Energy Orgasms; Tantric BDSM; Sex Magic; The Power of Silliness and Solo Tantra.

Author Biography

Barbara Carrellas is an author, sex educator, and theater artist. Her pioneering  Urban Tantra® workshops were named best in New York City by TimeOut/New York magazine. She is also the cofounder of Erotic Awakening, a groundbreaking series of workshops that toured the United States and Australia. Barbara has been featured in several episodes of HBO’s Real Sex. She is also the author of Luxurious Loving: Tantric Inspirations for Passion and Pleasure, numerous articles and essays, and an audio series, The Pleasure Principle. Barbara lives in New York City with her partner, trailblazing gender theory author Kate Bornstein.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Forewordp. xii
Prelude: The Temple of the Sacred Lap Dance, or Ecstasy Is Where You Find Itp. 1
Introduction: What Is Tantra, Anyway?p. 7
Ten Myths About Tantra
A Quick-Start Guide
Tantra: The Basicsp. 15
Why Ecstasy is Necessaryp. 17
Pleasure vs. Ecstasy
Adrenaline is Not Ecstasy
XXXtasy is Not Ecstasy
So How Do We Find Real Ecstasy?
Be Here Nowp. 22
Breathe
Change Your Mind
Do Some Affirmations
Focus and Imagine
Make no Judgments, Make no Comparisons, and Delete Your Need to Understand
Drop Your Expectations
Giving and Receiving
Know Thy Chakras, Know Thyselfp. 36
The Seven Chakras
Sex and the Chakras
Wake Up Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Free Your Spiritp. 48
The Basics of Breath
Four Conscious Breaths
Meditation
The Power of Silliness
Witnessing
The Exhilaration and Cathartic Meditations
How to Touchp. 60
The Resilient Edge of Resistance
The Resilient Edge of Resistance Applies to More Than Touch
Twenty-Minute Tantrap. 64
Conscious Quickies
Tantra for One: Unleashing Your Orgasmic Energyp. 67
Sexual Energy: What It Is and What to Do with Itp. 69
Kundalini, Chi, and the Inner Flute
"Seeing" Sexual Energy
Dropping Into the Body
Let's Dance
Orgasm: The Totality of Possibilitiesp. 81
What is Orgasm?
But Wait, There's More!
Orgasm Tips for Estrogen-Based Bodies
Orgasm Tips for Testosterone-Based Bodies
What About P-Spot Orgasms?
Orgasmic Sounds
The Universal Hum
Breath and Energy Orgasmsp. 95
What's so Special About Breath and Energy Orgasms?
The Firebreath Orgasm
The Clench and Hold
Solo Tantrap. 111
Eye Gazing
The Microcosmic Orbit
Vibrate Those Chakras
Discover What Truly Turns You on
Try New Sensations
Take Yourself on a Tantric Date
Evolutionary Selfloving
Tantra for Two: A Tantric Ritualp. 123
Set the Stagep. 126
The Stage
Scenery
Lighting
Sound
Costumes
Props
Special Effects
Safer Sex
Chill Out and Warm Upp. 138
Chill Out
Warm Up
Come Togetherp. 142
The Pose of Recognition with Hand Balancing
The Pose of Giving and Receiving
The Garden of Sensual Delights
Rock and Rollp. 153
The Heart Connection
Back to Back
Spread the Energy Around
Yab Yum/Sitting Position
Sitting Open-Eyed Clench and Holds
Tantric Fucking
Afterglowp. 165
Toes to Third Eye
Heart-Foot-Hand
Grounding Hug
The Erotic Awakening Massage: An Introductionp. 165
The Erotic Awakening Massage Has Unlimited Possibilities
Sensual Massage
Conscious Receiving and Conscious Giving
How to Breathe
Whole-Hand Touching
Gender and the Erotic Awakening Massage
Orgasm and the Erotic Awakening Massage
The Erotic Awakening Massage for People with Pussiesp. 176
Setting Up
Connecting
Starting with a Sensual Massage
The Vulva
The Clitoris
Spreading the Energy Around
Intravaginal Massage
Stop!
Rock and Roll
The Clench and Hold
Now What?
The Erotic Awakening Massage for People with Penisesp. 190
Starting with a Sensual Massage
The Cock Strokes
The Clench and Hold
Afterglow
Tantra for the Adventurousp. 201
Tantric BDSMp. 203
The Needle Mudra
Five Myths About BDSM
Using Tantra to Enhance BDSM
How to Create the Tantric Ritual That's Perfect for Youp. 213
The Erotic Playsheet
One of Those Days
Different Lives
P.S., Your Cat is Dead
Group Tantrap. 227
How to Throw a Great Ritual/Sex Party
Club Relate
Happy Birthday
An Erotic Rite
A Weekend in the Country
The Dark Heart
How to Try Group Sex Without Fracturing Your Relationship
Tantra: The Next Dimensionp. 241
Sex Magicp. 243
Sex and Healing
Using Sex Magic to Relax and Relieve Stress
Using Sex Magic to Relieve Colds and Sinus Pain
Using Sex Magic to Relieve Pain and Fear
Using Sex Magic to Facilitate Childbirth
Using Sex Magic to Alleviate Back Pain
Using Sex Magic to Heal Sexual Wounds
Sex Magic and Compulsive Sex
Sex Magic in the Workplace
Sex Magic for World Peace, Part 1
Sex Magic for World Peace, Part 2
Sex and Death
Referencesp. 259
Resourcesp. 263
Indexp. 282
About the Authorp. 288
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