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Meditation: Heart Connection

Meditation is a process of attuning yourself to the rhythm of silence that flows within you. There are many approaches to meditation, various ways of learning to focus your attention so that you can sense the vibrant stillness. When you meditate together with your beloved, you enter into your own internal flow as well as sharing a loving state of awareness. You become truly present to one another. This is both meditation and ceremony....

Thanksgiving Ceremony

This is a simple ceremony that can be done at any time on Thanksgiving. Before the relatives arrive, while they are there, or after they leave! It can be a heart-warming prelude to physical intimacy. Or this ceremony is also powerful performed as a stolen kiss, a few quick moments while the guests are busy elsewhere!...

Gratitude in Relationship

When I invite gratitude into my life, there is an immediate and delicious softening around the edges of my ego. My heart opens. I breathe more fully. The muscles, tissues and cells of my body relax. My mind lets go of its incessant occupation with what isn't, and quietly eases into the reality of what is....

TANTRA: A Transformational Practice for Couples

In the book, Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, psychotherapist Stephen Cope discusses our need for transformational environments, cocoons such as schools or ashrams that allow us to mature our rebirthing into wholeness. He outlines eight specific qualities that one should look for in an authentic transformational space....

The Ark of Love

Thousands of years ago, Noah may have built an ark that allowed couples - of all stripes - to survive the destruction of the world. Today, we can still turn toward relationship as a refuge from the ongoing stress of daily tumult....

Valentine’s Day & Sexual Wellness

Valentine’s Day isn’t about sex – or is it? Romance and sexual intimacy typically go hand-in-hand, so this is a good time to take a look at sexual wellness. Like good health in general, sexual wellness is about much more than just the absence of illness. Good health in general, and sexual wellness in particular, describes a vibrant state of well being on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Sexual wellness encompasses diverse issues as prevention of infection, healthy functionality, and the psychological impact of sexuality in your life. ...

Valentine’s Day: Presents or Presence?

It's that time of year, when romance reigns supreme. Candlelit restaurant dinners, candy, cards, gifts, flowers. Endless expressions of love. I'm all in favor of celebrating love, shouting aloud our passion and devotion to one another. I love romantic dinners, cards, flowers, presents. (Pass on the candy, please!) However, what I most treasure as a gift, not just on Valentine's Day, but every day, is the gift of my beloved's presence....

The Top 10 Times to Be Intimate with Your Beloved

Anytime is a good time for intimacy. Try mixing it up and being intimate at a different time each day for a week! Intimacy can only be experienced in the present moment. These moments can be part of a one-minute intimacy break or an hour-long lovemaking session. Find the time, make the time, take the time… to be intimate with one another....

We-Do: The Art of Conscious Relationship

At the wedding, we each stood courageously and said, "I do!". Once awakened to the conscious path of relationship, both partners learn to say together, "We-Do!". We-Do is the path of relationship. The practice of We-Do enhances spiritual growth and shared ecstasy. It is about partners training together on a regular basis, with the intention of living in joyous celebration of love....

Jumping from Judgment to Love

Even in a great relationship, we sometimes focus on what’s wrong with our partner, rather than taking time to celebrate the love we share. Among the thousands of thoughts that pass through our minds each day, there are those that cause us to momentarily forget our positive feelings, to temporarily engage in negative criticisms and judgments. Most of us have these fleeting—or not so fleeting—thoughts. In fact, they are usually the same ones over and over. "She’s so disorganized." "He’s late again." "Can’t do anything right."...

Have you had your Tantra today?

Lovemaking can be fun and adventurous, filled with active exploration of body parts and lively and intense reactions. Excitement and curiosity, tension and release, foreplay, afterplay and endless play....

The Truth About Tantra

In spite of all the media hype, when I ask people if they know about Tantra, very few reply with a committed YES! A sophisticated woman, sitting in a restaurant with her husband and another couple, told me, "Oh, I know all about tantrum sex - it's my husband insisting 'I want it, I want it, I want it!"...

T*A*N*T*R*A

TANTRA is a body-centered path of deep intimacy, sexual joy and transpersonal fulfillment. It requires TRAINING and practice. Although you are naturally endowed with the potential for joy and intimacy, it is through TRAINING that you learn to experience these qualities and integrate them into your daily life. Fortunately, the training itself is rewarding and fun!...