It isn't very often that a celebrity name is associated with Tantra, or more likely Tantric Sex,
but recently we see Alec Baldwin's name in the Tantric lights. And it usually takes two to tango,
though it is classically a solo journey, so let's not leave out Hilaria Thomas, the yoga teacher who is his partner.
Two concepts from the very brief news bursts on this topic caught my eye. The first is that Hilaria is teaching
about mula bandas or as most of us know the simpler version of this practice; kegels. It's about time these
sexercises were taught in yoga classes. The simpler version teaches stepped tightening sequences that thicken
the vaginal walls and provide multiple benefits to both women and men. The sexual aspects of having well-developed
PC muscles are renowned and can vastly improve orgasmic capabilities including pre-orgasmic problems. In
addition strong PC muscles create more orgasms, stronger orgasms, G-spot orgasms, multiple orgasms, ejaculation
orgasms in women, ejaculation control in men and more. Their traditional use is for preparation for childbirth and
bladder and anal sphincter control in later age.
The second thing that caught my eye was the idea of making Alec (53) closer in age 'sex-wise' to Hilaria (29). But more on that later.
The more advanced or traditional mula banda practices have additional add-ons that make them Tantric. These involve a vertical practice
of tightening, in series, and then relaxing each of the individual muscles groups that create the whole of the Pubococcygeus muscles platform.
This platform literally holds up everything inside of your abdomen so it's obviously important. Include specific breathing patterns and
visualization to move the energy upwards throughout the body and re-circulating back around again and you have a better picture of the
mula banda practices. These are rejuvenating in multiple ways both physically and mentally.
As for the magic, age defying possibilities of Tantric Sex, the focus would not only be on learning the above practices but in utilizing
them in the practice of ejaculation mastery. Ejaculation mastery for men allows the man to not only have firmer erections but to last
much longer and potentially have multiple waves of orgasmic energy flowing through his body without ejaculating.
Younger men can ejaculate
again and again but as men age this isn't usually the case. As men age it becomes more difficult to get an erection especially if they smoke,
drink too much, eat poorly and don't get enough exercise. All these things conspire to clog the arteries.
Clogged arteries and low blood flow affect the extremities of the body first, thus the penis (lingam in Sanskrit) is one of the first
organs to get less blood flow. Not good.
By leading a healthier lifestyle (I'm sure Hilaria is on this too!) and having long Tantric Sex lovemaking,
while practicing not ejaculating some of the time, Alec will reverse whatever aging trends he may have been on and
actually create a more vital life. Isn't it incredible that sex can do all of this when you combine it with consciousness
Celebs: Thanks for getting into Tantra!
Enhance Your Sexuality: The Benefits of Tantra
by Suzie Heumann
For someone who may be interested in learning more about Tantra and may take a couple of workshops, what kinds of benefits might they hope to achieve? I ask this, because many people are hesitant to dive in, head-first, to something they might consider so exotic, Eastern, fringe, etc.
There are many benefits to achieve through a practice that includes Tantric techniques, and the effectiveness will, of course, depend on the individual person and what they already bring to the table, so to speak. A person or couple who has done some kind of activity in the personal growth arena may have a head start on the person who is just beginning to delve into the more interior aspects of life.
Most Westerners will only investigate the sexual aspects of Tantra, though the richer areas involve great personal evolution through consciousness. The sexual aspects give us practices that teach us focus and consciousness using sexuality as the vehicle. People will likely come face to face with some of the esoteric aspects in their practice of the techniques, though. These will be fringe benefits they won't consciously undertake but they will feel the effects.
Workshops are wonderful because a couple or individual, sometimes for the first time, will realize that others are in the same place as they are (universal feelings). They will also get a chance to discover and connect deeply with others, in safe ways. By expanding our realms of experience and understanding we develop more compassion, excitement, passion and love for our beloved and for our selves.
Reading books and viewing videos is a great way to learn because you have the privacy of your own home to do it in. You’ll get the energy of the practices and plenty of new things to try out. Most of the Tantra books and videos blend consciousness, sexuality and education and most of the videos are made with women in mind.
This is completely contrary to our culture’s practice of having us think that pornography is all there is to sex education. Most sex videos turn women off and there's nothing much to learn from them anyway. It is extremely enlightening for both men and women to see another woman in a sexual state of bliss. It sets a standard by which both men and women can envision a healthier, happier more ecstatic state of being.
There are not many opportunities in life, other than the Tantric teachings, to blend the possibility of raising our consciousness and increasing our intimacy and sexual skills at the same time. It is a perfect blend for the times and one that will propel you on the path to wholeness.