May 302014
 
Key Principles of Tantra: Taboo Breaking
This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Key Principles of Tantra

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Key Principles of TantraIn this clip Mark and Patricia talk about the value of going against the rules and customs that you may have internalized. Within tantra, the deliberate breaking of a taboo is meant to inspire an “aha” moment that you wouldn’t otherwise encounter. […]

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May 252014
 
Key Principles of Tantra: Awareness
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Key Principles of Tantra

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Key Principles of TantraIn this clip Mark and Patricia dispel the myth that you have to be “totally aware” in order to have good energetic sex. In fact, they say that’s crazy! They suggest instead that you work on “levels of awareness” so that you […]

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May 182014
 
Key Principles of Tantra: Breath
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Key Principles of Tantra

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Key Principles of TantraIn this clip Mark and Patricia invite you to try changing up the way you breathe during sex. By first observing and then consciously breathing you can expand your pleasure. They also explain a few other fun ways you can play around with […]

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May 112014
 
Key Principles of Tantra: Orgasm
This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Key Principles of Tantra

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Key Principles of TantraIn this segment Mark and Patricia talk about “the Big O”, but not in the usual way. They explain how the typical orgasm (for males, usually) progresses during sex, and then suggest an alternative. They explain how the tantric method can expand […]

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May 022014
 
Key Principles of Tantric Sexuality: Reverence
This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Key Principles of Tantra

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Key Principles of TantraIn this clip Mark and Patricia explain an essential concept of tantra: having reverence for your partner. This kind of support and respect can help you bring pleasure to your partner and, more than that, Mark explains that the effects can go […]

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Apr 202014
 
Key Principles of Tantra: Know Yourself
This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Key Principles of Tantra

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Key Principles of TantraMark and Patricia talk in this clip about how exploring your own sexuality can be a path to self-awareness. Drawing parallels with other spiritual disciplines, they give several examples for self-discovery. Part of the fun is changing things up and trying new […]

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Apr 112014
 
Key Principles of Tantra: Adventure
This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Key Principles of Tantra

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Key Principles of TantraPatricia and Mark invite you in this clip to take on a more “experimental” view of your sex life. If you are looking to explore new things with your partner, they explain, there is a sense of play and fun. This keeps […]

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Mar 292014
 
Giving & Receiving Sexual Energy

Often sex can be a kind of haphazard exchange of various activities between two people with just a hope that everyone will get what they want. Mark and Patricia suggest in this clip that by “isolating” the activities – that is, one person purely being the giver, the other solely the receiver – you can […]

Mar 182014
 
What is Karezza?

In this clip Mark and Patricia invite you to embrace a more “expansive” definition of heterosexual coupling. They explain the method of “karezza” (“soft embrace”) which can give couples a new insight into intimacy and pleasure. The technique was developed by a female gynecologist in the U.S. but has similarities to Taoist and tantric practices […]

Mar 142014
 
Partners in Passion

A Guide to Great Sex, Emotional Intimacy, and Long-Term Love Partners in Passion by Patricia Johnson and Mark Michaels is the definitive book on how to build and sustain incredible sex and deep emotional connection for a lifetime. Partners in Passion themselves, authors Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson provide readers with a fun step-by-step […]

Mar 112014
 
What Is Tantra?

There are a lot of questions and controversy about the practice of tantric sex, and Patricia and Mark join PassionateU to give their interpretation. They provide a succinct definition as well as breaking down the word to explain the roots. They also give a quick prelude of the rest of the series: how tantra can […]