tantra yoga, agonda, goa

  Palolem has the reputation of being the nicest beach in Goa Whenever I go to Kollur, I take the train back via Palolem in Goa., and I usually stay there for a few days and make the most of the ayurvedic massages, delicious food and the wonderful sun, sea and sand.This time, I decided to reserve my train seat in advance, as anyone who has travelled on Indian trains knows, it can be very uncomfortable standing outside an indian train loo for hours on a packed train.   I had been sittting on my reserved seat in a sleeper carriage, for  approximately 20 mns.,  when a group of rather hippyish westerners clambered aboard and sat right next to me, claiming there was a mix up over the seat nos.  We started chatting and they told me they were going to Agonda, a village just next to Palolem. They were all very experienced at hatha yoga, and were going to do a course in ‘traditional tantra yoga.’  They were led by a young American with a pony tail, who seemed very centred and completely unruffled by all the typical commotion in the train and the usual haggling with the ticket inspector and other passengers about… Read more »

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tantra

  India, as you all know, is the home of Tantra I have just returned from a 2 week stay in Kollur, Karnataka, India. Kollur is the home of the well-known Mookambika Temple which is among the seven most sacred temples in the state of Karnataka. It is said that the image of Goddess Mookambika was installed here by the great Sri Adi Shankara, the revered Hindu saint, who performed years of penance in the area. It is believed that Adi Shankara perceived the idea of having a Mookambika Devi temple at Kollur and himself installed the statue of the deity in the temple some 1200 years ago. It is also said that the Shiva Lingam in front of the goddess, materialised miraculously on its own. Mookambika is regarded as a manifestation of Shakti, Saraswathi and Mahalakshmi. In fact, she symbolises the Supreme Truth or Transcendental Supreme Reality. In the top middle photo, you can see the statue of Goddess Mookambika being paraded around the temple, in a special golden chariot, carried by dozens of temple priests. as well as the individuals who have paid for the event. They usually run as fast as they can, with bells clanging, crowds… Read more »

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valentine's day

                          If you are like me and you are really put off by the materialism surrounding our so called holidays – and the hype and the social pressure to celebrate on a particular day – here are some poems and sayings which may remind us of the true inspiration behind Valentine’s Day: ‘This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally to take a step without feet.’           Rumi   If you can’t smell the fragrance Dont come into the garden of Love. If you’re unwilling to undress Don’t enter into the stream of Truth. Stay where you are. Don’t come our way.                                                                   Rumi   ‘You cannot have love through technique. You can have sensation through a technique, but that is not love. Love is something that cannot be told, that cannot be carried across through newspapers or through propaganda. It must be felt, it must be understood. But if you repeat love, love, love, it has no meaning. You will know of that love when the mind is quiet, when the mind is free from its conditioning,… Read more »

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xmas presents

Do you need some ideas for Xmas presents for someone close to you? We have a few suggestions for you . For those of you who have told us that they   want to give their partner a ‘hint’ re. learning about tantra and how to give  a tantric massage,but dont quite know how to express the hint, how about the little button above? Or, if you want to be even more subtle about it, you could put the message on your dog – The button costs £3 and can be ordered from http://www.cafepress.co.uk If you are wanting to spice things up a little in the bedroom, you could get your partner some  heart nipple pasties. They cost £35 from www.agentprovocateur.com Or for the more intellectual among you, here is an unusual idea:  a Personalised Erotic Story…. ‘ It is a short erotic story written especially for you. You give the author a description of yourself and your partner and some details you want to include….. a good author will take those details and work their magic, incorporating them into a story that is sizzling hot.’ The story is bound into a 5′ x 7′ book and gift wrapped before being delivered to your door.

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sting

              Some of you may have read my original post on Sting, written on March 27th on this blog: https://www.tantricmassagelondon.com/sting-the-singer-who-made-tantra-a-household-name/ Today, I discovered a new article on Sting’s views on women, which I find very interesting –  Sting practices tantra yoga and recognises that women are  superior to men in many ways!! Here is the article: STING COULD LIVE AS A ‘ SEX SLAVE’  IN A WOMAN’S WORLD – CTV News Monday November 22nd 2010 Sting wishes he could live as a ‘sex slave’ in a world run by women. The Police frontman woud be happy  if females were the dominant gender in society with him fulfilling their erotic fantasies. The musician – who is married to film producer Trudie Styler and is famous for practicing Tantric sex – said “I’ll say the standard misogynist thing, I dont like women drivers very much, but I prefer to live in a world run by women. I just take my hat off to a superior form. I’m very comfortable with the idea of women being superior in many different fields. The way they navigate the world is something I admire. All this striving for machismo power, its f***ed… Read more »

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tantric sex

  Tantric Sex Seminar   Tantric Sex is a controversial subject If you want to have a really good laugh, watch this hilarious comedy sketch of Roman Danylo giving a Tantric Sex Seminar. making fun of the subject, and shaking in the throws of erotic tantric bliss! click on the link below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK0n_qopmFo

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erotic massage - dita von teese

dita von teese The Erotica Show opens this year at Olympia London,on November 19. The headline attraction for the show is Dita Von Teese. I am a great admirer of hers – she has such radiance, glamour, style and a very unique quality of elegance.But, looking at the rest of what is on offer made me start to ponder about what erotic or erotic massage really means. Wilkipedia gives an interesting definition of eroticism: “Unlike sensuality, which concentrates on the pleasures of the senses, eroticism is concerned with heightening those pleasures. To achieve that objective, eroticism can involve a delay in sexual gratification in order to intensify the satisfaction level by extending the period of yearning desire.” Perceptions of what is erotic fluctuate. Khajuraho in India, famous for its erotic sculpture, is a very popular tourist destination and is considered to be one of the ‘seven wonders of India.’ The Khajuraho temples don’t contain sexual or erotic art inside the temple or near the deities. The idea is that one must leave one’s sexual desires outside the temple and the inner deity of the temple is pure like the soul, unaffected by sexual desires. But the external carvings depict “twisting,… Read more »

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diwali

  Wishing you a very happy and prosperous Diwali.   Diwali, the Festival of Lights,  is considered to be the Indian New Year   It is one of  the most celebrated Hindu festivals, lasting for 5 days or longer. It is a time of great rejoicing for the upcoming year and a time of offering special pujas (rituals). Diwali is celebrated on a new Moon night when the Moon is not visible. It is the time when Hindus worship the goddess Laxmi, seen as the giver of all comforts and money in this age. The Festival of Lights is the triumph of good over bad, nobility over evil, knowledge over ignorance, happiness over unhappiness   May the Festival of Lights bring hope and light into your lives. Below is a virtual Maha Laxmi Aarti  – it is a prayer to, and worship of the Goddess Laxmi. As you can see, the goddess is decorated in colourful jewels and all her finery. This is a live ritual, so that those of you who have never experienced a genuine ritual, can click on the link below: AARTI- MAHA LAXMI MAA DIWALI AARTI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMgbSSFuXVg

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Happy Halloween

Halloween used to be mainly celebrated by children in America ( as well as Scotland and Ireland),but now it seems to be becoming more and more popular with all generations in this country. Everyone seems to love an excuse to get dressed up, put face paint on,  and  go out and party. I first saw children go out  ‘Trick- or -Treating” when I lived in California in the ’80’s.  Nowadays, they are all doing it here too, although I did see one rather bad tempered neighbour a few years ago, slam his front door in the face of a group of angelic children, dressed up as wizards and fairies, with the words: ‘This is England, not America!” I went to see the film about Facebook this weekend – The Social Network. I definitely recommend it – its a fascinating story, and very well acted. Talking of Facebook, I found the above picture on there today, with the following quote: “He breathes into my ear until my soul takes on His fragrance. He is the soul of my soul.”  – Rumi –  

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anger

  How did I learn to deal with my anger? I went to California Esalen, in northern California, was founded in 1962, and became a centre for the ‘human potential’ movement…It was an institute devoted to the exploration of the world of ‘unrealized capacities that lies beyond the imagination.’ It became known for its experimental workshops, the steady influx of philosophers, psychologists, artists and spiritual thinkers, as well as its breathtaking grounds, blessed with natural hotsprings.  The photos above show visitors receiving the renowned naked Esalen massages in the open air and lying in the  hot tubs which are so popular there, and all over  California. I went to live in California in the 1970’s and became involved in the human potential movement and the psychological experimentation which was so popular at the time. I would go to workshops and bang pillows , raging at my parents, and trying to let out all my anger…….but little by little, I realised that the more I screamed, the more angry I was becoming, and the theory that if only I screamed long and hard enough, all my bottled up anger would disappear, did not seem to stand the test of experience. Gradually, it began to make more sense to experience… Read more »

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what is love

What is LOVE? – a popular question   The great mystics talk about Love – and the true meaning of Love on a Universal level: ‘Taking Love out of the personal sphere of relationship and acknowledging how it is part of creation of a fundamental, cellular level… reclaiming the cellular nature of love, the love that belongs to creation, the energy of life which is love. ….   We have isolated ourselves from the real energy of life, so that life no longer nourishes us. There is a separation of spirit and matter…   The secret of love is I am he who I love and he whom I love is me….. you are divine, you are an ocean of love. There is a secret within us…. call it beauty, peace, compassion, the divine centre of your self… we remember the taste of the inner elixir and we make a relationship with it….   We think we are searching for something, but that love is within ourself, and it is searching for you.   The secret is that the essence of everything is love…. if you can be present with it, if you can taste it…. This is all latent within… Read more »

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tantra

    Tantra has many meanings and is a vast subject. Here are the words of three different masters, not necessarily on tantra itself, but on spirituality in general.   ‘The state we call realization is simply being one’s self, not knowing anything or becoming anything. If one has realized he is that which alone is and which alone has always been; he cannot describe that state, he can only be that. Still it is a wonder that to teach this simple truth, there should come into being so many religions, creeds, methods, and the disputes among them. Oh the pity! Oh the pity!                      Ramana Maharshi    ‘I am a cup caught in the hand of Love. If you dont believe me, look in my eyes. Or better still……. listen to my heart.’                                                                Rumi    One day a devotee asked  Swamiji, ” What is mind control?” Throwing a flower in the air Swamiji answered, “See if my mind goes after the flower and gets glued to it, that is the mind going out of control. If I dont’t allow my mind to go out of control and keep it here – that is mind control. Simple !”                                              Sri Shivabalayogi… Read more »

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rudolph valentino tantric tuition for women

Tantric Tuition for Women Little girls are brought up with the romantic  idea that one day they will meet their knight in shining armour, who will sweep her off her feet, love her for ever,  and life will be wonderful  ever after. We have been spoon-fed these romantic  images, by novels, movies and our culture in general. But the reality, or the inside stories, reveal something very different going on under the surface. Novels like Lady Chatterley’s lover, which was banned when it was first written, have now been read by most schoolgirls. The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is part of our culture….. as is Walt Disney’s Cinderella singing ‘Some Day My Prince will Come.’ We all know about the love life of famous politicians like Robert Kennedy, millionaires like Howard Hughes, footballers, starting with the first ‘pop’ footballer George Best, latin lovers like Rudolph Valentino and Clark Gable, and the most famous womanizer of them all, Casanova.     But what is it like being married to these men? They may be able to sweep women off their feet initially, but what happens after that….? It must be very difficult, if not impossible, for anyone to live up to the… Read more »

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Tantric Tuition for Men

                  Part 1 – Tantric Tuition for Men When men come to Tantric Massage London and ask for a tantric tuition session, the two main things they want to learn more about are: 1. Ejaculation Control 2. How to really give pleasure to a woman   Ejaculation Control Many men experience concerns with premature ejaculation in some form or another during their life, and hope to learn some techniques to help them to last longer. A large majority find that when they are simply lying on the massage table, with no pressure to perform, their ‘premature ejaculation’ problem disappears, and they are able to last naturally for far longer than they thought, with no special effort on their part. There are several reasons for this. A lot of so called premature ejaculation issues arise from the pressure to perform and please a partner. When that pressure is removed, very often the problem evaporates. We encourage our clients to get in touch with their passive side and experience the feelings and sensation in their body, and to enjoy receiving unconditional touch – where there is no need to respond or reciprocate. In this way,… Read more »

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tantric therapy/tantric tuition

  This will be the first of a few articles on our tantric therapy /tantric tuition sessions We offer these sessions here at our Tantric Massage studio in the heart of Kensington.I would like to first of all lay the groundwork of all our thinking. There is a lot of confusion nowadays, about esoteric terms such as chakras, kundalini, shakti, etc. and all of a sudden, numerous so-called experts have sprung up, writing articles on these subjects. Nowadays, it is too easy to read a few articles or books, and overnight become an ‘authority’ on subjects such as tantra. Only a truly realised master can convey the truth on these subjects – and again, in today’s world, one needs a lot of discrimination in order to tell who is a truly realised master, and who is not. This is why we do not claim to raise your kundalini… we do not call ourselves Tantric Goddesses and we do not indulge in talk about chakras or rituals. During the past 40 years, I have been involved in a deep study, firstly of the many branches of  transpersonal and humanistic psychology. I qualified as a co-counsellor, and also as a Fischer-Hoffman therapist… Read more »

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Love - Tantric Massage London

There is a book called ‘Love’s True Home’ by Sri Gawn Tu Fahr (!!!) http://srigawntufahr.com   Here are some of the quotes I like in his book: ‘A strange world exists in which everyone is born wearing five layers of clothing: physical, emotional, causal, mental and ethereal. Most only see the physical layer and believe they are the body. A naked man and woman appear and ask, “Whats with all the clothes?” For some this is a revelation and as they peel away the layers, the sweet love light in their golden hearts begin to shine through.’ ‘Ive been looking for a long, long time for this thing called love;Ive ridden comets across the sky and I’ve looked below and above. Then one day I looked inside myself and joy is what I found: a golden sun residing there, beaming forth God’s light and sound’ ‘One of the greatest challenges of the human state of consciousness is that we often find ourselves looking outward at life and reacting to others. This is where blame originates. What we experience in the outer world is a reflection of our inner states. When our hearts are filled with love we see love all… Read more »

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why men stray

I enjoyed reading this article on why men stray partly because of the underlying humour, and partly also because it highlights some of the paradoxes that we all face in our lives. Here are some snippets from the article: ‘Every man faces the battle between the urge for monogamy and promiscuity…’ ‘The wish to be free and the  wish to belong…. the difficult bit has always been balancing the yearning for an impressive sexual CV and the longing for a wife, family and home….’ ‘Some men stay early… some men stray late…. And men spend a lifetime trying to negotiate a peace settlement between these most basic of instincts…’ ‘Some men stray for a bit and then they settle down. That is what many women find difficult to accept … sometimes a man strays not because he is a heartless fornicating bastard, but simply because he hasnt yet met the right girl…’ The author then gives examples of 3 well-known men: – Tiger Woods:  ‘ I thought I could get away with everything I wanted to…. I felt I had worked hard and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me…’ – Paul Newman: ‘You dont go out for hamburger… Read more »

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wife - tantric chair

It is constantly intriguing to search on google for words relating to sensual massage and tantric massage  and see what comes up…… My latest discovery is the Tantra Chair It is apparently inspired by the  female form … and is for  “people who love sex but cant find the perfect furniture to do it on”….perfect for “divine lovemaking” and “tantric intimacy.” with your wife. It costs $1199 ….. ‘but the things you’ll experience on it are priceless’…….! The manufacturers, in true American style , have publicised it all over the net and it is mentioned in various blogs and discussions. The website states that it comes in 8 different colours and is ‘environmentally friendly’. It doesnt look very comfortable to me…. what does  your wife think?  

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getting in touch

Getting in touch with your feminine side has become a sort of truism. In modern times,there have been many ways of describing the union of Shiva and Shakti…. terms like yin and yang, getting in touch with your feminine side, metrosexual have all become popular at various periods during the past 40 years or so. In the 60’s, we saw the beginning of a subconscious mood amongst men to start trying to appear less macho –  the Rolling Stones would perform on stage with makeup, wearing flamboyant, feminine blouses … they would be followed in the 70’s by David Bowie’s androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. In the 80’s Alice Cooper recorded the song: ‘ In Touch with your Feminine Side. And in the 90’s the term ‘metrosexual’ man became popular – but all this experimentation  also had a certain superficial,  materialistic and commercial side. Below   is a 1960’s  Rolling Stones recording of ‘Angie’. It was the days of ‘Flower Power’ and they are all holding roses, and look quite androgynous, singing a love song to Angie. The 2nd picture  illustrates  and beautifully explains the true symbolism of Shiva and Shakti , which is far deeper and more far-reaching. It reveals how Tantra can be seen as the union of the masculine and the feminine… Read more »

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