Love & Relationships

5 ways Transfiguration makes your life more awesome ~ Mangala Holland

Transfiguration is something I’ve been doing ever since I discovered Tantra. It’s sometimes known as both the practice and the goal for Tantrics. Essentially it means to “shine forth”. What it often means in reality is a practice of eye gazing- but that’s just the tip of a very large iceberg. I was in a workshop at a festival recently where we had to do a short Transfiguration with the person sat next to us. There were many people in the room who’d never done it before. Loads of people were having giggling fits and struggling to stay composed. Others ...
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How being Single on Valentines Day gave me Gratitude ~ Darshana Avila

I met my last partner on Valentine’s Day. Pretty romantic, isn’t it? It was one of those connections that catch you completely unaware, and yet once we dropped into each others’ eyes and felt each others’ hearts, there was no denying we had magic between us, and many lives worth at that. Needless to say, with that kind of beginning, I was pretty disappointed when we chose to end our relationship just a few weeks before Valentine’s Day a year later. How unromantic! Yet if walking the tantric path has taught me anything, it is to embrace what is. Tantra ...
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The Secret of a Transformative Relationship ~ Shashi Solluna

Relationships. I have been on a quest to explore the art of relating. Like many, when it comes to intimate relationships I have known heaven on earth, but also I have tasted hell on earth. That sweet bliss of being in love and sharing experiences with your beloved one. That painful place when you feel separation or disagreement, and all of that love seems to have vanished from sight! Somehow it is even worse to feel separate from someone whom you once could not stop gazing into the eyes of. I find it useful to consider relationships as a process ...
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How Tantric Lovemaking can Open a Man ~ Eugene Hedlund

This is my raw truth This is most vulnerable thing I could share right now. I feel I am quite open and transparent in my openness around sexuality, but I have never felt cause to share particular details, as that would feel gratuitous and egoistic. I share this story to celebrate and open the possibility for profound healing for all, men and women around sexual shame, worthiness and capacity to receive pleasure. In the tantric arts we learn tools for moving energy, releasing blocks, limiting beliefs and wounds in the energetic, emotional and physical body. I have experienced some of ...
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The Gift of Adoration: the one gift you have been waiting for. ~ Sandra Pijl

My body was trembling. My voice almost got cut off. And, at the same time I felt fully alive and blissful. My eye caught her leg, I heard myself say: I’m attracted to your thigh, the color and density of your flesh draws me in. I want to touch it and taste it: drink it till I have come underneath your fresh, cool skin and lied down. Warming myself with the deep love inside of you. Just breathing, with the innocence of a baby. To hear myself say that, was quite an intense moment. I loved it as well. My ...
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How to Give a Sensual Awakening to your Lover this Christmas! ~ Shashi Solluna

  We all long for intimacy and connection, but hours spent on the computer and working all week long can be a real connection-killer. Once the holidays come along, many people just want to zone out in front of a movie, or perhaps they can’t switch off so they work Facebook as if it's their full-time job. And before you know it, the holidays have passed and barely a kiss was passed between lovers. Not a very juicy Christmas! Tantra offers ways to open the senses and thus activate our sensual nature once more. Once activated, sensuality naturally stimulates the energy ...
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3 Keys to Receiving the Gift of Tantric Lovemaking ~ Darshana Avila

The gift I would most love to give you, just in time for the holidays, is this little gem. If there is one thing I could share with you about tantric lovemaking it is that giving is only half the equation. Learning how to fully receive is sure to transform your lovemaking from mundane to magical. Nothing turns me on more than a lover's openness to the flow of my energy no matter how I express it. This quality in a man calls forth my profound devotion. The most intoxicating elixir I know of is to feel him create space for me to pour my ...
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The Gift of a Woman’s Tears: the power of presence in life and lovemaking. ~ Amitayus

If there is one thing I wish I knew when I was younger it is is that a woman’s tears are a gift. I used to be afraid of a woman’s tears. It didn’t matter if it was a friend, family member or girlfriend. As a boy, until I was about 27 years old, my reaction to a woman’s tears was to try to do anything to make them stop: comfort her, reason with her, hand her a tissue, whatever I felt would calm her down as quickly as possible. Her tears, the visible manifestation of her emotions, made me incredibly ...
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The Pure Gift: celebrating winter solstice the tantric way. ~ Raffaello Manacorda

As Christmas approaches we are filled with messages regarding giving and receiving gifts. The commercial frenzy that develops around Christmas can be chaotic, but there is something about giving and receiving gifts that can inspire us around the holidays. I have to admit that I am not a great fan of the whole Christmas “gift giving” hype. I find it a bit disturbing when I see rivers of people invading the shopping districts, tantalized by shrilling jingles and dazzling light. The red and white colors of Coca-Cola reigning over the whole scene. Personally, I will instead celebrate the winter solstice. The winter solstice ...
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The Sexiest, Most Selfish Way to Give and Receive ~ Garrison Cohen

I want to offer you a completely selfish perspective on giving and receiving. In fact, if you take this on today it could completely change your life and make you happier and sexier (way sexier). Curious? Many of us have been taught to never put our own needs before the needs of others. In fact, a lot of people consider it selfish to put time, money and energy into doing things for ourselves. This lack of self care is an old and outdated model that we’ve inherited from older generations. So, while it’s an admirable perspective it’s also ironically shortsighted. When ...
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