Yoni Talk Listens to Your Body’s Wisdom

In Tantra we use ritual names for our genitals. We call the vagina, “Yoni,”which is a Sanskrit word that means cosmic matrix.  It is possible to tap into the wisdom held in this sacred part of the body. This practice allows you to access the wisdom held in your Yoni. You are lending your voice to your Yoni so it can communicate with you directly. The more you are able to relax and surrender to this process the easier it is to access the wisdom of your Yoni and experience its unique voice.This practice can be done alone or with a partner.

Set aside 30-60 minutes for this practice. Make sure the phone is turned off and let other people in your home know not to disturb you for the next hour. This practice can be done alone or with a partner. If done alone have your journal nearby so you can take notes afterwards. You may also choose to record the experience. If done with a partner, only one person speaks and the other acts as a witness. The witness may take notes if that feels appropriate to both parties. The witness should not interrupt the speaker while they are allowing their Yoni to speak.

The Heart Salutation

Begin this practice with a Heart Salutation. This is done by extending your arms towards the earth with your palms together. Then, inhale and keeping your hands in prayer position, bring them to your heart. Exhale, as you bow forward and acknowledge the Divine within yourself and each other. Inhale, as you straighten back up. Finally, exhale as you allow your hands to return to the starting position, pointed towards the earth.

The Bubble

Now, create a bubble around you (and your partner). Do this by waving your arms around both of you as you define the shape of the bubble that surrounds you. You will then be removing things from this bubble that won’t serve you during this practice (the past, distractions, anger, worry, etc.) Do this by making a gesture as if removing an object from your bubble and verbally share what you are removing from the bubble out loud. Then, Next, state what things you want to bring into the bubble, these are things that will enhance your connection (love, willingness, presence, trust etc.) Make a gesture as if physically bringing them into the bubble. Creating the bubble helps to call you into present moment awareness and creates a safe space in which to practice Yoni Talk

Share Your Desires, Fears and Boundaries

Once the bubble is created, share your intentions/desires, fears and boundaries related to this practice. First, one person speaks while the other person listens without judgment or commentary. Then you switch roles. Here is an example:

“I desire to stay present, open and connect deeply my Yoni.”

“My fear is that I will get self-conscious and freeze up.”

“My boundary is to stay connected, to feel what is arising and share even if I start to cry.”

Why boundaries? When I teach this practice in my classes, people often have resistance to setting boundaries. I explain that boundaries are not walls, they are bridges. Bridges helps to bring people together. Intimacy happens when people have healthy boundaries. Healthy boundaries allow you to feel safe, stay open and be present. Boundaries are dynamic, so it is important to check-in periodically with yourself to see if your boundaries have changed. If they have changed, update your partner so they can honor your new boundaries. Here are a few examples:

“I need to end this practice by 10 pm.”

“I want to stay present and open to your support. I would like you to remind me to open my eyes if I seem to be disconnecting from you.”

Yoni Talk

Sit or lie down in a comfortable position. Take slow, gentle, relaxing breaths into your belly. Relax deeply for about several minutes. As your exhale, breathe out any tension you are holding. As you inhale, breathe in life force energy (pnana/chi/ki) and feel your body becoming energized. Once you are relaxed, focus your attention on your Yoni and place your hands over Yoni. Breathe into Yoni and begin to tune into this part of your body. Ask her what she would like to be called ( Sacred Flower, Cosmic Cave or..) Invite her to speak.Say out loud, something like “Sacred Flower, (use the name she has shared with you,) I desire to receive your wisdom and invite you to speak to me and give you my voice.” Then allow Yoni to speak to you, in the first person, “I,Sacred Flower, want to share that I have been feeling ignored lately. I notice you … I would like…. It would be helpful if…” Continue to tune in for 15 minutes or longer. There may be phases as the information is accessed. Stay present with the process until it feels complete. End with a Heart Salutation.

If you are alone, take time to journal. If you are with a friend, share your experience verbally. Take a short break and then switch roles.

Notice how this experience impacts your life over the next few days and weeks.

Copyright 2012 Crystal Dawn Morris. Adapted from The Art of Sexual Ecstasy by Margot Anand.

Crystal Dawn Morris, The Love and Freedom Coach

Contact Crystal@Tantraforawakening.com 928-282-5483  www.tantraforawakening.com

Reclaiming Our Sexual Radiance, YouTube Video

Crystal Dawn Morris and Cheryl Good invite women to attend their upcoming women’s retreat in Sedona. Women Healing Women: Reclaiming Our Sexual Radiance April 19-21, 2013. Learn more at Tantra for Awakening.com or call 928-282-5483. To register email Cheryl at goodflute@yahoo.com or call 847-624-8926

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Women Healing Women: Reclaiming Our Sexual Radiance

A Transformational Weekend in Sedona, Arizona

April 19 -21, 2013 WomenHealingFlyer

Friday 7-9:30pm    Saturday 9:30am-9:30pm    Sunday 10am-5pm

•    Reclaim your sexual power
•    Honor your body and your beauty
•    Celebrate pleasure and sensuality
•    Transform beliefs and heal the past
•    Recognize the goddess within
•    Know you are whole and complete

Do you want to live in a world where women are free to celebrate their full sexual radiance without fear, where sexuality is honored and celebrated is as a gift of creation? Please join us for a weekend of deep transformation. Access your innate sexual power through hands-on healing and sacred ritual. This workshop is open to all women 18 and older, who are ready to step into their power and want to love themselves fully.

Price $325 (Early bird special-$285 if paid in full by April 5th.) This event will be held in a beautiful, private retreat space in west Sedona, location given at registration. To register contact Cheryl at goodflute@yahoo.com 847-624-8926

Workshop Facilitators

Crystal Dawn Morris is a Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher and intimacy coach. She has worked in women’s health as a RN, NP and Certified Nurse- Midwife since the 1980’s.Her mission is to be a catalyst for global transformation- to create a world based on love, respect and compassion for all beings. She is dedicated to guiding people to live a more conscious, connected and juicy life that celebrates love and freedom. Crystal teaches internationally. Contact info: crystalsedona@gmail.com 928-862-0762 www.TantraforAwakening.com

Cheryl Good, Masters of Arts in Teaching, Certified Advanced Energy Healer, is passionate about creating dynamic environments for transformation. She weaves her experiences as an educator, professional flutist and Tantric energy healer, into her sessions and workshops, allowing her participants to dive deeply inward. Greater spiritual, sexual and emotional freedom is the result. She is the co-founder of Love and Sex Mastery and S.T.I.R. -Sedona Transformational Intensive Retreat. Her website is loveandsexmastery.com

Practice the Art of Chakra Talk

Chakra Talk

This practice allows you to access the wisdom held in your chakra energy centers. You will lend your voice to the chakra center you want to communicate with it in a direct way. The more you are able to relax and surrender the easier it is to access the wisdom of your chakras speaking  in their unique voice.

Set aside 30-60 minutes for this practice. Make sure the phone is off and that you won’t be disturbed. This can be done alone or with a partner. If done alone have your journal nearby so you can take notes. You may also choose to record the experience. If done with a partner, only one person speaks and the other acts as a witness. They may take notes if that feels appropriate to both parties. The witness should not interrupt the speaker while the chakra is talking.

Begin with a Heart Salutation. Sit across from your partner and look into their eyes. Maintaining eye contact throughout the rest of the process, begin by extending your arms towards the earth, palms together. Then, inhale and keeping your hands in prayer position, bring them to your heart. Exhale, as you bow forward and acknowledge the Divine in each other with the Sanskrit salutation “Namaste.” Namaste means “I honor the Divine in you as a reflection of the Divine in me.” Inhale, as you straighten back up. Finally, exhale as you allow your hands to return to the starting position, pointed towards the earth.

Sit or lie down in a comfortable position. Now,  direct your attention to the chakra you are going to listen to. Take slow, gentle, relaxing breaths into your belly. Relax deeply for about several minutes. As your exhale, breathe out any tension you are holding. As you inhale, breathe in life force energy (pnana/chi/ki) and feel your body being energized.

When you are relaxed, focus your attention on the chakra you feel called to connect with. Place your hands over the area related to that particular chakra. Breathe into it and begin to tune into the energy of this chakra. Invite it to speak through you, say (the name of the chakra,) Example- “Heart, I desire to receive your wisdom and invite you to speak to me through my voice.”

Then allow the chakra to speak to you, in the first person, “I, Heart, want to share that I have been feeling ignored lately. Crystal has been… I would like…. It would be helpful if…” Continue to tune in for 5-10 minutes or longer. There may be pauses as the information is accessed. Stay present with the process until it feels complete.

End with a Heart Salutation.

Adapted from The Art of Everyday Ecstasy by Margot Anand

Copyright 2010 Crystal Dawn Morris   www.TantraForAwakening.org

Yoni Talk and the Goddess Within

I just returned from teaching an Awakening the Goddess Within workshop in North Carolina. Being with this group of women was a fresh reminder of the power we tap into when we are able to stop and listen to our body-wisdom.

“Yoni,” is a Sanskrit word that means cosmic matrix. It is the word we use in Tantra to refer to a woman’s vagina. It is possible to tap into the wisdom held in this sacred part of the body. This practice allows you to access the wisdom held in your Yoni. You are lending your voice to your Yoni so it can communicate with you directly. The more you are able to relax and surrender to this process the easier it is to access the wisdom of your Yoni and experience its unique voice.

Set aside 30-60 minutes for this practice. Make sure the phone is turned off and let other people in your home know not to disturb you for the next hour. This practice can be done alone or with a partner. If done alone have your journal nearby so you can take notes afterwards. You may also choose to record the experience. If done with a partner, only one person speaks and the other acts as a witness. The witness may take notes if that feels appropriate to both parties. The witness should not interrupt the speaker while they are allowing their Yoni to speak.

The Heart Salutation

Begin this practice with a Heart Salutation. This is done by extending your arms towards the earth with your palms together. Then, inhale and keeping your hands in prayer position, bring them to your heart. Exhale, as you bow forward and acknowledge the Divine within yourself and each other. Inhale, as you straighten back up. Finally, exhale as you allow your hands to return to the starting position, pointed towards the earth.

The Bubble

Now, create a bubble around you (and your partner). Do this by waving your arms around both of you as you define the shape of the bubble that surrounds you. You will then be removing things from this bubble that won’t serve you during this practice (the past, distractions, anger, worry, etc.) Do this by making a  gesture as if removing an object from your bubble and verbally share what you are removing from the bubble out loud. Then, Next, state what things you want to bring into the bubble, these are things that will enhance your connection (love, willingness, presence, trust etc.) Make a gesture as if physically bringing them into the bubble. Creating the bubble helps to call you into present moment awareness and creates a safe space in which to practice Yoni Talk.

Share Your Desires, Fears and Boundaries

Once the bubble is created, share your intentions/desires, fears and boundaries related to this practice. First, one person speaks while the other person listens without judgment or commentary. Then you switch roles. Here is an example:

“I desire to stay present, open and connect deeply my Yoni.”

“My fear is that I will get self-conscious and freeze up.”

“My boundary is to stay connected, to feel what is arising and share even if I start to cry.”

Why boundaries? When I teach this practice in my classes, people often have resistance to setting boundaries. I explain that boundaries are not walls, they are bridges. Bridges helps to bring people together. Intimacy happens when people have healthy boundaries. Healthy boundaries allow you to feel safe, stay open and be present. Boundaries are dynamic, so it is important to check-in periodically with yourself to see if your boundaries have changed. If they have changed, update your partner so they can honor your new boundaries. Here are a few examples:

“I need to end this practice by noon.”

“I don’t want to be touched during this process.”

“I want to stay present and open to your support. I would like you to remind me to open my eyes if I seem to be disconnecting from you.”

Yoni Talk

Sit or lie down in a comfortable position. Take slow, gentle, relaxing breaths into your belly. Relax deeply for about several minutes. As your exhale, breathe out any tension you are holding. As you inhale, breathe in life force energy (pnana/chi/ki) and feel your body becoming energized.

Once you are relaxed, focus your attention on your Yoni and place your hands over Yoni. Breathe into Yoni and begin to tune into this part of your body.  Ask her what she would like to be called ( Sacred Flower, Cosmic Cave or..) Invite her to speak.  Say out loud, something like “Sacred Flower, (use the name she has shared with you,) I desire to receive your wisdom and invite you to speak to me and give you my voice.”

Then allow Yoni to speak to you, in the first person, “I,  Sacred Flower,  want to share that I have been feeling ignored lately.  I notice you … I would like…. It would be helpful if…” Continue to tune in for 15 minutes or longer. There may be phases as the information is accessed. Stay present with the process until it feels complete. End with a Heart Salutation.

If you are alone, take time to journal.

If you are with a friend, share your experience verbally. Take a short break and then switch roles.

Notice how this experience impacts your life over the next few days and weeks.

By Crystal Dawn Morris, February,  2012. Adapted from The Art of Sexual Ecstasy by Margot Anand.

10 Keys for Awakening Bliss

Ten Keys for Awakening Bliss

1) Honor your body as a Temple and treat it with love and respect.

2) Breathe deeply with awareness; this detoxifies the body, supports your immune system and calms the mind.

3) Do a daily movement practice such as; dance, yoga, walking, qigong or other aerobic exercise, this increases vitality, releases endorphins and connects the body with the breath.

4) Live in the Now, shift your awareness away from past and future.  This supports you in being more conscious, connected and in the flow. Every moment is an opportunity to show up and be present.

5) Spend time in prayer or meditation. Discover the “Emptiness Within” as your true nature.

6) Experience pleasure daily by allowing your senses to become finely tuned and savor the beauty around you.

7) Offer gratitude for the wonders and miracles in your life. Recognize that you are a co-creator of your life experience.

8) Eye gaze with your beloved and breath together. If you are single or alone this can be done in front of a mirror as you honor the beloved within. This practice was used by Rumi and many others to become enlightened.

9) Celebrate life, make love or self-pleasure often, practice compassion and welcome what is arising.

10) Commit to creating an ecstatic life and share this gift to others.

Copyright 2007    Crystal Dawn Morris    www.TantraForAwakening.com

Erotic Touch for Friends and Lovers

Erotic touch is a wonderful way to exchange sexual energy with a friend or lover. Depending on your boundaries you may choose to include genitals or you may prefer not to include them.  This practice is about exploring pleasure whether or not you decide to make love.

Preparation

Prepare a warm, quiet, comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed for the next 2 hours. Make sure all phones are turned off. Light some candles and put on some relaxing, romantic music.

Conscious Communication

Begin by creating the bubble around you and your partner. Do this by defining the bubble with your arms so that surrounds both of you. This helps call you into present moment  and create a safe space in which to offer erotic touch. Take a moment to look into each others eyes and honor the god/goddess within.  Next, remove things from the bubble that won’t serve you in this process (the past, distractions, anger, worry, etc.) Do this by gesturing as if you are removing an object from your bubble as you state what you are removing. Once you are done removing things you next want to bring things into your bubble that will enhance your connection (love, willingness, presence, trust etc.)

Share Your Desires, Fears and Boundaries

Once the bubble is created, share your desires, fears and boundaries related to giving and receiving an erotic massage. One person speaks while the other person listens without judgment or commentary. Then you switch roles. Here is an example:

“I desire to stay present, open and connect to my erotic energy.”

“My fear is that I may fall asleep and you may feel hurt or disappointed.”

“My boundary is to play with my sexual edge and to trust the process.

“I would like to end at 11 pm.”

Healthy Boundaries

Boundaries are not walls, they are bridges and bridges bring people together. Intimacy arises when healthy boundaries are honored. Then you to feel safe, are open and present. Boundaries are dynamic, so check-in periodically to see if your boundaries have changed. If they have changed tell your partner, don’t expect them to read your mind.

Giving an Erotic Massage

Invite the receiver to lay face-down and help them to get comfortable. Ground yourself, see this massage as an opportunity to worship the body of your beloved. Attune yourself to their energy for a couple of minutes by breathing with them.

Begin to awaken their skin by lightly stroking them with feathers, fur or the tips of your fingers. When you are ready cover their body with warm oil and use long, slow strokes. Encourage them to take deep breaths, make sounds and allow the energy in the body to awakened and move. Use different parts of your body, such as your hair, arms and chest. Be creative.

About half-way through the allotted time, invite them to roll over. Massage the front of their body with warm oil using long strokes. Introducing sound can be powerful, for activating the energy body. Try toning with them using sounds like, Ahh, Yumm or Omm.

If you have agreed it is within your boundaries and they seem ready, offer to explore their genitals. Begin on the outside using oil. Go slow at first. Allow them time to release any tension in the area. Listen to their body. Watch  how it responds to your touch. Focus on what gives them pleasure. Try different strokes. Be creative. If you are going to do internal massage use a water-based lubricant. How much pleasure are they open to receiving? Explore the possibility of multiple orgasms.

Close by spooning together, connecting at the heart with love, compassion and gratitude. Help them to sit up and end by gazing into each others eyes and bowing. Offer them water or juice to drink and chocolate or fruit to eat. You may want to share what this experience was like for each of you. How was it to give and to receive in this way?

Awakening the Inner Goddess in Ventura, CA

Reclaiming the Power, Passion and Sensuality of the Divine Feminine
Sunday March 13, 2011 10am-6:00pm
Ventura Nia Center, 2343 East Thompson Blvd

* Breathwork, Dance and Nia Movement
* Activating Shakti and Creative Energy
* Transforming the Shadow into an Ally
* Loving Our Sexuality
* Celebrating the Goddess Within

Join us as we ignite our passion, celebrate our juiciness and speak our truth. Connecting to “Shakti,” the life-force energy, we will expand our capacity for Bliss. Through breath, sound and movement we honor the body as a sacred temple of love and aliveness.Open to Women of all ages. Bring a water bottle and sarong. Wear beautiful clothes that are easy to move in and make you feel like a Goddess.

Cost $100   To Register Contact: Kate Nash 805.766. 6755

This workshop will be facilitated by Crystal Dawn Morris, Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher and founder of Tantra for Awakening in Sedona, AZ and Kate Nash, Nia Instructor and owner of the Ventura Nia Center. They will weave together Tantra and Nia, creating a vibrant energetic tapestry for you to explore and celebrate ecstasy.

www.VenturaNiaCenter.com

Tantra Tip of the Day- Discover Presence in the Body

I fell into a vortex and couldn’t get out. I have emerged transformed and in good humor. Sedona is spectacular this time of the year. The trees are green and the days warm and the nights cool. The irises are blooming. I find their delicate smell a mild aphrodisiac. The past couples of days I have been busy writing my Tantra Tip of the Month column for the new online magazine called Magnify You. The topic of my column for May is Presence. You can subscribe for free at https://www.magnifyyou.com/subscribe.html the May issue is available May 15th.

Presence is an important aspect of any Tantric practice. It is waking up from identification with the mind and recognizing the moment and the Self. When you enter into the body and surrender you discover your True Self.

Try this, focus your awareness in your body, let go of any concept of who or what you are. Ask, “What am I?” Let the question draw you beyond thought and towards Truth. see what you discover.

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Tantra Tip of the Day – Guidelines for Sexual Healers


Today I am reprinting this valuable article written by David Cates. It is written for professional sexual healers. I believe we are all sexual healers. This information is important for anyone exploring their sexuality, both for healing themselves and being sensitive to their beloved.

Guidelines For Sexual Healers
Written by David Cates

I’ve seen many well-meaning but clumsy approaches to sexual healing. Here are the guidelines I use in my own practice. After 40 years as a healer, I’ve screwed up enough to discover what actually works!

David Cates
www.dakacoach.com

1. The body wants to pulse and flow. On the deepest level, we are vibrating waves of energy. Every system in the body, from atoms to heartbeat to brain to digestion, is rhythmically pulsing. Sexual trauma is only a temporary interruption to this flow. Some systems may freeze up, for minutes or years. Muscles may lock; nerves may keep firing; emotions may contract. Don’t be alarmed; nothing is permanent. This attitude will greatly help your clients move beyond their fears and shame.

2. Sexual healing is a wave. Sexual trauma ripples through the entire being: body, feelings, thoughts, beliefs and beyond. Many clients will approach their healing in the mind, and then work their way down to emotions and finally confront their bodies. Be aware that all these systems interlock; waves cross over our neat boundaries. Sometimes a touch can trigger a spiritual emergency, or a memory might release a flood of emotion and physical shaking. Be alert to all these levels. Stay present and open with your entire being at all times.

3. Separation blocks flow. Often sexual trauma is blanketed in layers of secrecy and shame. So long as the story builds a wall of separation – from oneself, one’s body, family and friends – the waves can’t flow, and healing won’t happen. The healer must bridge that gap by receiving the story in any and all of its forms – raw emotion, memories, physical evidence, history. We receive with our ears, hearts, minds and bodies. Our witnessing completes a circuit and allows the pulse to move again. If you can’t witness clearly without tripping over your own issues or judgments or horror, pass this work along to someone who can.

4. Don’t get trapped in the story. Like many other medical and psychological conditions, we have learned to treat sexual trauma as a thing to be attacked and cured, like a cancerous tumor. Many clients, overwhelmed by their own frozen bodies, relate to this perception. They believe their sexuality is a thing, not an interrupted wave. Holding this belief encourages your client to retreat into a drama instead of staying present with the here-and-now reality, which is never as awful as our stories about it. Listen with love but don’t get lost. Bring your client back into this moment, and focus on the actual feelings and sensations happening now.

5. The body is your ally in the healing process. Healing is the body’s natural response to stress and injury. Activate that natural response and the work becomes effortless. Cooperate with the body’s desire to pulse. Don’t push or pull; rock gently. I use the image of cradling and rocking a baby. Follow every expansion with contraction, every inhale with an exhale, every touch with a pause, and the body will soon remember its own rhythm. Repeat back each sound, mirror back each feeling, and the heart will open, too.

6. When we feel safe, we get real. Safety is the universal lubricant for healing work. Whatever has been closed will open; whatever has been held will be released. Muscles unlock, emotions flow, memories surface, the mind speaks honestly. Safety comes when we are in the presence of peace, strength and unconditional love. You can create safety for your clients by offering your authentic presence. You can create safety for yourself by making and honoring clear boundaries in the session.

7. Follow, don’t lead. Always follow the body’s lead. Sometimes it will want to contract when you think it should expand, or vice versa. Sometimes the process goes slower or faster than you think it should. Don’t retraumatize by forcing your desire or agenda onto your clients. Empower them to take charge of their own healing. The awkward relationship here is between the client and their once-abandoned body. As much as possible, reintroduce them, then give them space to work it out. Witness and encourage, but don’t interfere. You are not the main event here.

8. Your clients are living, breathing miracles… as divine and powerful as you are. Don’t talk down to them or over them. Don’t treat them like victims or incompetent children. They have called a powerful initiation into their lives, at the very root of their sexuality, and often at the core of their identity. Some of them are working out family dynamics and societal karma for all of us. Step up and honor this sacred charge.

If you’d like to refine your skills as a sexual healer (for yourself, your partner, or clients) please visit me at www.dakacoach.com.
My mission is to share the tools of sexual healing with every man and woman in America.

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