Love and Felt-Sense in Brazil

October 25, 2016 by stas | 1 Comment | Filed in Emotional, Sexual, Transformational

Head Stand on DunesRecently I have spent a whole month at the Osheanic retreat centre (Fortaleza, Brazil), participating in Levels 1, 2 and 3 of Tantra Training by Homa and Mukto.

I didn’t know anything about the training, other than that it was supposed to be amazing. And amazing it was.

First we need to clear out the confusion about the term “Tantra”. In the west it is used most of the time to indicate Sexual Tantra. Whereas Tantra itself is a huge science of all aspects of life in relationship to spirituality, and sexual practices are but a very small part of it. So whenever I see Tantra in the title of a book or a training I’m never sure what it might imply. In the particular training, this article is about, luckily, Tantra meant “all of life”, and sexuality was a part of it.

The core of the training is comprised of learning to be with one’s feelings. The approach is not to try to resolve or escape from those, but to feel “what is”, not do anything about “it” and allow the feeling to find its way out of the body when it’s ready to do so, or often transform into another feeling. It’s somewhat a variation on the “being in the now” method, except it’s specifically about embodying this state. The 3rd level introduced a more advanced process called “felt-sense” (the term coined by Eugene Gendlin), which I will discuss later.

Homa and Mukto facilitate like very few others do – they have no agenda and every new group gets a very unique experience, as they constantly feel into the energy of the group and choose the next things to do based on that, rather than following a predetermined sequence. So if you were to repeat the same training several times, it’d be different each time. As they shared during the training, they only ever plan 5 minutes into the future. This makes for a very unique experience, as the group gets exactly what will serve it the best.

The training includes almost no theory and pretty much hands-on practice all day long with occasional breaks for verbal check-ins and issues resolution when the latter raise at times. At times many issues raise for the participants and then those take a priority and then other practices are postponed until the issues are resolved.

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The Magical Visit To John Of God in Brazil – A Concise Guide

September 24, 2016 by stas | No Comments | Filed in Health, Metaphysical, Spiritual

john-of-god-triangleI have recently spent a week in Abadiania, Goias, Brazil with and around John of God at the Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola.

João de Deus (John of God) is a medium who channels a multitude of dis-incarnate beings who used to be healers during their life on this Earth. Some of those include St. Ignatius Loyola, Dr. Oswaldo Cruz, Dr. Augusto de Almeida, Dr. Jose Valdivino, a many others. Apparently even King Solomon comes in at times.

3 days a week, twice a day he surrenders his body to one of the entities who takes over and performs all the diagnosis and healing activities, with many other entities supporting the process. He sees about 1000 people daily.

There is a lot of skepticism about this place and his work on the Internet, and being a skeptic myself I decided to spend some time here, since I was already in Brazil.

Since I have been working with energy through yoga for many years it’s relatively easy for me to tell when I’m in an energetically powerful place. Let me tell you – this is an amazingly powerful place. I’d recommend anybody who likes working with energy to visit here.

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End Migraines & Headaches using Holistic Therapies

June 13, 2016 by stas | No Comments | Filed in Health, Physical

Don't Let Your Headache Ruin Your Sex Life

This chapter is an extract from book: Don’t Let Your Headache Ruin Your Sex Life: “Honey, I Don’t Have a Headache Tonight”.

Chapter 11. Holistic Therapies

The following therapies require you to work with a professional practitioner. While you could be trained in any of those and go DIY-style, when someone else treats you, you often get a better outcome.

Access Consciousness Bars suggests that a certain kind of headache happens when a certain aspect of life force is blocked. This can be an issue with abundance, sexuality, control, awareness, etc. This modality can release the block and allow the energy to flow and thus almost instantly eliminate the headaches. The practice is of a gentle touch of 32 special points on your head. It can be performed by a certified practitioner or can be done by yourself. Gary M. Douglas, the founder of this modality, wrote several books on this subject.

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian science of healing. It identifies two causes of migraines: excess of Vata and of Pita in the body. As a treatment, an Ayurvedic practitioner may prescribe a special diet, Ayurvedic herbal oil massage (Abhyanga), pouring herbal oils on the forehead (Shiradhara), and other traditional treatments. Read the rest of this entry »

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End Migraines & Headaches using Herbs, Spices, Seeds & Nuts (Part 3)

May 4, 2016 by stas | No Comments | Filed in Health

Don't Let Your Headache Ruin Your Sex Life
This chapter is an extract from book: Don’t Let Your Headache Ruin Your Sex Life: “Honey, I Don’t Have a Headache Tonight”.

Continued from End Migraines & Headaches using Herbs, Spices, Seeds & Nuts (Part 2).

Passionflower (Passiflora alata) is a sedative and helps with nervousness or anxiety-related headaches. It treats migraines through reducing inflammation in the blood vessels. As the name of the herb suggests, it’s a good one for those with headaches from being too passionate or angered about something.

Application:

Peppermint (Mentha × Piperita) provides calming and soothing effects and it contains menthol and menthone that help open up the blood vessels that cause headaches when constricted.

Application:

  • Add a few drops of peppermint oil to a base of ethanol (ethyl alcohol), olive oil, almond oil or just water and apply to your forehead.
  • Crush fresh peppermint leaves and apply the paste to your forehead.
  • Use the steam inhalation method with peppermint oil.
  • Peppermint tea has a calming effect and often aids in diminishing the migraines.
    When you’re done with the tea, let those wet peppermint teabags cool and then place them on your closed eyes for several minutes.

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End Migraines & Headaches using Herbs, Spices, Seeds & Nuts (Part 2)

May 4, 2016 by stas | No Comments | Filed in Health

Don't Let Your Headache Ruin Your Sex Life
This chapter is an extract from book: Don’t Let Your Headache Ruin Your Sex Life: “Honey, I Don’t Have a Headache Tonight”.

Continued from End Migraines & Headaches using Herbs, Spices, Seeds & Nuts (Part 1).

Chamomile has anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, and antispasmodic properties and is good for stress and tension-related migraines.

Application:

  • Drink a lot of strong chamomile leaf tea. You need to drink large quantities to ease your headaches.
  • Rub a few drops of chamomile essential oil between the palms of your hands and then apply them to your head.
  • Use the steam inhalation method with chamomile oil

For some people, chamomile causes headaches.

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End Migraines & Headaches using Herbs, Spices, Seeds & Nuts (Part 1)

May 4, 2016 by stas | No Comments | Filed in Health

Don't Let Your Headache Ruin Your Sex Life
This chapter is an extract from book: Don’t Let Your Headache Ruin Your Sex Life: “Honey, I Don’t Have a Headache Tonight”.

Chapter 8. End Migraines & Headaches using Herbs, Spices, Seeds & Nuts

In this chapter, you will discover that Mother Nature has an incredible amount of plant-based solutions to help with any type of headache. I could probably write multiple tomes of just herbal solutions for migraines and headaches, as there are literally hundreds of such helpful plants out there.

Before diving into the specific herbs, let’s talk first about the different kinds of preparations you can expect to find in the herbal medicine chest.

Different Types of Herbal Preparations

When working with herbs, you need to first understand which preparations have the best influence on your body. Herbal infusions, decoctions, tinctures, essential oils should be considered first since they provide the best absorption of the plant essence and therefore have the best healing effect on your body. Herbs whose essence hasn’t been extracted, especially in pill forms, should be considered last, as you’d probably need to take a lot more of those to receive the same benefits, and your body will need to work extra hard to do the processing work.

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How To Surely Get To A Desired State Using An Extremely Simple Resonance Method

January 18, 2016 by stas | No Comments | Filed in Inspirational, Metaphysical

aura resonance

Often we find ourselves stuck in a certain state/feeling and we struggle to get unstuck and move to a different, better state. There are many ways one could approach this challenge. This writing is to share a lazy man’s method of getting to the desired state that guarantees the accomplishment without doing much work.

The method involves the principle of resonance. You may have heard how striking one tuning fork causes the unstruck tuning fork to start emitting the same sound. Or how bridges used to collapse when the wind or a group of marching soldiers triggered a mechanical resonance. Or how several unsynchronized metronomes synchronize themselves in a matter of seconds:

Our body and mind follow the same vibrational principles and we can change our internal state by simply surrounding ourselves with the kind of vibration that we aspire to. You may have heard the saying: “if you want to become a millionaire, start hanging out with millionaires”. And this same principle works in any area of your life.  It works for both – positive and negative states. You need to surround yourself with people whose vibration will carry you to become like one them. Except it could be a lot of hard work to find such people, and once found – getting them to want you to be around.

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Good and Bad Bike Seats – Scientific Studies on Cycling-Related Sexual Dysfunctions

January 7, 2016 by stas | No Comments | Filed in Health, Sexual, Sport

Bad Sex Bicycle SeatIf you read my book Don’t Let Your Bike Seat Ruin Your Sex Life – Ergonomic Bike Seats And Practical Pointers That Could Save Your Sex Life you will discover that you should care much less about the kind of bike you ride, and much more about just one of its parts – the bike seat. This is because a bad-fitting bike seat could affect your sex-life. In this article I’ll share the scientific studies on cycling-related sexual dysfunctions that I studied while writing the book. Unfortunately most of these studies aren’t free, unless you belong to an academic institution through which you most likely will be able to access all of them at no cost. As a result I can only list the abstracts here.

Very few studies are to be found when it comes to female cycling-related sexual dysfunctions. Most likely the scientists think that since women don’t need to get an erection to have sex, they are considered to be sexually functional at all times. Also it is much more challenging to measure female sexuality and perhaps that’s another reason why not many try to do that. But I did find several scientific studies on females and a few mixed-gender ones, so there is hope.

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Good and Bad Bike Seats – How To Find a Sex-friendly Bike-Seat Today

January 7, 2016 by stas | 1 Comment | Filed in Health, Sexual, Sport

Ergonomic Bike Seats Available Today

In my book Don’t Let Your Bike Seat Ruin Your Sex Life – Ergonomic Bike Seats And Practical Pointers That Could Save Your Sex Life I explain in detail why you need to re-evaluate the choice of your bike seat; you might be unaware that it’s badly affecting your perineum and your sex life. This is a concern for men and women alike.

Now let’s look at what ergonomic bike seats you might want to try to experiment with. Of course the following list is non-exhaustive as there are so many bike seats out there. But it should be an excellent starting point.

ergonomic bike seats

Most of the following bike seats are marketed to both genders, some have minor variations making a special for-female version with slightly different shapes and different colors. Also, some companies produce complete series with slightly different variations between each product.

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Why I Write By George Orwell and Other Authors

December 12, 2015 by stas | No Comments | Filed in Inspirational

George OrwellWhy I Write

By George Orwell

From a very early age, perhaps the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. Between the ages of about seventeen and twenty-four I tried to abandon this idea, but I did so with the consciousness that I was outraging my true nature and that sooner or later I should have to settle down and write books.

I was the middle child of three, but there was a gap of five years on either side, and I barely saw my father before I was eight. For this and other reasons I was somewhat lonely, and I soon developed disagreeable mannerisms which made me unpopular throughout my schooldays. I had the lonely child’s habit of making up stories and holding conversations with imaginary persons, and I think from the very start my literary ambitions were mixed up with the feeling of being isolated and undervalued. I knew that I had a facility with words and a power of facing unpleasant facts, and I felt that this created a sort of private world in which I could get my own back for my failure in everyday life. Nevertheless the volume of serious — i.e. seriously intended — writing which I produced all through my childhood and boyhood would not amount to half a dozen pages. I wrote my first poem at the age of four or five, my mother taking it down to dictation. I cannot remember anything about it except that it was about a tiger and the tiger had ‘chair-like teeth’ — a good enough phrase, but I fancy the poem was a plagiarism of Blake’s ‘Tiger, Tiger’. At eleven, when the war or 1914-18 broke out, I wrote a patriotic poem which was printed in the local newspaper, as was another, two years later, on the death of Kitchener. From time to time, when I was a bit older, I wrote bad and usually unfinished ‘nature poems’ in the Georgian style. I also attempted a short story which was a ghastly failure. That was the total of the would-be serious work that I actually set down on paper during all those years. Read the rest of this entry »

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