Human beings in all times and cultures have experimented with sex to achieve transpersonal states of consciousness. Orgasmic Yoga evolved over the last thirty years out of a network of sexual adventurers and researchers exploring the potential of erotic massage and mindful masturbation. The focus of these researchers was on their own inner, subjective somatic experience during arousal. By paying attention in the present moment to their own biological bodies, they became aware of a remarkable potential. Erotic trance states offered access to wisdom, creativity, aliveness and freedom not otherwise available. As individuals, couples, and groups realized the benefits of erotic trance, a sexual yoga emerged.
Beginning Your Practice
At its core, Orgasmic Yoga invites embodied, mindful self-accountability. The self-directed practice sessions involve breathing, savoring, sound, movement, touch, placement of attention, and awareness of intention. Orgasmic Yoga is practiced where you are—solo or in the presence of companions you choose. This ongoing practice of re-awakening and remembering the interior life of your body is crucial for your personal and interpersonal life.
The word “orgasmic” is intended in the term “orgasmic yoga” the way the word “fitness” is intended in the term “fitness center”. You do not have to feel that you are orgasmic in order to do orgasmic yoga. The practice might not actually feel orgasmic at all while you are doing it. It might feel clunky, or difficult. You might be full of distraction. We do our “yoga”, our practice, so that over time we progressively become more orgasmic, and there is greater flow and ease with the concept of practice itself.
Beginner yogis are at times distracted by the desire for orgasm, or greater orgasmicness, or engorgement, to name a few common distractions. All of these experiences are welcome, but none of them are necessary for your practice.