The First Act
Orgasmic Meditation (OM) is a transformative practice that goes beyond conventional meditation norms. It's an exploration of sensuality and spirituality that promotes deep connections with ourselves and our partners. OM can be seen as a dance designed to enhance body awareness, enrich our relationships, and awaken our spiritual consciousness.
What is Orgasmic Meditation?
OM is more than the immediate allure suggested by its name. It's a meditative practice that focuses on touch, presence, and connection. Rather than just seeking orgasm, OM invites a deep exploration of the moment-to-moment sensory experiences and fosters a greater awareness of our physical responses and emotional connection to ourselves and our partners. The practice is designed to enhance body awareness, enrich relationships, and tap into the core of our spiritual wisdom.
The History of OM
OM finds its roots in ancient practices, primarily Tantric and Taoist sexual meditations. It's a practice that has stood the test of time, having been adapted and modernized for our contemporary world by an organization called OneTaste. Today, OM is practiced worldwide and is recognized as a means of self-discovery, fostering deep connections, and embracing a more mindful approach to sexuality.
The Benefits of OM
Practicing OM resonates beyond the realms of physical intimacy and into multiple aspects of our lives. Emotionally, OM helps cultivate a deep sense of intimacy and understanding, fostering open communication, and a safe space for emotional connection. Spiritually, OM provides a pathway to self-realization, personal growth, and a deeper understanding of our connection to the world. Physically, OM enhances sensory awareness, leading to improved sexual health and satisfaction.
Who Can Practice OM?
OM is open to all, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, or relationship status. The only prerequisites are an open mind, a willingness to explore one's body and sensations, and a commitment to being present in the moment.
How to Practice OM
OM is a well-defined practice that involves two main roles: the giver and the receiver. The steps are as follows:
Create a Comfortable Space: Find a quiet, comfortable space where you and your partner can practice without disturbance. The receiver lies down on their back, and the giver sits alongside them. The receiver will have their feet touching if comfortable, and knees open, much like a butterfly pose. The parter will be sitting by their side, facing the receiver's feet.
Set an Intention: Before starting, both partners should set an intention for the session. This could be a guiding thought, feeling, or focus. It is recommended that the receiver covers their face with a light scarf. This is to provide a sense of safety from feeling embarrassed about what facial expressions may come from pleasure.
The Touch: The giver gently strokes the receiver's clitoris using a lubricated finger. The touch is meant to be incredibly soft, like the wings of a butterfly. Typically, it is focused on one side of the clitoris. There is not penetration in this act. This should be done for a set duration of 15 minutes. No longer, no shorter. Remember, it is not about reaching orgasm.
Focus on Sensations: The receiver should focus on their body's responses to each touch, cultivating a greater awareness of their physical responses.
Incorporating Chakrubs into OM
For some, a Chakrub can be a nice alternative to fingers. This can also add a benefit of the crystal energy, tuning into the theraputic aspect of Chakrubs. When practiced solo or with a partner, a Chakrub can enhance the sensory experience. Follow the guidelines above but incorporate these steps as well:
Choose Your Chakrub: Choose a Chakrub that resonates with you. Each crystal has unique properties, so choose one that aligns with your intentions for the session.
Prepare the Chakrub: Ensure your Chakrub is clean and ready for use. You might also wish to warm it slightly for a more comfortable experience.
Solo Practice: When practicing solo, use the Chakrub to stimulate the clitoris gently, allowing you to guide your rhythm and enhance sensory awareness. This should also be timed for exactly 15 minutes.
Partner Practice: In a partnered session, the Chakrub can be used by the giver, serving as an extension of their touch and enhancing the energy flow during the practice.
The practice of Orgasmic Meditation transcends being a simple routine or technique – it's a transformative journey of self-discovery and connection. Incorporating Chakrubs into the practice can enrich the experience, adding an element of crystal energy to the journey.
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