Essential to Tantric and Taoist teachings is the understanding of life – ourselves and the whole cosmos – as an energetic process. Both traditions recognise a masculine and feminine balance and a vital life force, through which we can experience Oneness.
In Tantric teachings the primal male is called Shiva. He is the initiating principle, consciousness and pure light. The female is called Shakti and is the essential nature of becoming, the dynamic energy behind and within manifestation, of bringing forth creation and generating life. The vital force that creates and sustains us lives within us, and is called Kundalini: this is the energy within the psychic body lying dormant at the base of the spine. We can learn to connect with it and through a process of removing blocks, reunite with our Divine Source and experience Oneness, Non-Duality.
The Chinese tradition of Taoism emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao, the source and essence of everything that exists. ‘Tao’ has many meanings, it is the ‘way’, ‘path’ or ‘principle’, and also ‘reality’ or ‘nature’. Whilst the Tao pervades all, we experience the polar opposite qualities of Yang (light, masculine) and Yin (dark, feminine) in constant dynamic engagement. These female and male energies both oppose and complement each other and can become balanced and integrate. When they meet in union we experience Oneness. The Taoists refer to the vital essence that the Universe is made of as Qi.
Most people are familiar with various other types of energy work and healing modalities, such as Reiki, which similarly recognizes our energetic make-up and connection to Source energy and consciousness.
As energetic beings, we can work consciously with this essential life force, to effect positive change and realize ourselves more fully.
My work primarily catalyses energetic processes, and all bodywork experienced in sessions has an energetic intent.
Working with the sexual energy is much more potent and effects transformation more rapidly and powerfully, but sometimes subtler work can be just as effective or more appropriate for the individual. It is important to note that working with sexual energy does not necessitate an erotic context. This is, ultimately, a yogic practice of internal alchemy, and the erotic hue is entirely optional.
In addition to the facilitation during sessions, you will be trained in techniques that you can employ on your own or with a partner to continue to grow and expand your energetic sensitivity, capacity and power.
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