In my early years, it happened often, whenever I felt a strong sense of wonder… insight… or eroticism.
The sensation is that of a mix between goose bumps, sexual tingles, a rolling peaceful massage, and putting your fingers in an electric socket.
I assume you know the kind of overall experience I mean.
Well, little did I realise until recently that what I was tapping in to, was the movement of Chi energy, otherwise known as Prana (Sanskrit for ‘vital life’) or ‘life force’ energy.
And I have always been somewhat interested in things like the Kama Sutra, or Kundalini Yoga, or Tantric Sex, but until the actual physical evidence, it just seems like fanciful artistic excuse for yogic meditation or sexual foreplay.
Nothing necessarily wrong with either, but there’s something more going on here…
I never connected the dots between my experience and the eastern philosophies of chi energy cultivation, until I started to practice according to the teachings of Mantak Chia.
Mantak Chia: Tantric Cultivation for Pleasure and Health
I consider Mantak Chia to be one of my real teachers, as his books actually encouraged me enough to dedicate myself to practice, of literally circulating the life force energy up my spine and around my head, and own the front of my body (in what is called the Micro cosmic orbit).
It doesn’t take much practice to create clear proof of a real effect.
For men, it begins in the balls. (Of course, right?)
Tantric Breathing Exercise
The first exercise I learned from Mantak Chia is something like this:
Sit with loose pants on the edge of a chair. While breathing in, focus the mind on a sensation of inflowing energy into the scrotum. Each inhalation draws more energy into that area and it begins to rise. Within a short space of time I felt a very cold energy collecting there, and I could then gradually draw it up into the lower spinal area.
Since then I have endeavoured to ‘cultivate’ this chi energy, by circulating up the spine, around the head, and down my front, collecting it in my navel area.
Chi energy draws from the intent of the mind (crown chakra) through the lower chakras of the body and circulates it for health, vitality and pleasure throughout the body.
The process is similar for women and explained in great detail by the master of Tantra and Taosim, Mantak Chia. His books are highly recommended, including:
- For Men (The Multi-Orgasmic Man: Sexual Secrets Every Man Should Know) and
- For Women (The Multi-Orgasmic Woman: How Any Woman Can Experience Ultimate Pleasure and Dramatically Enhance Her Health and Happiness).
But don’t just read about it, for Tantra and Tao are bodily experiences.
Note: The crown chakra is not ‘beyond’ or ‘above’ the body in terms of importance. The root and sacral chakras are just as much related to higher spirituality as the crown chakra. Be careful about who you listen to. Most of so called new-age spirituality that’s flung about on the net is extremely unbalanced and will do nothing more than fool you into thinking you’re progressing while actually wasting your precious time and leading you down dead ends.
As Mantak says in the video interview I’ve posted below:
“People want to connect to the heaven but they forget about the Earth. If you don’t have the positive and the negative live wiring, you don’t get electricity. You need to connect with both.”
David Deida: Enlightened Sexuality
In the video playlist below you’ll find the start of his lecture series freely available on YouTube. I highly recommend his audio program called Enlightened Sex which clarifies the dynamic of masculine and feminine energies to help understand the differences between men and women in relationships and thus how to better relate and communicate. And also his excellent book Way of the Superior Man.
Practicing the Tao in London UK
I’m currently living in London UK so I’m getting involved with the Tao and Tantra communities here. Mantak Chia has a centre in London at www.healing-tao.co.uk which is managed by Kris Deva North (also a brilliant Tantra and Taoist teacher). There are various groups on meetup.com. And others such as Tara Yoga Centre. Let me know if you’re in London and interested in getting involved.
Tantra and Tao videos
Here are a few videos to introduce you to these teachers and practices…