By Paula Suciu
To continue the tantric exercises we offered you in the previous article, whose purpose was to become aware of the flow of fluidic energies, the purpose of the exercises in this article is to harmonize your mutual interaction through certain simple, but extremely efficient movements.
In this way, you will quickly learn to synchronize your movements and breath, to perceive each other empathically better.If you have not read the first part of this article, we suggest that you first read the introductory elements and the first set of exercises.
Tantric exercises for yogic couples that love each other and want to go deeper with the Tantra Yoga practice
6. The exercise for flexing the spine, keeping the legs crossed. Duration: 3-5 minutes
Keeping the legs crossed, we place the hands on the area where the legs cross each other. Looking into the eyes of our beloved we begin to flex the spine in synchronicity with the breath: we inhale, bending slightly forward and then we exhale, bending slightly backwards, bowing the head in order to keep in permanent visual contact with our beloved. For this, it is necessary that the lovers coordinate their movements.
This exercise will be performed slowly, breathing deeply. In other words, the time during which we inhale profoundly, without any tensions and contractions, must coincide with the time of a complete flexion. The rhythm of the flexion must be established by the one who has the smaller thoracic ability.
At the end of the exercise return to the initial position, with the back straight, then inhale, exhale, inhale again and remain in full retention, as long as possible. Then exhale slowly.
Option: the exercise for flexing the spine, sitting on the heels. This exercise can also be performed sitting in Vajrasana (the yogic diamond posture).
Attention! If you feel weak or get dizzy, it is recommended to stop and breathe naturally a few times.
7. Synchronized flexions of the knees. Duration: 3-5 minutes
Starting from a standing position hold hands with our loved being, keeping the fingers crossed together. After breathing profoundly a few times, exhale, crouching down and then rising up, inhale. Continue this movement – crouching down and rising up, synchronizing it with the breath. The duration of a complete movement must be the same with the duration of a complete natural breathing. The starting position can be seen in the picture and the final position coincides with exercise number 8.
8. The crow posture. Duration: 3-5 minutes
Crouch down, supporting your body on the soles of the feet; aim to bring the knees as close as possible to the chest. Hold hands with your lover. Stay in this position and breathe deeply, slowly, together with your lover.
At the end of the exercise, inhale, exhale, then inhale again and remain in full retention for 10-15 seconds; afterwards exhale, then come back to the normal position and relax.
9. Rising up from Vajrasana. Duration: 3-5 minutes
Start from Vajrasana, placing the knees very close to our lovers the knees of (without touching each other). We hold hands, with the fingers crossed. Hands are placed at the level of the shoulders. Then we inhale rising on our knees and simultaneously raising the hands upwards, so that our bodies are close to each other, keeping the spine straight. Then we exhale, going down into Vajrasana. Continue this movement of rising and descending. The duration of a complete movement must be equal to that of a complete profound normal breath.
At the end of the exercise sit in Vajrasana, inhale, exhale, then inhale again and remain in full retention for 10-15 seconds. Then exhale slowly, breathe normally and relax.
10. The cradle. Duration: 3-5 minutes
Start from Sukhasana, Padmasana or Vajrasana, sitting so that our knees touch the knees of our beloved. Hold the hands or the wrists of our beloved and inhaling lean backwards, arching our back until the top of the head touches the floor, while the other one bends forward, exhaling. Then, the position changes gradually: we exhale whilst rising up and bending forward and our partner inhales, leaning backwards. Continue to perform this alternation of movements and breathing. The duration of a movement must be coordinated with the duration of a complete normal and profound breathe.
At the end of the exercise come back to the initial position, inhale, exhale, then inhale again and remain in full retention as long as necessary. Next, exhale and breathe normally, relax. In the pictures the exercise is exemplified in Sukhasana.
11. The position of the moving Cobra. Duration: 3-5 minutes
Start by lying down on the floor, facing downwards in front of each other, the heads should be 15-30 cm distance from each other, in the starting position of the Cobra posture. With palms facing downwards, under the shoulders, look into your beloveds eyes. Start to breathe deeply, rising upwards by stretching the hands, in unison with your partner. Thus we take the Cobra posture. Next exhale, lying down on the floor. The duration of a complete movement rising up and going down is equal to the duration of a complete normal and profound breath.
At the end of the exercise, come back to the Cobra position, inhale, exhale, then inhale again and remain in full retention (for 10-15 seconds) aiming to have a state of liberal expansion and profound empathy with our beloved. Then, come back, remain on the floor, breathing normally, relax and continue the awareness over the state of empathic and affective communion with your partner.
Option: The static Cobra position. We take the static Cobra position, without performing the movements of rising up and going down. We can breathe either slowly, profoundly, or with short and fast breaths, but always in unison with our beloved.
(to be continued)
Article taken from www.yogaesoteric.net
Published by Natha.net
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