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T74.1 - Breast
Stimulation for Reducing PMS, Cramps and Menstrual Flow (Audio)
April 20, 2010
It is recommended you read from the beginning of this tantra yoga archive,
as previous lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "What
is tantra yoga?"
As a woman, I find a large part of the ecstatic experience coming through my
breasts. Can you comment on how this relates to tantra, the development of
lasting spiritual ecstasy, and enlightenment?
A: The natural ecstatic connection between a
womans breasts and the sexual neurobiology in the pelvic region is related
to both reproductive sex and the nursing function for the nourishment of
infant children. The ecstatic connection is generally most acute through the
nipples. Some women may reach orgasm by gentle breast and nipple stimulation
alone, either through self-stimulation, or by a caring partner.
Men may also have this
kind of sensitivity, depending on whether it has been developed through
direct breast and nipple stimulation, or with the natural presence of
ecstatic conductivity, either natively resident, or cultivated though a
range of spiritual practices. Spiritual practices can increase the ecstatic
connection through the breasts and nipples of both women and men, by the
gradual removal of obstructions in the neurobiology. There is more going on
in the breasts than the well-known functions of reproductive sex and the
nursing of children.
As we know from these
lessons on the sexual aspects of tantra, there is a profound connection
between our sexuality and our spiritual development. If it has not been
noticed so far, it is only a matter of undertaking the necessary practices
for a sufficient period of time to find out first hand that this is true.
As we have discussed in previous lessons, there
are two components that fulfill the enlightenment equation abiding inner
silence, and the rise of ecstatic conductivity throughout the body, and
beyond. The marriage of these two within leads to a spiritual rebirth and an
endless flood of divine love pouring out from within us. This may manifest
itself in many ways, with the most prominent characteristic being a natural
tendency toward engaging in luminous loving service for the benefit of
The techniques of tantra related to sexuality
operate mainly for the cultivation of ecstatic conductivity in extended
lovemaking sessions. This is accomplished via the holdback method (see
and related means. With this approach, the entire body becomes permeated
with ecstatic bliss, which stays with us long after lovemaking has ended,
and over time gradually becomes a full time experience in our daily life.
Tantric lovemaking will be most effective if we are also engaged in daily
yoga practices sittings with deep meditation, spinal breathing pranayama and
other supporting practices on both the inner silence and energetic/ecstatic
as discussed throughout the lessons. With a full scope of practices in use,
tantric sexual methods become much more effective in cultivating lasting
It is not only for lasting spiritual ecstasy we
are doing this. The marriage of inner silence with ecstatic conductivity is
a complex neurobiological process that may take many years to reach its
fruition, even as we may notice steadily improving quality of life every
step along the way.
The role of the breasts in this is multifold.
Obviously, in sexual acts, whether alone or with a partner, a gentle
stimulation of our breasts and nipples will accentuate our arousal, and also
expand it beyond the genitals. The expansion of ecstasy is a natural part of
tantric sex, and the reason why we utilize the holdback technique and other
methods that expand the ecstatic influence of sexual arousal body-wide in a
pre-orgasmic mode. This takes sex beyond the genitals. So too can skillful
breast stimulation in pre-orgasmic mode, either by itself, or in concert
with sexual union. It is a matter of personal inclination, as are all things
in sexual relations. We don't tell you how to make love here. That is a
matter of lifestyle and choice. What we do is point out the principles of
human spiritual transformation that exist within all of us, and methods that
may be found useful for activating those principles, leading to a permanent
enhancement of our experience in everyday living.
Breast stimulation may
not be regarded by many as important in this process, and that is fine. The
truth is that breast stimulation is not a primary yoga practice, nor even a
primary tantric sexual practice. If it were we would have been discussing it
long before now in the overall scheme of yoga and tantric practices.
However, whether we are working with the breasts in tantric mode or not as
an aspect of our sexual lifestyle, there will be purification and opening in
that area as a result of our overall routine of yoga practices. So anything
we are inclined to do in the enjoyment of our sexual energies in tantric
mode, including breast stimulation, can be a help in the overall process of
human spiritual transformation.
That said, it will be
good to mention that the energetic developments in the breasts have a direct
relationship to the ecstatic awakening in the heart space, which is a vast
realm within us that defies all physical boundaries, and is at the center of
the marriage abiding inner silence and ecstatic conductivity. It is from the
heart space that our spiritual rebirth occurs, and the resulting divine
outpouring that carries us forward in the world in radiant evolutionary
But not to overdo it on calling attention to the
heart, or the ecstatic role of the breasts for that matter. These are
working parts of a much larger
whole, and it will not be beneficial for us to be
focusing excessively on the heart, or on the stimulation of our breasts!
The vast majority of
what happens in the chest and heart space is automatic, and dependent on a
full scope routine of practices. There is no magic bullet that will do it
all. The closest thing to a magic bullet is daily deep meditation, which, in
time, will lead to all the other things we have been discussing in the AYP
lessons, including the purification and opening of the heart space, of which
the breasts and their ecstatic connections are an integrated part.
As we find ecstatic
conductivity coming up within us, we will notice many instant energetic
connections simultaneously, and these will enable connections between the
practices we are doing. In time, all of our practices act as one. From an
ecstatic point of view, we can recognize the instant connection between a
subtle favoring of mudras and bandhas we have been using in structured
sitting practices. A simple lifting of the eyes toward the brow can bring an
ecstatic current from the root, and we may gently
flex the anal sphincter and perineum in response. An imperceptible lifting
of the diaphragm and abdomen may also occur, for no reason other than the
ecstatic conductivity filling us. We have called this reflexive connection
of ecstatic conductivity "whole
body mudra" (see
The breasts may also participate in whole body mudra, with a heightened
sensitivity of the nipples occurring.
During whole body mudra, we
may be inclined to gently
rest a finger
each nipple, with or without clothes. This can expand whole body mudra
further within the heart space, mingling deliciously with our abiding inner
silence. This is what we are unending ecstatic bliss. Everything flows out
As with all yoga practices, it is possible to
overdo breast stimulation, either during sexual activities or at other time,
and experience excess purification. The symptoms can be some irritability, a
blocked feeling somewhere in the body, and general uneasiness. This is the
time to self-pace our practice, and engage in some grounding activities. The
uneasiness will pass, and we can proceed on our path with renewed stability
So take comfort in knowing that the
sensations connecting the breasts with the whole of our ecstatic experience
are part of a vast spiritual dynamic operating within us, in addition to their
role in reproductive sex and breast feeding. If we are finding pleasure
there, it can be part of our tantric sexual practice, and we can be
ecstatically joyful about it.
It should be mentioned
that the breasts are not primarily physical, and the ecstatic function they
perform will continue even if a physical breast has been taken through
surgery. Our physical components are only an outer expression of our inner
reality. If the outer is removed, the inner will remain. Many who have
experienced surgery where a seemingly vital part was removed have found the
inner life intact, and often expanding dramatically through the journey of
loss and discovery of what is true. The heart knows no limits and neither do
inner silence and ecstatic conductivity in the human being. Radiance is not
primarily about the physical body. Any illuminated sage will tell you that.
Finally, the path of
human spiritual transformation does not have to be one of repression of the
natural pleasures of the body or the heart. Repression of these things leads
only to misery. Not to enlightenment. What women naturally know to be
ecstatic in their bosom is also available to every man. The ecstatic
currents we find flowing through us are pathways in our heart space, and
become the eternal radiant light of the divine.
Here it is, right within
us. In the purification and opening of the heart, we can find everlasting
joy in this life. It is a quiet joy, one that is smiling from within all the
time. And it is a dynamic joy, always on the move. Inner silence riding on
fully awakened ecstatic conductivity is the radiance of ecstatic bliss it is
the divine flowing through us, uplifting all the world. It is stillness in
The guru is in you.
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