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Posted - Mar 25 2020 :  9:29:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Message
Would doing too much practice with tantric solo-cultivation/masturbation be a bad thing for you.

I am a believer in it being best in moderation but would doing it too much at once be more detrimental to you than beneficial?

Ive been using it for practice recently and did more than i had wished, truthfully not too much though, and the energy you maintain is amazing compared to the energy you have if you were to have a release or ejaculate.

Would doing solo-cultivation too much not be good for you? I think moderation is still best but i practiced it a little more than i had wanted to, but it wasnt too much like it sounds like.

I also have this feeling within me right now that something inside me feels cleaner now. I think its that inner purification that is taking place because of the cultivation of the energy from doing the practice. If anyone can help with these questions i would very much appreciate it. Thank you.

Edit: it is now the next day after I have written this post. I have some minor problems that I feel right now. I feel as if I have either a slight headache or a slight hangover. I think it might be a dopamine hangover from all the dopamine being released during the practice. I think it was caused by doing this practice for a long time and at times having difficulties in the practice like being too strenuous with it at times. I wasnt completely able to do it relaxed sadly and was interrupted many times which caused me to have to stop cultivation and continue cultivation. It kind of made it difficult to maintain a state of arousal and at times I feel like I had to be strenuous with the practice because I had lost the erection from being interrupted. Long story short, I had to do the practice a lot more strenuously than I would have liked and that also might be the cause of the headache / hangover that I have today. I was at work today and definitely felt more mentally exhausted than a physical exhaustion which to me is kind of scary. I'm thinking that it was from not being able to do it in a relaxed environment or doing too hard or strenuously for too long causing a sort of dopamine overload which turned into the hangover. Any sort of help or information will be very helpful and appreciated. Thank you very much.

Edited by - sebeast55 on Mar 26 2020 6:06:07 PM


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Posted - Mar 26 2020 :  9:50:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome sebeast55

Moderation indeed is the key, and you certainly over did your cultivation. In events like this, dial back your yoga practices and learn some grounding techniques, better yet, always incorporate grounding into your everyday activity for spiritual stability:

If you do not have a meditation practice, heed the advice I just offered this practitioner:

Good luck and report back in a while!
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Posted - Mar 27 2020 :  2:19:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
I have incorporating the I AM mantra meditation into my meditations recently. I have been doing them for about 2 months now, 30 minutes everyday. 10 minutes of deep spinal breathing and then 20 minutes of the I AM mantra. So far I have been experiencing a lot of good things from doing this practice so I will continue with this current meditation practice. It has been doing very well for me so far and I plan to continue doing it.

As for the self-cultivation, I have another question. When you use the hold back method, recently I have been masturbating till orgasm but to never ejaculate. I would orgasm but never release my semen. And then I would masturbate again and then reach orgasm and not ejaculate again. And then I would do it again. I believe this is the correct way to do the practice of non ejaculatory orgasms if I am correct. While doing this I also noticed that if I were to release, the amount of semen that I ejaculate is very little compared to what I think it should be. Ive read online that when I orgasm but don't ejaculate, instead I injaculate and the semen goes into the bladder or intestine and gets recycled so you don't lose the energy you gain from your semen opposed to the energy loss you would have from ejaculating. Also I think with this sort of injaculation comes the cultivation of the prana that has been stored in the genital area, am I right? When you masturbate like that and reach orgasm but don't ejaculate but instead injaculate, you are cultivating your prana energy and converting it into a different form of energy and letting it flow throughout your body. Am I right?

What I wanted to know though was what happens to your semen when you injaculate and how long does it take for that semen to be recreated and stored in your testicles? I practice semen retention as well and feel like that is a great source of being able to maintain a good health along with doing the practices taught here on this site. Any more help with some of these questions would be very helpful and much appreciated again. Thank you Dogboy for responding to my question and to anyone else willing to give any more help or information. It is very much appreciated. Thanks again.

Edit: one last question. How bad is it to ejaculate versus not ejaculating? Just wanted to know so i know how bad it is compared to not doing it while practicing self-cultivation. I know that there is a huge energy loss but what else is there that is bad if you were to ejaculate? Thanks for tge help and answers to the questions.

Edit: one more question and sorry for asking too many questions like this. If I were to do the hold back method, and my semen were to leave my testicles but not be ejaculated but injaculated into my bladder, how much weaker would I be opposed to practicing semen retention and keeping the semen in my genital area neither ejaculating nor injaculating? In injaculation your semen enters your bladder and then your body recycles it and creates it anew. I know you keep most of your energy within you when you injaculate opposed to ejaculate but opposed to practicing semen retention and having all of your energy stay with you, how much weaker am I injaculating opposed to semen retention? Sorry if this question sounds a bit confusing or ridiculous. Thank you for your help

Edited by - sebeast55 on Mar 27 2020 5:57:15 PM
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Posted - Mar 28 2020 :  09:26:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Christi's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Sebeast55,

As for the self-cultivation, I have another question. When you use the hold back method, recently I have been masturbating till orgasm but to never ejaculate. I would orgasm but never release my semen. And then I would masturbate again and then reach orgasm and not ejaculate again. And then I would do it again. I believe this is the correct way to do the practice of non ejaculatory orgasms if I am correct.

If you are following the AYP teachings on tantric sexual practices, then what you are doing is not correct practice. The instructions in the AYP Tantra lessons are to always remain in front of orgasm if you can. This means staying away from anything that could be called a climax.

See this lesson:

Lesson T4 - The Holdback Method - A Stairway to Heaven

"When a man and woman are in lovemaking, the holdback method involves just what it says, holding back. It is done by the man. It is done before his orgasm, preferably not too close to his orgasm. The idea is not to get to the edge of orgasm and then hold back. It can be too late then," [Yogani]

"The holdback method is also called the "valley orgasm" method. The partners go up the side of the mountain of stimulation toward genital orgasm. Then they pause before they get there and slowly dip into a valley of pleasure higher than where they started. Then they go up with stimulation toward genital orgasm again, stopping before they get there, and dip back into a valley of pleasure again, this one higher than the first. And then they do it again, and again, and again. The mountains and valleys get higher and higher. In the end, the lovers are permeated with sexual essences, gone into a bliss state akin to deep meditation." [Yogani]

What you are doing, repeatedly reaching non-ejaculatory orgasm, is different. It will cause vajroli to happen (the drawing of the semen into the bladder), but can have detrimental effects in terms of energy loss over time.

If you practice pre-orgasmic sex (with or without a partner), then automatic vajroli will happen when the time is right. This is much more effective spiritually.

With regards to your other questions about energy loss, I would say just to notice what happens in your body.

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Posted - Mar 28 2020 :  12:45:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Christi for the answers to my questions and sorry if I was being a little pushy with all of those questions. I am checking out the lesson for vajroli and will continue to see what happens to my body. I am starting to practice retention again today and I've been doing the non-ejaculatory method instead of the holdback method. I feel I will use the hold back method when I feel the time is right. So far my energies have been surprisingly great or okay, but not at 100% as if I were practicing retention. But my energies are way better from doing non ejaculation over ejaculating. I will continue to practice retention and continue incorporating yogic methods into my life in order to better myself and better my life overall. Thanks again for your help Christi.
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Posted - Mar 28 2020 :  1:46:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Christi's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Sebeast,

Lesson T30 - Vajroli Mudra

See also

Lesson 51 - Strange Gurglings in Pranayama

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Posted - Mar 28 2020 :  9:00:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Hold Back should be considered your reserve parachute, used only in necessity. It takes disciplined adjustment to take the spotlight off of ejaculation and make the arousal state the endgame.
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