Qigong (also spelled chi kung and pronounced as chee-gung) is the study and practice of cultivating your own life-force energy through various techniques that include breathing, postures, meditations, and visualization. It has been used in China for over 3,000 years as a self-healing system with the ?rst and foremost bene?t being the relief or prevention of chronic health problems. The range of maladies that have been helped by qigong and have been researched and recorded include cancer, internal organ ailments, poor circulation, nerve pain, back and joint problems and general physical diseases, in addition to mental and emotional issues.
Our new year was blessed with Master Angela Yan’s ten day visit to our home. The profound Dharma stories that come rolling through her day and night slip in and out of my mind like heat from the fire and the taste of good things. Days begin with bowing and chanting followed by eggs, porridge, toast, jam, butter, coffee, and lots of unknown fermented veggies. Along with non-stop conversations like this:
If you do not have time to do nothing, you are not wealthy at all. Take the time to enjoy your life. That is wealth’ she’d say.
One day Angela decides she would like to get a massage, another day go to the spa, and then she mentions she’d like to do a workshop.
Doesn’t it feel like that fling from the past, or the cute person you’ve been lusting after at work for months only wants to text you when you’re in a relationship? It’s almost as if others sense you now have someone who can’t keep their hands off you, and THEY want a piece too! Well, blame the pheromones because this is what’s going on.
I recently read something fascinating about the role smell plays in our love lives.
Naomi Wolf in her book, Vagina reports that “psychologist Denise Chen conducted an experiment with 20 heterosexual men by wiring them with electrodes to measure their sweat while they simultaneously worked out and watched erotic movies. Then 19 women smelled both pads that had men’s ‘aroused’ and ‘unaroused’ sweat on them, while they also had brain scans measuring their reactions. The ‘sexual sweat’ activated their right frontal cortexes – the part of the brain that recognizes emotions – but the ‘unaroused sweat’ did nothing for them.”
Doesn’t it feel like that fling from the past, or the cute woman you’ve been lusting after at work for months only wants to text you when you’re in a relationship? It’s almost as if other people can sense that you now have someone who can’t keep their hands off you, and THEY want a piece too! Well, blame the pheromones because this is what’s going on! When we are sexually active our body gives off greater quantities of those marvelous chemicals called “pheromones.” These pheromones are the all-natural subtle sex perfume that drives the opposite sex crazy for you. Funny how this works; have more sex and not only will others want you more, you’ll want more sex too!
When was the last time you flirted? Do you remember how you felt? With the #metoo movement empowering women to speak up and confront abusive behavior, I believe this is the perfect time to strengthen rather than hide our Sexy Yin Essence. Flirting can be a subtle and wonderful art, that is not only fun to do, but is a great way to quickly gain energy. There’s something about witty banter with someone in passing that makes you feel alive and desirable. For a second your responsibilities seem lighter, and you can awaken that part deep within you that longs for more pleasure and playfulness.
Flirting is not something you need to do all the time! It can be practiced whenever you feel like it, and whenever you need a boost. Here are just a few of the ways flirting can become not only a spiritual adventure but also a way to have fun and increase your Sexy Yin Essence.