SEE, BREATHE AND EXPLORE
The connection we build with our partner (or partners) is very special and can be built in a variety of different ways. Perhaps the one where we connect most deeply is during sex. However, a lot of times we experience “blocks” that prevent us from going beyond a certain level of connection.
How can we move past these blocks? We’ve gathered three practices that you can use while making love to build more intimacy and open up to your partner in an even deeper way.
This practice is so much more than just looking your partner in the eye. According to a study conducted by the London Science Museum, the average amount of time that people are most comfortable making eye contact for is just over 3 seconds. While practicing eye gazing, we can hold eye contact with our partner from 1 to 5 minutes. This practice allows us to come fully into the present moment, to focus on the person we are with as well as helping us to build more confidence, break down barriers and let go of judgements. Doing this while making love allows us to connect in a deeply vulnerable way.
Treating Love Making as an Exploration
In modern society, it’s common to approach sex with a “goal oriented” mindset. We’re constantly pushed to be on the go and to rush through tasks for the sake of being “efficient”. This type of conditioning then spills over into our sex life and we may rush through the process with the goal of having an orgasm as quickly as possible. When we treat love making like an exploration rather than a task to be accomplished, we slow down and take our time. We don’t rush through foreplay or skip it all together, but instead allow ourselves to explore our partner’s body while they explore ours. This also allows us to find new ways that we like to experience pleasure and connect with our partner in ways that allow us to gently dissolve any blocks that might be getting in the way of a truly mutual and authentic experience.
By incorporating these practices into your love making, you and your partner can use sex as a tool to experience a whole new level of pleasure and to connect more deeply. This connection can foster and grow the trust you both need to expand into the next level of your relationship together.
About the Author
Brooke Kathleen – Also known as the Unicorn Yogi, Brooke began practicing yoga in 2009. She moved to New York City for work in 2013 and her practice faded out due to the inconsistent hours. In 2017 she re-discovered her practice during a very intense and difficult series of events. After devoting herself to practice for another year she realized that she wanted to learn how to share the tools that yoga had given her to heal and grow with others. She found Vikasa online while researching and fell in love with the curriculum and location. The rest is history! New York, USA