Tantric Love Letters
I'll be honest, before I read this book, my extensive knowledge of all things tantra was basically 'it's that thing that Sting and his missus do together that makes sex last for hours.' Which, y'know, is never a bad thing, especially if it's a rainy Sunday afternoon, and you're at a loose end for something to do. Then the beau and I discovered meditation. I know it's a gazillion year old practice, but well, we were a little late to the party on this one, and through yoga and meditation practice, we've become much more connected to each other, to our bodies, to our emotions and to our surroundings in ways I can't even begin to explain, which is awkward, what with me being a word girl and all. This intense new awareness got me to thinking that tantra might actually be something I'm really rather interested in after all. Enter Diana Richardson. She is the go-to girl on human sexuality. She began her own journey into the union of sex and meditation (the very essence of tantra) over thirty years ago while living in India. Motivated by simple curiosity, she gained deep insights into the spiritual effects of sex that lie far beyond the whole reproductive aspect.
Her basic insight is that 'how' you have sex has a direct impact on the quality of your life. High fives to that, sister. Sex 'with awareness' is an empowering force that brings self assurance and clarity, balances mood swings, enhances creativity, and significantly elevates the vibration of love within and around you. Now, I don't know about you, but I am ALL over that.
Tantric Love Letters is Diana's new book and I LOVE it. It's a deliciously put together collection of interesting, insightful and informative correspondence. I LOVE letters. I LOVE letters about love. These from-the-heart letter exchanges will support and encourage you if you're already on a sexual enquiry of your own, and if you're not, it will definitely inspire you to start one right away. So if you'll excuse me, I've got some 'enquiring' to do...