The S in Sex Stands for Spirituality

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Practicing yoga with your partner can deepen all aspects of your relationship, even your physical relationship. When practicing "couples yoga" with your partner or spouse, don't simply hold the positions. Take full advantage of your partner's proximity. Feel your partner's energy, body shape, and movement.

Truly connecting with your partner on a spiritual level is a much more blissful experience than mere physical connection. It can even be a bit alarming if you aren't used to really knowing someone on this level, because souls are much more sensitive than bodies. This is a goal you can work toward when practicing yoga with your partner.

Problems in your relationship may surface, too, as you work together in different postures. You should be prepared for this possibility. Your bodies can reflect your minds, so when you have difficulty with a double posture, look into what's wrong and see if you can't find what's happening on a deeper level. Working through the barriers in your physical partnership can reveal the barriers in

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When you're helping someone else stretch (or he or she is helping you), keep the lines of communication open. You can't feel when someone else is starting to hurt (unless you're extremely attuned), so let each other know when you're being pushed or pulled just far enough.

Mae West once said, "Sex is an emotion in motion." How true! One of the benefits of the fourth yama, brahmacharya (see Chapter 6, "Walking Yoga's Eightfold Path"), is that it teaches you to separate lust from a purer, spiritual connection. When you're fraught with emotional desire for the physical, you cannot perceive a deeper reality. Transcending intense emotions permits the spirit to manifest itself.

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Mae West once said, "Sex is an emotion in motion." How true! One of the benefits of the fourth yama, brahmacharya (see Chapter 6, "Walking Yoga's Eightfold Path"), is that it teaches you to separate lust from a purer, spiritual connection. When you're fraught with emotional desire for the physical, you cannot perceive a deeper reality. Transcending intense emotions permits the spirit to manifest itself.

your spiritual partnership. Take the lessons you learn about each other into your hearts and memorize them. They're lessons in true love!

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