Tantra is an ancient practice with roots in both Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu spirituality, so it involves a lot of breath work, meditation, and awareness. Oh, and sex! Lots of it.
The purpose of tantric sex isn't to orgasm — it's to feel a deeper connection and intimacy with your partner rather than rushing toward the end goal. In fact, tantra focuses on prolonging the experience with eye contact, synchronized breathing, touching, and slowing down to allow the natural energy to flow between you and your partner. If your online love psychic has suggested finding a deeper level of intimacy in your relationship, tantric sex might be the key.
Focus on Your Breathing
There isn't one way to engage in tantric sex, but since the practice is largely defined by connection through the breath, you'll need to focus on your breathing techniques. Sit up straight in a comfortable position facing your partner. Close your eyes, soften your belly, exhale through your mouth, then close your mouth for the 4-7-8 breath.
To perform this breathing technique, inhale quietly through your nose for a count of four, hold your breath for a count of seven, and completely exhale through your mouth for a count of eight. Perform the 4-7-8 breath with your partner, synchronizing your breathing. When you learn to synchronize your breath, you can inhale and exhale together to the rhythm and speed of your lovemaking.
Make Eye Contact
It's easy to get swept up in sensations during sex, but focusing on your partner is a must in any tantric practice. Make it a point to hold eye contact during both foreplay and sex for an extended length of time. It might feel silly or uncomfortable at first, but eye contact helps you fully connect not only to your own sensations but also your partner's.
Caress Each Other
Using feather-light touch is a form of foreplay in tantric sex. The skin is the body's most sensitive organ, and caressing your fingers up and down your partner's arms, legs, back, neck, and face increasing arousal, delays gratification and builds sexual tension. It also raises the body's dopamine levels, which helps your partner feel happy and less stressed, even if you don't end up having sex.
Since tantric sex doesn't focus on orgasm as the main goal, you'll want to slow down and spend more time on foreplay and intercourse. Women take a lot longer to orgasm than men, so tantric sex is beneficial because it improves the odds of both partners having a blissfully successful lovemaking session. Lead up to intercourse with a caressing and massage session, some synchronized breathing, and sensual kissing.
With a little practice and experimentation, tantric sex can take your relationship to a whole new level. Want to learn more ways to benefit your love life? Try an online psychic reading from one of our intuitive readers.