Urban Tantra has ratings and 42 reviews. acclaimed sex educator Barbara Carrellas radically updates the ancient practice of Tantra for modern sexual. If you think sexual and spiritual bliss can’t be found in today’s fast-paced world, you haven’t experienced Urban Tantra. Celebrating the 10th anniversary. The Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program is much more than a training program. It is a community, a philosophy, and an inclusive sacred sexuality.
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If you think sexual and spiritual bliss can’t be found in today’s fast-paced world, you haven’t experienced Urban Tantra.
With a juicy mix of erotic how-to and pleasure-centered spiritual wisdom, acclaimed sex educator Barbara Carrellas radically updates the ancient practice of Tantra for modern sexual explorers desiring to push past their edge in search of the great cosmic orgasm.
With more than one hundred easy-to-follow techniques for expanded orgasmic states and solo and partner play as well as more adventurous catrellasthis in-depth guide reveals the delicious worlds of ecstasy available to all, including: Paperbackpages.
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Lists with This Book. Aug 22, Libby rated it really liked it Recommends it for: A much less new-agey instruction of basic tantra concepts which seeks not only to inform but to heal. I felt like a pervert buying this book, but it became my friend from the preface. It shouldn’t matter if you can ‘agree’ with all of it, I think almost anyone could benefit from a perusal. Apr 14, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: This book, whose subtitle is “Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century,” is refreshingly queer-friendly, kink-friendly, poly-friendly, and body-positive.
I’m skeptical about some of the concepts Carrellas presents, but that didn’t really keep me brabara enjoying the book. But, right, I can get behind other things in the book, like this, from a section called “Why Ecstasy is Necessary”: Ecstasy also referred to as bliss or ecstatic bliss is a peak experience.
Peak experiences expand our possibilities. They give us permission to reach higher and receive more. I think the best thing about this book, for me, was the way it made me think more about things I’d maybe thought about before but hadn’t fully articulated. Or the idea that when we match our breath to someone else’s, we “begin to be able to read each garbara bodies” Or the idea of what Carrellas calls the “Resilient Edge of Resistance,” which reminds me of what I think of as “the edge of too much”: When pressure is applied to the barbafa of resistance—whether that pressure is breath, touch, or tension—you expand a bit.
This creates a new edge of resistance. Yoga postures are a good example of this.
If you are seated on the floor and bend over to try to touch your forehead to your legs, it may at first seem impossible. Then, with each breath, you relax into the stretch a bit more. You don’t force it, you just open up a bit more with each breath. The Resilient Edge of Resistance is the place where you feel safe enough to surrender and go deeper. Oct 28, Erika rated it really liked it.
This was pretty good. Not your regular run of the mill sex book. It contains practical exercises and information that you can practice without feeling uncomfortable or out of place. I totally believe in the mind body connection when it comes to enjoying sex.
Aug 24, Dawn Serra rated it it was amazing Shelves: Barbara Carrellas is beautifully inclusive with her language, which makes this book something that will resonate with people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, relationship dynamics, and sexual preferences.
Though the book has some definite woo woo which I enjoythe practical tips throughout the book are what make this a goldmine of wisdom.
Carrellas’ approach to sex and tantra is wonderfully modern and flexible. Whether you’re into the calm, gentle aspects of intimacy or intense, kink Barbara Carrellas is beautifully inclusive with her language, which makes this book something that will resonate with people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, relationship dynamics, and sexual preferences.
Whether you’re into the calm, gentle aspects of intimacy or intense, kinky BDSM practices, this book makes it clear that tantra and sex are everywhere. Perfect for people looking to connect with themselves and with a partner.
Most of the exercises can be adapted for solo play, couple’s play, or even group play. The beauty of Urban Tantra is the simplicity – breathe, stay present, give totally, receive totally, and be responsible for your own pleasure.
When you bring those things together – whether it’s in a satin palace of sensuous delights or a dark dungeon full of pain – you can reach new sexual heights and find sacred intimacy. Dec 18, Rita rated it it was amazing Shelves: I really, really loved this book. I will keep it by my nightstand so that I can tzntra the breathing methods and massage techniques. One thing that I really like about this book is how Barbara Carrellas gives examples of completely typical people with everyday problems using tantra to feel better and connect twntra each other.
It’s a brave book and not too esoteric. Jan 16, Ines Garcia rated it it was amazing. Tantra is something truly special, non-technical, fantastical and spiritual. A must read whether you’re going to engage in it Solo or with a Partner. They debunk myths about what tantra is and could be, so you can gain a better perspective into wisdom meaningful sex.
A refreshing, slight mixture of both western and eastern philosophic work. Jul 09, Greg rated it really liked it Shelves: The best book I’ve read on the subject! Great ideas for special breathing techniques and an in-depth description of tantric sexual massage. Oct 31, Fei rated it did not like it. This barbzra nothing to do with “tantra”. The authors basically just mixed up a bunch of New Age sex techniques and re-packeaged it under the name of tantra. This book is absolutely cringe and doesn’t represent the essence of tantra.
Tantra doesn’t have much to do with sex, and isn’t “sacred sexuality”. Yes, there are some LHP rituals the 5Ms which might involve sex but it is more about magick and sorcery than the Western idea of “I want to have Absolute trash Yes, babara are some LHP rituals the 5Ms which bafbara involve sex but it is more about magick and sorcery than the Western idea of “I want to have better orgasms” recycled ideas from Wilhem Reich.
Most tantrik practitioners don’t do any of these. The only merit of this book is it can help people who have sexual hang-ups to enjoy sex more mindfully, nevertheless, we have plenty of books on that already, why pollute tantra?
He also writes a wide arrange of free books and has Buddhist centres all over the world. If you want scholarly book on Hindu tantra, check out “Tantra: I also found out a very well written, compiled book from an occultist point of view, “Kali Kaula” by Jan Tamtra.
They probably know nothing about tantra or Eastern religions and only think it’s cool to jump on the “sacred sexuality because I am a feminist! Also being published by Hay House or endorsed by Louise Hay diminishes all the credibility of the book There is nothing scholarly in this but “new age woo”. Forget about “sacred sexuality” and put it in the fire Aug 23, DK Green rated it it was amazing. Truly a work of art.
Carrellas knows her subject like no other, her work within this field is legendary; having witnessed and worked alongside her several times over the years. Her history, her knowledge and her heart all shine through in her books, particularly if you have had the pleasure of attending any of her workshops. Apr 03, Jim Parker rated it liked it.
Some very useful information but I tantrx consider very little of what is presented in the book narbara tantra. Very sex positive and such some fun sounding exercises as well as helpful hints for people interested in polyamory.
Mar 28, Skip carrelas it liked it. Nice concise but very superficial introduction atntra a tantric approach to sex. Does not really explore the tantric belief system but does include some nice breathing methods and massage techniques that may help you improve your sex life.
tatnra Jul 09, Kelli Johnson rated it it was amazing. The book was easy to read and provided some great insight on how to add intimacy to your relationship as well as help it continually grow no pun intended. May 31, Jana rated it really liked it Shelves: I love her writing and her sex is so great. Mar 13, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Not the usual holistic healing variety, but definitely informative and sexy.
Excellent descriptions of breathing exercises and ways to expand intimacy with yourself, others and energy. Aug 26, Nickie Jamison rated it really liked it.