We get it -- sometimes after a long day dealing with the slings and arrows of the corporate world and parenting, the last thing on your mind is getting some. But there may be a way to increase your libido and lower your stress all at the same time: meditation.
Huff/Post 50 spoke with Jill Blakeway, who wrote the book (or at least a chapter) on how meditation can increase libido for both men and women in her latest work "Sex Again: Recharging Your Libido."
What's the history behind using meditation to increase libido?
The ancient Taoists in China were writing about sex 2,000 years ago and I consulted those texts when I was writing my book. One of the things I learned from them is a variety of meditational techniques to intensify sexual pleasure and connection. I think this link between meditation and sex is important because sexuality is closely linked to spirituality.
At some level human beings have a sense that we are all connected, but one of the few ways they experience that "oneness" is through sex. Good sex opens our hearts and connects us to another person; the feeling of bliss we experience is meditative in nature and similar to some mystical or spiritual states. Orgasm and meditation affect the brain in similar ways. Both decrease our sense of self-awareness and stop our mental chatter allowing us to briefly experience ourselves outside of our egos. (MORE)
Source: Huffington Post