SACRED INTIMACY PRACTICE
In this SACRED INTIMACY practice you are invited to slow down and become present through your body and breath. Through resting into yourself and connecting with your own roots, you will find a new and intimate way of connecting with yourself and a partner. This is a meditation done with a partner in a relaxed connection, filled with oxytocin.
We will use some of David Cates’s Belly to Belly Relational Meditation practices, as well as share other practices designed to create a connection with ourselves and others.
We will let the animal body know that it is safe to relax through relaxed breathing, sounding, eye contact, and touch. The animal part of us is welcomed, honored and celebrated and the heart will start to know that it is safe to love. A feeling of safety will start to emerge effortlessly, with the sense that it is safe to be in intimacy. Together, we welcome our shadow and our light. We will gently unmask our masks or spiritual faces. You will come to know, that you don´t have to be anything other than what you already are. There is nothing to fix, nothing to heal, nothing to understand, nothing to improve, no where to go or get from this practice. From this space a deep relaxation emerges and we are simply left with a series of moments to be intimate with.
This practice is done in pairs, laying down side by side, breathing together in a curious and gentle inquiry of what arises within each person and between each pair. While the practice is profoundly intimate, it is done with clothing on and are not sexual. Usually, we each get the opportunity to partner with different people. Partnering can happen in any combination of gender and orientation.
Belly2Belly founder David Cates,says: “Belly2Belly is a deceptively simple practice that rests on multiple dimensions of neurobiology, pranayama, focused sensory awareness, tantric ritual, intimate communion, witness consciousness, sound entrainment, sequenced relaxation, psychological regression, shadow work, neurolinguistic programming, wizardry and primate zoology. The exercises are designed to dissolve the Western experience of separate self into rhythmic waves of sensation and feeling that are shared with a partner in real time. What results is a profoundly felt sense of peace and connection, a natural biochemical high that neuro-mirrors intimate love, meditative samadhi and mystical oneness.”
If you are interested to learn more about these SACRED INTIMACY MEDITATION practices, please contact me, I would love to connect with you! I love to hold this sacred space and weave it into my workshops, retreats, sessions with groups or couples.