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TAO and diet1

 

dd173-sheela-na-gig-grn-800Diet and Nutrition

Food and drink are relied upon to nurture life. But if one does not know that the natures of substances may be opposed to each other, and one consumes them altogether indiscriminately, the vital organs will be thrown out of harmony and disastrous consequences will soon arise. Therefore, those who wish to nurture their lives must carefully avoid doing such damage to themselves.

[Chia Ming, Essential Knowledge for Eating and Drinking, 1368]

One of the great advantages of learning Tao is that the same basic principles apply to everything from the macrocosmic to the microscopic. In the case of diet, the overriding Taoist principle of balance between Yin and Yang is established by harmonizing the Four Energies and Five Flavors in foods.

The Four Energies in food are hot, warm, cool and cold. These categories define the nature and the intensity of energy released in the human system when food is digested. Hot and warm foods belong to Yang; cool and cold foods belong to Yin. The former are stimulating and generate heat, while the latter are calming and cool the organs.

The Five Flavors are more subtle distinctions based on the Five Elemental Activities: sweet (earth), bitter (fire), sour (wood), pungent (metal) and salty (water). Each of the Five Flavors has a ‘natural affinity’ (gui-jing) for one of the five ‘solid’ Yin organs and its Yang counterpart: sweet influences pancreas/stomach; bitter moves to the heart/small intestine; sour has affinity for the liver/gallbladder; pungent affects the lungs/large intestine; and salty associates with the kidneys/bladder.

The therapeutic effects of the Four Energies and Five Flavors are as follows:

* Cool and cold Yin foods calm the vital organs and are recommended for summer menus, as well as for combating ‘hot’ Yang diseases such as fever and hypertension. Yin foods include soy beans, bamboo shoots, watermelon, white turnips, cabbage, pears, squash and lemons.

* Warm and hot Yang foods stimulate the vital organs, generate body heat and are recommended for winter consumption, as well as palliatives for ‘cold’ Yin diseases such as anemia, chills and fatigue. Yang foods include beef, mutton, chicken, alcohol, mango and chilies.

* Sweet ‘earth’ foods disperse stagnant energy, promote circulation, nourish vital energy and harmonize the stomach. Corn, peas, dates, ginseng and licorice are examples of sweet foods.

* Bitter ‘fire’ foods such as rhubarb and bitter melon tend to dry the system, balance excess dampness, and purge the bowels.

* Sour ‘wood’ foods such as olives and pomegranate are astringent, tend to solidify the contents of the digestive tract, stop diarrhea and remedy prolapse of the colon.

* Salty ‘water’ foods such as kelp soften and moisten tissues and facilitate bowel movements.

* Pungent ‘metal’ goods such as ginger, garlic and chili neutralize and disperse accumulated toxins in the body.

Taoists balance their diets according to favorable combinations of energies and flavors and strictly avoid combinations that conflict. They also avoid excessive consumption of any single variety of food-energy. For example, frequent excessive consumption of ‘hot’ fatty Yang foods can cause fevers, heartburn, congestion, chest stagnation and other unpleasant effects of ‘heat-energy excess’. As this excess ‘evil heat’ seeks escape from the body, carbuncles and absesses may develop. Too much pungent food can cause gastro-intestinal distress, upset the stomach and result in hemorrhoids. Even the freshest, most wholesome foods are rendered nutritionally useless if consumed in combinations that interfere with digestion, cause putrefaction and fermentation, block assimilation and cause internal energy conflicts.

Mother Nature’s Menu

When formulating personal dietary guidelines, it is helpful first to determine your own basic metabolic type, of which there are three: vegetarian, carnivore and balanced. The vegetarian and carnivorous types each represent about 25 per cent of the general population, with the remaining 50 per cent falling into the balanced category. These human metabolic types stem from the prehistoric switch by some segments of the human species from a fruit and nut based diet to a meat diet.

Vegetarian metabolisms are ‘slow oxidizers’, which means that they burn sugars and carbohydrates slowly. Because the body must burn sugar in order to provide sufficient energy to digest meat and fat, slow oxidizers have trouble burning sugar fast enough to efficiently digest large quantities of meat, eggs, fish and other concentrated animal proteins. Consequently, large doses of protein foods tend to make vegetarian types feel tired and sluggish after meals. An easy test for metabolic type is to eat a large steak or a whole chicken and see how you feel afterward. If it leaves you feeling ‘wiped out’, mentally depressed and lethargic, then you probably tend towards a slow-oxidizing vegetarian metabolism, in which case you should restrict protein and fat consumption and favor vegetables, fruits and carbohydrates in your diet. If a large intake of concentrated animal protein leaves you feeling strong, vital and mentally alert, then you probably lean towards a fast-oxidizing carnivorous metabolism.

Since carnivorous metabolisms burn sugar and carbohydrates very rapidly, excess consumption of sugar or starch tends to make them excessively nervous and agitated due to overstimulation of the nervous system. Fast oxidizers derive energy by digesting large quantities of animal fats and proteins, which are sent to the liver for conversion into glycogen. The liver then dispenses the glycogen into the bloodstream in the form of glucose — the only form of fuel the body can burn — in gradual measured doses, as needed. That’s why fast oxidizers require a steady supply of protein and fat in their diets and should restrict intake of sugars and starches.

Fortunately, most of us have balanced metabolisms that can handle both varieties of food when properly combined. Although our digestive tracts were originally designed by nature for a diet of fruit and vegetables, our digestive systems have evolved the capacity to produce the gastric juices required to digest the meat that became part of the human diet 50,000-100,000 years ago. If large quantities of animal protein don’t leave you feeling depleted, and if large doses of sugar and starch don’t make you nervous, then you are probably a balanced metabolizer who needs only worry about selecting wholesome foods from both categories and combining them properly for consumption. In the Tao of diet, however, these are just the first steps in regulating diet. Season and climate, for example, must also be considered in order to ensure that the extreme external cold winter is balanced by the extra internal heat of Yang-foods, hot summer weather is complemented by cooling Yin-foods, dry climates are compensated with extra moisturizing foods, and so forth. Foods consumed out of harmony with season and climate can cause all sorts of problems, including skin eruptions, constipation, gas, fatigue and bad breath.

Taoists tend to favor local produce because it is far more likely to be fresh and brimming with the vitality of its own chee. Today, the modern food-processing industry, in conjunction with high-speed transport, has made it possible to eat Florida oranges in Alaska, frozen prawns in the middle of the desert and all sorts of processed packaged ‘junk food’ any time of day or night, anywhere on earth. As a result, modern diets are completely out of synchrony with the natural prevailing conditions of geography, season and unseen cosmic forces.

Taoists also make a point of eating foods with natural affinities for their weakest organs and related energy systems. Taoist diets aim at strengthening four major systems in the body: digestive, excretory, respiratory and circulatory. When these four functional systems are properly nourished, harmonized and healthy, the health and vitality of the entire organism are assured.

A major goal of Taoist diets is to enhance sexual potency by stimulating sexual glands and strengthening sexual organs. The purpose here is not to increase sexual pleasure — though that is a definite side benefit — but rather to increase the body’s store of hormones, semen and other forms of ‘vital essence’ required for optimum vitality and immunity. Sexual essence provides our greatest internal source of chee, and sexual potency is a major indicator of good health.

LIBIDO2

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200mg/kg of a lysophilized extract of the roots of dactylorhiza hatagirea for 28 days is able to enhance male rat attraction towards females (2.5-fold) and was able to modify mount latency (36% reduction) and post-ejaculatory latency (36%) in a manner suggesting libido enhancement.[1]

There is an increase in the penile erection index seen with 100mg/kg of dactylorhiza hatagirea(defatted water extract) daily for two weeks to rats, although this was less than the benefit seen withCurculigo orchioides and Chlorophytum borivilianum.[2] This has been noted elsewhere with 200mg/kg of the root water extract over 28 days.[1]

Appears to have libido enhance properties, and when compared against other ayuvedic herbs on the penile erection index it appeared to be less potent

SEX&REJUVENATION BOOSTERS(AYURVEDIC

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In Vajikarana Rasayana Curculigo orchioides is known as Kali Musli, a herb native to India and is considered a potent aphrodisiac and adaptogen, immunostimulant, hepatoprotective,antioxidant, anti-cancer and anti-diabetic in the Ayurvedic Vajikarana Rasayana system [2], having also a sedative, anticonvulsant and androgen-like effect.

 

CURCULIGO ORCHIOIDES


Curculigo orchioides is a tropical flowering herb [14] that we can find in the subtropical part of Himalaya, and whose main quality refers to the rejuvenating and aphrodisiac properties exerted by some parts of this herb, something that we can easily find documented in the abundant literature, scientific studies and clinical trials done on the properties of Curculigo orchioides.

These two properties exerted by Curculigo orchioides, rejuvenating and aphrodisiac, correspond to the treatment given by Vajikarana Rasayana Indian system of medicine to this herb, Vajikarana for the virile therapy and Rasayana for the rejuvenating effects.

OTHER VAJIKARANA RASAYANA HERBS


In Vajikarana Rasayana system of medicine, Curculigo orchioides shares the podium with other important herbs as:

  • dactylorhiza hatagirea,
  • asparagus racemosus,
  • chlorophytum borivilianum [2],
  • ashwagandha,
  • shilajit,
  • bala,
  • shatavari,
  • ashvatha,
  • dhanvayasa,
  • bhuriphali and
  • mucuna pruriens (Kapikacchu).

Vajikarana

DSC_0030 Vrishya Chtikitsa, which means the medicine or therapy by which a man becomes capable of copulating with a woman. Vrishya Chtikitsa also helps in nourishing the body of the person. Apart from prescribing a lot of effective formulations to provide nutrition to enhance the quality of these vital body fluids, it has been specifically emphasized to lead a highly disciplined life. Charaka, in his great Ayurvedic classic writing Charaka Samhita, states the use of aphrodisiacs as mentioned in ayurvedic therapies enhance one’s potency. – See more at: http://ayurveda.iloveindia.com/ayurvedic-treatment/vrishya-chikitsa.html#sthash.43b6F9r8.dpufRead more at http://ayurveda.iloveindia.com/ayurvedic-treatment/vrishya-chikitsa.html#LR8Z4HpfIZLdgStR.99

orgasmus(Egyptyan)

Instructions for the Egyptian Orgasm

Here is exactly how to achiever the ankhing associated with the human orgasm. Whatever you do sexually before the orgasm is completely up to you. I am not here to judge you — and definitely the Egyptians would not, since they believe in knowing all sixty-four sexual modes before you enter the King’s Chamber to ascend to the next level of consciousness. This is their idea, but it is important to know that it is not necessary. You can reach the next level of consciousness without knowing this information. However, from their point of view, the idea of ankhing is of paramount importance in achieving eternal life. You will have to decide for yourself if it is something you wish to practice.

The moment you feel the sexual energy about to rise up your spine, take a very deep breath, filling your lungs about 9/10th full, then hold your breath.

Allow the sexual energy of the orgasm to come up your spine. But at the moment it reaches the fifth chakra (located just a couple of finger-widths above the sternum), with your willpower you must turn the flow of sexual energy 90 degrees out the back of the body. It will then automatically continue inside the ankh tube. It will slowly turn until it passes exactly through the eighth (or thirteenth) chakra, one hand-length above the headDSC_5451.JPG

Egypt and sex

Egyptian Sexual Energy Part 2: The ankh and the orgasm I wanted to give you the bare bones instructions about the sexual, spiritual pratice that goes with the info in my last post Once again I want to affirm that you do not need any esoteric technique to have sex that takes you to God, making divine love is in our blue print and comes naturally when we relax deeply. At the same time playing with something like the practice below can give you direction and a helpful structure in your endeavor of making your sex life sacred. Play with it if it lights you up. An ankh is an egyptian spiritual symbol (see image) that stands for an energy circuit in the human body that can help us retain and regenerate vitality during sexual arousal and orgasm. see the below text by Drunvalo Sex, and specifically the orgasm, is more that just something that feels good and allows procreation. There are many other functions, such as the release of dysfunctional energy within the body, which can help to keep one from becoming diseased. There is the function that opens the higher chakras, and under the right conditions allows a person to begin the process of enlightenment. And further, if two people, lovers, practice sacred sex, the entire experience can lead them together into higher consciousness and into worlds beyond this plane. In relationships, a simple sexual DSC_0079

10 Yoga Poses That Improve Your Sex Life

DSC_0190-1Have you ever wondered why people who practice yoga on a regular basis seem so happy and at peace? It could be because people who do yoga frequently experience a huge boost in the overall quality of their sex lives. From increased stamina and flexibility to better self-confidence and heightened body sensitivity, the connection between yoga and great sex is crystal clear. Yoga can benefit both men and women in the bedroom, so if you and your partner are looking for a way to spice things up between the sheets, it may be time to head to the yoga studio.

Yoga for Stamina

It’s such a letdown to realize that you need to take a breather during sex because you simply don’t have the stamina to continue. Yoga employs techniques for building core stability and muscle control, all while making you breathe hard and build up a sweat. Your increased stamina can only lead to longer-lasting sex between you and your partner, and you’ll be thrilled to realize how much longer you can keep up with the rigorous demands of a healthy sex life.

Increasing Endurance with Yoga

Yoga teaches muscle control in all areas of the body, including the pelvis and groin. Men who experience the common problem of premature ejaculation will find that they can better control muscles in the groin and pelvis, which can lead to increased endurance during sexual performance. Women benefit from the same muscle control techniques, and many women find that female-dominant sex positions that were too difficult to hold for long in the past become easier after learning yoga.

Strength and Flexibility

One of the most marked characteristics in people who practice yoga is a more advanced level of flexibility, which can really come in handy if you want to get a little more creative with your repertoire of sexual positions. If you’ve ever looked at a Kama Sutra and thought that some of the positions seemed outlandishly difficult, you might think again once yoga improves your range of motion and flexibility.

Top 10 Yoga Poses to Help Improve Your Sex Life

Though all yoga positions have their benefits, yoga instructors recommend these as the top 10 positions for improved sexual function.

1. Sitting Wide-Legged Straddle Pose1.

Sex Power Medicine.How Does It Work?

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There are many Ayurvedic medicines for sex power explained in Ayurveda. Now a days Ayurvedic sex medicines are often inquired over the counters of Ayurvedic shops. There are a few notorious herbal manufacturers making spurious herbal products by adding powders of Sildanafil citrate (Viagra). They spend a lot of money into marketing and sad to say these brands become super hit overnight.

But there are numerous authentic Ayurveda products that help in improving sex power. Sexual problems occur in many forms. Similarly, based on the sexual problem, like erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, premature ejaculation etc, the choice of Ayurveda medicine has also to be made intelligently.

Critics dismiss all Ayurvedic aphrodisiacs as placebos and they act just because patient believes that it improves sex power. But it is not true.

Successful sexual relationship is achieved by –

good emotional bonding
good emotional bonding
good overall body nutrition
good health
happy state of mind, devoid of fear, depression and anxiety
good erection and orgasm
Here is an overview of the ways in which an Ayurvedic medicine can help you increase sex power.

How does it act?

1. Achieving optimum nutrition to all body tissues –

We have learnt that optimum nutrition of all body tissues is a prerequisite for sex power. (read it here – nutrition and sex). Often, correction of overall nutrition state of the body helps to increase sex power.

2. Relieving depression and anxiety

Depression, anxiety, fear about sex is a common hurdle. Misconceptions about masturbation and sex leads to further disbelief in one’s own sex power. Here, imparting proper knowledge and suggesting ayurvedic medicines to relieve depression and anxiety helps to increase sex power.

3. Improving mind power and control – In many people, lack of control over
mind is a big hurdle for achieving and holding orgasm for a long time. This results in premature ejaculation. For this issue, there are a few herbal medicines which helps to improve mind power and control.

4. Helping in erection – There are several herbs known to improve erection. These are used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

5. Improving the quality of semen – Quality of semen is an important part of sexual health and has indirect relationship with sex power.

6. Improving the quality and quantity of sperm – These types of herbs are used in the treatment of infertility.

Ayurveda sex rules

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Healthy sex rules as per ancient Ayurveda texts:

Avoid Sex:

1. With a woman who is not lying with her face upward:
This concept is for the people seeking conception. In olden days, there were no real contraceptives and sex was predominantly seen as the way to beget children. So, the olden Ayurveda teachers used to think that with women-on-top positions, the entry of semen into the vagina would not occur properly.

2. During her menstrual period:
It is contra indicated from a health perspective. Read my detailed article about it – sex during periods

3. With a person who is not liked (wicked), whose activities are displeasing
This refers to the mental aspect of sex. If the women does not possess good mental qualities, then she may take advantage of the man.

4. With a person whose private parts are dirty

5. With people who too obese or very emaciated.

6. During pregnancy and childbirth.
After delivery if it is normal delivery, a gap of 2 – 3 months is considered desirable. If it is C section, a gap of 5 – 6 months is desirable.

7. With any woman, other than one’s wife
Ayurveda strictly recommends fidelity and being faithful. It concentrates more on love factor than lust factor.

8. With animals like the goat, buffalo etc- Ayurveda is against bestiality.

9. In the abode of the teacher, gods and kings in monasteries, burial ground, places of torture and of sacrifice and meeting of four roads.

10. On days of special significance
Special days like new-moon, full-moon, eclipse, festivals, mourning days and others. This technique not only gives a break to both the partners from sex but also brings freshness. Occasional restraint is key for a healthy and refreshing sex experience.

11. With organs which are non-sexual (oral etc.)

12. When it is violent:
Avoid violence during sex. Ayurveda advocates sex as the means to express mutual love and respect and NOT anger, enmity and hate.

13. After a heavy meal:

Sex is also a form of exercise. This advice is akin to the rule that one should not do exercise immediately after meals. In Ayurvedic terms, it will cause indigestion problems and Vata imbalance.

14. When hungry and thirsty:
Sex is, like told before, an exercise and it will cause Vata increase. When you are hungry, there is already Vata and Pitta increase in the body. If you have sex when hungry, it may cause Vata and Pittarelated issues like dizziness, headache, bloating, gastritis etc.

15. In uncomfortable postures. – May cause injury

16. With children and old women

17. When there is urge to urinate or defecate.

18. During illness.
As per Ayurveda, Sex and immunity power are inter-related. That is why, abstinence is highly recommended during youth. Read my article on Asbtinence – Brahmacharya. The immunity power is explained with the term Ojas, in Ayurveda. During illness, Ojas is depleted. At that time, if you indulge in sex, it would further deplete the ojas. This will delay the healing process. Read more about Ojas

19. Sex frequency in different seasons –

– During winter, person can have sex everyday. This is because, the body strength is maximum during winters.
– Once in three days in Vasanta (spring) and Sharat (autumn). Moderate body strength during these seasons, hence moderate sex frequency.
– Once in 15 days in Varsha (rainy) and Nidagha (summer) – low body strength and hence very low sex frequency.

20. Improper sex side effects –

Giddiness, exhaustion, weakness of the thighs, loss of strength, depletion of tissues, loss of acuity of senses and premature death occur from improper indulgence in the woman.

21. Benefits of following healthy sex rules:

Good memory, intelligence, long life, health, nourishment, acuity of sense organs, reputation, strength and slow ageing accrue from disciplined (controlled) sexual life.

22. Things to do after sexual intercourse:

Post intercourse one should indulge himself in bath, applying scented paste, exposure to cool breeze, drinking of syrup prepared from sugar candy, cold water, milk, meat juice, soup, Sura – fermented liquor prepared from grains, Prasanna – clear supernatant fluid of Sura and then go to sleep; by these, the vigour of the body returns quickly to its abode again.