Doug Adams, Ph.D.
|When it comes to celibacy/abstinence, I am more likely to point out the downside of being sexually abstinent. I don't advocate abstinence as a long-term sexual lifestyle. Abstinence is a good thing when the alternative is being sexual in an indiscreet manner, but it is a bad thing when a healthy sexual lifestyle of being monogamous with a partner is available. I frequently answer questions in the masturbation and male masturbation categories on AllExperts.com. I take all questions pertaining to sexuality.|
|Questions concerning the practice of 'Brahmacharya' to know the self, & the means required are dealt with here.|
These will do. The breathing is to be slow, gradual and smooth, with 'Puraka' (Inhalation) during upward (expanding) movements, 'Rechaka' (Exhalation) during downward (contracting) movements and 'Kumbhaka'
"Inwardly calm and uninvolved, yet externally displaying various emotions, play in the world O Raghava" -- The Yoga Vaasistam As told by Sage Vasista to Rama, on how to deal with the world.
1. One can bathe after completing the Yoga Sadhana. 2. Each of the 3 'Bandha-s' are to be performed 3 times. The duration of 'Kumbhaka' (Holding of breath) for each should be within 3 seconds. 3
Connie (for name sake), You don't owe anything sexually or otherwise to a man you've never met. You have no duty of fidelity or chastity to Lee because you're chatting with him on a dating site, or
1. It is important to practice proper transmutation and not merely let the vital force stagnate. The complete Yoga Sadhana with required physical, mental activity in real life helps one achieve the same