Exploring Conscious Sexuality

David Deida
March 7th, 2005
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David Deida - celebrated spiritual teacher and best-selling author - goes deep into the meaning of sexuality as art in this video series. The question is not just, how do I have better sex? Or, how do I overcome my sexual inhibitions? David teaches sexuality as a radical expression of your deepest consciousness and bliss - as an art-form like the work of Picasso, combined with the spiritual realization demonstrated by beings such as Ramana Maharshi. To get to the place where you can freely flow with the light of sexual love requires a kind of yoga or practice of sexual love. We hope you enjoy this video series on Conscious Sexuality.

Part 1: Function, Form, and Glow
Do you know the differences between therapy, yoga, and spiritual practice? As we enter the realm of sexuality, it is important to be able to make these discriminations as they each require their own unique environment and context. David Deida maps out the important differences between therapy, yoga, and spiritual practice as approaches to life in the moment.

Part 2: Sexuali Therapy, Sexual Yoga, and Spiritual Practice
Sexual therapy, sexual yoga, and spiritual practice are three very distinct approaches to life. David Deida maps out the differences between these three schools and shows how you can be gifted in one of these approaches, while not at all gifted in the others. In fact, they are relatively independent of one another; various lines of development that one can engage to widen, deepen, and expand their capacities. Find out the difference between these disciplines.

Part 3: Sexuality as Art
In this clip, David Deida describes sexuality as art. The question is not just, how do I have better sex? Or, how do I overcome my sexual inhibitions? David teaches sexuality as a radical expression of your deepest consciousness and bliss as an art from like the work of Picasso, combined with the spiritual realization demonstrated by beings such as Ramana Maharshi. David’s art as a teacher is to evoke the role of sexuality in your spiritual life. He illuminates the art of sexual yoga as a living component of the modern spiritual path. What's your radical expression of your deepest consciousness?

Part 4: The Dance of Masculine and Feminine
David Deida makes the important distinction between the Witness (masculine) and Phenomena (feminine). What’s before the 4 quadrants? What do the 4 quadrants describe? Deida teaches masculine and feminine, not only as a typology, but more importantly, as a way to describe the nature of this moment right now. And as the nature of this moment is arising right now, are you more identified with the Witness of this moment or with the arising phenomena of this moment? As you watch this video, assess whether you embody a more masculine mode of being or a more feminine mode of being in your daily life.

Part 5: Playing the Extremes
The hilarity continues as Deida addresses the more concrete aspects of sexual yoga. Drawing further comparisons to artists working in other fields, he firsts stresses the importance of constant practice and the continual pushing of one's limits. Then, as an experiment, he asks the audience to consider the importance of expressing the unchanging consciousness of the Masculine (or the constant dance of the universe displayed by the Feminine) in the body itself. He then does his best "lame boyfriend" imitation to drive the point home! Have fun with this one....

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