“If the man has a sexual relationship with a woman and his seed is preserved, his vital essence is strengthened. If he succeeds this a second time, his sight and hearing will improve.
The third time, all his physical disorders disappear. The fourth time he will begin to perceive inner peace. The fifth time his blood circulates with great strength.
The sixth time he achieves sexual mastery. The seventh time his thighs and buttocks will become firm. The eighth time his whole body will radiate excellent health.
The ninth time his life span will increase.” – From “The Principles of Taoist Wisdom”, by Emperor Tang
In this article we introduce an excellent exercise for the pelvic floor, which is meant to rebuild the circular muscles around the uro-genital area and anus, thus increasing the control you have on your erection and eliminating sexual weakness. Carefully practicing these exercises you will be even more prepared to learn seminal retention during lovemaking.
Unfortunately, people no longer practice such exercises in our contemporary, busy, “behind-the-schedule” world. Except for the sexual act, there are very few exercises that actually strengthen the most important pelvic muscles.
In the following, we will indicate a certain exercise designed for your pelvic floor, which acts upon the reproductive organs and the complex network of tendons that surrounds them.
Before we begin, let us make a note on the extreme importance of a strong, toned pelvic floor, as it represents the very root of a man’s health.
The pelvis is the location of numerous nervous endings, arteries, and veins. The intricate web of channels communicating with the rest of the body concludes here, in the pelvis.
The great majority of acupuncture meridians (or nadis as they are called in yogic terminology) that “carry” the energy through the vital organs start from this area.
If this area is not toned, if the energy cannot circulate properly in this area, it will be dissipated and the organs and as well as the mind will have to suffer.
This is a common situation with older men whose pelvic and rectal muscles become flaccid and allow the energy to flow outside their bodies.
It is also important to note that at the base of the penile force lies seminal retention. Without this retention, you may not achieve the results we mentioned above, even if you practice these exercises.
In time, loosing your semen leads to impotence and decay. No man, regardless of his physical condition may ejaculate frequently without having to pay a very big price afterwards.
The “Testicular Breathing” exercise ensures the massage and the stimulation of the pelvic area. The vital energy is drawn back towards the testicles which it fills with tremendous vitality.
If you combine this exercise with the Great Ascension, presented in a previous article … you will be able to create a flow of energy through your body.
Only after this flow is steady and uninterrupted will you be able to begin the process of refining the sexual energy to higher levels until you reach samadhi and even the revelation of the Supreme Self, Atman.
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