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The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy: Realizing the Promise of Spiritual Union
     

The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy: Realizing the Promise of Spiritual Union

by Solala Towler
 

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“Harmony is the essence of a lasting and loving relationship,” teaches Solala Towler, “and no teaching offers us greater insight into the path of harmony than the Tao.” For anyone seeking to build greater connection, intimacy, and sexual fulfillment in their relationship, Towler presents The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy—an

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“Harmony is the essence of a lasting and loving relationship,” teaches Solala Towler, “and no teaching offers us greater insight into the path of harmony than the Tao.” For anyone seeking to build greater connection, intimacy, and sexual fulfillment in their relationship, Towler presents The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy—an essential guide to a natural and joyous way of love. Filled with timeless practices and guidance for both individuals and couples, this elegant book explores:


  • Timeless Taoist wisdom adapted for the complexity of modern relationships
  • The art of clear, respectful, and authentic communication
  • How to use the principle of yin/yang to create harmony within your relationship as well as within yourself
  • Attuning sexual energy between partners for happy and sensual lovemaking, spiritual cultivation, and better health
  • Chi gong (qigong) exercises, tai chi principles, and meditations to balance your subtle energies and align your spirit with that of your partner

Does building a lasting relationship always require hard work and effort—or can you instead follow the natural flow of love, desire, and spiritual connection between you and your partner? With The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy, Solala Towler offers a practical and inspiring guide to traveling the “watercourse way” with your partner—one that gives you both the space to grow, explore, and discover the richness of your sacred union.

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"Solala has absorbed the most profound knowledge of the Way and is willing to radiate it back out." 
Michael Winn, founder of HealingTaoUSA.com

“A beautiful pathway toward couple pairing that goes beyond secure functioning to a deeper spiritual union.”
Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, author of Wired for Love
 
“A real transmission of the ancient wisdom and practical, juicy alchemy of Taoist sexual practice and a worldview, which offers one of the most natural, healing, and integrated views of sexual union available to all. This book is treasure for all lovers of life.”
Shiva Rea, yogini and author of Tending the Heart Fire
 
“Ancient wisdom that breathes life into the sacredness of sexual union, conveyed with sensitivity and an authority that invites and inspires.”
Diana Richardson, author of Slow Sex and The Heart of Tantric Sex
 
“In prose and poetry, Solala Towler draws on his long practice and understanding of ancient wisdom to reveal the possibility of harmonious love and intimacy. He offers practical guidance for following the natural flow of love and discovering the richness of sacred union, so that sex, rather than being simply physical release, brings both a high level of spirituality and a greater depth of pleasure for both partners. The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy is a must-read.”
Robert Peng, qigong master and author of The Master Key: Qigong Secrets for Vitality, Love, and Wisdom

“In his newest book, The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy: Realizing the Promise of Spiritual Union, Solala Towler gifts the reader with his rich knowledge of the Taoist way of life. Living in harmony with your partner is the very expression of the Tao. This book will guide you towards creating balanced relationships filled with joy, meaning, and a deep sense of intimacy in your life.”
Master Zhongxian Wu, lifelong Taoist practitioner and author of 12 books (5 in Chinese) on Chinese wisdom traditions.
 
“Solala has immersed himself in Taoist learning and scholarship for many years, with admirable devotion and attainment. Those seeking Taoist inspirations are grateful for his ongoing output of books and music. He is among those Westerners who have become more and more Asian in their way of living and being, and I am proud to call him a kindred spirit in the Tao.”
Chungliang Al Huang, founder-president-director of Living Tao Foundation/Lan Ting Institute, livingtao.org, author of Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain and coauthor with Alan Watts of Tao: The Watercourse Way
 
“Solala Towler is a key player in transmitting Taoist wisdom to the West. The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy pulls off the feat of making Taoist philosophy of yin-yang balance, yielding, non-forcing wu wei, and staying centered in the body with qigong, totally practical as a guide to relationships. His mastery of relevant ancient texts and poems is impeccable. He cherry-picks top qigong methods for enhancing sexual exchange—Essence Qigong is one of my favorites. Solala raised three kids in a long marriage, and now has a spiritual lover. I've known him eighteen years, and he walks his Tao talk. For a fabulous mix of philosophy, energy practice, and profound wisdom, get this book.”
Michael Winn, founder of HealingTaoUSA.com and coauthor of Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy (with Mantak Chia)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781622032211
Publisher:
Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
File size:
453 KB

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Meet the Author

Solala Towler

Solala Towler has taught and practiced Taoist meditation and qigong for more than 25 years. He is author of Tales from the Tao, Tao Paths to Love, and more. Solala is the editor of The Empty Vessel, a widely respected journal of Taoist philosophy and practice. He teaches qigong and sound healing at conferences and workshops around the country. For more, visit abodetao.com.

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