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The Promise of Love, Sex, and Intimacy

The Promise of Love, Sex, and Intimacy

How a Simple Breathing Practice Will Enrich Your Life Forever

Change your life in just seven minutes a day with the revolutionary practice that will open your body and psyche to gratifying levels of personal and sexual intimacy. “Read this book,” says Deepak Chopra.

“Your Seven-Minute Wonder” is the profoundly uplifting, empowering, yet simple solution to the cause of all human discontent: the lack of intimacy. As myriad techniques from meditation to yoga to obsessive exercise regimens become more and more popular—this special breathing technique is all you need to satisfy your intimate relationships. Requiring just seven minutes a day, this physical practice combines healthful breathing and synchronistic body movement. The in-and-out breath cycle, which Mark Whitwell carefully delineates, activates the deep male-female polarity within each of us, regardless of sex. The practice is effortless, and practitioners report that their well-being, vitality, sexuality, self-awareness, and true desires are awakened immediately and dramatically.

The Promise of Love, Sex, and Intimacy is a wise, powerful, and easy-to-follow roadmap for a profoundly life-changing practice of intimacy and human connection.
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  • Atria Books | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451649888 | 
  • January 2014
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CHAPTER 1

What Is the Promise?

Life is not a desperate, fearful affair of struggle, ill health, and death. Life is an eternal flow of nurturing that cannot be lost. You do not even have to search for it, because it is utterly given. You are loved and cared for completely.

ONE NIGHT ABOUT FORTY YEARS AGO, I WAS STANDING on a rooftop in a country thousands of miles from my home in the South Pacific, when I suddenly experienced a sense of wonder. It was sublime: a deep, spontaneous feeling of well-being, of bliss, of love. I felt completely nurtured, my whole body fully integrated with everything in the natural... see more

About the Author

Mark Whitwell

Mark Whitwell is the author of Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection and editor and contributor to T.K.V. Desikachar’s The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice. He teaches and lectures on five continents.

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