00:00 Introductions and housekeeping
03:10 Michaela “corrects” our intro of her and gives her website: michaelaboehm.com
04:04 Mark asks: So what is Tantra…and she explains it’s not all about sex, which is just a small part of it. It’s an entry into life that doesn’t cut off anything, using your whole body, without cutting of your spiritual endeavors
It’s a yogic practice so much of those practices are included.
07:13 To listeners, how to comment at integralageing.com
08:00 Back to Michaela and what she means by play, and the difficulties of using masculine and feminine today. The “classical” ideas.
05:50 Contrast between good relationships and good “sex”: relationships can be “smooth” but good sex requires some friction! Sameness and having a lot in common is good for relationships. But sexual attraction requires differences.
18:15 More about masculine and feminine, both of which we all have all the time.
21:20 Applying Tantric info to ageing and to being alone. How to nonetheless experience the juiciness of life.
26:24 Coming out of the context of Tantra, i.e: embodiment, mindfulness
30:44 Men and women’s lives are becoming more alike and the consequences, Mark provides “too much information” but to a point.
34:17 Pluses of getting older, limitations of immature experiences
37:42 Animals interrupt but there are lessons in it.
42:49 But back to sex, even if you’re alone.
45:45 The unhelpful role of excess tension and unhelpful beliefs
47:12 Mark wonders how Michaela’s family allowed her to begin Tantric practice at age 16. She goes back to her beginnings, “What patriarchy?” She expresses her debt to her parents, for their love and allowance.
54:56 Can you describe your courses and other offerings? She does!
60:21 Final words, thank you’s, good bye’s, invitations to Masterminding Integral Ageing on Facebook