Tantra Partner Yoga with Murti Hower and Larina Hawkins

FullSizeRender (5) Larina Hawkins- Hower and Murti Hower, the Tantric Couple

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Day 3B
 For the record, this is not me and my husband although I’d take that body in a minute.  Also, we did do this move in class BUT FULLY CLOTHED I MIGHT ADD!
Tantra yoga is a practice that can be used to expand the connection and awareness between a couple, creating a deeper bond spiritually with each other.  As yoga not only deepens our connections, but it also recharges our energy and peaceful feelings throughout the day and expands our awareness with each other and the universe.
The class was held in the quiet place and was defiantly a hike to get to.  We trudged through the sand at the edge of the ocean ad finally found an outdoor tent.  The class was held in the quiet place and was defiantly a hike to get to.  We trudged through the sand at the edge of the ocean ad finally found an outdoor tent overlooking the golf course. I had to twist my husbands arm in the first place to get him to agree to come as he’s a guys guy.  You know the kind;  ball in one hand, beer in the other.  I wasn’t sure how my husband would be able to keep his focus with the course competing for his attention. Golf or Yoga? Ha Ha! Perhaps it was the promise of connection leading to the bedroom later that night when we were alone that kept his interest. Murti and Larina a howlie and a local Hawaiian made us comfortable right away.  
 
They had already started when we came in swaying to the music working with the energies of Shiva and Shakti.
 
 
SHIVA symbolises consciousness, the masculine principle.

SHAKTI symbolises the feminine principle, the activating power and energy.

The men were on one side while strutting their stuff like peacocks while we “Shakti’s”  stood to hold their energy.
The woman then were instructed to move with our eyes closed to the music while the men took our beauty in.
We did many balancing yoga postures together using each other as counter balance building trust and support.  We went into a double tree pose, and even chandrasana with our hands reaching to the ground and our leg up in the air connecting us deeper while breathing.  We played with our differences in balance and weight so we could adjust in height and our differences in bone length and body mass.
We got a great stretch and strength workout going through the yoga postures, leaning on each other and sometimes even falling down unable to maintain composure.
Being the second to oldest couple in the room we often broke into laughter just trying to sit cross legged and hold hands in our stiff bodies.
We had a great time with and shared some hugs, a kiss and laughter.
We ended sitting face to face gazing in each others eyes and then ending with a strawberry to feed our partner.
I stayed getting ready for my next class of creative meditation and writing while he bailed on his group hike and played 18 holes of golf.
 It  unlocked a key deepening our connection and we now have a mini routine we can follow at the end of the day.
Staying flexible in relationship is one of the key ingredients for growing together rather than apart and challenging yourself to stay open to new experiences has long lasting results.
In the words of Helen Kellar Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all.
Thank you Murti and Larina! (mahafusion.com)
Namaste,
Cindy

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