By The Promise
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Join world-reknowned teacher Mark Whitwell as he teaches his "Seven-Minute Wonder" breathing and movement routine described in his new book The Promise of Love, Sex, and Intimacy, that will help you begin every day refreshed and ready to start living. In The Promise, Mark explains the deep causal connection between the breath and movement, and the cultivation of intimacy. It is an innate feeling that requires no thoughts. When you do this practice, something magical happens. By coordinating the male and female polarities in your breath-the exhalation and inhalation, respectively-you reunite all the natural opposites of life. Life then flows like an elixir between the two, and you will never look back. So when you do your "Seven-Minute Wonder" each day, you can relax from the effort of trying to find a relationship. Uniting the male and female within you is a catalyst to spark what life wants for you, a real erotic union in which renewed life comes and fills you up.
Modern science concurs with this ancient knowledge. Neuroscientists have discovered that the left and right side of the brain and body contain the male-female polarity, and that merging these polarities in your own system allows you to feel the most powerful union with another. Both partners feel the male-female functions of their own body within and with another. Mark calls it "strength receiving," a profound experience that gives depth and dignity to sex in real life. And it works with same-sex relationships just as it works for opposite-sex relationships, because all intimate relationships are based on the union of polarities. All you need to do is to perform the practice at least once a day for 30 days, and see the results.
What's New in Version 1.1
- Support for iOS7
I have found this practice to be very calming and grounding. It helps me feel whole and nurtured. My sister has been doing this practice for 3+ months every morning, and I can truly say I believe it has sparked and great shift in her consciousness. She is more comfortable and content in Her own skin. Do yourself a kindness and try it for a week, or more!
A Frustrating Start
Mark is an inspiring instructor, and I was lucky enough to attend a recent workshop with him which led me to this app.
The practice is great--quick, easy, and grounding. A great start to the day!
But, the video is not cued well--the narration doesn't transition well from one pose to the next, so you're playing catch-up instead of focusing on your breath and movement. That is frustrating and inhibits the flow of the practice, so I think it's taking a bit longer to learn it.
That said, I'm almost there and glad to be doing it!
Less is More
So much is to be gained by the simple commitment that this iPromise app proposes. The movements combined with the breath are doable for just about anyone and bring about such a deep sense of relaxation.....all in just about seven minutes.