Most YogaJournal.com readers understand that yoga is not just asana practice. It is the coming together of sun and moon, yin and yang, Shiva and Shakti (male and female). Yoga is our union with our highest Self. We balance our internal energies in order to elevate ourselves and those around us. Same goes for sex, according to Karuna Sabnani, naturopathic doctor and founder of Karuna Naturopathic Healthcare in New York City. It’s the ultimate form of yoga, meditation, and union. “You should use sex to wake up to yourself, not fall asleep into another person,” Sabnani says. “Your lover is your inner-divine in the physical form.” When sex is treated like yoga, it’s an opportunity to make love to yourself—to acknowledge that nothing in this world is separate, including you and your partner.
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