Sex & Meditation Have the Same Affect On Your Brain


By Vicki Howie |

sexI recently discovered a study that suggests that orgasm has an effect on your brain that’s almost identical to meditation.

This means you can sit alone on a tiny cushion or jump into bed with your lover, and get similar benefits to your general zen-ness and overall brain bliss.

Very cool.

I’ve long considered sex to be a sacred act, and I’m excited that we now have a little bit of scientific proof.

The study, summarized in Scientific American, says similar regions light up in the right-brain during orgasm and meditation.  But, according to the article, there is one key difference:

“Unlike meditation, orgasm seems a heightened sense of being within one’s body rather than the sense of being outside of it.”

As a lover of tantric philosophy, I just want to say — finally, there’s evidence that we can experience sacred bliss by going deeper into a physical experience, rather than moving away from it.

The bias over a few thousands of years of classical yogic thinking has been that “enlightenment” comes from moving away from one’s lower (temptation-oriented chakras) towards the upper, more “spiritual” chakras.

The word itself – “enlightenment” – contains “light” because of this preference for moving into the lighter (higher) chakras.  We also have words like “ascension” and “higher self” that refer to supposedly greater states of spirituality.

But maybe, just maybe, we don’t have to go “upward” to get in touch with our divine essence.  Maybe we can experience profound spirituality by being more deeply present and aware in our body as we share a loving, physical connection with another.

And maybe our lower chakras are as big of a part of our spirituality as our upper chakras.  I for one, am all for chakra equality.

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Vicki Howie is the Creator of Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™ (find out what inspired her to create them here). Check out her new book “The Key to Your Chakras” here on Vicki is also the Creator of Chakra Love and the Chakra Life Cycle System®, as well as the Co-Editor of Conscious Life News. You can visit her website, facebook page and youtube channel for lots of free chakra info and gifts. Vicki’s biggest joy is to help you unleash your full chakra power and step into your highest potential.


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  1.' George says:

    Thank you for the enlightenment about sexuality. I too believe it to be one of our greatest gifts. What is your understanding of masturbation.I live alone and sexual encounters are not that easy to come by, I find that through masturbation I can arrive with the same feeling of being connected to my higher self. Do you have any comments about this? Thank you. George

  2. We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing throug. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, … and then we return home.

  3. What if we meditated during sex? Existential limbo? Just kidding…interesting insight though…love the balance.

  4.' Alice Redd says:

    I need to meditate!

  5.' Mark Kelly says: explains the value of spiritual sex when used in a loving way

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  7.' Alex Begas says:

    Ok, well, in that case I will start meditating.

  8.' Marilee Ann says:

    I think that’s David Duchovny on top!

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