What is the Ayurvedic point of view in masturbation?
According to Ayurveda, all natural impulses, including Hasta maithuna (masturbation), should not be suppressed. In excess or associated with the unhealthy aspects of our life or our personality can decrease our health status. This leads to invisible suffering, which causes our Ojas (our vital essence) to diminish. As a result, our mental, emotional and physical reserves will be reduced.
The modern scientific approach determines masturbation as a beneficial act. Our cultural heritage and the weight of religions have given negative connotations mostly, excluding laws, especially women, which lead to a dirty or selfish performance. In Ayurveda, a separation is established between what is good and what damages our health since it studies all the micro-interrelations of life. Ayurveda affirms that the three strong pillars that support an authentic full life are the adequate food, the opportune sleep, and the correct sex, and are unique according to the individual constitution of the person.
What is the act of positive and beneficial masturbation?
According to Ayurveda, masturbation is not a banal and insignificant matter, but is one of the deepest acts of self-connection where we can reach our being while the Sankalpa (intention formed by the heart and mind) of our libido waves and gathers the compilation of the following resources to self-fulfill:
– Ojas, the essential energy for the body and mind obtained from eating pure and nutritious foods
– Pitta fire
– The fulfillment of Kapha
– The movement of Vata
– The expansion of Rajas qualities towards desires
– The activation of tamas through creativity
– The 7 Dhātus, who support all metabolic functions
Cultivating the balance of the above points is the key to optimal health and a great challenge since it requires our full awareness. Excessive stimulation or stimulation in defect can cause an imbalance. The mind is like a filter and, as such, can be dirty, when it is subjected to tension it becomes clogged. When it is cloudy, we must clean it. Our physical pain develops from the pain in our mind. Most diseases begin in our mind when our mental state is not stable. It is then when we create a crime against ourselves, choosing what is not good for us. The main cause is due to the lack of connection with our soul, which really knows what benefits or harms us.
Our daily choices through our thought patterns support or alter our overall health. The beneficial masturbation is the one that is free of the pathogenic factors that requires a good mental filter to act consciously towards the highest union with our soul. It is there that we can really experience authentic pleasure deeply. Only in this way can we replace toxic masturbation with a healthy one, based on self-observation and self-acceptance as a “spiritual” practice for our healing.
What is the reason for your masturbation?
Are you frustrated / or sexually? Do you have cheap fantasies? Do you need to masturbate to release emotions after a hard day’s work? Do you perform it only to kill time? Does it help you fall asleep? Are you addicted to pornography? Does it help you release emotional pain? When Rajas and Tamas are in excess at the mental level they create unhealthy mental habits (shame, depression, frustration, hopelessness, addiction, boredom, loss of interest), taking the 3 doshas out of their normal functioning acting as pathogenic influences. The deep impulse of masturbation that is related to anxiety seeks comfort and relaxation. In such a state, we are not acting with conscience.
The good points to question us are; Where does this anxiety come from? Are we willing to face it? Do we prefer temporarily empty pleasure to cover the emotional problems that create our suffering? Do you need porn to activate? What emotion do you lack in your life? Ayurveda addresses that masturbating with the objective of escaping from their open emotional problems leads to mithyāyoga (incorrect use) and atiyoga (excessive use) especially when it is ritualized and there is a hidden addiction. Our doshas, dhatus and mental gunas are confused and distorted while our Ojas (essential energy) is exhausted.
If we think that our libido has an infinite supply, we are wrong, wait to grow old. As the number of breaths is limited, our libido and sexual resources are also limited. Ayurvedic medicine helps protect ojas and reverse the incorrect use of our senses by balancing dhatus (tissues) and energy levels.
Where to start? Things to keep in mind:
If you want to perform a healthy masturbation or correct the relationship you have with your current way of doing it, you should keep in mind the following: Ayurveda and Yoga share something of the Dharma ethic, masturbation also has Yamas (code of social behavior) and Niyamas ( personal behavior code):
- Face your pain, heal your shame and do it through acceptance and satisfaction.
- Avoid ritualized masturbation, be present and conscious.
- Explore your libido as your passion for life (beyond sex), what is it that really excites you?
- Learn to get away from frivolous things, go deeper and go further.
- Conserve your energy and let your body be restored while you rest.
- Practice (Satya) the veracity towards you and the others.
- Practice detachment to also avoid addictions.
- Surrender to the divine and study forms of self-connection.
- Have some discipline (tapas), they will help you stay focused / or clearing your mind.
- Reduce tamas and rajas (read Food for our psychology)
- Do not masturbate if:
– Your mental filter is clogged or dirty.
– You need to sleep more quickly when you can not sleep.
– You are exhausted emotionally or physically.
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