Some of the most wonderful sensual pleasures that we humans can enjoy have to do with relaxation and enjoyment. Smelling a flower, watching a sunset or sunrise, sleeping until you’re well rested, are the sensual enjoyment that make life beautiful, happy, and potentially blissful.
They are the indulgences that we allow ourselves when we must relax, restore, rejuvenate and regain our equilibrium in this stressed and harried world.
Like a pressure cooker, the steam that builds in our body must be released slowly and daily so the top won’t blow!
Regular intervals of releasing stress are necessary to restore our natural balance, calm the 'fight or flight' response, and bring ourselves back to calmness and tranquility, which is our natural state.
One of the easiest ways to enjoy a sensual escape is by taking a hot bath. In this rushed society, we usually shower which is more of a functional necessity. But taking a bath is indulgent and necessary for our mental and physical health.
Add sensual salts to the hot water and even if you’ve only got a few minutes, soaking in this way relaxes the body and soothes the mind. Since our body is made mostly of water, resting in it creates osmosis for tranquility.
Create a sensual place with candle light, soft music if possible, and aromatic sensual scents for a truly sensual feast of the senses. These are the ingredients that help to calm the mind, relax the body, and draw tension from the muscles.
In this world of excitement, from the many stimuli that we are bombarded with daily, it becomes very easy to become addicted to excitement--to mental, emotional, and physical intensity of any kind.
This excitement addiction requires that future levels of excitement be greater and greater still. And yet studies have shown that as humans become addicted to excitement they need more and more of it as they enjoy it less and less.
If you find yourself on this excitement treadmill, get off, slow down, take it easy and learn to appreciate the simpler, quieter pleasures of life. Too much excitement strains the body. Replace excitement with enjoyment. Enjoyment, in its own quiet way, actually strengthens the body.
Whatever makes you happy, as long as it doesn’t hurt you or someone else, do it. Actively pursuing sensual pleasures may be the same as actively pursuing health.
Massage is another one of our sensual pleasures that releases tensions, frees energy, removes physical blocks and, perhaps most important of all, feels really good. Indulge yourself often. You deserve it.
Find a sensual massage therapist in your area and make regular appointments. This, in a sense, is a proactive way to stay healthy by releasing the steam on the pressure cooker that is your life.
Consider these approaches of enjoyment for the sake of ease as the antidote for disease. Enjoy the sensual pleasures of life as inherent, natural ways to stay healthy.