12 Ways To Become More Aware Of Your Body And Embrace Your Sensuality
Women, it's time to get in touch with your sensuality.
The term “sensuality” has often (and falsely) been confused with “sexuality.” However, your sensuality is about how in tune you are with your senses — sound, sight, smell, taste and touch — as all of them help to arouse sexual desires. Feeling sensual will contribute to the intimacy of your sexual experiences, but more importantly, it will allow you to enjoy life's pleasures on a new level.
Sensuality is a holistic physical experience and it's time we embrace it. It's about being present, connecting with your surroundings and with your inner self. We should all learn to explore our levels of sensuality, for a sensual woman is a powerful woman.
What makes a sensual woman powerful is her ability to utilize her sensuality to draw back particular feelings and emotions in different circumstances. She is able replenish and reinvent herself just by connecting with her sensuality.
I know a lot of women who experience difficulties feeling confident in their own skin. Getting comfortable with your sensuality may help to eliminate some barriers that exist when it comes to feeling sexy. When you explore your sensuality and get to know what makes you feel good about yourself, you will awaken your level of sexual confidence (and general confidence).
Make it a task to get in touch with your sensual self (pun intended). There are many ways to go about this, and trust me, you will really learn to appreciate who you are and the world around you.
Here are 12 ways to tap into your most sensual self:
1. Go for a walk.
Really stop and notice the small things, like the house with the pretty garden. Observe your surroundings, smile at passersby and reflect on your journey once you get home.
2. Sit in the park.
Listen to the rustling of the leaves in the wind. Feel the sun hit your skin and absorb its heat. If it is windy, let it rush through your body and sweep you away. Absorb everything the environment has to offer.
3. Read a book.
Be very intentional with the way you read your book. As you flip the page, feel the texture of the paper against your fingertips and listen to the eloquent, crisp sound of the page turning.
4. Go shopping.
Try on some shoes or scarves or, if you're a compulsive shopaholic, stay away from the stores and just raid your own wardrobe. You don't have to buy anything to experience the sensual quality of high heels on your feet and a scarf against your neck.
I love the way I feel when I arch my feet in a nice pair of stilettos; it just makes me feel so sexy. And, scarves — don't get me started on the elegant colors, patterns and textures of different fabrics. The magic of shoes and scarves is that they look good on you, regardless of how you feel about yourself on a particular day.
5. Listen to music.
Put on some classical tunes, plug in your headphones and close your eyes. Listen to the rhythm of Beethoven or Mozart's symphonies and allow them to transport you to an entirely new universe.
The beauty of classical music is its ability to channel the energies within and arouse emotions you never knew existed. Let your imagination run wild.
Regular exercise releases endorphins and boosts your confidence. If you are not a fan of visiting the gym, it is best to do what you love. Explore what physical activities you like to do and make them fun.
Invite a friend with you to go hiking or take dance classes. When it is something you enjoy, it won't be tedious.
Do so at least three times a week. Put on tranquil music, like birds chirping in the rainforest, or the sound of the waves, and just listen. Imagine yourself in a peaceful setting and pay attention to your breaths and bodily sensations.
You can even do guided meditations and just let it flow through your body. You will awake feeling relaxed and more aware of your inner and outer body.
8. Take a bubble bath.
Light some scented candles. Breathe in the aroma and listen to the bubbles as they burst on your skin.
9. Treat yourself to a massage.
Pay attention to every sensation you get as you feel the masseuse's fingers rub into your skin. Take note of where the sensations are painful or delightful. Get to know your body.
10. Buy some kegel weights.
Every woman needs a good set, or two. The benefits are tremendous. Not only do they exercise your pelvic floor muscles but they also help you achieve longer and stronger G-spot orgasms over time.
They are designed to respond to your every movement, subtly vibrating to deliver discreet pleasures. They make you feel a little naughty, too.
11. Have creative foreplay.
For those of you who have partners, or a special friend, play around with a blindfold and maybe a little edible massage oil. As your partner does some exploring, really be one with his or her movements and take note of your sweet spots — the places that make you tingle the most. Then, return the favor.
12. Play with some silk, feathers or other toys.
Put on a silky nightdress and bask in the soft touch of the fabric on your skin. If you want your sensual delight to turn sexual, bring in a feather or a vibrator and trace it over your body.
If it gets exciting, take it straight home. Every woman deserves a good orgasm; it makes your skin glow and your smile brighter.
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