Yoga can mean many things–philosophy, body work, meditation, lifestyle, healing tradition and nowadays, even a trendy sport. Today, most people are unaware of the original meaning of “yoga” since you can find yoga classes at fitness studios, Buddhist centres and adult education schools.
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Have you ever thought about reaching the age of 65 only to discover that you did not accomplish with this life what you had wanted to? Who will return to you the years you have lost? What would happen if at such an age you discover that you are not happy, that you were not at all happy in this life, that you lived a life that was not yours, that you lived a life built upon what others expected of you, and that you never really asked yourself what you truly wanted?
Now that we know very well why we should not waste our semen, we are faced with the question: how can this be accomplished? This is, of course, not a simple question, especially for a man who has never tried to refrain from ejaculating. Far from being mistaken as an impossible goal, the act of ejaculation can become a very well-controlled and voluntary action.
“Don’t pore your semen uselessly, don’t throw it like you are throwing something down from the sky, you will disturb the five fundamental bodily organs, wound the energy channels (meridians) and as a result you will cause all form of disease.” (Ishampo). This declaration reflects very much the Taoist view, which does not see the sexual energy as something dirty that we need to get rid of, but rather as a balancing, life giving force, that needs to be cherished in order to maintain the healthy functions of our organism.