4 Tips to Cultivate Sensuality Within Your Everyday Life
Sensuality is a concept that most tend to associate directly with sexuality...but sensuality encompasses so much more than that. At its core, sensuality is about being aware of and appreciating all of the sensory details that delight you - whereas sexuality may include a partner, sensuality focuses on you and what is at your core. Here are four easy ways to cultivate sensuality in your life.
SHED YOUR CLOTHES
Sensuality can involve personal and intimate touch, a deep comfort and appreciation for your body. How often do you look at yourself in the mirror naked? How often do you look to see how your body moves and how the muscles connect? How often do you look at your naked body with love and appreciation?
Shed your clothes and take in every inch of your body in the mirror. Take time to reconnect with yourself and acknowledge the beauty of every imperfection. Try a sensual morning ritual of slowly massaging hempathy Face Oil (for dryer skin) or Body Lotion on your upper chest and neck. Really focus on the moment, your breath, and the feelings that arise from each zone.
SMELL THE ROSES
There’s a lot of truth to this simple saying. The power of smell is closely tied to memories and physical feelings, sometimes so poignant that they can take you back to a completely different moment in time. Take in the benefits of aromatherapy on a weekly, if not daily, basis. Surround yourself with uplifting scents that allow you to sink deeper into a state of relaxation and meditation. We recommend soothing scents such as jasmine, vanilla, cinnamon, lemongrass, sandalwood and rose. You can use oil diffusers, candles, incense, or even grow your own plants. Start small and NEVER apply an undiluted essential oil directly to your skin.
What kind of views resonate with you the most? Where is the place that you feel happiest and most safe? Carefully select the aesthetic elements of your intimate space and make sure that they give off good vibes.. Ideas for cultivating sensuality in your home or safe haven include candles, soft lighting, brilliant colors, soulful art and whatever else helps you feel warm and fuzzy inside.
HONOR YOUR BODY
Enjoy the sensuality of taste! This sense is one that resonates particularly strongly within and is most commonly acknowledged by people on a regular basis. A sensual taste experience can begin with selecting healthy, whole foods - think things that are ripe, juicy, refreshing, or rich. Strawberries, dark chocolate, papaya, mangoes and pineapple all act as aphrodisiacs, all which can boost your mood and your libido. Make sure to savor each bite on your tongue and eat slowly and with awareness.
We hope the tips help you begin to embrace all of the pleasures that life can offer and to begin a sensual, spiritual journey of your own! What other ways do you cultivate sensuality within your life?