Besides sleep and food, sex is one of the pillars of healthy lifestyle and should not be underestimated as such. Unlike other religious directions, Ayurveda does not view sex in a puritan way and neither does it overstate its significance.
Already the ancient Ayurveda scriptures state that sexual intercourse was considered a sacred act. Healthy sex is tht thing that causes creative energy to boost up; on the contrary unsatisfied sexual desire may cause ailments. Regular sex improves health for both men and women, it keeps the genitals healthy and improves fertility.
Ayurveda calls the power that influences sexual activity in men and women APANA VATA. It is located in the pelvic area. In men, it governs movement of sperm and sexual desire, in women it stimulates ovulation, regulates menstruation and childbirth. This power also influences dejection. During sexual intercourse, ApanaVata of the man and the woman connect and fertilization occurs. When someone has weak Apana, the fertilization does not occur. In such a case, sex, menstruation and ovulation are painful for women; men suffer from premature ejaculation and erection problems. When Apana is strong, sexual appetite is at its height. ApanaVata should always be balanced.
Suitable Time and Environment
According to Ayurveda, the best time for sex is full moon, after 11 PM and at least 2 hours after a meal. Recommended food includes light sweet dishes. Music, candles and blossoms help create pleasant atmosphere. A bath and lingerie are a must! Ayurveda distinguishes 84 basic love positions; the best conception position is the missionary position. The intercourse should happen without any doubts in order to make both partners able to fully give themselves to the joy of mutual satisfaction. Energies should be balanced during sex; partners should give and receive the same in order to make each other happy. If the man fails to satisfy the woman, it is usually his fault. Ayurveda says that the best aphrodisiac for a man with possible sexual problems is the right partner.
A lot of the vital energy called Ojas gets discharged during orgasm. We could compare Ojas to immunity; Ojas is generated from genital tissues. People with a sufficient amount of Ojas are rarely ill. Lack of Ojas causes infertility, painful sexual intercourse, weak libido, fear of sex, impotence, loss of ovulation and weak sperm count.
Aura (the energy case of the body) that protects us from negative vibrations from our surroundings is usually disrupted after sex. Sex should therefore not be too frequent. The recommended amount of sex varies, depending on the constitution types (Vata, Kapha, Pitta). In general, sex is recommended 3x a week, less in summer, more in winter. Avoid sex during an illness, menstruation and at the time of regeneration and detoxification. Self-centred, obsessive sex and masturbation only satisfy the ego. They weaken our aura and induces feelings of uncertainty.
Regenerating After Sex
According to Ayurveda, one should urinate and shower with hot water after sex. Subsequently, it is suitable to drink almond milk with spices; this beverage regenerates genitalia already within one day. Otherwise genital tissue takes 35 days to renew.
ALMOND MILK RECIPE:
10 almonds, a pinch of cardamom and ginger or a pinch of nutmeg and saffron, 1 glass of milk (cow, soy, rice), 1 tspghí (remelted butter), 1 tsp natural sugar
Scald the almonds, peel them, slightly roast them and grate or chop them. Put them in a mug and pour the milk over them at 80°C. Add the spices and the sugar, stir or blend, and drink. You may also prepare some almonds to stock up on them.
If you want to learn more, read the book Ayurveda by Dr.Frej.