Sexual desire is powerful. It propels us forward with an intensity not commonly seen elsewhere, and motivates us to pursue potential partners with a sort of energy, enthusiasm, and passion that we can only dream of in other aspects of our lives.
A study done by Case Western found that when people strongly desire something, they focus more easily and intently on it, for longer periods of time.
Sexual desire is universal. The desire for sexual expression is inherent, natural, and should not be suppressed. Rather, it should be redirected into other beneficial outlets.
Through these techniques, you help yourself lead a life more in-tune with the universe.
With transmutation, you not only change sexual desire into other forms of energy. You change yourself, and your life.
What is Sexual Transmutation?
Ancient cultures have always recognized sexual energy as a powerful force. It forms a capstone in many cultures and spiritual practices including Taoism, tantra, kabbalah, yogic philosophy, and qigong.
In many of these philosophies, sexual energy is preserved, strengthened, and utilized for the greater good. They believe that it is imperative to live a longer, fuller life.
In Taoist practice, the preservation and recirculation of energy are referred to as the “great awakening”. In Kabbalah, the cosmos itself is driven by sexuality. In qigong, they teach the summoning of subtle energy through the body for different purposes.
Needless to say, it’s no coincidence that these ancient practices put such a heavy emphasis on sexual energy. It’s that powerful.
At its most basic level, sexual transmutation is the transformation of sexual feeling and desire into other forms of energy. This energy can then be focused, redirected, and used to fuel your ambitions, increase creativity, boost your health and relationships, and manifest your dreams.
Through transmutation, you turn your most powerful urge into a sort of fuel you can burn to fast-track whatever you put your mind to.
The beauty of transmutation is that it poses an almost unlimited reserve of untapped potential with which you can use at any time to better yourself. As Napoleon Hill put it in his book Think and Grow Rich, it is an instant way to “transform mediocrity into genius”.
Benefits of Sexual Transmutation
Transmutation is powerful, but what exactly can it do for you? Here are a few of the things you can achieve when you take your sexual energy and properly channel it.
Improved Mental Clarity and Agility
Transmutation helps you clear your mind and focus on one thing at a time. By harnessing sexual energy and pointing it towards a goal, you give yourself purpose and the ability to attack it with relish.
When practicing sexual transmutation in your daily life, you will find that you are more easily able to remember things, your thinking is quicker, and really anything you do with your mind will come easier.
More Physical Energy
If you decide to abstain from sexual activity, you may feel an increase in physical energy as a whole. Since you are not wasting your vital life energies through sex and masturbation, you retain more energy to put towards your dreams.
The increase in sexual energy can also be channeled and recirculated through the body, leading to enhanced physical performance and motivation.
Improved Sex Life
Using too much of your sexual energy, or using it improperly, can deplete and lower libido. In men, it can cause impotence. It can also cause performance anxiety and sexual dysfunction.
By transmuting sexual energy, you improve your relationship with desire as a whole, and therefore, you improve your relationship to sex. Sexual activity, in moderation, becomes better and more rewarding.
Enhanced Martial Power
When you allow sexual energy to build up in your body, it can feel almost like a physical thing. In certain ancient practices, such as qigong, this sexual energy can be transformed into qi or other forms of internal power.
Many professional athletes, as well as many eastern martial arts practitioners, transform and utilize sexual energy as qi and internal power to improve their physical performance.
Sexual transmutation helps you get in touch with both your inner and higher self. By doing this, you can take sexual energy and focus it on becoming the person you’ve always wanted to be.
While personal wealth and achievement are great, sexual transmutation can help you become a person worthy of attracting such fortune and success.
Transmutation can also fuel your connection to other energies, leading to increased intuition, enlightenment, and connection to your higher purpose. It can increase the probability of being “in the right place at the right time”, and help your life flow more smoothly.
Sexual energy is powerful – even in other forms. When you transform sexual energy, you can use it to “charge” your manifestations through visualization and breathing techniques, making your manifestation efforts much more powerful.
By transforming sexual energy into focused energy, you can then direct it towards making your dreams come true. It can act as a sort of signal beacon to the universe, helping focus attention and efforts on your goals.
When this happens, you may find that things related to your visions flow more smoothly, and this can open up new doors and opportunities that were previously unseen.
Through breathwork and energy circulation techniques, sexual energy can be transmuted into creative energy. This can lead to an enhanced creative process, new ideas, and can sometimes assist with inducing flow.
Flow, or being “in the zone” is a state of mind that occurs when a person is completely engrossed in an activity. It results in a lovely sort of energized focus, involvement, and enjoyment in the task.
This is the ultimate goal of transmutation – to utilize sexual energy in the pursuit of higher enjoyment of the little things in life.
How To Practice Sexual Transmutation
Transmutation is more than just abstaining from sexual activity – it is about storing up your sexual energy, changing it, and then releasing it through the proper productive outlets.
Energy cannot be created or destroyed; rather, you take the energy that already exists and change it into other things using the techniques we will explain in a moment. If sexual energy is not given the proper productive outlets, it will inevitably find a more sinister, less compelling purpose.
The basic idea, throughout all of these techniques, is to circulate sexual energy up and around the body, rather than letting it sit and gather at the root chakra. It is important to make sure that you are keeping your intentions clear during the energy circulation process, as this helps focus the energy.
One of the first places to start with sexual transmutation is breathing. Breathing forms the foundation of meditation, mindfulness, and is one of the most powerful ways through which we can manipulate our bodies.
Breath is life – it is both incredibly simple and, at the same time, infinitely intricate.
Just like you, and your energy, and your connection to the cosmic, energetic forces that make up the universe.
A study done by the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience showed that breath control leads to self-mastery, greater health, alertness, and decreased stress.
To start, get in touch with your pelvic floor muscles. For men, focus on the area between the scrotum and the anus. For women, focus high in the vagina.
Take a deep breath, and clench your pelvic floor muscles, pulling the energy up your spine and into the crown of your head. Focus on what kind of things you want to achieve with this energy, and feel it responding to your intentions.
Exhale, let go, and feel the energy circulate through the body.
Repeat 9 times.
This is one of the most potent transmutation techniques, particularly for those just dipping their toes in the waters of energy manipulation.
Classic Taoist techniques focus on increasing and retaining sexual energy. This is because sexual energy is life-enhancing. They recommend that men should conserve their sexual energy by not ejaculating during sexual activity.
What do you do with all of this pent-up sexual energy?
Well, there is one extremely powerful technique from the depths of time, the microcosmic orbit, that can help you channel your energy. It is a loop that helps feed all of the other energy centers in the body.
To start, stand up straight. Inhale, opening the chest up, lifting your arms and head towards the sky. Exhale, rounding your back and tucking your chin in.
Focus on your spine. When you round your back, squeeze the butt. This helps activate energy pumps within the body, and gets the energy flowing.
Next, you do what is called “turning the wheel”, where you use your hands to coax the energy upwards and around.
Start with your hands by the belly. Pull them back, towards the body and “lift” the energy up through the back to the head. Move the hands forward, and pull it back down, through the throat, heart, and to the pelvic floor.
You can repeat this as many times as you would like.
Yogic Energy Technique
There is a multitude of techniques used in yogic practice to transmute sexual energy. Two excellent ones are Ashwini Mudra and Mula bandha. These help stimulate the flow of energy, which you can then hone.
To do Ashwini mudra, or horse position, sit on a towel on your heels. Inhale and fill one-third of the total capacity of the lungs. Next, contract and relax your pelvic floor muscles rapidly. This should be done at least 15 times approximately.
Inhale the second third of your lung capacity, and rapidly contract and relax your pelvic floor.
Inhale the last third, and rapidly contract and relax your pelvic floor muscles.
Exhale slowly, relaxing your whole body.
Repeat the whole process multiple times, focusing on the flow of your energy and your intentions for it.
Mula bandha, or root lock, is hailed as a cornerstone yogic technique. Svatmarama, the author of the authoritative Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Light on Hatha Yoga), states: “There is no doubt that by practicing Mula bandha . . . total perfection is attained.”
To practice Mula bandha, contract the pelvic floor muscles comfortably while maintaining even, deep breathing. Move the focus of the contraction from the anus, to the perineum region, to the urogenital area slowly, taking note of the sensations.
Exhale and relax slowly and completely. This gets the energy flowing.
This technique is particularly powerful during meditation and can be incorporated into manifestation as well.
Visualization is a powerful tool in meditation practice and can help bring your thoughts into reality. In transmutation, you can use it to shape sexual energy to your purpose and guide it where it needs to go.
Sit comfortably, relax, and take a few deep breaths. Try and clear your mind, focusing on the way you feel, your energy, and the way you exist in the world around you. Feel the time go by.
While deep breathing, imagine your sexual energy flowing upwards, through the spine and into the crown of the head, bathing the mind and body in a soft golden glow. Imagine the energy cycling through the whole body, flushing away any stagnation, any limits.
Once you feel you have sufficiently basked in the energetic glow, gather the energy and focus on your purpose for it. Picture it shifting, molding itself to your intentions. Feel your connection to yourself and the world around you.
With this technique, imagination is a powerful driver for success. Your energy will respond when you call it, and your ability to shape it depends on how clearly you visualize your intentions.
The Power of Will
To quote Napoleon Hill once more, “Transmutation of sex energy calls for more willpower than the average person cares to use for this purpose. Though this requires willpower, the reward for the practice is more than worth the effect.”
Your sexual transmutation journey will not be easy; however, it will be transformational. In an increasingly competitive world, it might just give you that edge you’ve always been looking for.
The beauty is that anyone, with enough practice, can do it. It doesn’t matter who you are, or what you’ve done. If you put your mind to it, it’s yours.