What is sensuality?
As we use the term, Sensuality is the practice of utilizing our senses to become more conscious. It is not focused just on sexuality. But sexuality is a key aspect of Sensuality because in sexuality we experience some of the most intense sensations and emotions in our lives. By exploring our sensuality and sexuality consciously we are practicing the art of using pleasure for the purpose of greater understanding, compassion, empathy and love.
When we have limited emotional and sensory ranges we are often substituting thought for emotion and sensation. We are then off-balance. And when we are too caught up in our minds our lives are out of balance and we are unhealthy. Particularly for people who identify with their minds and spend most of their days in front of a computer, they can be out of balance in regard to sensation, emotion and thought.
This is where we begin our journey into sensuality. We are reprioritizing the importance and value of sensations and emotions in our lives. We are affirming the value of experiencing and expressing those sensations and emotions to the world around us.
The journey into sensuality is one that will help us feel more in our bodies, or “embodied.” It will also help us experience emotions more deeply as well as our capacity to choose how to respond to our emotions.