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Term: yab-yum

DEFINITIONS

Yab-Yum: One of the most famous of Tantric sexual positions in which a woman sits astride facing her partner who is also sitting. In this position the chakras are aligned. Working with simultaneous or alternate breathing patterns while in this asana can enhance the supposed effects of this position.


Yab-Yum:

(Tibetan) Father—Mother. It refers to the classical Tantric lovemaking posture, in which the person on the bottom sits in the lotus position (or a modified form thereof) with a partner astride. 


source: Great Sex Made Simple, Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson (Llewellyn Publications) - Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson


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