Candia Raquel Founder of Centro De Poder Postural Presence Expert and Steve James Host Of The Guru Viking Podcast in the Cover of The Sensual Sessions 24 3 Blocks To Feeling Pleasure

#24 3 Blocks To Feeling Pleasure — Steve James

If you open to feeling, you're opening to both sensuality and trauma. That´s why it´s not advised to just go into what´s going on in you mindlessly.

Use clarity and movement to safely release the 3 blocks to feeling pleasure!



The Sensual Sessions Podcast Episode #24 Contents:

00:00 - What does Steve do?
02:00 - Does Steve have magical powers?
03:36 - Is Steve enlightened?
06:14 - Why is Steve interested in mysticism and relationship?
08:45 - Are Steve’s interests useful in daily life?
10:17 - Applying sublime and subtle practices in daily life
14:31 - Falling in love with the mundane
17:22 - Feeling pleasure in meditation
22:37 - Do men struggle to describe feeling?
26:40 - 3 blocks to feeling pleasure
31:20 - Relaxations vs excitation
36:05 - Pleasure in martial arts and competition
39:11 - The ritual of preparation
42:53 - Winning
45:17 - Candia on ritual and the unexpected
47:08 - Biggest challenges for men in feeling pleasure
48:55 - Do men have unique stresses?
50:36 - Stoicism and emotions
54:47 - Candia on macho culture
58:42 - Repression vs narcissism
59:52 - How Steve works with people who want to feel more pleasure
01:04:52 - Mapping pleasure and going beyond method
01:07:39 - Movement as a portal
01:12:36 - Steve describes his present experience
01:13:20 - Steve online




About Steve

Steve James travels internationally teaching somatic practices, meditation, as well as leading explorations in contemplative & relational realms.

Known for his direct, grounded approach and his enquiry-based ethos, Steve has extensive experience in elite athletic performance, contemplative and spiritual disciplines, extreme outdoor survival, the arts, and human behaviour.

Steve’s unique range of experiences and understanding of human behaviour, high performance, spirituality, and interpersonal relationships is highly sought after by leading figures at the highest levels of the arts, entertainment, and business.

In his private client practice he specialises in the unique interpersonal and strategic challenges faced by very successful and highly visible individuals. Ongoing clients include Oscar-winning actors, multi Grammy winning musicians, CEO’s, and multi-billion dollar fund managers.

In addition to private client work and international public workshops, Steve designed the ground-breaking teacher training programs for Michaela Boehm Inc, including comprehensive training in the area of intimacy and relationships, coaching skills, and the original Non-Linear Movement Method®.

These programs have trained over 100 practitioners internationally. Graduates have applied the methods in psychotherapy practice, refugee counselling, sexual abuse counselling, as well as workshop and general life enhancement contexts.

Steve has taught at the Esalen Institute and 1440 Multiversity, is a regular speaker at the Science and NonDuality Conference (San Jose) and Radiant Intimacy (Scotts Valley), and has lectured at The Summit Series and Summit at Sea. In 2022 Steve will also teach at the Omega Institute (New York) and the Mandali Retreat Centre (Italy).

Steve’s work has been featured in international media such as the BBC, Channel 5, The Times, CP24, the Netflix series ‘(Un)Well‘, and the Netflix series ‘Sex, Love & goop‘.

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What´s Next?

Go to The Sensual Sessions Podcast Episode #24: Somatic Art For Sensorial Awakening (Coming Soon)

Learn more with resources on: Bodymind Philosophy

Discover: Gluteal Awakening Course