Candia Raquel - Choosing Pleasure: Maturity, Boundaries, and Sensuality

Sensuality is our birthright, says my guest Candia Raquel. Sensuality is pleasure derived from our sensation, free from inhibition and full of self-expression

To be with the sensuous is to be connected to the present. 

Our modern culture numbs us from our bodies. Pleasure is sold as a product (go get something nice at Starbucks). We're encouraged to hustle, work hard, and sacrifice. and defer the pleasures of life till retiring on the beach.

Being numb is a big problem, because it disconnects us from what makes us really us. Instead of choosing what's good for us, we comply with society or fall back into autopilot. 

If we have been numb, pursuing pleasure becomes dramatic. We need over-the-top experiences like big vacations, transformative ceremonies, or go bungee jumping to feel pleasure. 

Through connecting with our felt-sense, and what's pleasurable helps us become more authentic, to mature, make better decisions and to better assert our boundaries. 

Expect to hear about:
  • the relationship between pain and pleasure.
  • how our culture numbs us and commodifies pleasure. 
  • people pleasing and internal authority.
  • know thyself is more than having a story about ourselves.
  • how compulsion is not sexy.
  • how our vital animal state is alive and ready to act while also at rest.

Candia Raquel is a Mexican sensualist, scientist, artist and woman that hosts The Sensual Sessions podcast and Founded Centro De Poder®, who enjoys contemplating trees and drinking tea. Dedicated to helping workaholics overcome numbness and embody sensuality through somatic movement.

Hi, I’m Jeffrey. As a Feldenkrais and somatic movement practitioner I help you get in touch with your body so you can unravel old sticky patterns and make way for greater creativity, power and joyful play.

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Jeffrey Schwinghammer
Jeffrey Schwinghammer
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Candia Raquel - Choosing Pleasure: Maturity, Boundaries, and Sensuality
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