In this webpage we have used the common spelling 'karma sutra'. Alternative spellings include 'karmasutra, kama sutra, kamasutra and kama shastra'.
Seated, mouth to mouth, arms against arms, thighs against thighs: this is Kaurma (The Tortoise).
If the lovers' thighs, still joined, are raised it is Paravartita (Turning).
If within the cave of her thighs you sit rotating your hips like a black bee, it is Markata (The Monkey).
And if, in this pose, you turn away from her, it is Marditaka (Crushing Spices).
She sits with raised thighs, her feet placed either side of your waist; linga (penis) enters yoni (vagina); you rain hard blows upon her body: this is Kshudgaga (Striking).
When your wife sits with both knees drawn tight to her body and you mirror
this posture, it is known to experts in the art of love
as Yugmapada (The Foot Yoke).
Seated erect, the lovely girl folds one leg to her body and stretches the other along the bed, while you mirror her actions: this is Yugmapada (The Feet Yoke).
If, with left leg extended, she encircles your waist with her right leg, laying its ankle across her left thigh, and you do the same, it is Svastika (The Swastika)*.
*An ancient good-luck talisman based on the symbolism of a cross whirling sun-wise. The Nazis used it the wrong way round, whirling widdershins, and the Indian pundits always said this was sacrilegious and would doom them.
Sitting face to face in bed, her breasts pressed tight against your chest, let each of you lock heels behind the other's waist, and lean back clasping one another's wrists. Now, set the swing gently in motion, your beloved, in pretended fear, clinging to your body with her flawless limbs, cooing and moaning with pleasure: this is Dolita (The Swing).
If, seated face to face, your toes caress the lovely woman's nipples, her feet press your chest and you make love holding each other's hands it is Kaurma (The Tortoise).
Sitting erect, grip your lover's waist and pull her on to you, your loins continuously leaping together with a sound like the flapping of elephants' ears: this is Kirtibandha (the Knot of Fame).
Kneeling between her thighs, tickle her breasts and under her arms, call her 'my lovely darling' and print deep nailmarks around her nipples: thus Jaya (Victory) is expounded.
If you mount her like a dog, gripping her waist, and she twists round to gaze into your face, experts in the art of love say it is Svanaka (the Dog).
If the lady, eager for love, goes on all fours, humping her back like a doe, and you enjoy her from behind, rutting as though you'd lost all human nature, it is Hirana (the Deer).
When, with lotus-feet set well-apart on the ground, she bends, placing a hand upon each thigh, and you take her from the rear, it is Gardabha (the Ass).
If she lies on her stomach and you seize her ankles in one hand, lift them
high and make love, tilting her chin back with your other hand,
it is Marjara (the Cat).
She lies on her front, grasping her ankles in her own hands and pulling
them up behind her: this difficult posture is known to experts
as Mallaka (the Wrestler).
When your mistress lays breasts, arms and forehead to the carpet, raising her buttocks high, and you guide your penis into her yoni, it is Aibha (the Elephant).
You lift her ankles high; she draws up and extends her legs as though she were crawling through the air: this is Hastika (the Elephant).
She stands on palms and feet; you stand behind her and lift one of her feet to your shoulder, enjoying the lovely woman: this is Traivikrama (the Stride).
You kneel, as in archery, take her on your lap and bend her forward till her breasts are pressed to her thighs: this is Ekabandha (One Knot).
Lying on her side, facing away, the fawn-eyed girl offers you her buttocks and your penis penetrates the house of love: this is Nagabandha (the Elephant).
When, catching and crushing your lover in the cage of your arms, you force her knees apart with yours and sink slowly into her, it is Dadhyayataka (Churning Curds).
When she leans against a wall, planting her feet as widely apart as possible, and you enter the cave between her thighs, eager for lovemaking, it is Sammukha (Face-to-face).
If, as you lean against the wall, your lady twines her thighs around yours, locks her feet to your knees, and clasps your neck, making love very passionately, it is Dola (the Swing).
When your lover draws up one leg, allowing the heel to nestle just behind
your knee, and you make love, embracing her forcefully,
it is Traivikrama (the Stride).
If you catch one of her knees firmly in your hand and stand making love with her while her hands explore and caress your body, it is Tripadam (the Tripod).
Her foot pressed to your heart, your arms encircling and supporting her, lean back against the wall and enjoy the lovely lady: this is Veshta (the Encircling).
She stands against the wall, lotus-hands on hips, long, lovely fingers reaching to her navel. Cup her foot in your palm and let your free hand caress your angel's limbs. Put your arm around her neck and enjoy her as she leans there at her ease. Vatsyayana (the author) and others who knew the art of love in its great days called this posture Tala (the Palm).
If you lean back to a wall and your lover, clinging to your neck, places both her feet in your palms and thus makes love, this is Dvitala (Two Palms).
If you lift your lover by passing your elbows under her knees and gripping her buttocks while she hangs fearfully from your neck, it is Janukurpara (the Knee Elbow)
During lovemaking, ten types of blows may be struck with the penis, but
of these only Upasripta (Natural), which
is instinctive even to untutored cowherds, results in full clitoral stimulation.
It is a gentle forward stroke which may be varied for depth and speed, allowing
a subtlety, rhythm and spontaneity which the other nine each lack to some
If you grasp your penis and move it in circles inside her yoni, it is Manthana (Churning).
When you strike sharply down into the yoni, it is Hula (the Double-edged Knife).
If, when her hips are raised by a pillow, you strike a rising blow, it is Avamardana (Rubbing).
If you hold your penis pressed breathlessly to her womb it is Piditaka (Pressing).
If you withdraw completely and then strike her violently to the womb, it is Nirghata (the Buffet).
Continuous pressure on one side of her yoni is Varahaghata (the Boar's Blow).
If you thrust wildly in every direction, like a bull tossing its horns, it is Vrishaghata (the Bull's Blow).
Quivering in her yoni is Chatakavilasa (Sparrow Sport), which usually heralds orgasm.
The involuntary shuddering of orgasm is called Samputa (the Jewel Case).
Enthroned on your penis, she places both hands on the bed and makes love, while you press your two hands to her thudding heart: this is Lilasana (Seat of Sport).
She sits upright upon you, her head thrown back like a rearing mare, bringing
her feet together on the bed to one side of your body:
this is Hansabandha (the Swan).
The woman has one foot on your heart and the other on the bed. Bold, saucy
women adore this posture, which is known to the world
as Upavitika (the Sacred thread).
If, with one of her feet clasped in your hand and the second placed upon your shoulder, your lady enjoys you, it is Viparitaka (Reversed).
If your lover, seated above you with feet lotus-crossed and her body held erect and still makes love to you, it is known as Yugmapada (the Foot Yoke).
If she strides you, facing your feet, brings both her feet up to your thighs, and works her hips frantically, it is known as Hansa-lila (Swan Sport).
Your lover places one foot on your ankle, lodges her other foot just above your knee, and rides you, swinging and rotating her hips: this is Garuda (Garuda).
If you lie flat on your back with legs stretched out and your lover sits astride you, facing away and grasping your feet, it is called Virsha (the Bull).
When lovers, with legs stretched rigid and feet caressing feet, make love according to their hearts' desire, tantra scholars call it Sampada (Equal Feet) and agree it is a way to ecstasy.
Stiff as a pole in the bed's center, she lies making love, cooing and warbling
like a woodpigeon, the jewel of her clitoris well-polished:
this is Mausala (the Pestle).
When she lies on her back with her two thighs pressed tightly together and you make love to her, keeping your thighs outside hers, it is Gramya (the Rustic).
If, encircling and trapping her thighs with yours, you grip so hard that she cries out in pain, it is Ratipasha (Love's Noose), a device most charming to the ladies.
Her limbs, entwined in yours like tendrils of fragrant jasmine creeper, draw taut and slowly relax in the gentle rhythm of linga and yoni: this is Lataveshta (the Clinging Creeper).
When she draws up her knees and you clamp yours about her raised thighs, trapping them in a tight knot while riding saddle upon her buttocks and kissing her, it is Shankha (the Couch).
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Physics (and thus all human knowledge) evolved from Newton's concepts of particles and forces in Space and Time, which assumes the existence of four separate things. This causes many problems for Humanity because the necessary connection between these things is unknown. Einstein failed to solve this with his unified field theory of matter which describes reality in terms of matter-energy (fields) in space-time. The Metaphysics of Space and Motion and the Wave Structure of Matter (WSM) solves these problems by describing Reality in terms of One thing, Space, existing with the Properties of a Wave Medium. Matter is formed from Spherical Standing Waves in Space which cause the 'particle' effect at their Wave Center. Time is due to the Wave Motion (activity) of Space. Forces / fields are caused by the interaction of the Spherical In and Out Waves with other matter in Space which changes the wave velocity and thus location of the Wave-Center (and which we 'see' as a 'force accelerating a particle').
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