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The Promise of Love, Sex, and Intimacy

How a Simple Breathing Practice Will Enrich Your Life Forever

About The Book

Change your life in just seven minutes a day with the revolutionary practice that will open your body and psyche to gratifying levels of personal and sexual intimacy. “Read this book,” says Deepak Chopra.

“Your Seven-Minute Wonder” is the profoundly uplifting, empowering, yet simple solution to the cause of all human discontent: the lack of intimacy. As myriad techniques from meditation to yoga to obsessive exercise regimens become more and more popular—this special breathing technique is all you need to satisfy your intimate relationships. Requiring just seven minutes a day, this physical practice combines healthful breathing and synchronistic body movement. The in-and-out breath cycle, which Mark Whitwell carefully delineates, activates the deep male-female polarity within each of us, regardless of sex. The practice is effortless, and practitioners report that their well-being, vitality, sexuality, self-awareness, and true desires are awakened immediately and dramatically.

The Promise of Love, Sex, and Intimacy is a wise, powerful, and easy-to-follow roadmap for a profoundly life-changing practice of intimacy and human connection.

About The Author

Mark Whitwell is the author of Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection and editor and contributor to T.K.V. Desikachar’s The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice. He teaches and lectures on five continents.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (January 11, 2014)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781451649888

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Raves and Reviews

"In his book, Mark shares the importance of breathing to energize ourselves. Breathe and let go. Read this book."

– Deepak Chopra

"Indeed a soft message for a hard time. Please read Mark Whitwell's book. God is in this moment. God is as close as your own breath. So be here now! Mark will show you an easy way."

– Ram Dass, author of Be Here Now and Still Here

"Among its many vital benefits, [The Promise] gifts its readers with ‘Your Seven Minute Wonder,’ a unique method for awakening the realization that the breath interconnects all that lives, how the seemingly simple act of breathing is an integral part of what it means to be a universal human. Inhale the wisdom of this book, and exhale its practices into the sacredness of your everyday activities."

– Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul's Potential

“As your breath wanders so does your mind, as your mind wanders, so does your breath. Now in seven simple minutes you can transform your breath, your mind, your love, your intimacy and certainly your sex life.”

– Dr. John Demartini, founder of the Demartini Institute and educator and author of The Heart of Love

“'Hate is not the opposite of love, the opposite of love is individuality,' D. H. Lawrence once said. By individuality, Lawrence meant separation. In The Promise, Mark Whitwell reveals methods of overcoming separation and isolation, which are increasingly epidemic in our culture. It wasn’t supposed to turn out this way in our wired, interconnected world, yet there is evidence that loneliness has never been greater. Whitwell’s teachings are a path not just to greater intimacy in relationships, but also to a greater intimacy with all of life. It has been said that we protect what we love, what we are intimate with. On this, our world may depend.”

– Larry Dossey, MD, author of Reinventing Medicine and The Power of Premonitions

“I think it is wise to say, as Mark Whitwell does in this invaluable new book, that sex begins with self, and that all that you do to know yourself will ultimately enhance your life and your relationships. Seven minutes to a new you! Kudos to Mark for this intimate step to love and sex!”

– C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., author of Energy Medicine

“I have prescribed Mark's 7- minute yoga routine to hundreds of my patients…[they] report a renaissance of energy in their lives, as well as experience deeper sleep, a stronger body composition, more vitality, less depression, and an astonishingly improved sensuality and sex drive. I believe in offering my patients the most natural and powerful medicine available, and Mark's routine most certainly qualifies as a top contender!”

– Prudence Hall, MD, Founder, Hall Center Venice

"Mark Whitwell offers readers a sensitive and very inspiring approach to a topic that matters to everyone. This is a lovely book."

– Caroline Myss. author of Defy Gravity and Anatomy of the Spirit

"Mark offers us a simple self respecting practice that gives astounding results. To trust breath as the source of life gives powerful intimacy to self and others. From this practice I feel a deep connection with the reality that is my life. Just do the daily 7 minutes to experience the fullest expression of your self."

– Jackie Mills, Group Fitness Director, Les Mills International

"The Promise is an incredible business tool that has given me financial, emotional, and spiritual freedom. Mark Whitwell promised me the practice would have a profound effect. It did. The results are fundamental. I have experienced a significant wellbeing since I promised, to do my 'Seven Minute Wonder.' It will give you a feeling of intimacy with life and with one’s principal relationships. It has for me. Thank you, Mark."

– Rinaldo S. Brutoco, founding President & CEO of the World Business Academy

"A great gift. I do it every day. It's the perfect way to begin anew—bringing everyone to a beautiful beginning with each day, each breath, closer to God, to source, to life."

– Richard Baskin, Executive Director, Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Programs

"Mark helps us to realize genuine love, sex and intimacy with 'Your Seven Minute Wonder.' The Promise helps us to have an intimate connection to what this precious life has to offer, and practicing it can transform your life from inside out.”

– Kiyoshi Suzaki, author of Results from the Heart

"Mark Whitwell is under-promising with the title of this book! Love, sex and intimacy are the outcome of the greater result of practicing The Promise. Awakening to your own wonder is at the root of all these. This is not a book just to read, but to practice!"

– Alejandro Jungler, M.D., author of the New York Times bestselling Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body's Natural Ability to Heal Itself

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