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Hearts Cracked Open: Tantra for Women Who Love Women
Hearts Cracked Open Tantra for Women Who Love Women
Actor: Assorted
Director: Pacific Media
Genres: Special Interests, Gay & Lesbian, Documentary
UR     2006     1hr 27min

'Hearts Cracked Open' provides the first in-depth look inside the world of lesbian Tantra with its ancient ecstatic practices and sexual techniques. Through interviews with Tantra teachers and students, workshop footage, ...  more »


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Actor: Assorted
Director: Pacific Media
Genres: Special Interests, Gay & Lesbian, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Health, Gay & Lesbian, Gay & Lesbian
Studio: Itchy Bee Prod
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 08/29/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 13
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A feast for thought......
Tantric Lez | CA, USA | 03/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This brave documentary gives a glimpse into the lesbian tantric world. For the first time, tantric principles and exercises are laid out for our community. The film presents 3 different teachers, and gives a good foundation of tantric history and how to apply its principles to the gay and lesbian community.

Even if one never fully adopts a "tantric lifestyle" this film will expand your notions of both what tantra is -- much more than the mere sexual applications -- and what true partnership can be. It encourages us to slow down and take time ...... whether it is during the act of sex itself, or buy actually "scheduling" time on a daily basis to connect to our loved ones. Pretty sound advise I think. Further, the exercises designed to help one connect with ones own sexual energy and be able to move that energy -- through breath work, etc. -- gives us tools for healing past wounds as well as fighting things like "lesbian bed death." All and all very powerful in its possibilities.
Great intro to tantra for the rest of us
Caring citizen | USA | 11/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After taking workshops in which I was the only gay person/couple in the group, this video was a refreshing reminder that tantra works for same-sex couples too. This DVD is a great intro to tantra for the gay crowd and after watching it I immediately signed up for one of Pamela's workshops. She's a wonderful tantrika and I'd highly recommend both the DVD and her workshops."
The Best Gift Ever!
Veronique Courtois | W. Hollywood, CA | 09/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A smashing hit in many gay & lesbian film festivals worldwide, HCO is the best gift your can give your (lesbian) lover! You don't have to be a Yoga expert to enjoy it . It is very informative and entertaining. Women of all ages will learn specific techniques (live demonstrations included!) along with the history and the philosophy behind lesbian tantra yoga. Don't miss it!"
Excellent introduction
girlwithacurl | NY, NY | 06/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is definitely more of an overview than specific instructional, but it's an excellent and inspiring overview that piqued my interest and made me think: I sure would like a little more of that in my life! Yes, some of the women interviewed are a little new-agey, but if you get past that (or, of course, if that's your thing) the sincerity in their voices and testimonies really shines through. Of course this DVD will have special resonance for lesbian women, but I'm straight and still came away from it with a lot of great information (the most important being that the relationship you need to focus on first is the one with yourself.)

ETA: The 'Special Features' area does offer some more specific instructional sections/demonstrations, but you'd probably want to pick up a different DVD or book to really learn the practice and exercises."