Do The Dog! Chus Martinez On BDSM Yoga One More Time!

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In an earlier post I outlined my BDSM yoga practice. One of the poses I often tell students to hold when teaching BDSM yoga is downward facing dog. Sometimes I make them hold the pose until they collapse – and as I noted in that previous post, it is a great asana from which to strike their backsides with my riding crop. But while I’m holding my submissives in downward dog I also tell them to imagine they are Chihuahua dogs. The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and I tell my students they are as puny. I instruct my subs to visualise a dog collar around their necks and that their owner has them on a chain and is making them walk obediently through a swanky Mexican town. Their owner is of course tall, dark, powerful, beautiful, and looks remarkably like me.

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I go on to explain that the Chihuahua tends to be fiercely loyal to one particular owner and in some cases may become over protective of the person. I elaborate that my BDSM yoga slave Chihuahuas must be the same, dedicating themselves completely to their mistress.  After that I get my students to waggle their imaginary dog ears.

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When I take my Chihuahua slaves out of dog, I move them into plank and explain that in Britain plank is slang for an idiot and that they are all planks. I then have them lover themselves into a four-limbed staff pose. I explain that in caturanga dandāsana they are abasing themselves to me. When I then move them into upward facing dog, I explain that I am only allowing them to look up so that they can kiss my ass! I move around the class and make each student kiss my butt before moving them back into downward facing dog and repeating. Yoga slaves tell me they enjoy my dog visualisations as much as the spankings I give them in dog.

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For those not yet practicing yoga but who would like to try my brand of spiritual BDSM, here are some slightly more detailed descriptions of the asanas involved in my Do The Dog humiliation routine.

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In downward facing dog the hips are pushed toward the ceiling, the body forming an inverted V-shape. The back is straight with the front ribs tucked in. The legs are straight with the heels reaching to the floor. The hands are open like starfish, keeping the forefinger and thumb pressing down on the floor/mat. The arms are straight, with the inner elbows turning towards the ceiling. If one has a tendency to hyper extend elbows, keeping a microbend in the elbows prevents taking the weight in the joints. Turning the elbows up towards the ceiling will engage the triceps and build strength. The shoulders are wide and relaxed. Line up the ears with the inner arms to keep the neck lengthened. The hands are shoulder width apart and feet remain hip-width apart. If the hamstrings are very strong or tight, the knees are bent to allow the spine to lengthen fully. The navel is drawn in towards the spine, keeping the core engaged.

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Bondage Master BKS Iyengar asserts that downward facing dog stretches the shoulders, legs, spine and whole body; builds strength throughout the body, particularly the arms, legs, and feet; relieves fatigue and rejuvenates the body; improves the immune system, digestion and blood flow to the sinuses, and calms the mind and lifts the spirits.

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Plank should need to explanation. It is the starting point for a push up. The hands are on the floor beneath the shoulders, the back is straight, the bottom tucked under, and the feet flexed with the toes on the floor. The back of the body forms a straight line with the feet being the lower point and rising to the head at the top.

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In caturanga dandāsana the hands and feet are on the floor, supporting the body, which is parallel to and lowered toward, but not touching, the floor. It looks much like a push up in mid-flow, but with the hands quite low (just above the pelvis), and the elbows kept in along the sides of the body. When performed correctly, it can help prepare the body for arm balance asanas by strengthening important muscles and promoting good form.

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Upward facing dog is an arm-supported backbend with the feet on the floor and the chest forward with the hands once again beneath the shoulders and the head held high (ready to kiss my asana).

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Chus Martinez School Of BDSM Yoga

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If you want to fully participate in the BDSM (bondage discipline sado-masochism) and kink scenes as a submissive then you need to be fit. Complex bondage techniques require that the bound submissive’s body is flexible and that they possess mental clarity and focus. All these things are necessary if they are to enjoy and endure long BDSM session.

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Yoga is best combined with a mixture of cardio exercise and resistance training with weights for both general fitness and BDSM activities. All exercise regimes offer possibilities for erotic torture but the ascetic spiritual element within yoga means that it is particularly suited and easily adapted to BDSM.

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Above and below: child’s pose also known as spankers pose.

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Chus Martinez has been a film theorist for more than fifteen years (so she knows a thing or two about reducing actors and directors to tears), she is also a therapist, yoga instructor and top (in other words she adopts the dominant role in BDSM games). Thus she knows from personal experience that levels of fitness, flexibility and concentration required in really hot BDSM. Chus has recently developed a series of yoga workshops aimed at bottoms and switches (those who take on the submissive as well as dominant roles in BDSM), in which she not only gets them in better shape to take punishment – she also abuses them while she’s doing it!

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Above and below: downward dog or advanced ass paddling pose.

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The Martinez workshops combine flexibility exercises with yoga poses – these will correct poor posture and the lack of endurance that limit one’s success as a practitioner of erotic sadomasochism. The classes will improve muscle tone, elasticity and joint mobility. Likewise, Panayama breathing techniques will not only increase bodily health, they’ll also increase mental focus. Guided meditation sessions will focus on how to become more submissive and get more enjoyment from such submission.

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Above: happy baby also known as female submissive penetration pose.

Chus expects students to turn up for a minimum of two seessions of an hour and a half a week.  Those who miss classes will be punished, but then everyone will be paddled on the arse while holding positions such as downward dog. As the course progresses various tantric sex techniques will be introduced. Rather than chanting OM students are made to repeat special mantras such as: “I am a turd, a lowly abject turd.”

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Among other abuse will be put downs for those unable to relax as required – just yesterday Chus abused a student who was unable to straighten her arms in down dog by observing: “Do you think you’re such an important person that you need to retain all that tension in your shoulders? Well let me tell you you’re not important and that there’s something seriously wrong with you if you can’t relax your shoulders. If you’re to get anywhere with BDSM you’ll have to abase yourself before me before I let you attend one more class…”

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