"During the Maithuna ritual the two partners sit facing each other, the man in full lotus posture (padmasana). The woman sits in his lap, wrapping her legs around his waist, lingam in yoni and her arms around his neck, in a state of ecstatic surrender. The couple remains motionless and prolongs the embrace so that the energetic exchange is passive and receptive rather than active and demanding.
Nothing special is done to arouse the sexual energy: it just follows its natural flow, without being seized and exploited by the will. The mind and the senses rest in the action, effortlessly aware, the Serpent awakens and ascends toward the Divine embodied in both the woman and man, they become ‘that which is’ complete union in the now.”