Tantra Yoga: Combining sexuality, meditation, and spirituality
Tantra Yoga is a yoga practice that is recognized as a method that stimulates the libido and allows to have a sexuality.. This is the Yoga of the feminine and masculine. Often reduced to its sexual natureTantra Yoga offers above all a real stimulation of the body in its entirety during its practice.
“The transgression of social and moral prohibitions as well as the use of sexual force in Tantrism have made Westerners fantasize a lot. It is a real complex religious and spiritual approach , very rigorous and very difficult to access .”
This quote from Alexandre Astier, a specialist in Indian religions, attempts to go beyond preconceived ideas and highlights the true nature of Tantra Yoga.
THE FOUNDATIONS OF TANTRA YOGA
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TANTRISM
As its name suggests, Tantra Yoga derives from the Tantric movement movement and its current of thought of Tantrism.
- a style of meditation which allows the body to free itself
- the the possibility and the promise to reach the ecstasy of the body and the spirit
TANTRA : A DEFINITION
The word Tantra comes from Indian and is the aggregation of two Sanskrit words:
- Tanoti which means “expansion of consciousness“
- Trayati which means “release of energy”.
In short, Tantra Yoga aims through meditation and targeted positions à:
- free the entirety of our body strength
- expand our awareness
It is thus an introspection which maximizes our enjoyment and fulfillment.
THE ORIGINS OF TANTRA
The principle of Tantra originated in the Indian part of the Himalayas and comes from the religion of Hinduism (later adopted by Buddhism).
It defines in the first place a system which considers as basis of the universe two strong principles symbolized by the male and female couple.
The traditional tantra is thus a ” way of integral transformation of the human being “which passes by the bodyand inevitably, these five senses.
The Tantras are texts which are in the continuity of the Vedas . The Vedas are formulas of liturgy and rituals with distant origins (India, Xe century BC). Their transcriptions were made a long time after their appearance and our understanding of the latter is still partial.
CHRONOLOGY OF PRE-TANTRA MOVEMENTS
If we take the different ancient texts in the orderwe have :
- The Vedism places desire (as well as karma) at the very origin of Creation.
- The brahmanismwhich, on the contrary, has put forward an “ideology of retention”. ideology of retention “.
- The tantrism appears later in history, in order to restore restore karma and desire as a way to liberationalso called moksha. It is therefore a reactionary movement in the ancient foundation of the Vedas.
Nowadays, Tantra has been diverted from its real foundations . It is indeed now strongly associated, wronglyto a whole range of therapeutic sexological practicesgenerally very far from the spirit of the original Tantrism.
By ignorance of the roots of the movement, the scope of Tantrism is consequently devalued and minimized.
The movement thus finds itself victim of a modern approach, devoid of traditiontinged with an industrial logic and of commercialization logic.
Gordon White David in the introduction to his book Kiss of the Yogini laments that l’ “we wanted too much to see a ritualization of the sexuality, whereas it is the sexualization of the ritual“.
WHAT ARE THE PRINCIPLES OF TANTRA YOGA?
Tantra Yoga is a spiritual path and a tool that allows you to to know oneself better yourself and your body. It has its roots in the idea that the Being has the absolute essence and that consequently, nothing can be added or subtracted from it.
The practice of this discipline is therefore a transcendence in order toto exploit and enjoy the fullness of our essence. It is therefore a way to become fulfilled and in total control through a total openness and a complete sexuality.
HOW DOES A TANTRA YOGA SESSION WORK?
Tantra Yoga classes can be done in group or in private session. It is the more often practiced in couplebut practicing it alone has just as many different benefits!
THE TYPICAL TANTRA YOGA SESSION
It is a yoga particularly appreciated by yogis of yogis because it is dynamic and very varied. A Tantra Yoga session will consist of a mix:
- of postures of classical yogas
- of rhythmic movements
- dmartial arts, acupressure
- of nervous movements along our energy lines
These sequences require very specific positions of the hands very particularand a rhythmic breathing and conscious breathing and sometimes massages.
Many of the yoga postures are suitable for couples, such as: warrior, seated twist such as: the warrior, the sitting twist, the head down dog and the boat.
The practice of Tantra yoga requires yoga musicto the rhythm of which you sway.
Then, you adopt a set of of postures and positions of the hands, in order to exchange energy with your partner.
The final step will then consist of massaging each other in order toreach an extreme level of relaxation.
I AM A BEGINNER
To begin with, it is better to take a course by a qualified yoga teacher. This allows us to put ourselves in the goodwill and to apply the positions well positions in order to maximize the benefits of the session.
After completing the training, you will have acquired a lifetime of knowledge that will allow you to master the elements for your practices. Once the technique well assimilatedyou will be able to practice Tantra Yoga alone and/or at home.
WHY PRACTICE TANTRA YOGA?
Tantra Yoga is for all those who seeking to live a fulfilled sexuality. It therefore allows tounifying the masculine and the feminine.
THE BENEFITS OF TANTRA YOGA FOR WOMEN
The practice of Tantra Yoga for women allows the benefits following benefits:
- improvement of health health
- reduces fatigue and stress
- discovery and familiarization with its body
THE BENEFITS OF TANTRA YOGA FOR MEN
For humans, the benefits of a Tantra Yoga session are:
- stimulation of emotional intelligence
- reduction of complexes related to the body and physical appearance
- stress reduction
- self-introspection, rare among men
THE BENEFITS of Tantra Yoga in THE COUPLE
Yoga Tantra is the discipline of reference to enjoy in couple and and improve your well-being. Indeed, its practice allows to:
- to grow and relationship to evolve
- maintain the passion and desire
- develop self-confidenceto oneself and to one’s partner
- create a relational cohesion
- go to connect spiritually
- facilitate the intimate opening to his/her partner
- stimulate hormonal production
- in the long term, improved communication
Moreover, it is undeniable that Tantra Yoga also has benefits on sexuality.
In addition, it allows the awakening of the Kundalinipowerful spirituality which allows, once raised, the expansion of the consciousness. Indeed, through your practices, you will be able to reach the goal of Kundalini, this energy of life which is the search for oneself, spirituality and well-being.
WHAT EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED FOR TANTRA YOGA?
THE SOFTNESS RANGE
For an optimal Tantra Yoga experiencewe recommend you to choose our Gentle Range.
The natural yoga mat of this range is :
- ultra-cosy and soft
- Oeko Tex certified
- 100% Merino wool
- made in Europe
It is perfectly adapted to a soft practice of practice of Tantra Yoga and helps you to channel your energy.
On the other hand, the various accessories associated to this range such as the bolster the meditation cushion or the knee pad allow you to make your make your practice even more comfortable.
It is necessary to carry out its sessions in conditions adapted and comfortable conditions. This therefore allows to benefit from all the expected advantages and to relax deeply.
THE PERFORMANCE RANGE – A FLOATING COATING
The yoga mats of the Performance Line will also be your best allies for the practice of Tantra Yoga.
Indeed, the carpets of the Performance Range are:
- ideal for gentle, dynamic and flowing yogas
- with a peach skin peach skin texture
- of an extreme softness
- very comfortable
- but above all extremely anti-slip
They are perfect for a regular practice of yoga, as well as for experienced users or or in search of great comfort.
In addition, the the softness of the coating favors the necessary concentration during a Tantra Yoga session. Such quality will allow you to get the most out of your session.
WHERE TO PRACTICE TANTRA YOGA?
FIND A TANTRA YOGA TEACHER OR CLASS
FOLLOW A TANTRA YOGA TRAINING OR COURSE
For to discover or perfect one’s practice of any style of yoga whatever it is, the workshops are a great way to learn ways to learn. In addition, they offer a unique immersion and allow you to to disconnect as well as to focus on yourself on oneself and one’s well-being for an extended period of time. For a a course or a training of Tantra Yogawe advise you:
WITH WHICH RESOURCES TO PRACTICE YOGA TANTRA?
The Yogom Academy has produced an introduction video to Tantrism. Watch it for discover all about this traditional yoga practice.
To better conceptualize Tantra Yoga, we offer you this gripping podcast on Tantrism and its various benefits:
Reading is also an effective way to learn about a new discipline of yoga. Being one of the most practiced yogas in France and in the world, there are consequently many books on this sub-family of yoga.
- The essential book on yoga. Recognized as the best and most complete in the field of the discipline: YOGA: 2500 YEARS OF HISTORY
- For the basics: Tantra Yoga by Daniel Odier
- To know absolutely everything: Tantra Yoga Secrets by Mukunda Stilas:
- To refine your daily routine: Yoga Tantra and meditation in daily life by Swami Janakananda