We are spiritual beings living in a physical world and trapped in a physical body. We want to soar and not have the limitations of our physical “cage”! We want to go without thirst, without cravings, without hunger, without lust and without pain or self doubt. Our natural state is “bliss”. We are born unto bliss and bliss is our birth rite. Tantra is the study of bliss and is the key to our inner contentment and our ability to see the unseen. When we feel trapped we feel powerless but when we learn how to travel outside of our bodies into the realm of the astral in the form of mindful meditation we grow “wings”.
Tantra involves a connection to Source and we expand and travel outside of our bodies therefore liberating our spirit body from our denser physical body. The word tantra is compose of two words in Sanskrit. Tanoti means quite literally to stretch out or expand and the second word Trayate means to free up or liberate. We use Mantras, yantras, meditation, breathing, pujas and pranayama during a tantra healing. If you have the time to schedule a 2 to 3 hour ceremony more than likely you will have a true taste of the yantras the symbolism behind each Chakra that we work on opening up together.
Tantra is the practice of keeping your energy high and maintaining your sexual energy for creative purposes and rejuvenation. Tantra teaches you the practice of mindfulness and your study of tantra as a form of meditation will also enhance your ability to appreciate all your mundane activities until they become infused with the extraordinary. You will take small bites of your food and take in each morsel. You will find new ways to create sacred space in your own home environment because you will become extra sensitive and you will require more art and more colors as you free up your inner clutter and give yourself the permission to explore the newness of everything around you.
Tantra seeks to unite all of us and create a sense of oneness rather than isolation. The act of partnering up with your lover or your tantra teacher creates an act of give and take and ebb and flow. As you connect with your partner you might even find your breathing patterns are in synchronicity and connecting becomes like second nature to you. Your bodies relax together and it’s as if you can feel the same pain or the same thirst. During a tantra healing you must remember to breathe consciously into your own heart chakra so you feel energized because you will be sharing your own heart energy with your partner and you will in essence be feeding each other pranic food.
How can you not evolve and expand under such lovely circumstances? We all go through phases in life. Sometimes we find ourselves busy in activity so we can hardly make space to learn anything new. At other times we might go through periods of worry or a lack of abundance. During these times we have more time to ponder different aspects of our personality and to decide what it is that really drives our passions. During these quieter times we have to reinvent ourselves and we can take this time to acquire new skills or change our location and move to a different city. Tantra will change you. Tantra will assist you in your growth no matter how painful or scary it is to change you can use tantra yoga to help you balance your relationship with yourself and give you the strength to set boundaries with others so you can express your needs and be “seen”.
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