This is a question I was asked repeatedly at the Health Expo I exhibited at last week-end as an Awakening Within practitioner on the Sunshine Coast. People had all manner of wild ideas ready to put forward: this really helped me understand just how little is known about Tantra in mainstream society.
One of the most common answers centered around it being all about sex and yoga style positions, or some type of cult revived from the sixties. In fact Tantra is fast becoming mainstream being offered by professionals and in health retreats in a similar way to Eastern Yoga and meditation of the 60‘s & 70's which is now common place throughout the western world.
Tantra is an ancient spiritual tradition that honors the sacred union of the masculine and feminine energies. Tantra is the practice of allowing an individual to recognize their sexual nature and master their sexual energy. By exploring their sexuality, an individual is able to identify and bring to the fore limiting and restraining emotional blocks. Using tools such as Emotional De-armoring these blocks can be released allowing new pathways to form. Tantra is a way of life integrated through all aspects on an energetic level.
The basic elements of tantra
Derived from the sacred Hindu, Tantra is Sanskrit from the root word ‘tan’ which translates as “to spread, expand, weave, continue, spin-out, weave; to put forth, show or manifest”. All life and every type of energy and matter including thoughts, actions and matter are part of this energetic weave as are our ancestors.
For the purpose of today six areas are mentioned...
Create a beautiful environment for making love and sex - make it a sanctuary and try to keep the kids out as much as possible. Remember to keep in mind a special day time space too (good chance you will both be more awake and relaxed).
Add elements to your sex life that heighten all of the senses: music, essential oils, sexy foods, feathers and silk. And try keeping your eyes open.
Explore each other from top to toe, in tantra, the focus is on the whole body and resist the urge to just touch genitals, feel each moment together, above all take your time.
GIVING & RECEIVING
Give from the heart and be open to receive, complete focus and complete surrender makes for better sex. Let go of the need to do things "right" or have a end goal in mind.
To focus on right now, do a quick sensory check: close your eyes use your breath and tune into what you can hear, taste, smell and touch. Then open your eyes.
Breathe deep into your diaphragm and down into your abdomen to activate the body
By bridging the gap between sex and spirit we can open our hearts to feeling new ways of going deeper and enriching our intimate relationships, experiences & communication, which naturally leads to happier h
The journey unfolds
Philip Millroy - 0419171664
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Philip Millroy is an Awakening Within relationship/sexuality coach & educator based on the Sunshine Coast. He is also a qualified and experienced body worker, reiki master, cuddle party facilitator and speaker/trainer.