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I have been getting this question a lot more lately, “what’s tantra”? Nobody wants to hear my well thought out and researched dissertation on the topic. They want to know what it is, what it means to me, how it could help them, in 90 seconds or less. So here we go:
Tantra is a way of life, a world view, and a spiritual practice that involves full and non-judgmental acceptance of self and the full integration of mind (intellect), body (senses), and spirit (heart, connectedness to all of creation) into one unified being. So you see your whole self not as good or bad, but just as is. Tantra goes against the Puritanical concept that the physical body is dirty or sinful, and instead views sensuality (the senses – hearing, seeing, feeling, smelling, and tasting) and sexuality as inseparable from the spiritual self. In short, tantra is like sensual yoga. Tantra does not however, degenerate into the practice of hedonism, or overindulgence and irrational devotion to extreme pleasure. The idea is that passion and desire are pathways to experience a higher state of spiritual consciousness, or pure contentment. The practice of tantra, much like yoga, taps into subtle energies and moves them through meditation (both moving and still), visualization, and ritual to affect health, beauty, state of mind, and overall wellness.
Tantra does not require adherence to any particular religious beliefs, dogma, or rituals and rejects all forms of prejudice. The only required ideal is to live as a whole and authentic human being, without the exclusion of natural passion, creativity, enjoyment, and sensual perception in order to become and remain deeply connected with life. Tantra is not all fun and games. It is challenging in that you must remain “present” most of the time. To be present means to be unattached to the past or preoccupied with the future. The focus is on the here and now.
I originally sought tantra as a way to experience a new dimension to my bellydance. It turned out to be an effective means of anger management, greatly developed my sense of intuition, enhanced my intimate life, and helped me to be a more effective parent. In broader terms tantra is very useful in stress relief, living a lifestyle that promotes wellness, emotional stability, more meaningful relationships, and general success in challenging endeavors.
My journey through learning gentile loving kindness is a continuous process that has led mehere. I am a CPR/First Aid/AED ceritified. I spent 5 years working in fitness facilities in deifferent capacities.
I worked as a lifeguard, water aerobic instuctor and personal trainer. Since then I am AAFA certified and I am trained in Yoga instruction and personal training and fitness.
I am trained in reiki, tantra and Lomi lomi massage. My journey is far from beling complete. It is highly important that I continue my educational path so that I am always learning.
Release your life into the flow of universal life force energy. here is where you can find peace and abondance. here you are void of all idols. The removal of the ego allows your mind and body to transcend into places that you may have never though possible before.
The laws of Karma in the community and with eachother. What we give to society is what we recieve back. Tantra is about the laws of love and a healthy intimate life within the scope of a marriage. It came about at a time when people were betrothed and there was no divorce. Learning tollerance and appreciation for eachother can lead to a life of love and acceptance of one another reguardless of who is put in your path. That truly allows us to see the beauty in eachother and live a much more fullfilling life when we can look outside the box of self fulfillment and love more fully as each of us would like to be loved.
For real healing to happen to society, both woman and man must seriously re-evaluate the position of women in our contemporary societies. In the early times there were societies based around a Goddess Religion. When society was based around a Goddess Religion, women were thus worshiped as Goddesses. These societies followed a peaceful, agrarian lifestyle. As such, we must first work toward removing gender imbalance, which is still glaringly obvious in modern society. This gender imbalance is the main cause of all the health problems that prevail in society.
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