A few days ago, I returned to the world after spending nine days at a Tantra yoga retreat lead by Tantra masters, Ananda Sarita and Niten. It was one of the most powerful and transformational experiences I have ever had. I have always found that retreat style intensive training, offer the greatest opportunity for change and transformation, and this retreat was no exception.
Tantra is often associated and talked about as the yoga of sex, and in a lot of ways, it is. However, sex, as we know it in the West, and the way that is it practiced mostly these days is not the same approach as seen in Tantra. Therefore, while it does have a focus on sexual union, it offers a completely different and refreshing approach to sex.
Here is a free video of me explaining the 3 Key Lessons I learned from my experience.
1. Love, Honor & Respect
The first thing is that there’s no way of going back. There’s no way of going back to bad sex, bad communication, and dishonoring. So, I think that’s the main thing, is that it really teaches you how to treat relationships and sexual union with respect and with honor. Tantra is the science of respect, love and honor of your lover, and also your relationships in general.
2. Don’t Chase!
The second thing is when it does come to sexual union, it’s not about chasing the orgasm. So, I’ve mentioned this before in other courses and in books I’ve written is that one of the keys is not to chase orgasm because this whole thing of chasing orgasm really is a masculine, male-dominated, goal-orientated process. When you go into it with that, it’s like you don’t enjoy the journey. You’re going for the destination and missing so many other magical aspects if you’re chasing orgasm because you’re not in presence. Essentially, when you’re chasing a future outcome, you’re not going to be in presence because you’re just hankering, hankering, hankering. So, it teaches you to enjoy the journey, which is the Yin element and brings more power.
Essentially, when you’re chasing a future outcome, you’re not going to be in presence because you’re just hankering, hankering, hankering. So, it teaches you to enjoy the journey, which is the Yin element and with it, brings more power.
3. Tantra Can be Practiced Without Sex
There are many ways to practice Tantra without sexual union. There are many meditations (look up Osho meditations to get a better idea) that you can do with a friend or a loved one, or even a family member that will help them get in touch with male and female energies in their own body. Tantra is very powerful at helping anyone to become more familiar, more comfortable, more harmonic with male-female polarities.
I hope that helps in some way. More information is available in the free video posted above.
I’ll speak with you again soon. 🙂