So typically we get the query, “What’s Tantra Yoga?” Some could understand it because the “yoga of intercourse” or the “attractive yoga” and consider it primarily as a option to obtain higher orgasms.
After which there may be the type of Yoga we now have turn out to be so aware of within the West, which has a studio at nearly each avenue nook of our fashionable cities. We present as much as a yoga studio, lay down our mat and apply our poses. That is yoga, proper? Sure, however that is only one type of yoga referred to as “Hatha” yoga.
Hatha yoga is the apply of the bodily physique. Tantra yoga is the apply of the energetic physique.
What is the “energetic physique?” You’ll be able to take a look at it this fashion: All matter is made up of power frequency, as now confirmed by Quantum Physics. This contains our physique. Life drive power is working by means of us human beings always from the second we’re conceived to the time we die. Life drive power is understood by completely different names in numerous cultures, like Chi in Chinese language, Kundalini in Sanskrit, Reiki in Japanese, or The Pressure like in Star Wars. Life drive and sexual power are the identical. It is the power that introduced us into this world. More often than not life drive sexual power exhibits up in delicate states after which at occasions in aroused states. Tantric yoga permits to develop consciousness of our life drive power and the way it manifests in us on bodily, emotional and psychological ranges.
To entry energetic consciousness we draw on the Chakra system of seven main power facilities within the physique. Every Chakra is related to a unique manner of sensing, feeling and reflecting. For instance, the center Chakra, positioned in the midst of the chest between the breasts, is related to love and compassion, and the flexibility to attach with different folks. That is seen when an individual expresses love for one thing or somebody and locations their hand on their coronary heart. Everyone knows this expertise. If the center Chakra is out of steadiness and constricted, we could really feel closed off to ourselves or from one other. Different Chakras produce other impacts and all are equally necessary.
Connecting with our power facilities we will begin to clear blocks of emotional, bodily or religious nature so we could also be dwelling life to the fullest. These blocks don’t simply exist within the thoughts, they’re held within the physique. We glance to the Chakras to see the place we’re out of steadiness. By way of breath work, motion, meditation, and emotional and bodily launch processes, an individual can clear these blocks and expertise larger pleasure and aliveness of their life. What additionally finally ends up taking place is the physique begins “working” higher, power begins to movement extra simply and we really feel extra awake and turn out to be bodily effectively.
That is additionally the first function of Hatha yoga – to permit one’s power to movement extra simply. Alignment is the primary focus of any Hatha yoga class. The poses (a.ok.a. “Asanas”) had been designed to get an individual’s physique into optimum alignment. And never only for the sake of higher posture; every pose has an lively part behind it. For instance, Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I) is nice bodily for constructing power within the quadriceps and gluteus but additionally energetically cultivates extra braveness and power to face life’s challenges.
Tantra and Hatha yoga, subsequently, begin feeding into one another. For instance, if an individual is training a variety of Tantra they could discover that their asana apply enormously improves. It’s because as their power runs higher, their physique naturally goes in direction of optimum alignment. Conversely, if an individual is primarily a Hatha yoga practitioner, their physique will begin to launch emotional blocks as they work on their alignment. For this reason not everybody feels at peace or glad throughout a yoga class. As we begin to breathe and stretch into our our bodies, previous feelings begin to come up.
You’ll be able to see Yoga is available in many shapes and varieties. Tantra is one apply that leads towards deeper success and pleasure in a single’s life. When practiced in partnership with Hatha yoga, a practitioner can expertise power and aliveness in each their bodily and energetic physique.