So usually we get the query, “What’s Tantra Yoga?” Some might understand it as “intercourse yoga” or “attractive yoga” and see it primarily as a option to obtain higher orgasms.
After which there may be the type of Yoga that we have now change into so aware of within the West, which has a studio on virtually each road nook in our fashionable cities. We present up in a yoga studio, put our mat down and follow our poses. It is yoga, is not it? Sure, however it’s only a type of yoga known as “Hatha” yoga.
Hatha yoga is the follow of the bodily physique. Tantra Yoga is the follow of the vitality physique.
What’s the “vitality physique”? You’ll be able to consider it this fashion: All matter is made up of energetic frequencies, as quantum physics now proves. It contains our physique. The life pressure vitality is flowing via us human beings on a regular basis from the time we’re conceived till the time we die. Life pressure vitality is thought by completely different names in numerous cultures like Chi in Chinese language, Kundalini in Sanskrit, Reiki in Japanese or The Pressure as in Star Wars. The life pressure and the sexual vitality are the identical. It’s the vitality that introduced us into this world. More often than not, the sexual vitality of the life pressure manifests in delicate states after which generally in states of arousal. Tantric yoga helps to develop consciousness of our life vitality and the way it manifests in us on a bodily, emotional and psychological degree.
To entry vitality consciousness, we depend on the Chakra system of seven main vitality facilities within the physique. Every chakra is related to a special method of feeling, feeling and considering. For instance, the guts chakra, situated in the midst of the chest between the breasts, is related to love and compassion, and the flexibility to attach with different folks. It’s seen when an individual expresses his love for one thing or somebody and locations his hand on his coronary heart. Everyone knows this expertise. If the guts chakra is out of steadiness and constricted, we might really feel closed to ourselves or to at least one one other. Different chakras produce other results and all of them are equally necessary.
By connecting to our vitality facilities, we will start to take away blocks of an emotional, bodily or religious nature in order that we will dwell life to the fullest. These blocks do not simply exist within the thoughts, they’re held within the physique. We take a look at the chakras to see the place we’re out of steadiness. By the work of respiratory, motion, meditation, and emotional and bodily liberation processes, an individual can take away these blockages and expertise better pleasure and vitality of their life. What additionally finally ends up taking place is that the physique begins to “operate” higher, vitality begins to move extra simply, and we really feel extra awake and higher bodily.
Additionally it is the first aim of Hatha yoga: to permit one’s vitality to move extra simply. Alignment is the first aim of any Hatha yoga class. The poses (aka “Asanas”) have been designed to attain optimum alignment of an individual’s physique. And never only for higher posture; each pose has an lively part behind it. For instance, Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I) is great bodily for constructing quadriceps and glutes power, but in addition energetically cultivates extra braveness and power to face life’s challenges.
Tantra and Hatha Yoga subsequently start to nourish one another. For instance, if an individual practices numerous Tantra, they might discover that their follow of asanas improves dramatically. It is because as their vitality works higher, their our bodies naturally transfer in the direction of optimum alignment. Conversely, if an individual is primarily a Hatha yoga practitioner, their physique will start to launch emotional blockages as they work on their alignment. That is why not everybody feels at peace or comfortable throughout a yoga class. As we start to breathe and stretch in our our bodies, previous feelings start to come up.
You’ll be able to see that yoga is available in many shapes and varieties. Tantra is a follow that results in deeper success and pleasure in a single’s life. When practiced in partnership with Hatha yoga, a practitioner can expertise power and vitality in each their bodily and energetic physique.