Did you know in ancient times, tantrikas were tutored by teachers in the art of love as well as 64 OTHER arts and sciences? Those who practiced tantra had a multidisciplinary education and were considered to be among the highest ranking, most sophisticated members of society.
Today, we are more than likely to have a well-rounded education from school, travels and our chosen occupations. But few of us have EVER been taught the art of conscious loving and more importantly, how to cultivate our unique sexual-spiritual capacity through love-making.
The good news: Couples can learn and teach each other, and Tantra can help. (yay!) You might consider Tantra as an "extension course" - a master class in love an relationships. Now this is a class we might all be eager to show up for! The experience can be extremely powerful. Consider when a woman's fire is tended and fed by her most intimate partner, the benefits are manifest for both lovers. But for women, especially, the rekindling of dormant sexual fires can lead to startling, unexpected sensations. A woman's sexual awakening can, unlike a man's, propel her on a spiritual path. According to tantric texts, women's enlightenment is facilitated by the electric charge of her orgasmic nature. Through the sacred sexual experience, a woman activates a powerful sexual/spiritual energy (known as shakti) which releases itself into her physical body and her psyche, creating the atmosphere for her awakening and spiritual enlightenment. Tantra recognizes spirituality as a kind of rearrangement of the same energy as sexuality.
Once a woman is awakened, both partners benefit. Her desire and satisfaction increase feeding the desire and satisfaction of her mate, which engenders total authentic giving and receiving by the two. Tantric lovemaking promotes health and vitality. Psychologically, too, Tantra is a healing art. It allows for overcoming negative charges in the second chakra, where we can retain imprints from information passed on by parents, religion, past experiences, embarrassments, etc. Tantric practices can discharge the negative energy, balancing the sacral chakra and in so doing make enormous resources of positive energy available to all areas of life. Some discover energy they never knew they had, a creative energy that refreshes the mind, replenishes vitality and restores passion for life.
I don't know about you, but this sounds like THE BEST MEDICINE EVER! Side effects? ... Only a lot more joy, fun, freedom, and connection.
If you find your interest aroused, I am here to hold space for your exploration and with wisdom and compassion guide you (and your partner) to an enlightened experience of love and life.
I work with individual men and women as well as couples intent on harmonizing and enhancing their relationships and their lives.