You may have heard of Tantra, and think it refers to a sexual practice. Well, yes, and no. Tantra is actually an ancient spiritual training that embraces sexual energy as a pathway to divine consciousness. The principles of tantric lovemaking can also be applied to the way you and your partner communicate with each other.
Tantra is about becoming embodied. Obviously, if you’re reading this, you are embodied, you manifest on earth as a body that houses your spirit. However, to be truly “embodied” means to have intentional, heightened awareness of our own presence. The body is a doorway through which we can step into an even greater sense of ourselves. By centering in the body, we open ourselves to what is beyond the body, to a higher vibration of our own existence.
Some spiritual trainings take an “out-of-body” approach. Tantra instead invites us to become fully present IN the body, in order to access the deeper, non-physical truth of who we are. It is not about being more physical. It is about centering ourselves in the ultimate here and now of our being. Continue reading