Tantra is not well understood in the western world, but is a key to healthy living and awareness that can transform you into the person you were meant to be.
The Sanskrit word Tantra is related to the concept of weaving and expansion- it derives from 'tan', meaning to expand, spin out, and weave. We weave the strands of our nature into a unified whole. Tantra takes the approach that one should not only not reject the body and its desires, but actually embrace them on the road to enlightenment. Tantra shares the view that sexual itercourse canbe a sacrament and a means of spiritual transformation. Tantra is the transformatin of vital energy in all its permutations ultimately toward the goal of spiritual attundement and enlightenment. In this context sexual relations become sacred.
The common view by most western men regarding sex is that you become stimulated, erect and ejacualte all in a short time for the relief of tension and for pleasure sake. It is a narrow point of view and leaves a lot to be desired for the powerful erotic energy that has the power to heal and transform. In tantra, ejaculation control is cultivated and you go beyond sex into a new realm of awareness.
A proactive sexual practice of engaging in sacred sex with a partner or oneself can be your path to enlightenment and a focused life. There are many aspects to tantra beyond sex. It comes from yoga and meditation. You cannot go wrong with tantra. A part of tantra is the true art of sex and ecstasy.
The art of sex in American and other western societies has been lost. In discovering tantra you can regain the beauty of sex with another person and transform much of the negative effects of daily life.
The word Kundalini is derived from a Sanskrit word `Kundal' meaning coiled up. It is the primordial dormant energy present in three-and-a-half, coils at the base of the spine in a triangular bone called the Sacrum. The Latin name `Os Sacrum' suggests that it is a holy or sacred part of the body. The ancient Greeks were aware of this and therefore they called it the `Hieron Osteon', noting that it was the last bone to be destroyed when the body is burnt, and also attributed supernatural powers to it. Egyptians also held this bone to be very
valuable and considered it the seat of special power.
In the West, Sacrum is symbolised by the sign of Aquarius and by the Holy Grail, container of the water of life.
The Kundalini, which is to nourish the tree of life within us, is
coiled up like a serpent and therefore it has been called, `The
Serpent Power'. It has been described in great detail in the
Upanishads. Kundalini Yoga is supposed to be supreme in all the
Yogas. Guru Vashistha asserted that Kundalini is the seat of absolute
knowledge. The awareness of the presence of this primordial energy
Kundalini within the human body was considered by the sages and
saints to be the highest knowledge. The Kundalini and Chakras have
been vividly described in Vedic and Tantric texts.