Module 3 : the sacred and the sexy
Tantra Taste: Awakening Ecstasy
Esctasy Demo Video
Different types of Tantra:
This is largely a solitary spiritual practice involving breathwork, yoga asanas, meditation and visualization. But the Kundalini yoga tradition includes a White Tantra practice for couples that involves activities like eye gazing and synchronized breathing while engaging in often quite demanding yoga postures and breathing exercises.
Our minds release 1000 thoughts per wink of an eye. Some of these thoughts get lost in the unconscious and some get stuck in the subconscious and affect the conscious mind. These thoughts become feelings, emotions, desires, multi-realities or fantasies. Instead of mastering our mind, often our mind and thoughts direct us., which can cause impulsive decisions, poor communication and self-imposed stress.
Akashic Records are the etheric records of all your deeds throughout your past lives. Imagine an opportunity where you would be able to go into the Akashic Records and erase the bad karmas of your past lives, or even just the bad karmas, addictions or negative thinking patterns of this lifetime and be able to replace those with the Grace of God’s light, love or divine truth. In one exercise you can clear, or release what might otherwise take decades of therapy. White Tantric Yoga builds your etheric quality to help you address the issues of earth.
White Tantric is mostly done in the Kundalini Yoga traditions, a Raj Yoga or Royal Yoga. It is practiced for the liberation from the unconscious mind…we use the polarities of masculine and feminine energy in a diagonal shape. Envision the energy of the universe as both parallel and perpendicular in nature, like a cloth woven together. As a cloth becomes stronger when it is starched on the diagonal, so the White Tantric Yoga diagonal or ‘Z” energy is stronger. This energy, when directed by the Mahan Tantric, cuts through the blocks that are stuck in the subconscious mind.
Using the diagonal energy, the Mahan Tantric Yogi Bhajan, connects his subtle body to the subtle bodies of the participants through the course facilitator. This works the same way as a worldwide telephone system that relies on satellites and electromagnetic energy in order to connect two parties. It consists of lines of people holding either the masculine or feminine energy sitting across from each other and doing 8 hours of sitting meditations broken up into 31 and 61 minutes. Everyone dresses in the exhausted color of white and is lead by a facilitator and transmission of the Mahan Tantric Yogi.
Mostly know as Black Magic. This is used for energy manipulation. Most commonly, it is used for a negative impact on others. It is very hard to get the teachings and most spiritual communities forbid the use of it. It can be used for good but dangerous in the hands of people who do not use it with very high regard and integrity.
Red Tantra is the path of Liberation that uses the Kundalini energy, Shakti, sexuality and the integration of the lower 3 chakras to be free of any attachments. You practice absolving any anchor points to this earthly realm and is a path to ultimate freedom and ascension.
Tantra is a path of Awakening. When we “wake up” to the idea that we are not our ego, we become liberated from the identity that ties you to any thoughts, beliefs, stories that you are limited.
Tantra is a path of Consciousness. God and Me, Me and God are ONE. Everything is Divine and if you can’t see God in All you can’t see God at ALL- Yogi Bhajan
Tantra takes you to the shadow in a safe way to annihilate these attachments. Traditionally, it was associated with cremation, cemeteries, Kali and death.Tantra is about facing your fears.
Red Tantra is a system that first teaches about our consciousness therefore we must understand that in order to understand consciousness is to have a practice that takes you deeply into the unconscious: the place that blocks your awareness.
To understand that we are beyond what we can see, beyond what we can know, beyond what we can touch, we are beyond the beyond. We are the superconscious and we are transpersonal. We are beyond the ego and beyond form. We are the formless matter, we are the creatrixs of our realities…unbound by any conformity.
Tantra was developed for people who were foundationally sound, who had already done a lot of preparation work and were prepared for higher level initiation. It’s about creating conditions for your safe transformation so you feel ready to let go of your attachments.
Before you open the door to sex, you need to open the door to meditation. Tantra starts with you practicing and mastering your own energy. You must understand your own energy before generating more of it. Tantra generates energy to move what has become stagnant from the body. Fear causes the body to contract which stagnates energy. Tantra gets you to open the body to open energy and flow out of stagnation.
However, When energy moves, it creates the feeling of chaos! We learn how to get used to and less reactionary to the chaos. We don’t hide from the shitstorms of this world, we learn how to surf the waves.
Our systems where built for energy to move so we want our neurons and psyche to relate to that. So many people strive for more and more “sameness” more and more “comfort” this is the deadening of our spirit and locks you into indifference and dullness. We are built to grow with change and challenge to build resilience and reach our highest potential. To excel and be MAGNETIC!
Tantra is a path to AWAKENING. It is teaching us about consciousness in this earthly realm. Consciousness locates itself in space and time through the SENSES. We need the body to house our consciousness and the senses to experience what it is.
The practices relax you in order to be in the HERE AND NOW. Most people over-identify with the body so much that having experiences that take them out of body then gives them the realization of consciousness itself (the beyond the beyond) and can start to shift their sense of self. When we can have a shift in the sense of self, we can have a shift in our world view.
Pleasure is directed to liberation and aligned with the orgasmic state that can take us beyond space and time. Therefore, in Tantra we use ecstatic/ states of pleasure to take us to the exalted realms.
Most everyone craves the delicious vacation from reality that comes with orgasm but few know that it can last much much longer and can also be circulated around the body eventually leading to full body and heart-gasms. The orgasm is a little peak at the power of Kundalini unleashed.
Physical organism is just a reflection of an urge to merge with the Divine but just for a few seconds. If we re-route the desire, the urge leads to a higher experience.
So, we have to understand that our desires at a deeper level. They are a movement in the direction of wholeness and based on a belief that “it’s here I will be fulfilled”.
We need to feel fulfilled in order for our desires to take a higher form. This is why Tantra is meant for people who have done a certain level of work already and can see beyond their ego desires vs transpersonal desires. Desires towards wholeness rather than desires of immediate gratification.
You come to know that desire is not the vehicle to become whole by taking you out of pain but to know that going through the pain, you transcend the ego and in turn contact your real desire
Our fulfillment of our desires depends on the ability to be with our own pain. Only then can we start to really hold the higher experiences. Our body opens more and is cleared of lower vibrational thoughts, behaviors and patterns to then have more energy flowing through the body. Here the full body orgasm and heart-gasm becomes possible.
Heart-gasm is the highest experience we have…where we can have this orgasmic energy circulated in our system without another. But this is a natural process…you can’t force it. You are graced with it when you build your love for the higher frequencies.
Tantra can be a journey and a path in life or it can be a set of tools. The goals are different…the life path is centered around enlightenment and using the tools can be for just having better sex. It’s all good! No matter what, Tantra will bring more intention and awareness to your sexual energy and creates deeper intimacy.
The practices fall on a spectrum from celebrate solo mediation to sole focus on hyper-sexual practices. Classic Tantra teaches the more meditative practices and Neo-Tantra tends towards more embodiment practices for better sex. The art of sex is only a very small portion of Tantra but it is also what has become popularized in the West. We need both!
When we focus on spirit alone, we tend to escape the pains of this world and leave the body. When we focus too much on the body, we tend to get stuck in the ego, become self-obsessed and lose perspective. Tantra is a unique practice as it advocates for being in the body and facing the shadow in order to transcend to higher realms.
In Tantra, we use concentration, focus, sound, breathe and movement to move and strengthen the different focal points in the body: the chakras. We are connecting to the frequencies of the chakras with yantra, mantra…symbols and sounds that when focused on tap our awareness into the frequency of that area. Here we can start to play with and move the energy.