An Introduction to Tantra

Posted on April 6th, 2021 11:18 AM

When you search Tantra on google; you will find articles & practices related to tantric sex. But Tantra is not what it comes on the first page! Tantra is a wide subject and to know about tantra you need to start with its history and what actually is Tantra. Let us help you build with the basic knowledge of tantra.

Tantra: The Sanskrit word derives from ‘Tan’ means expansion & ‘Tra’ means liberation. It means expanding your consciousness in order to attain liberation. It dates back over 7,000 years ago. Tantra was started by Shiva in the 6th century. Tantra suggests that the individual & the universal being are one. 

“Only after passing through millions of lives, through constant clash & cohesion, does one attain a human body.”

- Shrii Shrii Anandamurthi

It is said that before tantra life in the world was not civilized and organized. It helped the world to become organized in a spiritual way. The cognitive principle of Tantra is the Shiva & the operative principle of the Tantra is Shakti. Being absorbed in the supreme consciousness & removing obstacles from the way is the aim of tantra.

“In the process of meditation, the crude mind merges into the subtle mind, & the subtle mind loses its identity in the casual mind.”

- Shrii Shrii Anandamurthi

Tantric yoga weaves together many yogic and meditative practices to help you get as deep an understanding of yourself as possible so that you can accept that self.

8 Limbs of Astaunga Yoga :

  • Yama (abstinences)

  • Niyama (observances)

  • Asana (yoga postures)

  • Dharna (concentration)

  • Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses)

  • Pranayama (breath control)

  • Dhyana (meditation)

  • Samadhi  (absorption)

These outlines will help you to understand the basics of tantra and its history. Hit us up! If you have any queries!

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