Tantra Yoga is designed to awaken the kundalini energy in the body and to address the relationships and the sexuality through rituals. It focuses on the dynamic aspect of the divinity called Shakti. It helps to create the circle of energy between the couple which leads to the sacred love or divine love.
In the ancient Indian city of Mohenjo Daro on the banks of the Indus river, stands a monument bearing a golden seal, reliably dated as being 6,000 years old. It depicts a person sitting in a yoga posture performing a Tantric ritual. This is the oldest evidence known for Tantra. In India, Hindus perform worship to Lingam (penis) and Yoni (vagina), Shiva and Shakti since that time.The word Tantra means “to manifest, to expand”. In this context, sex is thought to expand consciousness and to weave together the polarities of male (shiva) and female (shakti) into a harmonious whole. Tantra emerged as a rebellion against the organised religion, which held that sexuality should be rejected in order to reach enlightenment. Tantra challenged the ascetic beliefs of that time purporting that sexuality was a doorway to the Divine and the earthly pleasures, such as eating, dancing and other creative expression considered as sacred acts.
The central teaching in Tantra is that all in life is sacred, especially our sexuality. This is because Tantrism views the sexpower as being the same inner energy that powers our enlightenment.The practitioner of sexual Tantra attempts to use the power of the sexual force as an agent of awakening and transcendence. When your love goes deeper, then love becomes beloved and then, later on, it becomes more pure, which is known as Divine love. In divine love or sacred love the body becomes like temple and love becomes God. At this level, the couple easily surrenders to each other with gratitude. At this moment, there is no shame, no hate and no fear. By using the sexual energy consciously, we can tap into a true source of youth and vitality.
“Sexual union is an auspicious Yoga which, though involving enjoyment of all sensual pleasures, gives release. It is a path of liberation” by Kaularahasya.
Sometimes we view sex as a source of recreation rather than a means of transformation. Like animals, we try to satisfy ourselves rather than to pleasure our lover or to connect each other more deeply. This kind of love making is like bubble into water, which finish so quickly with a climax somewhere in between and an average duration of 5 to 15 minutes. Given that, women can take about 20 minutes just to reach full arousal, this type of sexual experience can be deeply unsatisfying. Then, later on, the couple feels no interest in each other. Tantra sex teaches, how to enjoy each moment of our lovemaking. In the Tantric sex, the partner can enjoy the sexual pleasure with no beginning and no end. There is no goal, no plan, only the present moment of exquisite union. Love will convert into deep meditation naturally. For this reason, lovemaking is meditative, expressive and intimate.