What is Tantra?
Tantra also called Tantrism and Tantric religion, is an ancient Indian tradition. It consists of beliefs, meditation and ritual practices. It seeks to channel the divine energy of the macrocosm or godhead into the human microcosm. Although some elements of Tantra may be quite ancient Hindu Tantrism as a related complex of religious rituals and practices probably originated c. 500–600 CE.
In Sanskrit, Tantra means “treatise” or “exposition”. Literally it can be said to mean “loom, warp, weave”; hence “principle, continuum, system, doctrine, theory”, from the verbal root tan “stretch, extend, expand”, and the suffix tra “instrument”. The 10th-century Tantric scholar Rāmakaṇṭha, gives the following definition: A tantra is a divinely revealed body of teachings, explaining what is necessary and what is a hindrance in the practice of the worship of God; and also describing the specialized initiation and purification ceremonies that are the necessary prerequisites of Tantric practice.
As the interest in Tantra has grown in the West, its perception deviates remarkably from the Tantric traditions. It was seen as a “cult of ecstasy”, combining sexuality and spirituality to correct Western repressive attitudes towards sex. Hence for many modern readers Tantra is now synonymous with “spiritual sex” or “sacred sexuality,” a belief that sex should be recognized as a sacred act capable of elevating its participants to a higher spiritual plane. Source: Wikipedia
What does Tantra mean to me
For me, Tantra is to weave a piece of life.
It means to create your own way of live through observing,
feeling and sharing experiences.Tantra is like an eternal evolution,
in which you rediscover yourself every day, time and again.
Tantra keeps me alive and inspires me to become more aware
of my own sexual power and my sexual vulnerability.
By awaking my sexual fire I start to feel emotions and sensations
in my physical body that allow me to fully be myself.