Tantra yoga is a practice that can be used to expand the connection and awareness between a couple, creating a deeper bond spiritually with each other.
“I enjoy experiencing yoga poses with my husband, as yoga not only deepens our connectedness, but it also recharges our energy and peaceful feelings throughout the day and expands our awareness with each other and the universe.” Cindy Goulding
Tantra yoga takes the whole body and whole person into account and works with five different bodies:
- The physical body
- The energetic body
- The mental/emotional body
- The wisdom body (the inner teacher)
- The bliss body
Each of these bodies has its own weaknesses and its own strengths—all of which are usually buried deep down. When we can bring them all to the surface, we can stop responding unconsciously and gain control over our desires. Through Tantra yoga, one is said to be able to ultimately reach a state of eternal bliss.
While most of us think of sex when we think of Tantra Yoga, this ancient practice is actually a powerful combination of asana, mantra, mudra, and bandha (energy lock) and chakra (energy center) work that you can use to build strength, clarity, and bliss in everyday life.
By harnessing and embodying the five forces of Shakti, the female deity that represents creativity and change, Tantric Yoga suggests we can move through the world with more confidence and contentment.