Tantric yoga is low-key an awesome way to get your amorous thoughts and feelings moving within the body when you’re stuck in a sluggish streak or sex rut.
Believe it or not, people have been using yoga and tantra to get in touch with their sexual selves for an extremely long time. Basically forever, actually. (You may not have thought that quiet yoga teacher Jeremy was in-tune with his sexual energies to a startling degree, but he probably is.)
Yoga is all about energies, connecting to the body and soul, and breathing. It's pretty sexual when you think about it.
Tantric yoga goes a step further, enabling couples to feel a greater sense of intimacy, awareness, and passion. For women, it can unleash the inner sexual creature you’ve been dying to meet.
Do not mess with the Kundalini energy; it's an extremely powerful force that controls your sexual feelings, awakening, and inner passions. It is your primal energy, the one that gives you the “cannot-get-you-naked-fast-enough” feeling.
Feeling stuck in yourself? Not feeling particularly sexual or hot? Tantric yoga can help release the blocked energy, because sometimes all we need is a push.
Here is how you use tantric yoga to release your Kundalini energy for better sex and heightened arousal.
First of all, what the heck is tantra?
Despite what you might have heard, tantra is not about sex. It’s actually about energy, spirituality, breathing, and centeredness. Sure, you can use the practice for hotter, sexier, more intimate sex, but that isn’t its primary function.
Tantra is an ancient practice based out of India. It is thousands of years old. It is a way of life and a spiritual practice that focuses on energies within the body. The energies, known as chakras, are located in a few key areas of the body.
There are seven main chakras: The Root Chakra (base of the spine), The Sacral Chakra (pelvis), Solar Plexus (belly), Heart, Throat, The Third Eye (forehead/intuition), and Crown (head).
Each chakra represents a different part of the human experience, be it love, intuition, openness to love, etc. When any of these energy centers is blocked, the center it is responsible for suffers. Sexual energy is based in the Solar Plexus and Root chakras. Kundalini (or shakti) is located in the Root chakra. When it is blocked, it becomes difficult to experience pleasure and feel like the true sex goddess you are. At least, that’s what tantric practitioners believe.
How does this relate to yoga?
Yoga, another ancient Hindu practice and one we’re sure you’re familiar with, has a lot to do with tantra. Yoga uses poses, breathing, movement, and inner connectedness to one's self to find peace and a sense of wholeness.
The sexual energy based in your lower spine can be released through yoga poses. Both tantra and yoga teachers recognize that shakti fuels your desire and erotic longing. Tantric yoga helps to tap into and release this energy.
Through a series of specific poses, tantric yoga is designed to enable the Kundalini to flow from the base of the spine. Such poses included downward dog, cat, cow, and frog. They specifically focus on this area of the body, opening and stretching the hips, lower back, and pelvis.
You know, essentially where your vulva and vagina are within the body. Obviously.
For couples, you might want to try poses such as the Lotus or boat pose. These bring you closer both physically and spiritually. Instead of letting the proximity of your partner to your own body become instantly sexual, focus on your breathing. Stare deeply into each other’s eyes for two minutes. Align your breathing. (Check out this site for a comprehensive list of yoga poses.)
Yoga helps release your brain’s feel good chemicals such as oxytocin and dopamine. These are the same chemicals you see during and after orgasm.
Is this right for you?
Yoga gets your head on straight, you know? When you walk away from yoga there is a profound sense of calm. Well, not for everyone, but for yogis it definitely does provide this. There is a reason people have been doing yoga for a zillion years.
Practitioners of tantric yoga believe that opening yourself up to this practice can help to change the whole way you experience pleasure and eroticism.
It can breed intimacy between couples and help women especially feel like their most desirable and sexy selves. Tantra values female sexuality as sacred and divine. It celebrates pleasure and your total sexual autonomy. It is an ancient practice that recognizes women as a sexual creatures capable of immense pleasure.
If you ask us, we could all use a little tantric yoga and get that Kundalini energy flowing. How well does it all work? You be the judge.