How to practice Neo Tantric techniques

Neo Tantra is the modern western form of how to practice Tantric techniques.

Traditionally the Tantric practices are ultimately a path to enlightenment and infinite bliss, taught in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. To my understanding anything expanding consciousness, connecting to spirit and seeing the Divine in all, is seen as the Tantric path, involving rituals and practices to liberate the soul. One definition of Tantra is that it is a body of teachings, a spiritual tradition of bringing the unconscious into consciousness; realising that we are one, an expression of Shiva and Shakti in sacred union.

 

Recommend practices:

  • love and gratitude heart consciousness
  • meditation and yoga
  • being of service
  • purification
  • rituals
  • working with sacred geometry
  • raising (subliming) sexual energy into the heart
  • sacred union
  • kundalini shake down
  • chakra awareness/activation
  • mudras, mantras
  • self reflection, discipline and focus within
  • detachment
  • sunrise and sunset gazing with prayers setting intentions
  • metta
  • preservation and cultivation of ojas
  • microcosmic orbit (a practice of circulating your energy)
  • pranayama spinal breathing
  • reflection of the deities and there consciousness
Sacred Union

Sacred union starts within, expanding to embrace the marriage of our masculine and feminine aspects, Shiva (pure consciousness) and Shakti (power and energy), into oneness and a connection to all, realising the divine in all. Sacred union holds an honouring and wanting to be of service. An unconditional love and respect to your partner and acknowledging to the connection to Goddess/God essence.

 

Tantra is an age old tradition regarding the heart as the seat of consciousness. ‘Heart’ conveys ‘that which I truly am’, which is pure being – consciousness of love and compassion.

Of the 64 arts and sciences of Tantra such as chanting, singing, dancing, playing music, drawing, writing and poetry. Each was practiced to become the best person you could be.

3 Simple beginner steps into the tantric path

1. Daily meditation of at least 20 minutes morning and night is a great starting point for the tantric path. A great way to meditate is with continued focus on your breath, in and out of the nostrils. Catching any thoughts entering your mind and coming back to full focus on breath. Imagin your thoughts are like clouds and observe them coming and going. Focus is the key to deepen in this process. Just this practice of meditation alone has lead people to an enlighten state of being. If you’re finding this too hard with the mind wandering, which can take some time to master, another technique you can use is counting each breath. Going back from 20 to 0 and then to 20 again. Then build up to 50 and then 100.

I highly recommend regular meditation to train the mind to be able to focus. Personally I find 1 hour sittings and up to 2 hours the best, as my Personal experiences of deep peace and contentment comes with longer meditations and connecting with nature. Another experience from longer meditations has been to come into lucid dreaming states.

This practice of meditation helps prepare your mind and nervous system for kundalini awakening, becoming more connected to spirit and body awareness.

2. The purification process is another important step on the Tantric path. As the body can be seen as a temple, it is great to be mindful of what you consume. Avoid processed foods as much as possible. Eat organic and in moderation. By eating slowly you can feel when you are getting full. To avoid over eating, only eat until you feel about 80% full. Over eating takes up extra energy in the digestive system. Water is key to purity and drinking spring water is the best. Tap water has added chemicals which are important to filter out.

3. Practicing yoga is a great step in integration of mind, body and soul. A simple and useful technique I’ve found very useful is the kechari mudra, which is done by putting the tongue to the roof of your mouth during your practices. This connects an energy circuit in the body, and bring about a sensation of connectedness between body and spirit, you can do this all the time if you wish.

 

Understanding the interwoven philosophies within Tantra is a life long journey and lifestyle, here are some of the different paths of Tantra

The sexual energy, which is only a small part of everything within Tantra, seems to be the first thing people relate to Tantra in the western world. This is red hat Tantra which generally focuses on sexual union. It is also known by some as an “impure” form of left hand Tantra. Choosing a path of devotion (white, black or red hat Tantra) depends on the lifestyle you wish to lead.

White hat Tantra, also know as the right hand path, is the purist path, abstaining from sexual acts in certain teachings and concerned with rituals which help liberate the soul.

Black hat Tantra or the left hand path, involves exploring all aspects of consciousness and being, challenging social constructs and your normal set ways of being. It can be a rebellious path which was said to quicken the passage to enlightenment for some. In the left hand path, you are working towards perfection, i.e. liberation, power and paranormal abilities. It also included the practice of magic. Most scriptures of the left hand path have gone underground or been lost.

The Kaula path is seen by some as a great form of spiritual practice. It works with both right and left hand schools of Tantra.

With in the Buddhist teachings of Tantra, a form of the right hand path is:

Father Tantra: ‘Father Tantra’ is a name given in Tibet to ‘Mahayoga’ (Great yoga). It is a tantra based on the practices of energy. It’s the system of the subtle body and emphases the practice of blissful awareness. This tantra comprises of meditating on the emptiness aspect of Buddha nature. Father tantra includes ‘Gusyusamaja’ (Esoteric community) and ‘Yamantaka’ (Death conqueror).

Mother Tantra: ‘Mother Tantra’ is described as yogini tantra and focuses on expanding the en lighted visualisation of all beings, with pure mind and clear light. Devotion is the foundation of this practice. This tantra is a path of practice around desire, and the brilliant aspect of Buddha nature. Mother tantra mainly includes Chakrasamvara and Hevajra and Candamaharosana.

Tantrikas (people practicing the arts of Tantra) generally enjoy an enhanced state of mind and sensory perception.

Tantra the path of Ecstasy by George Feuerstein is a great book about the history and traditional teachings of Tantra.

All the information contained within this site is my personal understandings of Tantra, learnt from many different sources and teachers. If you wish, please sit with these concepts and find the ones that you truely resonate with and integrate them into your life. God bless

☆♡☆

To live with great passion but detachment to the outcomes, reflecting on the omnipresence of the Divine…

 

Advanced practices of Tantra

In general, advanced techniques of Tantra are kept secret. They are only shared once a student has been initiated. It’s important to have done the preliminary practices as a foundation, to create a strong mind and nervous system to handle the increased energy flow that accompanies these practices.

For more information on Tantra we recommend reading Advanced Yoga practices (AYP), which contains a detailed summary and describes the tantric practices including a focus on yoga and meditation techniques.
Please share your feedback and insights or ideas on this topic… ☆♡☆

We would love to hear your comments on how you practice Tantric techniques?

An advanced practice of Tantra is drawing mandalas

Leave A Response

* Denotes Required Field

Spam Protection by WP-SpamFree