What, Why and How of Tantric Breathing
Let your body lead the way
Tantra is first and foremost, a path of radical mindfulness.
Sex is by no means essential to tantra (it is simply an excellent setting for practice. More on that in a future article). One can be both celibate and a tantrika, a devotee of tantra.
While sex is not essential to practice tantra, mindfulness is.
One cannot practice tantra if she has not honed her ability to come to full presence in any given moment.
Therefore, if you want to start practicing tantra, you must start meditating. If you want to start meditating, a wise place to begin is with the breath.
Tantra and the Breath
In this article, I’d like to share with you how I use my breath to up-level my sex life. As I said, in Tantra, sex is no more and no less than an excellent setting for practice.
You can apply all of the following to swinging on a swing set, skiing, and myriad other physical activities.
I find it most rewarding to apply tantric breathing to sex.
Tantric breathing is free, natural, uninhibited, mindful breathing.
Tantric breathing, like all tantra, begins by deeply and fearlessly feeling your own body.
Your body is the teacher. You are the student.
The last amazing session I had of tantric breathing was with my lover when we were out in a forest. We had stolen a bit of time in the midst of a hectic day for a quick walk. We were both fully clothed and though we didn’t see anyone in our immediate surroundings, friends could easily have passed by at any moment.
And yet, there we were, sitting with legs wrapped one around the other, on a rock in the sunshine, when he said, “It’s hard for me to keep my hands off of you.” “So don’t.” I replied…Keep reading on Medium