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What is tantra and why it will make you happier

Updated: Mar 11, 2020

Tantra is a milliner life philosophy helping practitioners on the path to liberation and living a fulfilled and authentic life.

Tantra is a non-dualistic philosophy which means that it considers every division to be an illusion. In reality, every thing contains its corresponding opposite. Light only exists as far as there is darkness. Ying only exists in opposition to Yang. Feminine is the counterpart of Masculine. One does not exist without the other. And the soul (non-material) only exists through the body (material). In tantra the body and the soul are considered two different expressions of the same thing. Therefore, the body is as sacred as the soul. It is through the body, through the material world, that we can experience the soul, the non-material, divine aspect that exists within each one of us. It is through the body that we experience existence, that we experience the force of life and death, of love and of creation. While most traditions and religions consider the body to be just a means to be transcended through rigours discipline in order to access the divine (or the soul, or God), tantra treats the body with the same respect and devotion which is given to the soul. The body is honoured and used as a path to connect to truth.  

In practical terms, this means that through working with the body with different techniques such as massage, meditation, breathing exercises, awareness and touch, we can connect with that which makes us "feel good" or gives us a sense of meaning, purpose or even the feeling we are exactly where we are supposed to be or exactly the way we are supposed to be - that which I like to call the soul or your true self. Following the same logic, our non-material issues, such as emotional and energetic imbalances or blockages, manifests in our bodies in form of tension, pain or even dis-ease. The path to gain consciousness is not always pleasant, but it mostly highly rewarding. The massages offered herein are a powerful tool to gain more consciousness through the body. Furthermore, touch and body contact is as much a basic need for humans, from moment of birth to moment of death, as is food, sleep and shelter. Loving touch calms the nervous system, steadies the mind, reduces pain disease. 

In order to establish and sustain access to our soul, to our purpose, to the "feel good" feelings, to inner guidance, to our "higher-self", to our truth, we need to learn to identify and digest any blockages in our system. Blockages can be limiting believes adopted through culture, education, conditioning, past experience, as well as unprocessed emotions. Collectively, we have learned how to think. Our rational mind, logic, technology has already reached a fantastic level of development and power. Nevertheless, we are still children when it comes to understanding and expressing our emotions. We are still giving baby steps in the arte of love, toward ourselves, others and nature. Emotions that we are not ready to process and digest stay stored in our system, just waiting for the moment in which we will stop. Stop and give them space to be, express and dissolve. Until then they will hunt us from our unconscious and look for ways of getting our attention through physical or emotional pain. Emotions just want to be felt - as soon as we feel safe enough to let them be, they flow through our bodies and we can move on with the course of our lives feeling lighter and more connected to our essence. Tantra and intuitive Massages are a great way of creating that safe space and time for that to happen.

Then more we are able to identify and process emotions; as well as set ourselves free from conditionings, unconscious believes and fears, the more whole we will become, accepting ourselves and reality as it is. And from there we will be able to act in the world as integral human beings, respecting all of life, and living a truly free and authentic life. 

Everybody carries the potential inside to live a blissful life. The tantric path is about clearing anything that keeps you from experiencing your full potential as a human being. This path is as long as your life itself, but is one, full of joy. 

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