Updated: Aug 19, 2021
Tantra is about weaving teachings and techniques to develop inner power and increase our capacity to thrive in all aspects of our life.
Tantra has many beautiful translations.
One of them is to expand beyond limit.
Tantra is a science, a body of knowledge that offers many incredible techniques so we can overcome our limits and thrive in all aspects of our life..
“Tantra aims to positively impact your outer and inner world, your body, mind, emotions, psyche and spirit as well as life” - Yogarupa Rod Stryker
Life is sacred.
Tantra practices will give us tools to bring more joy and magic in the everyday life as well as on our yoga mat. Another definition of Tantra is 'satisfaction of touch'. As our heart gets touched we start to see the sublime in the mundane. Our whole life becomes an opportunity to be moved and touched, even when things are challenging around us, we become less reactive and we start to see and feel from our heart.
Tantra is about using energy. Being able to control our breath is more important than being able to touch our toes. We can change how we feel by changing the way we breathe. Learn how to shape your breath, and your mind will reflect those changes pretty quickly. The asanas, pranayamas, meditations, the kriyas and the mantras as well as self reflections and uses of Ayurveda principles are all weaved together to create the tapestry of our practice. Tantra is the thread that brings all of those teachings together to transform our inner and outer world.
It requires a daily practice but it also asks of us to surrender and soften. Only when discipline invites devotion we start to expand and become a vessel for the teachings to move through.
How do I know it's working?
After more than 20 summers of having yoga as part of my life, the last 4 years practicing tantra have been incredibly transformative. The way I show up in the world, the desire to understand myself, not letting fear and doubt take control, knowing when the old patterns are coming back to the surface, taking care of myself so I can take better care of others and the planet. Showing respect for this time that I have been gifted with. Life is sacred....
Tantra is a tradition that welcomes everyone. You do not need to look a certain way, be flexible, young or wear expensive leggings. If you would like to find out more feel free to contact me at www.sarahmachadoyoga.com