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What Is Tantra?

Hi, Im Holly Turiya, Tantric Sex, Love + Intimacy Coach, and in todays’s episode I want to share with you the answer to the most common question I receive?

What IS Tantra?

I could take 6 hours to fully answer this question because it’s so rich! But today, I want to simplify + distill this topic so it’s easy for you to understand!

Tantra is an ancient tradition from India that dates back to over 3,000 years ago.

It’s the original tree that birthed Taoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

A lot of ancient arts that you practice such as meditation, ecstatic dance, mantra and Goddess worship derive from the Tantric traditions.

In Sanskrit, which is the ancient Indian language, the word Tantra means “to weave”, and also “to expand + liberate.”

So from the roots of the word Tantra, we know it opens doors for us to weave or integrate.

So what are we weaving together?

Well, one of the core teachings of Tantric philosophy is that we live on a polarity planet.

There’s light + dark, up + down, compassion + greed, humility + royalty.

For everything we experience in life, there’s an opposing energy that has a polarized expression.

Think about the Yin Yang symbol, which is a Tantric + Taoist symbol.

This represents the polarity of life with the expression of masculine (Yang) and feminine (Yin).