What comes to your mind when you hear the term Tantra Yoga? If it’s something sexual, well, you’re sort of right… but not exactly.
The truth is, Tantra may enhance your sex life, but only by deepening your connection to your energy and your body first. Although Tantric practices are founded on the principal of intimacy, intimacy is not purely physical. It’s the act of connecting so deeply that you feel as if you glimpse into your and perhaps another’s soul. The word tantra means to wave or expand & yoga means union. Hence Tantra Yoga can be translated as “Be the most expanded you“. Tantra is all about mindful embodiment, really feeling your body and energies. It is the science of being the master of your own inner world, of your energies, your health and ultimately your life.
A typical class with the new teacher Cony starts with a Mantra, call and response, to connect with the energy and vibration of it. Followed by a short meditation, centering, coming into alignment into this centered space within ourselves, allowing this to feel calm, open and in a confident position.
Once we are aware and connected with our bodies, we start with some warm ups, to release any tension in our bodies. Sitting and standing movements. With Surya Namaskar, to balance the lunar and solar energies, Shakti energy is created. In the following traditional asana practice, we connect and feel the energy of the asanas, together with the energy centers. It’s a gentle and slow class, very mindfully honouring the divinity within each one of us. Open to all.