Kundalini Yoga, what is it really?
Kundalini is you, there is no division, we are that life force, the power that will rise by shifting our consciousness without any greed to attain somewhere. Only then we can allow this energy to rise freely and safely.
Many believe that practicing Kundalini is mainly a physical act of purifying the body that will result in awakening an energy. Sure the body should be ready, vitalized and purified to welcome this energy to rise safely, but not only and nowdays we see many Kundalini practitioners who are physically suffering because they force this energy to rise mentally. It can damage the brain and the nervous system to force it this way.
The verbal root of tantra is “tan”, “to expand,” followed by the suffix “tra”, which is usually an instrumental suffix. Hence tantra means “an instrument (tra) for expansion (tan)”.
It is a science to experience what is and is not a philosophy. It is not mind-oriented; it is living in the moment, not future and past-oriented. It is a rediscovery of yourself who is hidden in the dust of concepts, ideas, dreams and desires. It accepts the human being as it is without any judgment, guilt, fear, comparison and offers a way to unveil or rediscover it.
Hatha Yoga Vs Mukta Tantra Yoga
Practical implications of Tantra Yoga are very different to normal Hatha yoga, as Mukta Tantra Yoga has evolved very differently in a non-dualistic way.
In normal Hatha yoga practice, we are using our body, mind & senses to achieve self-centered goals, which are always based on hopes and desires somewhere in the future, so our present is sacrificed for the future. Hatha Yoga is dualistic.
Tantric Sex Vs Mukta Tantra Yoga
Spiritualized and romanticized sex is sold as love-making skills to stimulate oneself momentarily in order to forget one’s sufferings born out of self-centeredness and isolation. But Love is not a skill rather an art that flows naturally in deep intimacy. Intimacy can not be taught or learnt. Making love without intimacy is prostitution and leads to all sorts of sufferings and psychosomatic problems born out of dependence. Mukta Tantra Yoga is not dependent on the other for love or transformations.