What is the difference between Tantra Yoga and sexually inspired Tantra?

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. Mukta Tantra Yoga supports to unfold true love and freedom which is already there and naturally gets shared in daily life without the idea of sharing. A person who has love in his heart does not seek for it in others. All seeking and searching for happiness, love and freedom shows that it is not there and how can we share something we do not have.

True love is love for all. When love gets directed to only one person it becomes lust. Sharing lust can be mistaken as love. Mukta Tantra is complete freedom from dependence of other. When you are not dependent on others emotionally, physically and mentally then you truly can love. That love will not have a shadow of sufferings. There is no true relation between two isolated egos but two freedoms always meet naturally. When “I” is not, life is. Love is not an idea and the idea of love is not love. When all ideas disappear love appears. Love is not a skill and it can not be learnt. It is our true nature. Shiva calls it pure consciousness.

What is the difference between Hatha Yoga and 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. Just Body-oriented yoga is usually concerned with the alignment of the body but ignores the spiritual alignment of an individual which is the main purpose of all Indian Mysticism.

Mukta Tantra Yoga uses radically different kind of poses, the poses of awareness to experience ones true nature beyond dualistic body, mind, breath, chakras and senses, in order to use dualistic body, mind & senses to express our true freedom (also called Pure consciousness by Shiva), which is already inherited in the present moment. The moment you start looking or searching for happiness or freedom outside or inside it just becomes unending escape. It includes all the aspects of life.

Mukta Tantra makes us aware of this freedom which is already there. We just get distracted with the objective or subjective world. In Mukta Tantra Yoga, no worldly, spiritual and emotional escape exists. Mukta Tantra Yoga does not believe in following blindly any system, Guru and ideology, it rather supports free awareness born out of direct observation which is not self-centered. Awareness makes us present to face daily life as it comes and responding with the fresh intelligence of the moment.