What is the difference?
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. 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 one’s true nature beyond dualistic body, mind, breath, chakras and senses, in order to use dualistic body, mind & senses to express our true freedom (or Pure consciousness), 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 an unending escape.
Mukta Tantra Yoga 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. It includes all the aspects of life.
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. Awareness is not a practice because you are it, just don’t escape from it.
There is no Road to Freedom. You are it. All roads lead us away from our true nature. Until our true nature is manifested biologically, psychologically & emotionally, it remains simply an idea but life is not an idea. It is a vibrant reality in the here and now.