What is Tantric Meditation?
Tantra is an assortment of spiritual practices that enable the performers to channel energies from the universe into themselves. It has its origin in two words: tanoti, which means to “extend” or “lengthen” and trayati, which means “setting free” or “deliverance.”
With a presence in a variety of religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, tantra has been used globally to achieve individual spiritual goals.
Tantric meditation is one of the various tantric practices that an individual can use to achieve purity of the body and soul.
This high-powered meditation technique stirs up consciousness with the sole aim of releasing Shakti energy. As a fast and efficient way, it lifts the lid to a bottomless pit of potential. This could explain why it’s gradually becoming a part of people’s lifestyles.
Being energy based, tantric meditation is a practice that can be used to produce effects using forms of energy such as the power of kundalini, sound, images, colors, yantras, and mantras. Varying results are achieved this way but all point to the ultimate goal of forging ahead spiritually or personal development.
Simply said, it’s having different routes leading to a familiar place.
Getting More Practical
Are you excited already? Let’s get to the action part.
Tantric meditation can take various forms, and it doesn’t hurt to give each a try. The goal in each one of them is to carry you farther on your spiritual journey or personal development.
The Third Eye Meditation
This type meditation allows the free circulation of energy along the spine by increasing heaven awareness without losing connection with the earth. The main aim is to enable sanctified power into the body by the opening the Crown Chakra (ceiling of the head) and Third Eye Chakra (middle of the forehead).
- While seated comfortably as you feel your sit bones at the pelvic base, lengthen your spine as you inhale.
- Picture your head being pulled towards the sky in a straight line.
- Without changing your spine position, exhale while pushing your tailbone downwards, towards Earth.
- Maintain your regular breathing pattern and make your chin parallel to the floor.
- Proceed, move your tongue to the roof of your mouth, and visualize a bright ball sitting at the middle of your forehead (on your third eye).
- Using your nose to inhale, spin the ball to the top of your head all the way to the tailbone via the spine. All along, recite the word “hung” in your mind.
- Breathing out through your nose, let the ball barrel up the spine, over your head to your forehead (third eye). Now recite the word “Sau” in the process while inhaling.
“Sau” means “I am” which affirms your oneness with the earth and spiritual realm.
Practicing daily for as few as five minutes, you can build the momentum to over 15 minutes.
The Light Meditation
On the other side, this technique focuses on light and borrows heavily from an ancient tantric custom called Nyasa. Imagination is your best tool here to ensure maximum benefits.
Throughout the process, you can physically touch a specific body part you are imagining or feel it using mental imagery.
- Sitting upright, immerse yourself fully in the present by focusing on your breathing motions and bodily sensations.
- Visualize your left foot forged from a warm, golden light. Move to the right and perceive it filling with the brightness all the way from the sole to the toes.
- Coupled with a matching breath, sense the left ankle then the right ankle.
- In that order, imagine the light filling the left calf right to the bone then switch to the right calf.
- Allowing the light to rise, let it brighten up the midriff in perfect harmony with your breath at this point chant, “My gut is made of light.”
- Feel it rise from your lower spine brightening up the heart, lungs and rib cage. Harmonize it with your breath while whispering to your brain, “my chest is full of golden light.”
- Slowly and smoothly, let it creep into your left arm all the way down to the fingertips, then the right arm.
- With a matching breath, feel the golden light illuminate your face, get into your mouth and ear passages, then lighting up your brain.
- Chant, “I am light”.
- You can then inhale the bliss of light specks and let the light out by exhaling.
Why Tantric Meditation?
Below are some of the benefits that you can derive from the above tantric meditation techniques.
Since these techniques incorporate imagination of color, movement of energy, and breathing, you ease tough emotions in the process. Emotional drain becomes a thing of the past, and you feel being more in control.
There is an increased awareness to dormant energy within oneself and purification of the existing one. An added advantage is the increased ability to now be able to channel this energy for an intended purpose. This enhances your self-image, which has the ripple effect of improving your relationships.
You experience amplified spiritual awareness and the realization of your inner atman. With practice, you can reach the depths of your spirituality with negligible effort.
Your mental capacity is magnified with the added advantage of increased concentration and focus. This enhances your clarity while improving your memory.
Enhanced physical well being
With time, you start feeling increased serenity within yourself, which enhances your immunity and consequently, better health.
A feeling of empowerment
You are in better touch with the creative forces and an improved friendship with will power and determination.
With a proven track record and faster results, you cannot go wrong on this one. If you have a burning desire to discover your potential, tantric meditation is the road map to the hidden treasures of your mind.
Are you warmed up with your backpack ready for an adventure in the mystery world of your mind? Try tantric meditation today.