Tantra was born in the East and like yoga, it has been a path to enlightenment. Yoga is a path of physical exercise, way of a warrior, a more masculine path. Tantra has a more feminine approach. It is the path of acceptance and surrender.
Tantra is not a religion or a philosophy. It offers us different kinds of methods and exercises through which we can enhance our self-knowledge. Tantra helps us to find deep physical, emotional and spiritual contentment in our lives.
The basic tenet of tantra is that through accepting our own reality we can grow. We don’t have to fight, we start with our state as it is instead. Tantra teaches us to accept ourselves as we are as feeling and sexual human beings. It teaches us to love and listen to our own bodies. Tantra helps us to enjoy ourselves and our own energy.
Even though the roots of tantra go back thousands of years it is important to understand that the wisdom in it is accessible to us even today. We can gain new understanding, pleasure and acceptance to our daily life through tantric methods.