|Meditation is a spiritual exercise which calms,
expands and clarifies the mind, enabling one to experience the depth,
beauty, mystery and innocence of one's true nature.
Meditation restores and harmonises the body's energies, and promotes good health and a sense of well being.
The immediate aim of meditation is to liberate the mind from conceptual thoughts and to raise one's consciousness.
The ultimate aim of meditation is to reach a state of blissful enlightenment widely known as Nirvana. Once Nirvana is reached, wisdom is obtained and the cares of the flesh disappear.
Meditation can be active or passive. Active meditation usually takes the form of a lengthy sequence of well-learned smoothly flowing graceful movements performed quietly, slowly and effortlessly. Passive meditation usually takes the form of sitting quietly and contemplating either a specific object or nothingness.
Some people meditate on their own. Others meditate in a group. Because of what we are, in clear distinction from who we are, group meditation may be less demanding and be more productive and rewarding than solo meditation. Conversely, those who practice solo meditation may enjoy greater freedom from the constraints of time than those who meditate in a group.
Meditation may be enhanced if clothes are dispensed with. Clothes not only restrict the body, disrupt the free flow of vital energies and distort body images, they also mask reality.
Those who meditate regularly radiate vitality and positive energy, and are socially attractive.
Tantra is sexual meditation.
Every female who walks the road of life carries with her half of the creative principle inherent in the Universe. No female on her own or with another female can create new life.
Every male who walks the road of life carries with him half of the creative principle inherent in the Universe. No male on his own or with another male can create new life.
Yet when both halves of the creative principle inherent in the Universe are brought together, new life is created.
In Tantra this mystical union is explored and celebrated by ritual sexual intercourse, with both partners coupled facing each other in a seated position. This position maximises the union, precludes pelvic thrusting, prolongs the rise to sexual resolution, and intensifies the pleasure. Thus physically and spiritually entwined, both partners experience harmony with each other and oneness with the Universe.
Tantric sexual union is primarily for meditation, yet it may also be usefully employed as an aid to conception, or by any couple seeking to enliven their sex life.
Tantric sexuality rejuvenates mind, body and spirit, and may therefore be regarded as an essential part of life.
The effect of full body massage is similar to that of Tantric sexual union, although it requires the patience and cooperation of both partners to alternately give and receive the massage.
Additionally, comprehensive sensuous massage may unlock powerful deep-seated emotions, and thus restore emotional balance.