Traditional Tantra

The Original Tantra

The Book This is a guest blog by a friend of mine, Anssi Pitkänen. Anssi has a great analytical mind and I admire his ability to coherently express complex topics. This text is an article he wrote about the book Tantra Illuminated by Christopher Wallis and ideas behind it, and I have translated the article from Finnish. The article is quite long, so I will divide it into several shorter pieces so…
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Tantric Inspiration

Who Is Osho?

Osho, also known as Rajneesh or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, was an Indian mystic and a spiritual master who had a big influence on the sexual tantra movement all around the world. He’s known for his controversial talks and strong statements about topics that many consider…
Tantric Inspiration

Is Tantra Only For Pleasure?

The most common associations with the word tantra are either funky sex positions and endless love-making or funny exercises with breathwork, eye gazing and super-slow touch. Many tantra teachers remember to mention that tantra is only about 5-10% sex and sexuality. But the…
Tantric Inspiration

Natural High Festival 2018

Last weekend I attended the Natural High Festival in Uusikaupunki, Finland. It is a unique opportunity to meet heartfelt and bright friends plus attend various body-mind-spirit workshops. This is now the 6th year of the festival and it has grown to be a popular gathering in…
Tantric Yoga

7 Things That Make Tantric Yoga Different

Yoga is said to be a set of physical, mental and spiritual practices that originated in ancient India. However, yoga as we know it today has only existed for a short time. The ancient type of yoga was developed and practiced with a completely different mindset and…
Tantric Sexuality

3 Tantric Tips For A Good Relationship

The most common client I get for my healing practice is a woman in her 40’s or 50’s. She has been in a relationship for 10-20 years, and her children are already grown up. The passion in the couple’s relationship is long gone, and with it, so is sexuality.
Traditional Tantra

What is Prana?

Recently I completed my second yoga teacher training, this time here in Finland with Shakta Yoga School. I got very much intrigued by their traditional approach to tantric yoga, and something there pulled me strongly. At first I was a bit sceptical on what new this training…
Traditional Tantra

Inward & Outward - Meeting between Tantra & Shamanism

This is a guest post by Elo Diaz from Atma Yoga, France. Elo is a tantric yogi, deeply connected to mysticism and shamanism. There are a lot of similarities between tantra and shamanism as in both there is an exploration of alternate states of consciousness. We can also…
Tantric Yoga

How to Sleep Better - Yoga Nidra

One of the best ways to relax is the yogic practice of Yoga Nidra. In this article I will explain what it is and how it works – and of course encourage you to start already today! You may wonder what this has to do with tantra – what this blog should be…
Tantric Sexuality

Sacred Sexuality Online Course Review

Some of my blog topics have been inspired by an online tantra course by Sofia Sundari. I joined the course when it first came out in spring 2017, and did it again in the autumn last year. Sofia is an international tantra teacher, who travels the world and is very active on…