What is tantra about?
One Thursday night in January 2018, the idea of this site landed on me. It was more or less out of the blue, but the question had been lingering in my mind for some time already. There’s so much “tantra” out there, and I had been wondering what my stance is in this soup. White tantra, red tantra, neo tantra, tantric yoga, conscious sexuality, sexual tantra, erotic tantra… You name it! I wanted to find a way to organise my thoughts and also start sharing the knowledge I have acquired so far.
This site is not about sex, and tantra is not about sex alone either. Tantra is a whole realm of spirituality. Tantra is about getting to know our inherent energies, including the sexual energy. Tantra is practical, it involves the body and all of creation, feelings, desires… Tantra is to see life as sacred, where every moment becomes a meditation.
So go ahead and explore the blog and tantric topics covered so far – or if you’re looking for a workshop or a practitioner near you, try searching the directory! The blog is divided to four categories: Tantric Sexuality, Tantric Inspiration, Tantric Yoga and Traditional Tantra. Make your pick!
I started my journey in yoga back in the year 2001, when my girlfriend at the time started to practice yoga. Luckily enough she was practicing with one of the most authentic lineages of yoga there is: Satyananda Yoga, or the Bihar School of Yoga. In essence, it is a tantric yoga school, but early on I did not really understand what that meant.
Some years ago I was an ardent Vipassana meditator. I sat two hours a day, and it was of course very beneficial. Through that practice my ability to concentrate and to feel the body increased greatly. At some point, however, I realized that the practice goes in a direction away from the body. I am a very physical person: I like bodies, contact, vitality and sexual union.
Somehow I was then introduced to tantra, and have been on that path ever since, 5 years by now. In the beginning my idea of tantra was mostly sexual/sensual enhancement, but learning more of it has expanded my understanding.
I have studied tantra in Finland with Shanti Limnell, who has been teaching tantra for nearly 20 years by now. I participated in her Tantric Life Coach training over two years, and since then have been assisting her on some courses.
Tantric bodywork I learned from Somananda Tantra School, where I attended a massage course and a few other events.
My tantric yoga teacher training comes from Shakta in Finland and Agama Yoga in Thailand.
Why I want to help people
Tantra is becoming more and more popular, and through this site I hope to bring at least some clarity and structure to the scene, so that you could make a more informed decision of what kind of tantra and practitioners you want to get involved with.
The goal of this site
- To provide interesting and valuable articles about all things tantra by various authors
- To have reviews of different resources, such as courses, retreats, events, books, schools and practitioners
- To widen and expand my own knowledge and understanding of tantra
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
simo at allthingstantra.com