May 24 2021

What is Tantra

Tantra is a very old Hindu philosophy, one of the branches of Vedic philosophy, which, unlike other Vedic traditions, sees the human body not as an obstacle but as a means of knowledge.

In general, religious traditions profess that spiritual aspirations imply the absence of worldly pleasures, which ends up transforming spiritual practice into an infinite internal struggle.

Tantra offers an alternative path, in which the human body is a living organism, with a consciousness independent of the central consciousness and for that very reason it deserves attention, respect and recognition.
One of the most used forms nowadays for relaxation and pleasure in Portugal is the tantric massage in Lisbon

The word Tantra means in its genesis, “to weave to expand and spread”, and according to the tantric masters, life only takes on meaning and eternal fulfillment when we follow the patterns designated by nature, when we return to the origin, freed from ignorance, desire, attachment, fear and false images of others and of ourselves.
Tantra has as one of its most important manifestations the cult of Shiva and Shakti, which are respectively the principles of male active energy - Shiva, and female passive / receptive force - Shakti (also known as Kali, Durga, Parvati). The masculine and feminine principle are thus the basis of a philosophy and a practice that increases the sense of respect and love between man and woman: for men, women are the living manifestation of their own divinity and, as such, they must be revered and loved. The reciprocal attitude on the part of the woman is true, as she develops an equivalent feeling towards the man, revering the principle of masculine energy in the man.