Lifting the Veil of Tantra Yoga

Yoga Discovery

16-01-2023 • 48 mins

Tantra yoga as a practice and tradition is often misunderstood and misinterpreted, particularly when tantra yoga in the modern yoga context tries to align with the teachings and foundations of classical tantra yoga. Modern yoga students may be quite surprised to learn that many of the elements of their yoga practice are rooted in classical tantra from centuries ago and that placing sexual activities at the heart of tantra is a recent construct that originated in the 20th century.

Tantra as a subject is deeply complex, with a history and philosophy that converges and diverges throughout the yogic timeline. Brenda begins to lift the veil of tantra's origins while highlighting the elements of classical tantra that infuse our modern postural practice.

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