Never in my wildest dreams would I think of adding a spiritual Breathwork ‘orgy’ to my weekly schedule, and yet here I am, excited for every Tuesday to come around for just that...
Now, before that filthy mind of yours goes off on a tangent, this spiritual orgy I refer to is called Tantric Yoga, we remain fully clothed and there is NO touching involved, although the sounds that take place…it sure as hell sounds like a lot of touching is taking place. Intrigued? Read on!
A few weeks ago I decided to throw myself out of that pesky comfort zone again and challenge myself in a Tantric Yoga class. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, other than the fact it was 90 minutes and that it was going to get WEIRD.
I remember thinking to myself…
The questions were endless, and just to kill that curiosity of yours…No, I did not have a public orgasm, but I did end up in a pretty epic meditative state. Let me elaborate.
Throughout the 90 minute class there is a teacher helping you almost ‘loosen up’, there is loud music playing and the aim of the game is to breathe in a circular manner through the mouth, in however you want to be positioned. You’re told it’s best to close your eyes throughout to stay inwards, but through beginner curiosity, you genuinely want to know where those groaning and howling noises are coming from (don’t worry, I won’t judge)! People were stood, jumping around, grinding on their hands and knees, lying on their backs with their legs in the air, you name it, they were doing it.
Tantric Yoga is just a low-key way of getting amorous thoughts & feelings moving within the body, it’s about moving the sexual energy from lower chakras upwards and becoming more in-tune with yourself, your sexuality and breath.
My personal experience? I ended up with my whole entire body vibrating until my hands turned into claws and then I was in a ‘oh my fucking god - I have fucked myself up’ state. Little did I know that this state of paralysis is quite normal when you’ve shifted a block through breathwork methods, but I will forever remember myself as claw hands, as will my friend who held said claws near the end of the session, until I fully relaxed. And I now embrace the claw hands with open arms and have begun to control it!
Letting go of all the shit in your life and any social judgement is what you’re aiming to achieve, to really delve deep and just be with yourself.
Sexual energy is such a powerful energy source, and when it’s stuck or not being catered to you can struggle to open yourself up in many ways - whether it be creatively, spiritually or even in relationships. As adults we can often bring a lot of pain and trauma from childhood into our current lives, without even realizing, and ways in which we can help shift through these blocks is through practices such as; breathwork, meditation, tantric yoga, kundalini yoga, plus so many more!
It’s such an important journey to take to allow yourself the self-awareness break throughs, and to also allow others in on all the various levels.
Now, I am not one to preach, to tell you to lie on a floor, grind like a pornstar and growl like a wolf, I am here to open up about myself and allow others to open up to the idea too. To be more aware of yourself and in ways…be vulnerable. The buzz word everybody loves.
One of the pains growing up and becoming an ‘adult’ is we often have to push ourselves out of our comfort zone regularly, be vulnerable, open up, meet new people…do the shit we really don’t want to do, whilst thriving off the things we hated as kids, such as; naps, staying in, not seeing your friends.
So open up to something new, take it one step at a time…and if you ever get the opportunity to hit up a tantric yoga session - do it, it’s the weirdest way to really understand where those blocks may lie. Plus it makes for a great fucking story.
Lots of love,