March 29th, 2019
In order to begin to understand what Tantra can bring into your relationship we need to consider the element of the definition of Tantra. Tantra is often said to mean to weave together, as in weaving strands together. In a relationship the weaving together, involves a union and spiritual connection on a deep, authentic and significant level. This connection takes place on both a spiritual and a physical level, thou... more
January 23rd, 2019
It is a wеll-knоwn fасt thаt Yоgа, as a gеnеrаlisеd аrt, is thе рrасtiсе of perfecting some аѕресt оf an individuаl'ѕ еxiѕtеnсе. Thiѕ соuld соmрriѕе the рhуѕiсаl wеll being, spiritual fоrmаtiоn, оr mental аbilitу or mеntаl perfection. Thе diѕtinсtiоn between forms of yoga, though еасh оnе iѕ рrасtiсеd in a different manner, iѕ nоt so much as thе f... more
January 14th, 2019
A common misconception is that Tantra is about sex, the definition of Tantra is nowhere near this simple. Tantra explores all of the energy centre’s or chakras in the body, including the second chakra which is associated with sexual energy.
In Tantra all chakras are treated equally, so the second chakra is given no more or less consideration or ti... more
October 8th, 2018
We should all choose our words very carefully, because our words are a reflection of our thoughts and beliefs. The old saying, ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it’ , is a very wise piece of advice as our words have the power to move, encourage, enlighten and educate, yet can also disturb, anger, dishearten and hurt.
The language we choose to use may actually d... more
September 26th, 2018
When you first start reading about Tantra some of the terminology can be a little bewildering and so here at Tantric Journey we thought we’d help you along the way and provide a glossary of some of the common terms you will encounter when entering the world of tantra.
Traditional doctrine, sacred knowledge related to Shaivism as revealed by Lord Shiva; tantric scriptures.
September 5th, 2018
When faced with family responsibilities and the strain of work and modern day busy lifestyles, it can be difficult to make time for yourself. However, it is essential that you make time for yourself, for it is not a selfish act to allow yourself time but an investment in your personal health and well-being. After all, you cannot give your best performance to your roles as parent, worker or spouse if you are tired, ... more
August 31st, 2018
Female orgasm is for the most part a taboo term, it is not something that is seen fit to discuss in public and certainly not a topic that is brought up over dinner. The topic of female orgasm can cause a degree of stress and awkwardness even between lovers and this is perhaps because orgasm is largely misunderstood.
The first thing to understand is that there are many kinds of orgasms; and most of them have nothin... more
August 23rd, 2018
Want to be Spiritual, but have worldly desires? Maybe it’s time you embrace Tantra!
You may be at a stage in your life where you feel you must embrace change and deeply feel that you need to follow a more spiritual path. If you are feeling compelled to find a spiritual path and grow spiritually then you’re not alone as this craving is a deep, human instinct that makes the ... more
August 20th, 2018
When thinking about Tantra and introducing Tantra into your relationship it is easy to start thinking about long love-making sessions, but whilst long orgasms are a very real thing and possible through the practice and mastery of Tantra techniques, tantra is not about having an incredible sex life. Instead Tantra is a celebration of life and it is about being fully present in the here and now, truly experiencing eve... more
August 16th, 2018
The term Tantra is used a lot, you see the word turning up on social media, in articles and on the internet, but are you still left wondering what Tantra really is?
Tantra is an Eastern science that differs from other traditions because it takes the whole person with all their worldly desires into account. Many spiritual traditions teach that desire for material pleasures are forbidden and this can create ... more
August 8th, 2018
Tantric Journey uses a unique therapy that blends the ancient knowledge of Tantra and Tao with body therapy and ground-breaking Western knowledge to create a powerful and transformative form of treatment that is capable of releasing trauma at a cellular level and begin an emotional detox.
This all sounds great, but you may be wondering what Tao is. Well, put simply, a book written in the sixth century that explain... more
August 2nd, 2018
This year we have seen the headline ‘’don’t put ground wasp nest on your vagina’’. A shocking statement and you may well find yourself wondering ‘why?’ It seems that a recent trend has seen women looking to rejuvenate and tighten their vagina using oak galls as method of treatment.
Oak galls are created when a wasp lays eggs in a oak tree’s leaf buds so that the larva can develop inside and ... more
July 27th, 2018
Learning how to fully receive is an essential key when introducing Tantra into your bedroom.
When looking to spice up your love life, you may find yourself thinking about saucy lingerie, naughty weekends away or perhaps even new sexual positions, but being open to receive love is our natural state of blissful being, and having an open mind, heart and body is the best way of spicing up any love life. Indeed, the a... more
July 9th, 2018
How detoxing your emotions can be beneficial to your heart’s health
Detoxing is it seems, trendy. Everyone it seems wants to eat ‘cleanly’ and you can find hundreds of websites, books and articles outlining different detox recipes and ways to eliminate impurities and cleanse the body.
There is no doubt that sometimes a good physical detox can be beneficial; even little thing like increasing hydrati... more
June 28th, 2018
Being in a relationship rut doesn’t necessarily mean you are in bad relationship. Whether you are frustrated, bored or fighting and bickering all the time, relationship ruts are normal.
According to studies, a couples' long term happiness with each other and their relationship depends on a few key factors and these are all very straightforward and obvious things, but when in a relationship rut it is amazing how ... more
June 26th, 2018
Technology makes life easier in so many ways, but it can also be a source of stress and anxiety. To make your relationship with technology mindful try following these five steps:
Soulful slumbers – make the bedroom a no technology zone. No mobile phones, tablets, laptops, televisions or gaming devices etc. Just the presence o... more
June 4th, 2018
Before we go any further, let’s just clarify that yoni is Sanskrit for vagina and translates as ‘sacred space’. Yoni massage is now becoming more recognised in the West and can be performed to facilitate having a better sex life, relieve any stress and tension that the vagina is storing, release negative emotions and many other conditions.
A ... more
May 30th, 2018
The term tantric sex is often misunderstood. In Tantra, love-making is used to bring together two loving partners in a union of mind, body and soul.
One essential element of Tantra is taking time. In tantra, love-making is done without ego, with each partner learning to accept and receive. The methods learned and used in Tantric sex provide sensations and sexual pleasure that are far ... more
May 28th, 2018
Why do more and more people want to learn how to practice Tantra? In the past 40 years there has been a huge surge in interest in Tantra in the West. Unfortunately, the version of Tantra that has become super-popular and the version you will read about on celebrity blog sites and in glossy magazines is a watered-down version of the authentic practice.
Tantra is a way of life. It is a life long spiritual path that ... more
May 23rd, 2018
When people ask the question, ‘what is Tantra?’, they are often surprised to find that the answer is not one of uninhibited sexual union. Sadly, in western countries, tantra is being presented in such a way that it is supposed to mean achieving sexual ecstasy. This reputation leads to many choosing to follow Tantra because they wish to fulfill their sexual needs; the reality is that authentic Tantra is a life... more
May 8th, 2018
There are many misconceptions about Tantra and couples that practice Tantra.
A Tantric Union is all about merging. A couple who bring Tantra into their relationship are not concerned with sex and how often or long they have sex; instead being more concerned with the conscious intimacy and on embarking on a meaningful and loving merging in which they can connect with their partner on a physical, emotional and spiri... more
May 3rd, 2018
How do you revive your relationship if it has got into a rut? Well Gwyneth Paltrow claims that her new book on love and sex may help. Gwyneth Paltrow founded the website Goop in 2008 and the celebrated actress has been in the news recently for her advice on yoni egg exercises and of course for her recent engagement to the writer-director Brad Falchuk.
In a recent interview Gwyneth Paltrow talks to Esther Perel, on... more
April 12th, 2018
It’s easy to practice mindful eating when you are on a retreat or in a mindfulness class, but for us every day mortals on a typical day we do not have 5 minutes to contemplate a slice of mango or ten minutes to deliberate every sip of a cup of green tea.
The demands of families, jobs and a myriad of tasks that all needing doing yesterday often mean that mindlessly grabbing a cup of tea and drinking it whilst it ... more
March 28th, 2018
It seems that many people feel that the term 'making love' is just a euphemism for 'having sex.' Indeed it seems that many think that the expression ‘making love’ is just a nicer, almost sugar coated term for the physical act of sex, but this common misconception actually clouds the important distinction between the two activities.
You may argue that in order to ‘make love’ you need to perform the act o... more
March 27th, 2018
Tantra is not about sex, it is about connection and is undoubtedly a spiritual path. It can help to establish deeper connections and forge meaningful intimacy between couples, but Tantra also offers ways to deepen your relationship with yourself and others.
To embrace Tantra is to embrace a love and zest for life. For those who are new to Tantra and wondering what it is and whether it is for them, then let me ex... more
March 23rd, 2018
Life can be hectic. We live in a fast paced, digital age where it can be really difficult to switch off and make time for yourself or close encounters with the one you love. Introducing Tantric practices into your life can help you to be present in the moment and enjoy life with a renewed exuberance.
Tantra is the practice of being in a full relatio... more
March 9th, 2018
If you were to be asked, ‘what are negative emotions good for?’ you would probably answer with the words, ‘absolutely nothing’. Let’s face it feeling bad is no fun; it zaps your energy and sucks the joy out of life. It’s normal to assume that negative emotions are the bad guys and the ones to avoid, but research shows that this is not the full picture.
A variety of psychologists and social scientists... more
February 27th, 2018
Mention the word ‘Tantra’ and they will probably follow it up immediately with the word ‘sex’. Ask many people what Tantric sex is and they will probably struggle to lend a definition to the term, but will nonetheless probably say that a) it’s meant to be amazing and b) it goes on for hours, and if pressed they will no doubt admit that they don’t actually have a clue what it involves. So, we’ve all he... more
February 1st, 2018
Yoni massage is fast becoming a ‘thing’, and they’re actually becoming more widely recognised in the West as a way of improving love lives, as well as relieving any stress and tension and negative emotions that the vagina is storing.
So what exactly is this then?
Yoni is the Sanskrit word for vagina, so yes a ... more
January 30th, 2018
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and you may be planning on a sensual and romantic night to remember, but as Valentine’s day is in February, if you are living in Britain you may find that the cold wet, weather conditions are a bit of a love dampener. This is because research shows that when you’re exposed to sunlight, your body produces more seratonin and Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone (MSH). Studies... more
January 26th, 2018
With Valentine’s Day looming suddenly a lot of articles are springing up with tips on seduction and even aphrodisiac foods, but feeling truly sexy is not connected with the lingerie you wear of sipping champagne and eating oysters. To feel truly sexy and to exude a seductive vibe is not to do with how you look or where you are, but to do with your inner self and your confidence levels.
Tantra Master, ... more
December 25th, 2017
Forget about peeling the spuds and roasting the turkey, this year why not indulge in a sensuous Tantric inspired feast that will enliven your sensuality and bring great connection between you and your partner?
The Vigyan Bhairav Tantra is an ancient text from India’s tantric tradition that contains 112 meditations that Shiva gave to his lover Shakti. Several of them contain meditations with touch, skin, smell, s... more
December 24th, 2017
THE GIFT OF TANTRIC MASSAGE
An authentic Tantric massage treatment is a deeply healing and transformative treatment... more
December 23rd, 2017
THE GIFT OF FEMALE EJACULATION
The subject of female ejaculation has intrigued people for centuries, with ancient texts from Asia describing the mysterious and magical fluid that was thought to possess health-giving properties, termed as Amrita, meaning divine nectar. In tantra it is referred to as kalas, which indicates the esoteric natu... more
December 22nd, 2017
THE GIFT OF ORGASM
Mentally, orgasms put you in a state of relaxation and they are a great antidote to stress. They fill the body with hormones like serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin and all of these naturally occurring chemicals make you feel happy.
December 21st, 2017
THE GIFT OF LEARNING TO LOVE MYSELF
There's more to self-pleasure than just knowing where to touch. Female masturbation is a subject that is not talked about that often, but learning self love and exploring your own body is important.
This may be with a book in the bath with a glass of chilled Prosecco or perhaps a full body self massage in front of the mirror with a single candle as you move freely and explor... more
December 20th, 2017
THE ART OF BREAST MASSAGE
The breasts are directly energetically connected to your Yoni and so a breast massage can be very effective as a tool for getting you ready for love making or yoni egg pra... more
December 19th, 2017
THE ART OF LINGAM MASSAGE
An authentic Tantric Lingam Massage is a great ... more
December 18th, 2017
THE SACRED ART OF YONI MASSAGE
Yoni (pronounced Yo-nee) is the Sanskrit word for the vagina and translates as 'sacred cave'. In Tantra the yoni is a sacred part of the fema... more
December 17th, 2017
A MOVE FROM SEX TO SACRED
Much of Mal Weeraratne’s teachings are based on the principles of Tantra. He believes for a deep connection to be made, the heart, mind and soul must be connected, not just the body. On all of his training courses and workshops he teaches that intimacy consists of 5 sensors:
December 15th, 2017
THE GIFT OF FOREPLAY LONG BEFORE THE BEDROOM
Mal encourages his clients to embrace every moment in the journey of life, and to apply that rule to their relationships. He explains that "it is all about opening your body and mind to embrace and experience bliss…you can find pleasure in the smallest and most mundane of things such as drinkin... more
December 14th, 2017
THE GIFT OF BEING COMPLETELY PRESENT
When you spend time with your partner, Mal Weeraratne says it's important to be there fully, with no phones, no social ... more
December 13th, 2017
THE GIFT OF SPENDING QUALITY TIME TOGETHER
It is essential to give your relationship attention, your relationship as a whole just like your love life needs to be given attention and have time invested in it in order to flourish and grow.
Mal Weeraratne holds ... more
December 5th, 2017
If you are looking for your soulmate you are not alone because a US poll revealed earlier this year that 74% men and 71% women believe that they are destined to find their soul mate.
When considering the concept of soulmates it’s hard not to ponder over where the idea that fate will guide us to the one person in the world who completes us and makes us whole came from. Indeed there are many soulmate theories an... more
November 28th, 2017
The words, ‘female ejaculation’ are ones that are bound to cause a snigger, a gasp or an awkward silence to erupt if mentioned at the dinner table. The thing is female ejaculation is one of those subjects that is hardly talked about and when it is, it seems to create an atmosphere of hysteria, awkwardness, curiosity and intrigue.
For many men and women the idea of a woman being able to ejaculate is a subject... more
November 3rd, 2017
Last time we looked at the technique of tapping into the energetic frequency of desire in order to transform your life into something blissful. Now we look at four steps that can really help you to do this:
Step one: Immerse yourself in the object of your desire
Modern life is busy and it is so fast paced that we rarely take the time to sit back and fully pay attention to anything, for example,... more
October 30th, 2017
When you start contemplating bringing Tantra into your life it can be hard to know where to start, but it can be as easy as starting with a mundane cup of tea. Yes, that’s right, you can start your Tantric Journey with a cup of tea! Because part of Tantric teachings and practice is finding beauty and desire in the mundane; tapping into your ability to feel pleasure ... more
October 25th, 2017
If you are curious about Tantra or want to start introducing Tantra into your life, it can be hard to know where to start. Hopefully, the ten tips below will kick-start your Tantric Journey:
Begin the process slowly, read up on the subject, there are some really great guides out there and if you start this way you’ll get comfortable with some of the key concepts
October 19th, 2017
There are hundreds of different sexual positions that a couple can try, and many different tips and hints on how to have mind blowing sex with your partner. But the foreplay is so important and often overlooked. For women to become aroused is a different process to men, and they might need different techniques to get them fully warmed up and ready for that amazing sexual experience.
If you learn how to give your... more
September 26th, 2017
We all go through emotional ups and downs, it’s just part of life and part of being human, on the whole though emotions shouldn’t be too much of a roller coaster.
Sometimes however, a negative emotion can creep in like an uninvited guest that we are just too polite to kick out. At first you might tolerate its presence, but the negative impact of such a destructive emotion can become intolerable. Negative e... more
August 21st, 2017
If you were to believe everything that is portrayed in the media then you would be forgiven for thinking that every woman on the planet is enjoying ground shaking orgasms and that you are the only one in existence that finds the big ‘O’ elusive.
The reality is that 45% of women suffer from some form of sexual dysfunction.. With the most frequently reported problems being that of desire and orgasmic dysfun... more
August 14th, 2017
When you initially get interested in Tantra initially be a little daunting to start your tantric journey. After all, where do you start?
The word ‘Tantra’ can conjure up wrong connotations. When you hear the word "tantra," what instantly pops in your mind? The idea of spending hours upon hours lost in slow-motion, lovemaking? Well, tantra is a little different than what pop culture would have us believe and if... more
August 9th, 2017
It seems that for most of our life we search for a romantic partner, someone to share our life with; but once we have found that special someone it doesn’t always end the loneliness. In fact I feel that if you are in a relationship where you are not connected to your partner emotionally, you can end up feeling frustrated, lonely and left with an incredible emotional hunger.
When you start to suffer from the symp... more
June 14th, 2017
When I began a program of natural healing I was full of excitement and hope, after all this was a positive move in my life and a chance to rid myself all my negative emotions and things that were holding me back in life. Before deciding to embark on an Emotional Detox programme with ... more
June 12th, 2017
When you contemplate the meaning of Tantra you wouldn’t be alone if the last thing you thought of was food, however, many cultures from all around the world have developed different types of rituals based on offering food to deities. Indeed food and spiritualism are linked as are food and well being. Tantra incorporates nourishment for the mind, body and soul.
There are several ways to approach the idea of sacre... more
June 9th, 2017
So why does someone decide to become a Tantra Master and how to they become one?
These are all questions that spring to mind when presented with Mal Weeraratne the founder of Tantric Journey School of Healing and Awakening, a UK Tantra Master who has recently published his first book, entitled, ‘ ... more
May 31st, 2017
When you think about becoming orgasmic it can spark feelings of shyness or embarrassment. After all, even in our modern and ‘liberated’ society sex can be a bit of a taboo subject. It is estimated that only 57% of women in the UK experience an orgasm through penetrative sex with their partner according to a piece of research conducted by Cosmopolitan. Celebrity sexual health couple Dr David Delvin and Dr Christ... more
May 30th, 2017
Tantra has been one of the most neglected branches of Indian spiritual studies despite the considerable number of texts devoted to this practice, it is also one of the most misunderstood.
In a modern Western society where shops such as Ann Summers selling sex toys are positioned on high streets it seems strange that many people still consider tantra to be some form of sexual depravity that is a taboo subject. It i... more
April 13th, 2017
Let’s face it relationships are hard to maintain, sometimes with the pressures of work, family and just general life commitments it’s difficult to find the time to devote to yourself let alone your relationship.
When Tantra is mentioned it’s hard not to think of the headlines that Sting made with his claims of nine hour Tantric love making and let’s face it, in today’s fast paced society, who has nine ho... more
February 8th, 2017
Treatment for survivors of trauma and childhood physical and sexual abuse is a highly sensitive and specialised field. There is such a cocktail of complex issues involved in both the original trauma and in symptoms that can emerge in the aftermath.
Until the negative emotions are released from the body's cellular memory, the impact of a traumatic event, such as sexual abuse, continues to reverberate throughout the... more