False Impression of Tantric Yoga
Every time the “tantric” appears in something, it arouses curiosity. This time, Side B tried a yoga class, which far from any appeal, proposes to increase vitality and channel sexual energy.
At Tantra Yoga Lab and it's nothing like what we originally thought. With a calm voice, the yoga teacher and tantric therapist, Gabriela Ostronoff, or Raga, as it is presented, explains that the modality is the original yoga, from scratch.
“It is a naturalistic, matriarchal, detoxifying yoga, which manifests itself and is spontaneous. So we bring a lot of the naturalness of the human being that we are losing ”, explains Raga.
Increasing vitality with tantric yoga
Anyone who looks outside doesn't see postures that run away from what is a common yoga class. There is nothing 'abnormal', except for elements of pompoarism.
"I work the same contractions as pompoarism, sphincter, to increase vitality together with body techniques that you develop flexibility and body strengthening", describes Raga.
In practice, tantric yoga combines techniques that will precisely rescue the sensoriality and the matriarchal nature that we let ourselves be lost. And not that yoga is aimed only at women, but the activity develops the feminine side more.
“When people listen to tantric, they think they are going to have something related to sexuality and that is kind of unreal, because the fundamental tantra is celibate, it uses sexual energy so that at some point we no longer need it”, explains Raga.
Delivery is key
In class, the student who surrenders undergoes exercises to connect with the unconscious, so that he can concentrate and perform the postures in a more complete way. “And I always say that you have an experience, that they are not technical, but that you have to feel something different, because nobody is indifferent to the experience”, points out Raga.
Sexual energy is what moves us and gives us courage. This is one of the explanations that comes when the class ends. “It is our root energy, it is what conquers things and our empowerment is in it”, he stresses.
The idea of tantric yoga is to increase vitality and channel sexual energies for the person to enjoy the best possible way.
"Those who practice a lot realize that the energy gets very high, their vitality starts to improve a lot and when well channeled, it attracts their personal power, of communication, of love, of intuition and develops other areas of the body", summarizes Raga.