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ThePoweroftheFeminine InTantricphilosophythefemininemanifestsaspureenergyandistheforcethatconnectsusall. Thefemininehasaninherentunderstandingthatalloflifeisinterconnectedandall-inclusive.Thefeminine isplayfulanddelightsinaconstantflowofmovement.ItdrawsitsenergyfromtheEarthandculminatesin theheartcenter.Thefeminineisreceptiveandfindsecstasyinsurrender. ThePoweroftheMasculine InTantrathemasculineisknownaspureconsciousnessthatwhichdistinguishesusfromthe worldaroundus.Themasculineorganizeslifeandexistenceintocategoriesofunderstanding creatingseparationsothateachaspectoflifehasitsplaceandmeaning.Themasculineis disciplinedsteadyandordered.Itistheconstantcenteraroundwhichallofexistence flows.Themasculinedrawsitsenergyfromthecosmosandfindsitscenterin thesacrumorreproductiveorgans.Themasculineisactiveandfindsecstasy throughmanifestation. BalancingtheMasculine andFeminine Thehumanenergysystemisjustlikeabatterywithpositive andnegativepoles.Awomanspositivepolerestsatherheart andhernegativepoleatthegenitals.Formentheseenergiesare reversedwiththenegativepolerestingathisheartcenterandthe positivepoleatthegenitals.Thereforethereissometruthtothe beliefthatmenleadwiththisparticularpartoftheiranatomyand womenfromtheheartgiventhatenergeticallyspeakingthatis indeedwhereyouwilltypicallyfindamorepowerfulcharge.It alsoexplainswhywhenjoinedinharmoniousuniontheenergy betweenmenandwomencanbeelectric.Howeversocietal conditioninghascausedusinmanywaystodisconnectfromour energeticcenterstothepointthatfindingthisnaturalattunement canbedifficult.Somewomenhavebeensowoundedthattheycut themselvesofffromtheirheartcentersandchoosetopenetratelife ratherthanopentoitjoyfully.Likewisemenhavebeentaughtthat tobetrulyconnectedtotheirsexorgansiswrongorshamefulandso theybecomedesensitizedortoosubmissive.Itisuptoustohonorthese blockagesinoneanotherandopentothepossibilitythataswomanormanwe mayholdthekeytounlockingthedoortoourownandourpartnersdeepestbliss. Tantraasapracticeoffersvariousbreath-workandmeditationtechniquesgeared towardsharnessingsensualenergytocleartheseblockagesandalignthechakrasorenergy centerssotheycanflowmorefreely.Thereareseveralgoodresourcesouttherethatofferinstruction onsuchpracticesincludingTantricLovebyMaAnanandaSaritaandSwamiAnandGeho.OshosThe BookofSecretsisconsideredbymanyTantricpractitionerstobethepremierbookonTantricphilosophyof ourtime.Whetherpracticedaloneorwithapartneritisimportanttorememberthathonestcommunication andauthenticconnectionfirstwithselfandthenwithanotherarethemostimportanttoolstocarryalong onyourTantricjourney. HannahBorababylivesinAshevilleNCwhereshestudiesyogaandnutritionhelpsfacilitatetrainingsandworkshopsatTantric Retreatwww.tantricretreat.comandishardatworkonherfirstnovel.Tocontactheremailhmborababygmail.com.