Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy by Georg Feuerstein

And that’s the whole reason for the existence of this text. The scripture is teaching us that through the marriage of Shiva and Shakti in our direct experience, we attain the highest; not through abandoning one in favour of the other. In this way, you end up with a perfectly unified experience of energy and consciousness beyond concept, arising as this absolutely full state of being that is blissful with the experience of that which is intrinsic in all of us.
Many practitioners forget that the Vajrayana is actually a subset of the Mahayana. Vajrayana has the same view as the Mahayana, but adds more skillful means. On one level, with the inner Tantric yogas you’re going through the death process while you’re still alive.
Tantra is sometimes called the lineage of “crazy wisdom,” but the wisdom is often lost and things just get crazy. Forcing ourselves to keep running on empty means our bodies start to use up our reserves. That’s what makes us tense, stiff, depressed, and anxious. Traditional tantra yoga classes are designed to facilitate total relaxation. Once we find a way to release the tension in our bodies and minds, we will reach new heights and depths in our practice and in our lives. Eventually I was able to find in each asana exactly what my body needed, because no one was telling me how to do it or how long to do it.
The seductive but dangerous Yoginis were shapeshifting goddesses who could metamorphose into women, birds, tigers or jackals as the mood took them. Initiated Tantrikas sought to access their powers, from flight and immortality to control over others. porn malay is part of a group that would have once been enshrined in a Yogini temple.
Mantras are also often visualized as being located within the yogi’s body as part of tantric meditations. For example, in the “Yogini Heart” tantra, a Śrī Vidyā text, the yogi is instructed to imagine the five syllables of the deity’s mantra in the muladhara chakra. The next set of five syllables is visualized in the heart chakra and the third cluster in the cakra between the eyebrows. The yogi is further instructed to lengthen the enunciation of the M sound at the end of the HRIM syllable, a practice called nada . This practice goes through various increasingly subtle stages until it dissolves into the silence of the Absolute. There is also a fundamental philosophical disagreement between Śaiva Siddhānta and the non-dualistic schools like the Trika regarding ritual.