What is Tantra?
Tantra denotes the esoteric traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism that co-developed most likely about the middle of the 1st millennium AD. The term tantra, in the Indian traditions, also means any systematic broadly applicable theory, system, method, instrument, technique or practice. Starting in the early centuries of common era, newly revealed Tantras centering on Vishnu, Shiva or Shakti emerged. In Buddhism, the Vajrayana tradition is known for its extensive tantra ideas and practices. Tantric Hindu and Buddhist traditions have influenced other Eastern religious traditions such as Jainism, the Tibetan Bön tradition, Daoism and the Japanese Shintō tradition.
Certain modes of non-vedic worship such as Puja are considered tantric in their conception and rituals. Hindu temple building also generally conforms to the iconography of tantra. The Hindu texts that describe these topics are called Tantras, Āgamas or Samhitās. In Buddhism, its tantra-genre literature has influenced the artworks in Tibet, historic cave temples of India and imagery in Southeast Asia.
What is Yoni?
The Sanskrit word for the vagina is “Yoni”, describing not only the anatomy but also encompassing its energetic and spiritual dimensions. The purpose of the Yoni massage is not purely sexual pleasure. However there is no doubt that a yoni massage offers women the opportunity to enhance their sexuality, it’s effects and practice are much more profound and have far reaching affects that reach every area of a woman’s life. The cultural historical inhibitions in the West about sexuality and the shame and guilt associated with the genitals and sexual zones of the body have created deeply rooted barriers that prevent many women from fully expressing themselves.
The authentic tantra practices of the Yoni Massage can help women to overcome these barriers and reconnect to their innermost core and tap into their restorative, energising and healing sexual energy. Modern culture perspective of the two most sacred areas of a sthe yoni (vagina) are degraded to being merely sexual objects or for child birth/rearing. Often are rarely touched or considered outside of physiological function, within sexual or child-rearing context. The sexualisation in Western culture of the vagina and breasts for generations have made women to feel shame and social exclusion in these areas resulting in many women having a negative relationship with their yoni and their sexuality.
Shaming of women’s sexuality and needs means that many women have come to feel bad about their bodies and have been conditioned to be disconnected from their breasts and yoni’s. The yoni has for most women become an object that serves the needs of others and has become an area that harbors great shame and hurt. Many women have become so disassociated with their yoni that they never consider them, but all negative emotions are held there and the yoni becomes an area of embarrassment and shame. Stress and negative emotions stored within the yoni lead to stagnation and pain, the body attempts to minimise discomfort and often turns the pain to numbness. The yoni and its power are reduced to an area of discomfort or numbness. Symptoms such as irritation, penetration discomfort, low libido, dryness, and lack of orgasms, inability to feel and even chronic pain are all common when negative emotions are stored within the body.
If you had backache or muscular aches and pains you would probably see seeking massage & bodywork as a practical and sensible solution. So, as the yoni is just a part of our body wouldn’t it make perfect sense that when massaged with unconditional love our yoni will release trauma and heal. Yoni massage is about gifting you the power of receiving touch WITHOUT any expectations and about releasing negative emotions so that you are free to feel pleasure in the body again. It can be pleasurable, emotional, painful, upsetting and relaxing.