“The body can become a vehicle to that which is beyond body, and sex energy can become a spiritual force.” ~ Osho
Tantra is often associated with sacred sex. The ancient Sanskrit word tantra literally means "interweave" and refers to non-duality Interweaving, or oneness through the union of opposites. Tantra is an ancient, esoteric Indian spiritual tradition, common to both Hinduism and Buddhism, dating back to before the time of Christ--and even the Buddha. Both Hindu and Buddhist Tantric traditions emphasize the cultivation of enlightened consciousness, divine oneness, and the burning off of blockages and defilements that cover and inhibit the inner radiance of our own original nature or innate state of perfection. Classic Tantric texts reveal how to utilize the right and left psychic energy channels (nadis)--which, in yogic physiology, embody the masculine (solar) and feminine (lunar) energies within our own bodies. As a result, we can become more integrated, awaken our inner energy, and thus experience wholeness.