Although the word “Tantra” may be misused in the West as it is associated only with sex , in reality this practice is much more than that.

Tantra is a way of experiencing life and becoming it, thanks to its techniques that help to find liberation. However, it is true that Tantra, unlike other spiritual paths, does not renounce sex. The opposite is true, for it understands the body as sacred and sex as a source of pleasure, elevation and meditation .

During the month of January, Instituto Mensalus of Barcelona begins two six-week workshops with the aim of making known the secrets of Tantra and conscious love . The first of these is aimed at men and women, so that participants can benefit from it both in their sexuality and in their personal relationships. The second is oriented towards women, so that they learn to enjoy a greater mental, emotional, energetic and physical balance. Without a doubt, an unbeatable opportunity to improve emotional well-being and intimate life.

Connecting with oneself and others

Tantra is a philosophy that was born in India and has its origin in Buddhism . It is a practice that helps us to be aware of the energy that surrounds us and that is born from within us. It is pure existentiality, it is being in the present moment, in the “here and now”. It is a positive attitude towards life , including our sexuality, always from a non-judgmental and self-accepting mentality. In other words, it is living fully.

The self-knowledge provided by Tantra and the non-judgmental way of thinking characteristic of this practice gives us a greater understanding to live in freedom, to develop ourselves and, therefore, to love in a purer way. The benefits of Tantra are simply based on experiencing life, connecting with oneself and with others.

Tantra and emotional balance

Tantric practice expands our perception of the world and improves our health, our sexual happiness, it rejuvenates us and gives us positive energy for everyday life. As a way towards self-knowledge and personal improvement, it increases our self-esteem, as well as the capacity to live every moment, to make decisions and to search for harmony. It is a method to find emotional balance and inner peace, which dresses our life with love, fullness and enjoyment.

With Tantra we can focus and relax from our own centre and from there connect with our body, mind and spirit, which are often forgotten in a society like ours. Therefore, pursues the learning and effective management of our internal events , allowing us to react in a more conscious way both in our sexuality (which it teaches us to use with maturity) and in the eventualities of everyday life. Tantra brings with it a renewal of our physical and mental energy, a deepening of our emotional connection, and an opening to the spiritual realm that puts our lives into a more realistic and serene perspective.

If you are interested in this practice and you are curious to know more, Instituto Mensalus in Barcelona gives you the opportunity to experience it yourself.

Tantra courses at Mensalus Institute in Barcelona

Instituto Mensalus is a reference centre for psychology in the Barcelona area that, in addition to psychotherapy, offers various courses and workshops in psychology and personal growth, both for professionals in this field and for people interested in improving their own well-being.

Knowing the benefits of the practice of Tantra on an emotional level and mental wellbeing, this centre offers two courses that aim to help participants improve their sex lives and personal relationships , connecting with the joy of living, compassion, acceptance and awareness of their own body, emotions and feelings. Both workshops start next January (2017).

Below you can find out more about these courses:

1. Workshop: “Sexuality and Tantra, the art of conscious love”

This workshop is aimed at men and women who are interested in improving their sexuality and quality of life, and is ideal for those couples who want to grow in their intimate lives (although it is not essential to attend with a partner). Sexuality is necessary for our well-being and our happiness, and with this course it is possible to make a leap in quality in the moments of intimacy , because it helps to connect with one’s body and one’s essence, to be able to use sexual energy as a tool towards the spiritual path and the expression of love.

During the six-week period, different techniques are put into practice that help us discover that sexuality and pleasure are the path to spiritual growth, without ties and without erroneous beliefs that affect our health both sexually and in general.

2. Workshop: “Tantra, living the woman I am”

This workshop is aimed exclusively at women , so that they can be aware of and enjoy their bodies and the expression of their sexuality, far from the prejudices and taboos that have characterized our society for years.

The methodology has been designed to empower women and allow them to connect with their feminine, spiritual, receptive, loving and even wild essence. In this course, the participants will rediscover and explore places in their body, mind and spirit perhaps unknown to them. All this through different Tantric and Taoist exercises and rituals, which will awaken their sensuality through their senses .

In short, with this six-week training, they will improve their capacity for self-knowledge and sexual expression, they will free themselves from emotions that do not allow them to live a full life, they will become empowered in the face of life, they will improve their connection with themselves and, in general, their well-being.

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