White & Red Tantra Explained
Tantra as a whole is all about embracing our complete being and expressions and liberating the suppressed parts of our spirit. These parts often lay within the moral, sensual and sexual spheres of our mind and psychology.
Along this Tantra journey, which began 1000s of years ago, there are shades of use.
This is how we come to have different “colors” of Tantra. In this article we discuss the White and Red Tantra methods.
White Tantra is a solo practice that emphasizes meditation, yoga, and mindfulness.
The focus of White Tantra is on developing a deeper connection with the self and with the universe. White Tantra is considered to be a spiritual path rather than a sexual one.
In White Tantra, practitioners use focused breathing, chanting, yoga postures, and visualization techniques to connect with their inner selves and with the universe.
The practice is referred to as “white” because it is considered pure and spiritual. There isn’t an emphasis on sex as seen in Red Tantra. The aim of White Tantra is to achieve a deep sense of oneness with the world and humanity at large.
White Tantra is typically practiced over several hours or days in a group setting led by a teacher. The focus of the practice is on creating a safe and sacred space for personal growth and healing.
The practice is designed to help practitioners release blockages in their energy centers and overcome negative emotions like fear, anger, and anxiety.
White Tantra is a pure spiritual practice, which attempts to directly transcend the ego through disciplined mental and physical practices using Yogic and meditation techniques.
White Tantra is seen as a direct and fast way to attain spiritual growth, self-realization and/or spiritual enlightenment.
In fact, White Tantra tries to directly transmute dark or suppressed elements in our being with various Yogic techniques.
It perhaps brings those elements into consciousness, using techniques that raise the purity of our physical health, and mental focus.
Additionally, in White Tantra, much work is done on the purification and refinement of the heart to come into perpetual love.
Having said all of this, White Tantra can also be practiced with a sexual partner which some call Pink Tantra.
Another aspect of White Tantra is its ability to help individuals release old traumas and negative emotions.
The practice involves various exercises.
- Breathing techniques
These exercises can help individuals access deeper levels of their subconscious mind and release old traumas and negative emotions that have been stored within their bodies.
Red Tantra, on the other hand, is very much a sexual practice that emphasizes the use of sexual energy as a means of achieving spiritual growth.
It’s not to be taken lightly or seen as something akin to PUA strategy. (Pick Up Artist)
The focus is on deepening the connection between sexual partners and using physical intimacy to awaken higher consciousness.
Unlike White Tantra, Red Tantra is not a solo practice but involves a partner or partners.
In Red Tantra, practitioners use a variety of techniques to cultivate sexual energy and channel it throughout the body.
This includes various sexual positions, breathing techniques, and mantras. The goal of Red Tantra is to connect with the divine through the experiencing of sexual ecstasy.
Some of the benefits of Red Tantra include:
- Improved sexual performance
- Increased emotional intimacy
- Clearer and deeper communication between partners
- A deeper understanding of the body and its sexual sensations
- The healing of past traumas
- A release of emotional blockages that are preventing personal growth
Red Tantra engages the energies of the first and second chakra and includes sacred sexuality.
Sacred sexuality is seen as a meditation and honoring practice allowing the flow of energies for transformation and transmutation.
The practices of White Tantra is incorporated to ground Red Tantra as a meditation practice. The purpose is to be able to stay fully present and honor one’s partner from a place of love.
In essence, it’s a practice of sexual discipline.
Red Tantra is designed to use and transform sensuality and sexuality into spiritual realms.
It’s the idea of looking directly at what is hidden or what is forbidden, the taboos per say, in order to release trapped sexual energy and life force energy.
It’s thought that this trapped energy causes blockages and frustrations and ultimately hinders us to become a complete, whole human being.
Repression of emotions and desires, can interfere with living a happy, healthy life. This repression can also extend to other issues. For instance, using drugs, a poor diet, or uncontrolled spending, and such.
In fact, it’s about liberating ourselves from perceptions, prejudices, rules, morality, and judgments prevalent in society, by using discipline to free ourselves.
In the end; The Biggest Differences Between Red and White Tantra Are:
- White Tantra is a spiritual practice that involves solo meditation
- Red Tantra is a sexual practice that involves a partner or partners
- The focus of White Tantra is on developing a deeper connection with the self and the universe
- Red Tantra focuses on deepening the connection between partners and using sex as a means of achieving spiritual growth
- White Tantra is typically practiced by oneself or in a group led by a teacher
- Red Tantra is often practiced in private with a partner or partners
This article has been a brief and cursory introduction to understanding White and Red Tantra.
Tantra is not to be taken lightly. It’s a full and legit program to higher consciousness and spiritual unfolding.