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What is Tantra Yoga? 

 

 

Tantra Yoga is the type of yoga that emphasises personal experimentation and experience through moving the body and focusing on breath, as a way to progress on the path towards self-discovery and eventually self-realisation.

 

 

 

 

 

Although Tantra is frequently associated with sexual practice in the Western world, its roots in Indian culture are far more complex and all-encompassing - maintaining that the world around us is a joyful expression of the Divine. In Tantra Yoga, breathing exercises, hand gestures and yoga poses are important, but the focus on creating a human connection with the Divine is the underlying aim. 

Go to Tantra Yoga if you want: 

Meditation 

Physical yoga poses 

Breathing exercises 

Hand gestures 

Energy flow 

Self-inquiry 

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Watch a Tantra Yoga class 

Who was Tantra Yoga founded by? 

Tantra Yoga’s origins are still debated, but many experts believe that it originated in the Indus Valley millennia ago. 

When was Tantra Yoga founded? 

Many experts believe Tantra Yoga was founded between 3,000 and 5,000 years ago, when the earliest yoga texts, the Vedas, were written. 


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Lucy Edge 

is a yoga advocate and writer with three yoga books to her name, including the beloved travel memoir Yoga School Dropout. She writes regularly for the national press, has authored over 150 guides to types of yoga and yoga poses, discovered nearly 250 proven health benefits of yoga through her painstaking classification of 300 clinical studies, and collected more than 500 personal testimonials to the real life benefits of yoga. She is also the creator of our yoga shop – YogaClicks.Store – handpicking yoga brands that are beautifully made by yogis committed to environmental and social sustainability.

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