Many think of Tantra as a way to enhance their sexuality. While that is an amazing benefit of practicing Tantra, that’s only part of the picture. Tantra is a method of spiritual advancement that has been passed down to us from a line of yogic masters. Tantra cultivates the energies of our body, mind, and soul so that we can blossom into our true nature.
Ipsalu Tantra is Pink Tantra
We call Ipsalu Tantra the Pink Tantra, and it is important to understand why.
Tantra is a vast science that is being practiced around the world.
White Tantra is practiced by those who seek a specifically spiritual experience. It focuses primarily on upper energy centers (chakras), including heart, throat, third eye and crown, and conducts practices that enable participants to unite with Spirit. For White Tantric practitioners, transcending the physical realm is key to their spiritual growth.
On the other hand, Red Tantra practitioners forgo attention to upper chakras and focus on the lower body chakras (including root, sexual and power), and the physical, sensual arts in order to generate and master sexual, life-force energy for deep physical experiences and physically energetic growth. For them, the spiritual realms are not of much concern.
Ipsalu Tantra Kriya Yoga, understanding the value of both the cultivation of both physical and the spiritual energy, provides techniques that engage all chakras. Practitioners are encouraged to fully immerse themselves into the physical aspects of their being by harnessing and cultivating the use of their vital life-force energy (sexual energy), as well as their spiritual aspects by healing their hearts and opening the crown chakra for a deeper connection with Spirit. This results in a life in which we are fully in our bodies and on earth, while maintaining a connection with and awareness of the spiritual energy that exists in all things. Conscious of our multidimensional nature, we are less affected by outside circumstance and more present to and accepting of what is, and loving all of it.
The Ipsalu Tantra Kriya Yoga System
Ipsalu Tantra offers a safe, comprehensive, and step-by-step path to learn this ancient practice. You don’t need a partner to embark on this journey. In fact, most of the work that you will do will be individual work. Ipsalu is a daily practice for many of us. If you’re wondering “How will I make time?” you are not alone. Many of us started doing the practice a couple times a week, and as we saw the benefits, we made time for it each day.
The primary practice is called The Ipsalu Formula. Ancient Tantric masters rebelled against the idea that only the Brahmins were allowed to approach the Divine with ritual. The early Tantrics believed each individual had the right to approach the Divine in their own way. As a result, they developed their own “recipes” for achieving expanded consciousness. The Ipsalu Formula is a method that draws on these techniques to achieve transformation.
It can be summed up as the acronym ASATE, which stands for:
- Awaken the body
- Still the mind
- Arouse sexual energy
There are many ways to arouse sexual energy that don’t involve sexual activity — whether it be by breathing practices, bandhas (body locks) or movement. Ipsalu Tantra will teach you how to activate and use this force for spiritual advancement.
Red and White Tantra
Ipsalu embraces both Red (or sexual) Tantra and the White (spiritual) Tantra — in fact, Bodhi often refers to Ipsalu Tantra as “Pink” Tantra. Ipsalu Tantra Kriya Yoga, as it’s called in its full name, understands the value of cultivating both the physical and the spiritual energy. Sexual energy is life-force energy that heals the physical and enlightens the mental. Ipsalu enables you to master this powerhouse of energy and use it to awaken the higher chakras, empowering you to realize your heart’s desires.
Rewakening Kundalini Energy Safely
Spiritual advancement goes hand in hand with awakening the chakras and Kundalini energy. The chakras are centers of psychic and spiritual power within the body, and Ipsalu awakens them in a gradual and safe process through the practice of Cobra Breath.
The Power of Cosmic Cobra Breath
Cosmic Cobra Breath has been handed down from teacher to student for thousands of years — and it is the centerpiece of the science of Kriya Yoga. This ancient breath technique was long held secret because of its great power. It prepares the body and the mind for the safe, controlled movement of Kundalini.
Kundalini is life force or consciousness, one manifestation of which is sexual energy. When it moves upward it enlightens you. In normal sex, the energy flows downward to drain you. The ancient teachings of Ipsalu Tantra use Kundalini energy to:
- Rejuvenate the body
- Release the mind of limiting beliefs
- Access the soul
Level 1 Cobra breath:
- Awakens the Ajna Chakra (The Third Eye) and the Muladhara (The Root Chakra)
- This is the first step in cultivating Witness Consciousness, or the ability to cut through illusions
- Magnetizes the spine, allowing Shaki (Feminine or Earth energy) to rise and awaken Shiva (Solar or Masculine energy)
Level 2 Cobra breath:
- Awakens the lower three chakras, allowing us to resolve issues of fear, sadness and anger
- Balances the male and female currents within the body
Level 3 Cobra breath:
- Awakens the heart and throat chakras, helping us live from our heart and speak our truth
- Blends the male and female currents and draws it up the spine as Kundalini energy, sending it out through the crown chakra
Level 4 Cobra breath:
- Awakens the crown chakra
- Unites the microcosm and the macrocosm, enabling us to experience Oneness with the Universe
As long as these energy centers and channels are opened within the correct sequence, Kundalini awakening is very safe. Kundalini is only dangerous if one tries to skip steps, and if it is activated before the mind and body are prepared.
What will I gain?
As you progress in the practice of Ipsalu Tantra, you will grow in many ways: physically, emotionally and spiritually. The practice will help you become:
- More sensitive and intuitive
- More creative and authentic
- More loving and compassionate
- More joyful and connected
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You will reclaim your hidden magnificence, your Inner Truth. You will discover Divinity in your Humanness. You will expand your capabilities and possibilities, discovering parts of yourself that had been paralyzed by limiting unconscious beliefs. You will become free from bondage to your past and your programming. And you will learn to be comfortable with yourself and others. Your intimate relationships will enter a dimension you could not have imagined.
And these benefits last for a lifetime.