Tāṇḍavam, also known as Tāṇḍava nṛitya is the creation of Lord Shiva whose moods were depicted in this divine art form in the shape of a dance that he used to perform. It is said that this dance created and first performed by Lord Shiva, the creator of the universe who was supposed to be the Master of Dance or The king of dance Natraj himself.
It is believed by his devotees that this Hindu God could vary the intensity of this graceful and artistic dance to express the mood swings that were overtaking him quite often; it is also believed that the complete cycle of creating, preserving and dissolving in this world has its source in the Thandavam.
His Rudra Roop is the intense version of his personality, it is also full of violence and even the gods used to run away when he was in that fiery rage; he himself is the creator and destroyer too and, he is capable of destroying death itself. When he assumes the Rudra Roop, he starts performing the Taandava Nritya which is known to be accompanied by a stotra which is a eulogy or hymn that is sung along with the Tandava nritya
The other milder and joyous version of the Tandava is called Ananda Tandava which the lord used to indulge in when he was in a happier, more pious or sexually aroused mood
Shiva is describes a s Nataraja as per the Shaiva Siddhant traditions and he is the supreme lord who invented the Taandava and its various branches; hence, he is the King of Dancing.
The name of the dance is derived from the closest disciple of Shiva who was called Tandu; he was so adept at his knowledge of the dance form that he was the one who coached Bharata, the famous author of the Natya Shastra, a book that goes deep into the world of dance and its teaching. In doing so he also imparted a deep insight about the finer aspects of the Thandavam particularly in the usage Karanas and Angharas modes of the Thandava.
He has done this in compliance to the instructions of Shiva but there is also a thinking in some scholars that the Natya Shastra also contained an earlier work which might have been written by Tandu himself.
It is also believed that almost all the art forms of classical dance, music and song have been derived from the rituals and mudras derived from the Shaiva traditions.
Raavan Tandava Strotra
In fact there is an interesting story concerning the strotra that is sung along with the Thandav nritya; it concerns Ravana who is said to have been the one who created the Raavan Tandav Strotra which was sung by him as a prayer to Lord Shiva.
It is said that Ravana was a byproduct of the union of both the gods and the demons and he was blessed with the good qualities of both; the result was a personality, mind and body that was second to none in terms of the divine powers that he possessed. These powers kept on growing and he developed an awesome personality bestowed with all the right qualities.
With strict penance and meditation, he was able to please Lord Brahma who rewarded him with some weapons while also granting him invincibility. This boon and its ramifications went to his head and he went to Mount Kailash and uprooted it from the earth.
This affront offended Lord Shiva who used his toe to push down the mountain entrapping Ravana and started to crush him slowly. Sensing the extra pressure that was gradually increasing, Ravana found himself unable to contain the massive weight of Mount Kailash.
Realizing that he had made a huge mistake, Ravana started to plead for his life and sing praises to the almighty lord to spare his life even though he was an ignorant person.
But, what emerged from his learned entreaties was a wonderful form of poetry that was in the form of a prayer to the great qualities of Lord Shiva to invoke his goodness to spare his life; this prayer is known as Ravana Tandav Strotra. Since that time the strotra is sung along with the Tandav nritya to invoke the forgiveness and blessings of the Lord.
In turn, Lord Siva was really impressed by Ravana’s artistic talent in coming up with an extempore work of excellence that he pulled him out from under mount Kailash and rewarded him with a Chandrahaas which is a weapon.
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It is all a question of belief when it comes to spiritual matters, their practice, and the benefits derived from them but, there is another aspect to it, some sort of faith in the practices or of their proponents who may be a known person whom you trust or a renowned guru who carries the faith of a number of people.
Then, there is question of need to adopt rituals and practices that you think are required by you, your body, or your lifestyle. Once you think that you really want or need to adopt something, the next step is the most vital one that is viability or feasibility.
Tantric sex? Try it!
The drudges of everyday life are a big dampener to the spirit in us that requires to explore everything, to feel everything and, in the end, enjoy everything as it is meant to be. In your routine daily lifestyle you may be getting all the material things that this world can provide; yet you may be having that internal feeling of loss, of craving for something more than you have now. During such a period, even the mind does not function efficiently in that, everything is in front of you but is not crystal clear; the integrity of your thought processes is scattered; so, what do you need?
Sex is the need not only of your body but also of your soul; that is why, sometimes, it is the biggest dissatisfaction. It may be the result of getting bored and distracted with your sex life and unable to pin down the exact reason or its remedy. If you are not enjoying your sex life and if you want to ignite a new powerful spark than Tantra Sex is the right process for you.
Sex is a part of our daily life and it is one of the best ways to release stress. Sex always doesn’t mean organism ejaculation, true sex means love making. Love making is to understand the need of your partner, is to feel your partner to the extent that it not only touches your body or emotions but it should touch your Soul.
What Tantric sex does?
Let us envisage two situations for practicing the sublime act of sex which the ancient yogis perfected to a fine art; Tantric sex is the ultimately satisfying experience which the union with your spouse or with your spiritual partner can provide.
Through Tantric Sex you can scale the heights of your physical union and get skyrocketed to heaven; such is the out-of-this-world experience that you seem to have revved up your sexual pleasure by quite a few notches.
Tantric sex is being enjoyed through practices that are perfected by more than 5000 years in Hindu practices of coital bliss; anybody can do it. Tantra sex is a part of Kundalini Awakening which is a part of our soul ascension. This is a divine process and these days it is being widely accepted in many societies now. But there is a rejection too.
It is simply an awakening, utility and expansion of the feelings that you enjoy in the sex act, it need not be a brisk, rushed, and steamy act of penetration, ejaculation and back to work.
It is an unhurried act to release the pent up energy and rejuvenating your body, mind and soul. It is also like the intoxication that you get from a fine in which the highs you experience are slow, unhurried as also the receding effect which is gradual and calming to the whole being.
Though it is not just about getting an orgasm, yet the mind, body, and soul connection is amplified multiple times and you may experience mind shattering orgasms as a result of Tantric Sex.
Tantric Sex, also known as Tantra Sex provides you access to unique depths of carnal pleasure that brings you to the base level and makes your mind and body explode like an internal volcano. While the lovemaking is like a slow rise to a boiling liquid, it leaves a euphoria akin to the cooling of glowing ambers; slow and blissful.
What is the need?
The ecstasy that you experience is multiplied manifold when you practice prolonged Tantra sex; for achieving the full benefits you need to have patience and devote sufficient time before you can reach the sublime pleasure that you seek.
For extracting the true potential of Tantric sex:
- Inhibitions have to be set aside so that both can be intimate enough to explore each other minds, body and sensual points,
- It serves to rejuvenate the physical and sensual feelings of the sex act with your partner.
- It helps to develop intimacy and harmonious sex-filled life.
Performing the act
- Just let yourself flow with the tide; set no goals,
- Do not make an agenda of things to do things; tackle them with love as they arise,
- Give yourself up to pleasure your lover,
- Explore his/her body to find the sensual points in his/her anatomy,
- Enjoy the foreplay
- Focus only on love; not on orgasm. It should happen on its own,
- Organism should be the foremost from your mind. Tantric experts use various delaying tactics like meditation, massages, breath control to put off the inevitable. This also intensifies the pleasure and drowns you in the sensations that result from release.
Tantric sex: Some hints
If you want to give it a go, try the following:
- Try to create an ambiance of solitude, peace and luxury,
- This can be made more subtle by dimming the lights
- Start by turning down the lights and shutting out the rest of the world,
- Create anticipation in your senses,
- Meditation and focusing inwards may help in preparing to flow in sexual energy,
- Listen to your breathing and look inwards.
Other experts in the field advocate other techniques like:
- Brisk movements of the body and limbs to loosen up,
- Keeping away from the bed during foreplay,
- Stretch out anywhere that your lover desires,
- Titillation with
- Light massages,
- Touches of feather, and
- Strokes and touches.
Try prolonging the sex act as long as possible; get ready to shower your love while luxuriating in the gentle love and touches of your lover. Only then will you enjoy tantric sex to the fullest.