The word ‘tantra’ means ‘expansion’ and Tantra focuses on the dynamic aspect of divinity called ‘Shakti’. Tantra yoga is one of the several types of yoga; it is a holistic approach to the study of the universe from the point of view of the individual. Tantra is a living system which is designed to promote rapid growth towards enlightenment.
There are many sciences which are included in Tantric Yoga, such as astronomy, astrology, numerology, physiognomy, physics, chemistry, alchemy, Ayurveda, psychology, mathematics, geometry, and more.
The goal of tantra yoga is to awaken and harmonize the male and female aspects within each person in order to spiritually awaken and realize the whole universe as an expression of the divine life force, or Spirit.
The Tantras are not books of sorcery, witchcraft, magic spells, and mysterious formulae. They are wonderful scriptures ‘Mahanirvana’ and ‘Kularnava Tantras’ are the important books in Tantra Sastra. Yoga Kundalini, Upanishad of
Krishna Yajurveda, Jabala Darsana, Trisikha Brahmana, and Varaha Upanishad are useful for getting knowledge of Kundalini Sakti and the methods to awaken it and take it to Sahasrara Chakra at the crown of the head.
Tantra Yoga helps to cross the obstacles to our development, particularly those cropping up from ignorance, intolerance, attachment to our rudeness, and selfishness. By following the Tantra Yoga techniques we can learn to create peace, harmony, and order within ourselves.