Thetantra meditation approach is a modern-day design for any personwilling to experience the inner energy and upper levels of intimacywith the people, environment and even themselves. Since the practiceof Tantra is primarily to transform how you see yourself, others, andthe environment, it can be helpful to visualize yourself as having acompassionate motivation, pure body, and activities benefitingothers. The seven skills learned might leave one with a sense ofuncertainty about why all the methods need to be learned. However,the overall effects of the techniques transform the individualthrough ways that normal life experiences would fail to accomplish.
Theskill of relaxing is a choice, and there are various positions toplace your body when relaxing. The postures are learned over time,and the relaxation skill develops gradually. Over time of continueddevelopment, the individual learns how to have a heightened awarenesslevel along with a skilled ability to relax the body without needingany technique whatsoever. A person may develop a preferred relaxingskill after venturing to the various styles provided.
Sittingcomfortably, with a steady, and straight posture
Thesitting postures vary in application, and they all aim to eliminatesoreness or pain as one learns to sit as needed. The skill needed isto sit comfortably, steady, and straight. The individual chooses theright posture for them, regardless of the development stage. The goalof training a sitting posture is to get directly to a proper sittingposture.
Makingthe breathing process serene
Breathingtraining starts and ends with awareness. It is imperative to startwith observing the quality of breath. Over time, the jerks and pausesin breathing are eliminated. The purpose of the breathing is toenergize, balance, or calm the breath and the underlying system ofenergy. The skill takes the individual towards a balanced energylevel that transports one to deeper meditation.
Witnessingobjects traveling in the mind
Theindividual should be the neutral witness of the objects within themind field. It allows the thought patterns to flow without anyinterruptions, with a clear objectivity of the stream of thoughts.The new thought process will entail developing a new habit of lettinggo of the thought patterns as soon as they arrive. The skills ofchanging the thought habit are through individual thoughts,developing a stream of thoughts, and collecting them so as to remainfocused, undisturbed, and uninvolved.
Inspectingthe quality of thoughts
Afterdeveloping the skill of witnessing train of items in the brain, thenext skill entails calling back specific thoughts for observation andinspection. Discriminating against thoughts helps the individualdetermine the important and helpful thoughts. Hence, the individualbecomes free from the influence of unconscious thought patterns, andone shifts closer towards deeper consciousness. The skill leads theperson to dictate their outward actions (karma) in the externalworld.
Promotingthe helpful thoughts
Thewillpower will help the learner promote the useful and helpfulthoughts to deliberately reinforce them. Promoting the helpfulthoughts will cause the person turn the helpful thoughts to newhabits and actions of thinking. The pivotal element is promoting onlythe positive. Utilizing the positive power of ego and doing nothingwith the unhelpful thoughts is a continuous learning process of thenew thinking habit.
Allowingthe self to avoid disturbance from any situation
Thefoundational skill in the process is training oneself to avoid anydisturbances whether in life or in meditation time. The skill isnecessary since even though some situations prompt bad results, it isthe role of the individual to stay calm and avoid the disturbance.More so, if the situation tends to be good, the person will learn notto draw themselves to the excitement filled with pride. A person mustdevelop balance, and learn equanimity over time.