A short lesson on the chakras
It is impossible to discus tantric sex without an introduction to the chakras. Chakras are rotating energy channels above, around, and within the human body that takes care of the organs of their respective regions (fig.). The energy generated by each chakra is associated with a particular color. Some of the games and exercises included in this book use the teaching of the chakras to help us guide sexual energy through our bodies (using spiritual images) and to help us understand their different effects within our being.
I will offer here only a short list of the characteristics associated with each chakra.
Locations mean the physical level where the specific energy source of the chakra is located and tangible. Each energy channel supplies specific body parts with life energy; you become more conscious of these body parts when concentrating on this chakra.
Sense means the action and the corresponding sense organ that are most stimulated by the chakra.
Color is the composition of light that is stimulated by the energy of this chakra and what is seen or visualized by most people in relation to this chakra.
Psychic function refers to the kind of emotionality, the psychic mood that corresponds to the Chakra’s character.
Spiritual theme names the life lesson or life goal that can most easily be reached with the help of this chakra’s power.
The following should form a sufficient basis for the exercises:
- Root Chakra
Location: pelvis, perineum
Energy color: fiery red
Psychic function: will to survive, stability, vitality
Spiritual theme: opening for the healing power of the earth.
- Navel (sacral) chakra
Location: stomach below the navel, sacrum
Energy color: orange
Psychic function: sexual desire, feelings of being in the flow
Spiritual theme: sensuality, desire, vitality
- Solar-plexus chakra
Location: solar plexus, upper stomach, middle back
Energy color: yellow
Psychic function: self-assuredness, ability to act, power
Spiritual theme: experiencing satisfaction, power, strength
- Heart Chakra
Location: heart, lung
Energy color: green-pink
Psychic function: affection, love, friendliness, joy
Spiritual theme: emanating and receiving love
- Throat chakra
Location: throat, neck
Energy color: blue
Psychic function: the expression of feelings, creativity, speech
Spiritual theme: freedom of self-expression
- Third rye
Location: forehead, forming a triangle with the eyebrows
Energy color: violet
Element: no element you can be aware of, but pure, light energy
Psychic function: intuition, extrasensory perception
Spiritual theme: complete recognition of the world
- Crown chakra
Location: Crown of the head
Sense: feeling of a wide space
Energy color: white-gold
Element: mo element, but spacelessness and timelessness
Psychic function: ecstasy, stillness, being
Spiritual theme: oneness with oneself and nature, oneness with the cosmos
These short descriptions and pictures contain many centuries’ worth of experience. However, they are not to be confused with your reality! Experiment with them, but rely on your own experiences rather than projecting others’ experience onto yourself. Allow yourself to get to know the depths of your physical self- your living being-better and better.