I went to a really awesome show last night at a place called Tantra Nova.Â The show was titled “Sexual Enlightenment, A One Man Show” featuring Freddy Zental, the co-founder and director of Tantra Nova Institute. I thought it was a really great show.Â He portrayed stories of his journey of studying Tantra throughout his life and how he ended up in Chicago with his partner, Elsbeth (who was truly amazing and such a pleasure to be with last night at the event).
Truthfully, I was a little nervous coming to the event because I had always heard of Tantra and it intimidated me because I had always associated it with sex and intimacy.Â We all talk about wanting this but I think most of us would run away from real true intimacy if it hit us in the face because of how vulnerable we’d have to be to experience it.
We did a meditation during the show last night (it was an interactive show) focusing on our root chakra and breathing into our belly.Â This is definitely something I am at work at because I have a tendency to focus on my crown and heart chakras only during my meditations with Reiki.Â It’s also very important to focus on your root, the area of manifestation and grounding.
What I discovered for myself last night was that Tantra is not this exotic, taboo subject that people talk and giggle about.Â It’s actually a practical spiritual lifestyle – a platform where you can channel, like sexual energy, that force of creativity and passion into all areas of your life.
Check out their website at www.tantranova.com