In my humble opinion, we are currently still very much living in the structure of a patriarchal society in today’s world. I see it showing up not just in the home or in business, but also in spirituality.
Psychological neurosis is found everywhere in humans and the spiritual arena is not exempt – in fact it can be highlighted even more. Be aware that it’s often masquerading behind spiritual concepts, which is why it can feel so confusing. So listen to your heart and follow your instincts.
The unspoken agreement found in most tantra or other yoga schools, is that you should be sexually available to the teacher – however it does not mean that you as a woman must conform to their standards.
SISTERS, YOUR SEXUAL ESSENCE IS FOR YOU. JUST BECAUSE A MAN MAY HAVE PLAYED A PART IN HELPING YOU TAP INTO IT,
IT DOES NOT ENTITLE HIM TO CONSUME YOUR SHAKTI.
GRATITUDE IS ONE THING. SOMEONE DOES YOU A SERVICE, YOU FEEL GRATEFUL, OF COURSE. BUT THAT GRATITUDE, THAT DEVOTION IS BEST DIRECTED AT THE SOURCE OF WHERE YOUR PLEASURE & YOUR LOVE COMES FROM
– AND IT’S NOT HIM
& so many more………..it’s presented to students in all different ways, often by having the student believe that she is a willing participant – the success of which can depend on his NLP skills.
These ambiguous sexual dynamics have been happening for a long time now in spiritual communities.
I believe that educating women to really know and love themselves is the answer.
Investing my time and energy in creating a healthy & effective alternative for women who are interested in tantra and yoga is my dharma.
Be aware of when you project spiritual importance onto a teacher – because they are also men with very human issues.
Don’t follow the crowd,
listen to your heart
& sharpen your instincts………perhaps with Tigress Yoga
Disclaimer: Sex is a beautiful thing, enjoy it! This article & video is specifically referring to the situations where women are coerced, bullied, manipulated, lied to or lured into sex by gurus, swamis or spiritual practitioners that prey on their naive students who are genuinely seeking their spiritual guidance. Of course not all male spiritual teachers are like this, however this article is referring to those who are misleading women with spiritual concepts to conceal their sexual appetites.
There is a part 2 to this video, check the Tigress Yoga blog for ‘Sexual Exploitation of Women in Tantra Part 2’