How Tantra Can Help You Connect with God and Your Partner

Tantra is a word that often conjures up images of exotic sexual practices and erotic rituals. But what is tantra really, and how can it benefit your relationship and your well-being?

According to Diana Richardson, a tantra expert and author of The Heart of Tantric Sex, tantra is a way of combining sexuality and spirituality that allows loving couples to find spiritual enlightenment outside of the inhibiting confines of church walls. Tantric sex seeks to elevate couples to a sublime spiritual plane through a ritualized static embrace. This embrace binds partners physically while simultaneously blending the male “Shiva” and female “Shakti” energies of the couple to create a transcendent religious experience. By harmonizing their polarities, the lovers can access a higher state of consciousness and bliss. This is the essence of tantra: the union of opposites that reveals the divine within.

Sex is more than just a physical act; it is a spiritual journey that can bring us closer to ourselves, our partners, and God. This is the core message of both Tantra and Christianity, two traditions that celebrate sex as a sacred gift. However, they also have different perspectives on how to use this gift. Tantra sees sex as a way of awakening our inner divinity and balancing our masculine and feminine energies. Christianity sees sex as a way of honoring God and strengthening our marital bond. Both traditions acknowledge that we are made in the image of God, who has both male and female aspects, but they call them by different names. Tantra and Christianity offer us different paths to explore the mystery and beauty of sex and spirituality.

Tantra is a spiritual tradition that can help Christians enhance their faith and their relationship with God. By experiencing God’s presence in their own bodies and in their partners, Christians can deepen their intimacy and their spirituality. Tantra also helps Christians appreciate the beauty and diversity of God’s creation, by exploring different facets of their sexuality and spirituality. Tantra teaches Christians to embrace sex as a natural and holy expression of their faith, and to heal from any shame or guilt that may hinder their joy. By practicing mindfulness and awareness during sexual encounters, Christians can cultivate gratitude and joy for the gift of sex that God has given them.

Tantra can help Christians to deepen their relationship with God by experiencing his presence in their bodies and their partners in several ways:

  1. Tantra can help Christians to see their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit and to honor them as such. By taking care of their physical health and well-being, Christians can enhance their spiritual health and well-being as well.
  2. Tantra can help Christians to see their partners as reflections of God and to treat them with love and respect. By cultivating intimacy and trust with their partners, Christians can also cultivate intimacy and trust with God.
  3. Tantra can help Christians to see sex as a form of prayer and worship. By engaging in sex with reverence and devotion, Christians can express their gratitude and praise to God for the gift of sexuality.
  4. Tantra can help Christians to see sex as a way of connecting with God. By opening their hearts and minds to the divine energy that flows through them and their partners, Christians can experience a sense of oneness and communion with God.

As you can see, tantra is not just about exotic sexual practices and erotic rituals. It is a way of connecting with your partner and with God on a deeper level. It can help you enhance your faith, your love, and your well-being. If you are curious about tantra and want to learn more, I highly recommend The Heart of Tantric Sex by Diana Richardson. It is a book that changed my life and my relationship, and I hope it will do the same for you. 

I also recommend this Universal Life Church Ministries blog that explores the concept of tantra. The post explains how tantra can help Christians deepen their relationship with God and their partners. Universal Life Church Miniestries also discusses the benefits of tantra for healing, joy, and enlightenment.

This blog post has explored the concept of tantra and how it can enhance your sexuality and spirituality. I hope you found it informative and inspiring. If you want to learn more or share your thoughts, please leave a comment below. I would love to connect with you. Until next time, stay blessed and blissful.


Richardson, Diana. The Heart of Tantric Sex. Alresford, Hants: O Books, 2008.

Tantra: Combining Sexuality and Spirituality – ULC.

Published by Ashley Ryan, M.S.

Ashley is an educator and coach who earned her M.S. from Colorado State University.

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