The Origin of Tantra
Join me in uncovering the fascinating origins of Tantra, a mystical tradition that emerged from the rich tapestry of Hinduism. Let’s delve deep into the ages to understand how this ancient practice became one of the most mysterious and captivating spiritual paths in the world.
You see, Tantra, much like Yoga, Ayurveda, or Vastu Shastra, all share a common source. None of them are passing fads. Although the knowledge of Hinduism has gained popularity in recent years, these fields are, in essence, “technology.”
I like to use the term “technology” because few of us truly grasp how yoga brings about profound changes in the human psyche. Especially when we practice a specific tradition and don’t treat it as mere fitness. We may not understand why yoga calms and harmonizes us, or why in highly developed countries, psychiatrists like Bessel van der Kolk (a specialist in clinical psychiatry) integrate yoga as an additional element to support the treatment of deep trauma (without the placebo effect that often accompanies medication).
Vedic writings encompass all aspects of life – music, dance, nutrition, herbal medicine, healing, rituals, martial arts, mathematics, physics, urban planning, architecture, and many others.
Designing for All Senses
Have you ever wondered what factors influence whether we feel comfortable in a particular place? Why do some interiors calm us down, while others stress us out?
It all has a deeper meaning that dates back to the ancient wisdom of practices like Vastu Shastra. It’s a holistic approach to space design that takes into account not only appearance and functionality but also the impact of the environment on our senses, mood, and psyche. And it’s not something new; sociological studies on the influence of architecture on our mood have been available since my days studying at the Faculty of Architecture in Wroclaw. Notice that each country has slightly different design characteristics. Southerners and Scandinavians design differently.
In Vastu Shastra, we discover the existence of subtle energies that circulate around us, affecting our daily lives. By designing according to these principles, we create a harmonious space that supports our well-being.
Our senses play a crucial role in perceiving reality. The sight of beautiful colors, the sounds of pleasant music, the scents of nature, the pleasing texture of materials – all these elements come together to form a harmonious whole.
Ultimately, it’s about surrounding ourselves with places that stimulate our senses and create a sense of pleasure. This translates into our mood, stress levels, and quality of life.
That’s why it’s so important to design spaces that not only look good but also feel good. It’s a holistic approach to design that takes into account the entirety of the human experience.
The Tantric Bedroom with a “Sex Room” Function
A Tantric Bedroom Can Be Your Private Sanctuary of Pleasure
Not every designer in Poland is sensitive, not every one is holistic – but everyone I know is incredibly talented. Vastu Shastra projects demand the utmost sensitivity and the skill of “reading from the field.” When designing spaces in accordance with the principles of Vastu Shastra, we take into account the influence of the environment on our senses and well-being. Each room can become mysterious and possess unique functions.
The bedroom is a place where we not only sleep but also relax, connect with our partner, and celebrate love. That’s why more and more people are discovering the magic of Tantra.
What is Tantra? It’s an ancient path of spirituality that combines the body, mind, and soul. Tantra regards sexuality as a tool for achieving higher consciousness and spiritual development. In a Tantric bedroom, every element is carefully designed to create a space of intimacy and connection.
Lighting: Bright light can be too intense. Instead, opt for soft, pleasant lighting that creates an intimate atmosphere. Lanterns, candles, or delicate nightlights are excellent choices. If you have trouble falling asleep, consider burning a bio-oil lamp all night. Real fire has a beneficial effect on us and purifies the room.
Sounds: Music sets a wonderful mood. Choose calm, relaxing sounds or music that enhances intimate connection. Mantras sung in their original form not only elevate our vibrations but also awaken the divinity within us.
Aromatherapy: Scents have an incredible power to influence our senses. Essential oils like lavender, jasmine, or rose can create a magical atmosphere.
Gem stones: In every Vastu Shastra project, a Vedic horoscope is created, based on which stones that positively affect our entire body are selected. In my horoscope range, we have a happiness stone, a life stone, and a fortune (good luck) stone.
Textiles: Choose soft, silky materials that are pleasant to the touch. A variety of colors can affect our moods and energy levels. It’s common knowledge that neutral and natural colors calm and soothe us, but remember that nature has endowed us with a vast spectrum of colors, and it’s a shame not to use them.
Meditation Zone: Tantra is not just physical connection but also spiritual development. In a Tantric bedroom, it’s worth creating a meditation zone where you can practice meditation, yoga, or mindful sex together.
Relaxation Zone: After moments of love, it’s good to have a place to relax together, have something delicious to drink, and celebrate closeness. In the case of this project, a freestanding bathtub is also installed in the bedroom, as a complement to the whole.
Designing a Tantric bedroom with a “sex room” function is not just about creating a space for love; it’s also about caring for your relationships and spiritual growth. It’s a place where every detail matters, and celebrating love becomes a true ritual.
Holistic Interior Design
© Karolina Radoń