Here is an excerpt from one of his books, Tao: The Pathless Path. Osho: Tantra means technique and Tao can have no relationship with any technique whatsoever. Tao is non-methodological, non-technical.
Tantra is that Asian body of beliefs and practices which, working from the principle that the universe we experience is nothing other than the concrete manifestation of the divine energy of the Godhead that creates and maintains that universe, seeks to ritually appropriate and channel that energy, within the human microcosm, in creative and emancipatory ways. For the ignorant person, this body is the source of endless suffering, but to the wise person, this body is the source of infinite delight. In this section of the class we will be exploring tantraa controversial and widely misunderstood term that is used to describe a variety of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain traditions.
In Tantrachakras are viewed as spinning vortices of energy in the body and as storehouses of experiences and memories. Muladharaor root chakra, is located at the base of the spine.
It is related to survival, safety, and basic human needs. When it is balanced, we experience feelings of safety and courage.
Svadhisthanaor sacral chakra, is located at the top of the sacrum. It governs relationships, violence, addictions, base emotional needs, and pleasure. When balanced, we experience creativity and expansiveness.
It is the source of personal power, and governs self-esteem, warrior energy, and the power of transformation. Anahataor heart chakra, is located in the spine, in between the shoulder blades. It unites the lower chakras with the higher chakras.
At the center of the human energy body, the heart chakra is the source of love and connectivity. Visuddhaor throat chakra, is located in the throat.
It is the source of verbal expression and governs our ability to speak our highest truth. When balanced, our actions, thoughts, and speech are fully integrated. Ajnaor third eye chakra, is located in the mid-mind between the eyebrows.
When balanced, we have mastery over our thoughts and experience wisdom. Sahasraraor crown chakra, is located at the crown of the head.
It governs enlightenment and our connection to divinity and limitless knowledge. Inspire your practice, deepen your knowledge, and stay on top of the latest news. Yoga Journal Newsletter Inspire your practice, deepen your knowledge, and stay on top of the latest news.