Tantra Yoga or Yoga of Rituals. Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the paths, Tantra Yoga is about using rituals to experience what is sacred. Although sex is a part of it, sex is not the whole of it since this path aims to find what is sacred in everything we do. Tantra Yogis must possess certain qualities like purity, humility, devotion, dedication to his Guru, cosmic love, and truthfulness among other things.
Many people thinks that Tantra yoga is related to black magic. But this is totally wrong perception. If we try to find the meaning of Tantra from dictionary, then we know the meaning as: 1. A Theory, 2. A branch of Shruti, 3. A bunch of works, as this we found many definitions from the dictionary.
“Tanyate Vistaaryate Gyanmanen” Scope of Tantra is to spread education and knowledge which take a human towards “Parmatma” (God) and Self-Realization.
There are still a lot of misconceptions about Yoga, for instance, Yoga being a religion. Yoga is not a religion. It is more of a set of techniques for us to find spirituality. In fact, Yoga is being practiced by a lot of people from different religions like Christians, Jewish, Buddhists, and Muslims.
Another misconception is that Yoga is an exercise, a way for us to keep fit. It is partly true, but if you think that Yoga is just that then you are greatly mistaken. Yoga develops the body since a weak one is a hindrance to spiritual growth. It does not simply focus on the physical but on the mental and spiritual aspects as well.