The ancient Indian philosophy of Tantra can increase one's overall well-being and conscious experience and is thus not restricted to improving intercourse. This book explains what Tantra is, its esoteric foundations and origin, the concepts of Shiva and Shakti and the role of the chakras (energy vortices in the body). It also looks at Tantra Yoga, how to induce energy and harmony for a state of profound relaxation, concentration and alert consciousness. Various rituals are explained for evoking a Tantric atmosphere, exchanging energy through gentle touch, erotic games and the sensual massage. Tantric intercourse is explained through the concepts of Uttana, Vyata Asara, Sawana, Triyak and Upavishta. The book explains how to cultivate greater tenderness and sensitivity via body postures, breathing techniques and meditation and looks at aphrodisiacs like ginseng, guarana and betel nut. The reader will take their love life to new heights of passion by following the practical advice in this book. There are beautiful and I daresay stimulating full colour illustrations and reproductions of works of art and the book concludes with a glossary of terms and an index.