When the whistle blows the game is over. Painfully, we know this. Quickie sex is surely delightful. However, when I've created some decadent space to dissolve into delicious love making, a rapid orgasm can be tinged with disappointment.
For me, dancing had a big, fat, juicy stigma attached to it. Being terrified of looking a fool, I was hesitant and reserved. It took massive dance parties with many thousands of people, where I could disappear into anonymity, to awaken the dancer in me. Once that happened I very quickly came to a knowing that dancing was good for me - not just 'fun to do' but fundamentally important to my overall well-being. I had tapping into an ancient knowing that was bursting in my cells to be expressed.
Spiritual development can both 'transcend' the physical into spirit or enter more deeply into the physical. Embracing both, we take all of ourselves, accepting everything that is physical and inherently human, into spirit.
I attended an introduction to Tantra in the Kadampa Buddhism tradition. As usual the Buddhist terminology had me shaking my head in confusion. I've interpreted the gist of it in flavours I am more familiar with, starting with some background as to why one would even consider a practise in Tantra in the first place.