Tantra meditation is a practice that combines the power of Kriya yoga, chanting and meditative techniques to activate the chakras and awaken your conscious mind. It can be challenging to begin, but once you get the hang of it, it will become easier and more enjoyable.
Tantric masters understood the universal truth that everything in this reality is made up of energy - and they knew how to harness and control it for spiritual growth. They did this through the study of all of the universal energies and their laws – including the three chakras.
The tantric path of yoga was developed in ancient India as a means to access the divine energy that is all around us - it's what makes the world go round, and what drives our own individual evolution. It is a fast path and a very efficient way to achieve spiritual maturity in a time where many of our responsibilities and commitments demand our attention.
There are three main paths in Tantra - Kaula, Mishra and Samaya - with each offering a different approach to the discipline. The Mishra path is a combination of internal and external practices; the Kaula path focuses more on yogic rituals, such as offering offerings to God or Shakti (the creative force of the universe); and the Samaya path is purely meditative.
A great place to start is by learning some basic tantra meditation techniques. One way to start is by focusing on your breath and inviting your shakti, or "energy," to flow from the muladhara chakra (the root chakra) up your spine to the sahasrara chakra.