For many years I felt completely disconnected from my body and if I am honest, most probably from my heart as well. I have always been highly sensitive, an empath who can feel things intensely and deeply. But in the past it often felt as if I understood life around me much more than I ever understood myself. I struggled to make a meaningful connection between my body, mind, heart and spirit.
And I felt very much alone – it was as if everyone around me had figured out the secret to wholeness except me.
Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. For generations women have been culturally programmed to elevate the mind over the body, to feel less and think more and to uphold and venerate the masculine in everything we do. Appearing on the outside to be deeply satisfied by the many opportunities that modern life affords, but on the inside crying out for more feminine wisdom, authenticity, wildness and fulfilment.
So how was I able to change?
It was and continues to be a slow process of remembering, forgetting and remembering again.
I have sought out teachers, the holders of earth based feminine wisdom. I have practiced using sacred tools that have helped remap the connection to my body. I have catalyzed my awareness of the power contained within each soul phase of my journey as a woman. I have discovered that the feminine and sexuality are vehicles for expanding consciousness. I have breathed thousands of breaths infused with awareness.
And most importantly, I have intentionally connected with my sisters – coming from all ages and backgrounds, into a wise and awakened community. It is here that I have discovered that I am not alone. That there are so many others seeking and that in community we can hold space for one another to journey and expand together.
Maybe my story resonates with you. Maybe you are also a seeker on this path. If you are looking to step into your birthright, to join into a sisterhood of like-minded women and reclaim your sacred feminine power, I would love for you to join me:
If there is something in you wanting more, asking to be heard and realized, I encourage you to heed the call and seek that which you desire. I would be most honoured to help be your guide on this journey. And of you aren’t sure how to make a retreat a reality, contact me and let’s figure it out together.
“When sleeping women wake, mountains move.” ~ Ancient Chinese Proverb
love & pranams,
Your sacral chakra is located just below your navel and in, about an inch or two. This is your pleasure center, the origin of enjoyment, feeling, and emotion. Sensuality emanates from here, intimacy bonds to here, connection grows from here.
It is no surprise then that confidence exists in the strength of your sacral chakra, which allows you to feel but move through it, to let go yet still experience what has happened.
Unfortunately, much of society today has severely stunted the freedom of the sacral chakra. We are taught to not feel certain things, to let go without processing, to only be confident if we are a certain way. Well, perhaps in the process of strengthening your sacral, you’ll also strengthen your will to let go of these horrible hangups too!
So, how do we go about strengthening our sacral chakra? Well, feel the pleasure! Enjoy the pleasure! Explore pleasure fully and unrestricted. Bond intimately and more often! Connect deeply, and be fully present. Sacral chakra can also be strengthened through creativity too, so a poem, a song, a drawing or painting will all work at strengthening that personal confidence that’s required for being fully present with our sacral. These are all very positive practices for the sacral chakra. Sounds not too bad of a practice, doesn’t it?
But, it is important to remember that chakras aren’t to be singled out and strengthened uniquely, all chakras must remain in balance with each other. It cannot all be pleasure without remembering to ground ourselves in the reality of now.
You and me are connecting right now through a digital medium that exists in pixels and maybe some audio. Flashes essentially. Supernova experiences? Maybe not that epic, but a beautifully elaborate presentation none-the-less.
But the human condition (that is, being human) necessitates that we are nourished with the power of touch. Human connection. It’s quite literal that we send electricity through one another when we touch, our energy lines flow that way.
It is no mistake that our energy lines within ourselves come to an end at our phalanges. Our fingers are sensors and also beacons of energy! So are our feet! Our veins end at these points, and they are even a different colour then the rest of our skin, a soft underside protected from the harshness of some weathers. They also happen to be our connection points to the rest of the earth. We walk on our feet, and hold most everything else in our hands.
Today, I’m encouraging you to touch somebody! Ok, maybe a friend or partner or child. Share your bright and shining energy beam with their energy beam and light up that energy space you’re sharing like a supernova! Go on! Time’s a wasting!
Yoga is emotional. We are starved human beings searching everywhere for a connection with our online worlds and consumption tendencies, yet everywhere we look, we are blocked.
Take a moment to think about the last time you gave somebody a hug. I’m sure that every one of you holds your hugs with compassion and sincerity, but did you feel the same returned from the person you hugged? How many hugs have I had that last a split second! Such a waste of such a valuable opportunity to share that connection with your friends!
Without this touch, we get moody. The less whole-hearted love we receive and have the opportunity to share, the more we fall into auto-pilot and lose purpose. It’s true! Touch releases serotonin and dopamine in your brain, a chemical your body naturally makes for peace and happiness.
When you’re practicing Yoga, you are bringing your subtle mind into awareness. This, in conjunction with a physical practice of Yoga, the asanas, has a multiplicity effect on triggering a full awareness of your life, which rapidly increases the release of emotions into your Yoga.
The silence allows you to process events from the past, however subtle that processing may be, the emotions are often not so subtle.
On top of all of this, our bodies remember and store everything that has happened to us in our lives, from trauma to intense joy. When we physically reinvigorate the parts of the body that hold these emotions, as can happen during yoga, we also release those feelings.
I invite you to do your Yoga today