5 reasons to start a pelvic bowl yoga practice, you may be saying to yourself “why would I do that?” Or perhaps you have been curious about enhancing the health of your Pelvic Bowl but do not know where to begin. Maybe you have started to notice the menopause muffin growing around your belly but have ignored it. Maybe your bladder is constantly on your mind or you are dealing with some level of incontinence, urge or stress related. While there are many reason a women may want to embark on a yoga practice to support their most powerful inner resource, their deep abdominal, lower back and pelvic floor muscles, it’s often the starting that is the hardest. A good place to begin is by answering the questions “Do I need support?”
Do you want to feel more comfortable in your body,
in general or because you are transitioning into
peri-menopause and menopause?
A well balanced Pelvic Bowl Yoga practice can help you.
To help you develop the confidence to address your aging pelvic bowl, and to better understand the 5 reasons to start a pelvic bowl yoga practice today, here are 5 of the common reasons you may want to start my specialized Yoga Nidra practice:
1) Structural Integrity
Your bladder deserves proper support, and so do you. What I mean by that is your physical body (as well as your emotional and mental body) deserves the support of being directed by strong abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. When we live with a strong pelvic bowl we feel more supported in every area of our lives because the foundation of our being is active and available. Most movement originates in the pelvic bowl, particularly the movements of going forward. The side effects of an aging pelvic bowl can be caused by something as simple as a lack of awareness as a result of growing up in a culture that referred to our pelvic region as “down there”.
2) Creative Expression
As our womb begins to shift from a time of fertility, shifting from menstruation to peri-menopause and then finally to menopause, there is a wonderful exchange process in motion. We are in a powerful time of exchanging the ability to create and birth a child, to the ability to birth ourselves. Maintaining a level of focus on our selves in this way takes dedication and commitment to our own growth. Often, we have to weed out aspects of our lives, including habits of putting everyone else first, that are no longer serving us so we have the energy to be creatively engaged with our own goals and interests. This is the time to birth our creative projects, whether that’s a business, a program, our poems or a podcast.
3) Sensual Aliveness
Invoking your physical and emotional vitality by awakening all of your sense perceptions and, being vulnerable to your introception (your inner awareness and interpersonal communication) will support you in building positive patterns of awareness. As you learn to relax in your body and, get better at receiving, your sensual aliveness begins to direct you in ways that are rich, abundant and supportive of the pleasure principle.
4) Sexual Vitality
All of life is created by sex and in my view, we should all know more about it. Sex is a deep form of intimacy (in-to-me-see) and sharing of our creative expression. It requires comfort with being vulnerable and with receiving. It requires an introceptive practice that awakens your mind-body connection to the generosity of every moment. Creating an environment for your inner male and female to work well together has a deep effect on your sexual vitality and sets you on a path of living in a more creatively expressed manner. As I like to say “being more vibrant, alive and juicy”. When you live in a more creatively expressed manner- expressing & connecting to both your masculine and feminine wisdom and intelligence-you are better able to stand rooted in the ground you have in common with other people.
When we stand for our common ground and not just our individual needs, synergies of all proportion are possible and limited only by our lack of imagination.
5) Inner Growth
Often as old layers of self-concepts peel off, we are left wondering where to invest our efforts to bring about inner peace and harmony. This is where mind-body connection practices like The Brain-Body-Pelvic Bowl Connection provides the daily grounding that supports us through the metamorphosis of peri-menopause to menopause. As a conscious embodiment practice rooted in actionable change, it can assist you in awakening your feminine wisdom, while releasing numbness, body armor, and tension in all varieties. It will also help you get in touch with your feelings, goals and a new vision for your life. A well balanced approach to your pelvic bowl health can begin the process of awakening your cauldron of alchemy; what I fondly call Igniting Your Sacred Center. By igniting your sacred center, you join a movement of women choosing to be a part of a cultural homeopathic remedy for the denial of feminine wisdom and become an advocate for open-minded education about the power of a female body.
This shift in our fertility, that all women will feel at some point in their lives, is rife with misinformation that often misses the point of this powerful and transformative time. This time in which a women’s spiritual maturation process is most permeable to the innate wisdom living within her energetic womb and sacred center.
If you are still unsure whether a Pelvic Bowl Yoga practice is for you or have some questions you would like to discuss with me, feel free to use my scheduler in the margin to book a free call with me, or read The 6 Benefits of a Pelvic Bowl Yoga Practice for further insights and inspiration.