Connecting To The Divine Feminine Energy


Happy International Women's day!


Celebrating Internationals Women's day I wanted to share with you some wonderful practices to help you reconnect to the divine feminine energy that resides within ALL of us.

Honouring the divine feminine energy allows us to connect to our sensitivities, our creativity, our patience and be guided by a deep intuition.


We all possess both masculine and feminine energy, this is the balance that connects us all. While Masculine energy (Shiva) is dictated by the sun, moving towards goals, making progress & strength, Feminine (Shakti) is guided by the moon and a softness to nurture, we allow our creativity to shine and can easily go with the flow.


As we progress through life we all experience phases and changes within our lives, a woman's body may experience puberty, motherhood, menopause, endometriosis, fertility, ovulation, menstruation and many more developments. Yoga allows us to be open and accepting of changes that arise, it can help us create a response, an adaption and a positive step in the right direction. By celebrating the feminine in all of us it can unlock inner wisdom, fluidity within our bodies and minds and spark our courage to be fiercely true to ourselves.


The feminine energy is about receiving and not doing (hard to believe when we always seem to be on the go!). Its learning to surrender, to trust the process, to be open. The element we connect to the Shakti energy is water, expressing everything formless, fluid and sensual. The element of water is also associated to the Sacral Chakra which embodies creativity, personality, sexuality and flow! It's also a nice reminder the the tides of the sea are in sync with the moon, and the moon being the home of feminine energy, see how it all links in with one another?! So to help us explore our inner goddess we stand within ourselves, gracious and open, to move and adapt with whatever comes our way and stand for nothing less than we deserve.


LET'S GET CREATIVE

Tapping into your creative side really wakes up that feminine energy, to let your ideas unravel to manifest, to physically make, to write, to draw and paint to photograph. Whatever gets your creative juices flowing let them express themselves! Don't suppress that precious gift!


Dance & Shake it out!

I don't know about you but I'm a shaker, swayer, dancer, wiggler when it comes to moving my body on the yoga mat (or anywhere!), remember despite so many yoga styles out there you truly have the magic to move in your own way, in ways that feel good and in ways that don't fit the 'norm'. Wherever you are put on your favourite music and move your body, guaranteed you will feel amazing in no time.


Flower Petal baths

I have always been one to soak in the bath for a few hours, continuously topping up the hot water, reading and meditating, there is just something about a bath that keeps me calm and focused. I have had flower baths for many years, rather than putting them in a vase I add them to my bath, to admire there beauty, to connect to the earth and to embrace the benefits they can give. You can always add a little essential oil, but rose petals are so beautiful and rose water is so good for your skin! I pick lavender and bay leaves out of the garden when they are in bloom and add them to the bath, imagine fresh mint and lemon slices?! I beg you indulge in these pampering natural baths when you get chance, they really are divine. x



YOGA POSTURES


Circle & Spiraling movements in your practice.

Exploring your body with slow, small and spiralling movements can not only help mobilise the deepest of muscle fibres but can also unlock forgotten ranges of movements, its a practice where you move without thinking to much about where you're going, eyes closed, moving inwards, slowly softly swaying, side to side forward and back, hugging in and breathing out, breathing in and opening your heart. Any movements that can awaken your inner sensuality, freedom and calm. These movements also unlock tension in the spine, hips, waist, belly and feel so so yummy! Give it a try!

 

Moon Salutations.

We have all heard of the Sun Salutations but did you know there is a Moon Salutation sequence too? When we think of the Sun Salutations we think of power, heat and energy, the Moon Salutations instill a cooling & meditative energy. Sun = Yang, Moon = Yin. We talk about creating balance within our yoga practice and here is a perfect example, opposite qualities marrying together to create harmony. (Moon Salutation Blog coming soon!)

 


Yoni Mudra Yoni Mudra is a hand gesture dedicated to the female goddess Shakti in Hinduism, Mudras are practiced to bring balance within the body by connecting to the major elements (air, water, fire, earth and space) within the body. Yoni translates as 'Womb, Vulva' and invokes a primal energy of creation. This hand gesture relates to the pelvis, uterus, womb, sexual organs, and the entire female reproductive system, increasing fertility and helping with menopause. Some of the mudra benefits include a calm mind, mental clarity, along with connection with your life force energy and inner consciousness. It gives you a sense of groundedness during meditation and promotes deep internal relaxation.