Divine Feminine awakening

Yoga for the full-spectrum woman

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A while back, I unfollowed most insta-yogis, stopped attending yoga festivals and basically decided to blaze my own trail because of what I was seeing in the yoga scene: An infatuation with form that denies us of our depth.
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Contorting the body seemed to be another way to project our unattainable ideals of perfection, and overriding the truth of what we are feeling on the inside.
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As a deeply feeling woman, it didn’t sit right with me.
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Not to mention - Women menstruate. Women bear children. We are cyclical.
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A yoga practice rooted in deep listening rather than imposing an agenda on our body is essential.
Being a woman comes with enough baggage about who we "should" look and move our bodies.
When the way we move our bodies becomes a performance, we lose access to the native, instinctual way of being in our body.
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It is also concerning to me that the new wave of feminine embodiment is often tarnished by this obsession with appearance.
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It paints a pretty picture (and I am all for beauty!!), but not the whole picture.
Let's get real about a few things:
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🗡 Being “feminine” includes our primal and untamed parts as much as our soft and sensual parts - and everything in between.
It includes blood, birth and bones, as much as it does rainbow roses, love and light.
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🗡 Embodiment practice doesn’t always look good. It is about authenticity, not performance.
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🗡 It doesn’t always feel good either! In fact, coming into our body reveals undigested emotions and highlights uncomfortable truths.
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Safe spaces where we can feel and express all of our feelings is vital for our health, well-being and spiritual connection.
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These are the spaces I am passionate about creating.
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Keeping certain parts of ourselves at bay, especially when it comes to upholding some spiritual ideal, cuts us off from our inner power.
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Normalising feeling and all facets of the human experience is empowering, especially for women born of a patriarchal world.
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When we shift the focus from form to feeling, welcoming the full spectrum of our experience, we unlock and unearth a wellspring of shakti -creative energy.
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This energy is HEALING. It is our inner medicine.
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When we reclaim the very life force that courses through our veins, it becomes available as our own inner resource.
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The life force we liberate includes our sexual energy, which we can harness, express or contain as we choose.
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Most yoga practices totally deny women the opportunity to access their inner power in this way, which is why I created Shakti Yoga.
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My devotion is to offer you the keys to unlock this power, energy and wisdom - all expressions of shakti -from within yourself.
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My passion and gift is to create sacred space where we consecrate our creative energy and experience the power of practising within a circle of women which supercharges the benefits of our practice.

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I am so incredibly grateful for every woman I have ever sat in circle with.

Lastly..

Despite what I shared about the new wave "feminine" movement, I want to acknowledge there is also a huge surge of REAL feminine wisdom emerging and incredible leaders and teachers  - and I want to name and thank some of the teachers I’ve learned from and am inspired by :

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Chameli Ardagh, Maya Tiwari, Uma Dinsmore Tuli, Maya Luna, Michaela Boehm, Sally Kempton, Lama Tsultrim Allione - to name a few!  Most of them have social media, incredible books, blogs, and online teachings that I can wholeheartedly recommend.

I'd love to know your favourites in the comments !

 

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