On my way to one of the Igniting the Power of the Pelvis workshops I presented earlier this year, traffic was stopped with three fire trucks blocking the sweet 2-lane country road that was leading me to the studio. Fortunately, I didn’t see any smoke or fire. When I had to take a slight detour to get back on the right road, I started to giggle. I wondered if someone had told the fire department about the workshop and they were getting ready to come our way if the igniting got a bit wild.
Since 2009, people who attended my Igniting the Power of the Pelvis workshops in Antwerp, New York City, Washington DC, Toronto, Seattle, Waimea, Santa Barbara―and cities in between―have generated much heat, but we stopped short of creating any real fires!
Since the pelvis is the place in the body that often stores thoughts, feelings, and emotions around sex, money, and power; we explored early messages workshop participants had received about these highly charged topics. Many people shared stories of their early experiences rarely providing opportunities that shaped their core beliefs in positive ways. I estimate that over 75% of attendees received more negative messages than positive messages, especially about sex and sexuality. They found it a delight to hear, discuss, and emphasize the positive messages.
I’ve recently expanded this offering into a mini-retreat that includes strategies for “Maintaining the Flame.” During (and after) the mini-retreat, we not only illuminate the treasures, pleasures, and passions of this energy center of the pelvis; but also explore insights on how to keep the flame alive.
During the last hour of these events we “dance in” the concept of igniting or magnifying our pelvis power by using The Nia Technique. As a black belt Nia teacher for almost two decades, I have learned how this second chakra loves to be moved and expressed through the dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts that pour through Nia. The healing and powerful movements of Nia continue to provide the perfect dessert for this body of work.
If you want to explore ideas that can support you in amplifying or reclaiming the symbolic brilliant light that has always resided inside your pelvis, you’ll enjoy my workshops. You won’t need to call the fire department but you may want to be prepared for expanded pleasure and a deeper treasuring of this sacred part of your body.
And I thought you might want to be aware of possible side effects that can occur when you choose to ignite the power of your pelvis and maintain your flame in a healthy way.
Possible side effects include but are not limited to:
Increased enjoyment of a wildly healthy relationship with
money, sex, & power
Frequent bouts of choosing love over fear
A refusal to engage in self-rejection or self-sabotaging behaviors
Expanded ability to give up complaining
More frequent episodes of pleasure & peace
The ability to see forgiveness as a spiritual act of love
A release of anger, guilt, & fear
Un-bonding from past wounds
A deeper sense of joy, healing, passion, and creativity
Increased feelings of loving-kindness
An empowered sense of remembering who you really are
If you experience any of these side effects, please continue to enjoy amplifying the power of your pelvis. Making choices to create a wildly healthy relationship with sex, money, and power is only one option of caring for your body, mind, spirit, & emotions. You are advised to listen to your intuition to see what other joyful activities can be added to your life.
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