Do you ever wonder where your pleasure went? Did you know feeling rigid, controlling and critical often has to do with our pelvis? Or that feeling drained, disconnected or never … enough, is equally related to pelvic health. Because our pelvis is our place of pleasure, playfulness and prosperity, it’s integrity is essential.
Pelvic integrity is key to enjoying life’s gifts.
That sense of aliveness is born here.
To feel alive, joyous and at ease with whatever comes our way, pelvic integrity is es-sensual.
When our playful, go with the flow nature dries up, guilt, rigidity, disappointment, exhaustion, explosiveness, bitterness or feelings of never good enough, surface.
Each month I create a new sequence that honours the season and our body needs in accordance with that. I do this both to allow students to go deeper and explore a little further an area of the body, the emotions connected to it and the holding patterns we might have here mentally and energetically. And to be very honest and transparent, to prevent me going nuts trying to out do my last class. This month is water and the pelvis.
Water & the Pelvis Flow into Pleasure & Prosperity
The pelvis, Latin for basin, in French le bassin, holds our joy and contains our pleasure. It’s our reservoir of energy and emotion. Ayurvedically, this area embodies and flows like water, and the ball and socket joint moves like a river.
Because of our pelvis’ mobility, we dance with joy, shake our hips, move freely in a sensual way with pleasure. If my pelvis is stuck, or I can’t feel it, dancing just isn’t fun, freeing or fulfilling.
Playfulness, our ability to go with the flow, reflects our feelings about our relationship with the world. Do we feel free to have fun, do we always need to control, or do we just let it all go?
Water seeks the easiest course, finding joy and pleasure in whatever arises. It accepts and lets go of the illusion of mastery and control. Willing to see where experiences take us, without holding back or resistance. Water and pelvis are meeting points for inner and outer.
- Because all life starts in water and the pelvis, it’s symbolic of prosperity, abundance and pure potential
- Water and pelvis flow like emotions, a constant ebb and flow, give and take, make or break, movement
- Our pelvis- initiator of movement- connects our upper and lower body, the sensual self with the thinking self, which results in creativity
- Feeling prosperous is an overflow of the movement between the two banks
- Our sense of pleasure arises through the contact of inner and outer world, and the infinite possible combinations from these interactions
- Because our original emotion is bliss, our part in the play, our movement or lack of it, determines the deviations of this original emotion
To flow fully the banks need to be firm and free.
Energetic Holding Patterns of the Pelvis
Excessive stress causes our tissues to tighten unnecessarily. Ease and our ability to flow, physically, energetically and mentally, become blocked. Chronic holding patterns might express themselves as guilt, feeling rigid, controlling, critical, self conscious, or lacking spontaneity and playfulness. The river of abundance, prosperity and possibilities dry up, along with our creative and joyful juices.
Not enough stressors can leave us with excessive emotions as our energy reserve overflows. Without containment, we may feel overly emotional, watery, let our energy gush from us without discernment and end up feeling drained, lacking, down, lost; our energy and emotions lack direction.
Our pelvic tissues might have a combination of both holding patterns simultaneously.
Translated to our energy body, we don’t feel contained and able to respond with integrity to any given situation. Resulting in further controlling or flooding.
Because of unconscious guilt here, and emotions are energy in motion, both holding patterns waste immense, enjoyable energy, and we’re not even aware of it.
But we can learn to contain and live with pleasure
Our rivers just need some TLC.
Hiranyagharbha, our golden womb needs to be honoured, heard and felt.
Pelvic Flow is the Key to Pleasure
Releasing tension and creating integrity of our sense of self in relation to the world, feels like flow, fun, pleasure and prosperity naturally arising like a bubbling spring.
The key to pelvic health is movement. Like water, the pelvis loves to flow and move. To play out the constant ebb and flow, give and take. This ensures and allows us to contain our sense of delight and joy. It enlivens our abundance.
As babies, this free abode of joy and delight is with what we began to crawl. We use our pelvis to propel us forward and move into the world. This exploration of feeling for ourselves creates pleasure.
When my toddler first picked up little pebbles in her chubby sensitive hands, there was sheer joy, wonder and excitement all wrapped into one. This is essence of water. It’s all emotions rushing from and back into bliss.
This endeavour to sense the world also created our lumbar curve. Our ability to relate, connect and withdraw. And our first impressions of sensual experiences, plus the arising emotions, are all contained here.
Create Pelvic Integrity to Enjoy Life More
To create pelvic integrity and enjoy life fully we need to get to know this area. We need to move past our guilt, build body awareness, self acceptance, and begin to strengthen and relax this area, until all the tissues and energy rivers flow free and firm.
You need to feel what holding patterns you have.
Are some muscles really tight and resist letting go?
Maybe you don’t contain but let it gush out, leaving you empty?
After you feel if you hold or release excessively, you can build back the integrity of this area by doing strengthening, movement that warms up this area, and slow soft, stretching to open and release the tissues.
Create firm freedom.
A sure way to ensure feeling prosperous and playful is being present with sensations, feeling this area’s ability to create another life, and all that being will co-create and experience through Her projects, ideas and senses. The potential combinations of the inner and outer world coming together in countless ways. The pure potential alive here.
It’s time we enjoyed what is instead of thinking what isn’t. It’s time to drop our uncertainty and walk into the world with a sense of certain fulfilment, pleasure and delight.
Joyous and prosperous in each moment, as water moves, content and playful. Our golden womb contains the feeling ‘I’m good enough’ and ‘there’s more than enough for all of us’ out there, and more importantly, in here, all the time.
Please leave a comment below with your ways to feel more connected, alive and joyous.