Feeling Stressed and Disconnected? Try This Morning Grounding Practice

There’s no doubt that an overthinking modern lifestyle creates stress and tension in the body. Women with busy lives try to do five things at once and seem to always be pushing themselves to do more. Being in this chronic, overactive-mind state leads us to lose touch with our bodies and to be unbalanced in our feminine and masculine energies. In order to release tension and come back into balance, we must get out of our heads and into our bodies



I discovered how disconnected from my body I had become through my past fitness training.


A sensual and playful movement ritual in the morning has now become an integral part of my daily practice. Each morning I start with movement that feels divinely good for my body and spirit. I nourish myself through juicy and delicious free and fluid movement—letting go of control. It doesn’t necessarily look spectacular, but it definitely feels that way.

I undulate my spine or unfurl my hips, and instead of only moving the muscles and joints, I move from the inside of my body out. It was a revelation—focusing on how movement made me feel, honing all my attention on my body’s sensations to connect to while moving—and it completely transformed my relationship to my body.


Because of my personal transformation, I created a nourishing practice to support women on reconnecting with their bodies. In my work, I’ve discovered that women who have trouble expressing difficult emotions find it easier to convey, work through and transform their emotions with movement.


 

This practice will help you release tension in your body and increase emotional awareness.


It will help calm the nervous system and lead to a clearer mind, and you’ll be better able to handle your life’s stressors.


In addition, you’re likely to feel a boost of energy, a sense of inner peace, and an enhanced feeling of self-love.


Through this practice you will immediately connect to your feminine essence, and this will help you feel more ease and pleasure.


When you regularly connect with your feminine energy, you can expect to:


· Enjoy a deeper sense of purpose and belonging


· Feel more at home in your own skin


· Cultivate your feminine essence and feel more alive


· Have a deeper connection to your heart


· Discover more pleasure in your body by connecting to sensations


· Have more energy and be able to maintain it throughout the day


· Access subtle wisdom within you


· Feel your personal boundaries clearer in your body


· Increase hormonal balance


· Have more orientation of the inner landscape of your body


· Be more authentic and playful


· Have a go to practice for getting back to a calm state if something knocks you off centre during your day


 


The feminine can’t be rushed


Find your own rhythm, which is crucial to the practice. And try not to make it something you “have” to do; it should be fun, something you look forward to and enjoy, so find the movements that inspire pleasure and feelings of being nourished. It’s about balancing the masculine and the feminine energies by enhancing the feminine.


 

The Practice


It’s a combination of movement, meditation and healing.

As you move through this practice, consider some of these questions:


What sensations do I notice?


Where do I feel most alive in my body?


Where do I feel less aliveness?


Where do I find pleasure in my body while moving?


What is nourishing me?


How can I let go?


What kind of movement makes me feel more feminine?

 

1. Intention

Start with an intention for the practice, such as the wish to connect deeper with your female body or wanting to release some heaviness in your body. Give yourself the permission to be more sensual and to look for pleasure.


2. In a body position that feels best to you, tune in to your body.


Feel the contact with the floor.

· Sense your feet, hands, head, then your whole body

· Sense into your womb, heart and breasts

· Bring your awareness to your breath

· Notice how you feel in the moment

· Notice your thoughts

· Notice the physical sensations both outside and inside


3. Ground

Sit or sink into your body. Your body is an empty form; fill it with your presence.


4. Micro-movements to unwind the nervous system