In bringing awareness to our pelvis we can improve our whole health, increase our energy, reduce ailments and have more day-to-day comfort. This article is an invitation to women to connect to your pelvis, what ever your age, whether you’ve birthed or not, the pelvis is a pivotal place for a you and your body. Developing our own connection to your pelvis and all that’s held within, will reinforce ability to trust your wisdom on what is right for your body. This naturally extends to ownership of our body within motherhood, resulting in safer and more enjoyable births.
The Pelvis is the seat of femininity and womanhood, it holds all life, current and potential, and carries memory from the past. It is our central point in our body, and is a meeting point for the anatomical and spiritual. In our understanding of health it is key we include the spiritual and our whole health existence, as without we are missing a vital part of our being. How we depict “spiritual” is indeed our own individual connection to what keeps us “in good spirit”. Fundamentally this means where we are vital and in touch with our nature without drugs or intervention.
Our pelvic bones (shown in pink on diagram) are subtly moving throughout our lifetime as we move through various cycles of womanhood, the largest change being within pregnancy, birth and postnatal stages. Our spine is connected up to the pelvis with a very special muscle called the Psoas (in orange on diagram), so the pelvis gives structure to the spine, and the spine holds up the pelvis. At the bottom of our pelvis we connect up to the femur bones in our legs, all of which maybe no new news to you, but I’d invite you to think about it, what your pelvis is and what it is undergoing each day.
The Pelvis, as life giving vessel:
I see the pelvis as a sacred vessel, after all it holds the sacred bone the sacrum and has life giving reproductive capacity. It houses some of the most sensitive nerve and tissue area in a woman’s body, and this sensitivity allows us to connect to wider places of reception, again not just physically but metaphysically. From another spiritual perspective the shape of the pelvis is very similar to the shape of a butterfly when in anterior view, and I hold spiritual connection of butterflies being a representation of the soul and it’s journey in and out of life. As women we all have carried souls, whether we have birthed or not, as we have held eggs. A common misunderstanding is the thinking that a soul enters the foetus after a period of time post conception, however a new life and it’s soul can enter the women’s body and pelvis at conception and preconception.
Much is held and travels through our pelvis; our menstrual cycles, our eggs, a place to receive pleasure, a sacred place for creation, conception and birthing, a place where we release in a number of ways too. Our pelvis is the seat of life and remembers both our physiological and spiritual experiences, even if our mental memory doesn’t, our pelvis will do. The pelvic bones especially, but also all organs, muscles, eggs and tissue matter all hold cellular memory, and this goes back to past incarnations we have experienced also. There is no other area of the body that has such a capacity of soul-body memory as a women’s pelvic area. This is something to remember in regard to the mother’s maternity journey, as due to the vast physiological changes underway the pelvis will shape-shift over time for the mother to birth safely, this then triggers the opening of the spiritual. The physical shifting of the pelvis opening up allows the memory to surface, including incarnation past, and this enables our soul-body to either release, regroup, or do both, depending on what is needed for the mother and her baby. Menstruation, conception, pregnancy, birth, postnatal stages are key times for our body to release, including karmic release, and rebalance physically and spiritually. Another key time is those women who experience the menopause. It is common for any of these stages mentioned above to then trigger longer periods of release, often years, after the initial opening experience.
Pelvic self care:
There are many simple body awareness practices you can do yourself to help get to know your pelvis, provide more vitality, and give your self some pelvic “me time”. Taking a gentle restorative yoga pose of your choice that helps relax and support the pelvis, ” The Constructive Rest Position” for example, will provide plenty of regeneration. Within any pelvic care the focus is to explore what gives you nourishment, resonance, and to follow your body wisdom.
Sophia England is a “Spiritual Midwife & Maternity Therapist” supporting women and their family’s birth journey, and woman’s holistic health.
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