THE WOMEN'S EDITION: COMING HOME: A DESCEND INTO THE BOWL AND ROOT OF THE FEMALE BODY, with Tami Lynn Kent
On restoring the balance, flow, and creativity in a woman's life by reconnecting to the "feminine root" of our bodies and the power inherent in the female anatomy, with Tami Lynn Kent, author of Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body.
THIS EPISODE'S WISDOM QUOTES
"Encircles by pelvic bones, round and smooth, the root of the female body is like a bowl. Here, in the womb, a woman will find the energy she holds for herself and for the mothering her creations. For centuries, women have been the bowl- they have been basket makers weaving containers that held food and water just as their bodies held the energy of the children and home. In urban times and modern settings, female roles have been redefined, but a woman's body still holds or releases energy from the root."
"I feel that women are fundamentally disconnected from the pelvic bowl and part of that disconnection has to do with shame, and also with what they have learned about their bodies, which often comes in a very technical language that doesn't have the poetry and the mystery and the depth that our bodies are really capable of, when indeed that's what we are: We are the beauty, we are the doorway in, we are where all life begins, we are the vessels. But working with women has shown me that not only they are disconnected, but they sometimes do not want to connect, and part of the reason is all the meaning and associations and the language that we use regarding the feminine bowl. So I started using a more poetic language of words that came from the earth and those resonated more deeply, and also poetry and song. That was my way of inviting women back into their own beautiful space and welcoming them to this home. Because this really is a home each woman carries within that holds all the medicine she needs for everything she will encounter. This space is capable of magic, really. When the life force comes down through this open doorway, this is a magic channel that all all want to be tuned to."
Tami Lynn Kent is a women's health physical therapist who works with the creative energy of the female body, and the rebalancing of the female anatomy. Tami is the author of Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body, Mothering From Your Center, and Wild Creative. She is is also the founder of Holistic Pelvic Care, bridging together the realms of modern medicine and traditional women's wisdom. In her own words, Tami is dedicated to teaching women to access the potential of their bodies and to cultivate their creative energy that is meant to run through all aspects of a woman's life.
More about Tami and her work at www.wildfeminine.com
Stefana Serafina is an embodiment educator and facilitator, and the founder of Intuitive Body and Dance, a platform providing women with experiences and education towards returning to their bodies' inherent intelligence, intuitive and creative wisdom, and sensual expression. Based in the San Francisco Bay, Stefana has been dedicated to women's embodied empowerment since 2009, offering courses, retreats, and temple spaces to women in California, Europe, and online. Intuitive Body and Dance weaves together somatic and expressive arts approaches, women's temple traditions, intuitive self-expression, and earth-centered spirituality.
More about host Stefana Serafina's embodiment work with women at www.intutivedance.org