UTERINE RECONNECTION DANCE
HOW PREGNANCY CHANGED ME AND HELPED ME DISCOVER MY CALLING
As I grew older and I started traveling and meeting many different people with different perspectives, I started to open my mind to recognize that there was a lot of value to intuition and other things that couldn't be measured or scientifically proven.
During my pregnancy I was deeply connected to an unexplainable way of knowing. I kept on meeting all the right people at the right times. Some shared their stories and recommended the inspiring readings that helped shape a new vision for my future: I needed to become a birth worker.
The birth of my son was definitely the most powerful spiritual experience I have ever gone through. I swayed and sang my way through each contraction and discovered a huge power in childbirth that profoundly impacted me. It was tremendously inspiring.
a new perspective about the uterus and pleasure
Mina’s teachings about the uterus brought to my mind things I had learned during my pregnancy and like pieces of a puzzle, I started putting together a more clear image of why movement during labor often made the pain of contractions more manageable and in some cases, completely go away.
I thought of “Birth as We Know It,” a movie I watched often during my pregnancy.
In this text, Rodrigañez goes into great detail about the physiology of the uterus and its key role in female sexuality. She quotes doctors, historians and antropologist to illustrate a very believable explanation for orgasmic birth.
Check this out.
“Modern belly dance is a vestige of the sexual self-erotic dances practiced by women in ancient times. The universality of these feminine pelvic dance make us conclude that they weren’t merely a cultural expression of one specific region, but the expression of a common and open sexuality, before the imposture of the sexual taboo and the patriarchal civilization. Girls back then grew up spontaneously moving their pelvis without inhibition or censorship, and were encouraged by their mothers, sisters and other women around them to search pleasure through dance."
Translation from Spanish by Marissa Bolaños
LEARNING TO MOVE THE UTERUS
Think about how when you sit on your leg and it gets cramped and any movement you make feels painful until your start moving your leg and getting the blood flow going again.
In my ebook, 5 Uncommon Tips for Fearless Birth, I mentioned how activities like hula-hooping and belly dancing can help you reconnect with your uterus.
DANCING FOR BIRTH™, ACTIVATING BIRTH INSTINCTS
I was initially attracted to the idea of teaching women the importance and benefits of movement through pregnancy and childbirth, but after my weekend training I discovered Dancing For Birth™ classes encompass a whole bunch of elements that deeply resonate with my passions as a birth worker.
As a doula and Women’s Circles facilitator, I love the opening circles, the birth wisdom, the confidence boost and the community-building element.
The playfulness and celebratory joy of Dancing For Birth™ classes seems to be the best kind of environment to bond with your baby and with other moms.
JOIN US FOR CLASS!
The first rule of Dancing For Birth™ classes is:
Ditch the self-judgment and dance for pure bliss!
Use this link to find a class near you.
$12 drop-in or $60 for a 6 week class series.
Come dance, laugh, celebrate, bond with your baby and meet new people!