The power of the womb has both been revered and feared for thousands of years now.
Within it lies the power of life and of death.
Here we have the capacity to harbour fertility that is beyond our capacity as women to give birth to a baby.
Here is the seat of our wisdom, creativity, power and sensuality.
Stories of potent and powerful Goddesses representing fertility, birth and creation, dot the landscape of our fertile matriarchal landscape of the past.
Yoni is the Sanskrit word for the female genitalia, the womb and vagina. It means ‘sacred place’.
So much more than symbols of sexuality and motherhood; our yoni and womb are the simmering, juicy slow cooker of our vitality, creativity and our inner ‘hot house’; allowing our seeds and dreams to grow and flourish into reality.
The seat of our womb is also the seat of our Kundali Shakti ‘Serpent Power’ in Sanskrit- source of our kundalini energy. The rainbow snake of our chakras lies coiled at the base of our spine, ready to be activated and the energy channeled throughout all our energy bodies, wheels, chakras.
Our womb and yoni area are linked to our first and second chakra, the root chakra and the sacral chakra.
Our root chakra or Mulladhara in Sanskrit. Mula meaning root and Adhara meaning foundation and stability.
The Root Chakra helps us to stay grounded and deeply connect with the earth.
This beautiful earthy ruby red coloured chakra sits at the base of our spine. It incorporates our tail bone, pelvis and pelvic floor, our lower digestive tract and colon, some of our reproductive organs and the bundle of nerves that innervate this whole region.
The root chakra provides a strong foundation of support and stability from which we can really connect to our physicality and vitality.
In essence, it provides a platform from which we can safely grow and expand our consciousness as we move through the higher chakras.
It relates to our instinctive desire for survival. The 4 instincts being Food/Nourishment, Reproduction/Sex, maintaining healthy sleep patterns and our unconscious strive towards Self-preservation.
It is deeply connected to our sense of smell and how we use our sensory and sensual perception of the world to connect to our physical vitality and from there to higher spiritual consciousness. Link to blog and or video
The 2nd chakra is situated 2 finger width above the root chakra. Just above the pubic bone and below the navel. A six-petaled chakra with a deep amber/ orange colour.
SWADHISTANA in Sanskrit Swa meaning ‘ME’ and dhistana ‘MY PLACE’.
Linked to the element water and to our feminine aspects as well as being aligned to the moon, planet Venus and shakti energy.
The :Swadhistana is regarded as one of the most powerful of the 12 chakras.
It is the seat of our SELF IDENTITY, OUR SELF ESTEEM, OUR INNER VALUE.
Our identity is the one thing that stays constant. We may alter our physical bodies, our emotional responses and our knowledge base.
However, who we truly are- our identity or essence, as such, remains unaltered in its pure state!
When balanced the Sacral chakra is the CENTER of our feelings, encouraging self-expression and our ability to connect to and understand ourselves and others.
From here we can express our deepest emotions, our creativity, intuition and sensuality.
Here we feel safe and secure. We are comfortable sitting with ourselves.
However these two foundational chakras link right up to our higher chakras- it's through potentiating them in our heart and throat that true magic happens and allows us to be seen and heard and also to live a life that reflects the best version of ourselves.
This is why when our jaws and throat chakra area is relaxed and nourished, our womb and yoni area is also balanced and visa versa.
Ways to activate our womb power
Herbal teas connecting to our femininity:
An uplifting and sensual tea, ‘Blooming’ is a light and playful infusion to delight your senses.
A nourishing and balancing tea, ‘Full Bloom’ is a vibrant, green infusion with a light fruity flavour and floral top notes. Combining nourishing Raspberry Leaf and earthy Nettle, this tea uplifts and calms with Chamomile, Rose and Lemon Balm. Raspberry leaves have a long history of use in many traditions. Nettles or ‘Néantog’ abound in Irish folklore for nourishing and replenishing.
This soothing, oriental spice blend containing Ginger, Cinnamon and Cacao Peel, is full-bodied and earthy with a natural comforting sweetness that helps you feel secure and grounded.
This is a sophisticated Rooibos herbal blend containing decadent Cacao Peel and real Bourbon Vanilla to delight your senses and create a unique tea tasting experience.
Movement to activate womb flow:
Moving our bodies can be a wonderful way to move through low or stagnant energy quickly. It's also a wonderful way to re-connect and really feel our bodies.
Above all it's a way to activate joy, pleasure and even bliss within our womb.Movements accentuating our hips, poses opening the hip joints and loosening the lower back.
Dancing: Belly dance, Rainbow dance, Salsa/ Samba/ Bachata
Yoga styles to try: Kundalini, Goddess yogaPoses to try:
- Goddess pose
- Child pose
- Inverted bridge pose.
- Butterfly Pose
- Reclined Ankle Pose
- Standing Legs separate forward Pose
Massage and touch:
Massage and essential oils are a wonderful way to reconnect to your inner womb power since touch and scent activate your first and second chakra and also allow your heart to open, throat chakra to relax and third eye activation.
Use a sensuous oil of your choice - Jasmine, Rose, Ylang ylang, Sandalwood are all worth trying out. Use long strokes over the hips, buttocks including leg and inner thigh. Circular gentle strokes and gentle kneading of the abdomen. Cupping over the buttucks and hip area.
Get a massage
Try aroma touch, hot oil or hot stone massage.
Watch this space for our very own Solaris Spa and Tea ceremony room opening at the end of September 2022.
Free flow. Wonderful way to awaken our creativity, joy and new ideas. Join a group or dedicate some writing ‘me time’ on your own every day.
Keeping a diary or journal by your bedside is a wonderful way of letting go of the worries of the day and also to capture moments of lucid wisdom, fresh creative ideas, where your true passion lies in life.
Singing or sounding
Singing or sounding is a wonderful way of activating and clearing your throat chakra, opening your heart to joy and therefore connecting to your womb area which are linked through your root and sacral chakra.
Try singing in the shower. Dedicate some time to the ‘om’ chant or try chakra specific sounding
Or try these amazing online singing classes by my dear friend Nina Farrell
Mindfulness is a wonderful way to sink into our center. Choose one of many amazing mindfulness apps, join a class close to you and follow our ‘mindfulness moments’ on our Solaris Tea website and instagram.
Watch this space for regular mindfulness classes starting with Karin Müller end of September 2022
Raw cacao in a shared circle is one of the most heart opening experiences I have tried. Wonderful medicine for womb power. Try Quinti Cacao ceremonies and elixirs by my dear friend Miska Chaska
Eating a healthy balanced diet that brings you joy, looks visually delicious and is packed full of flavor is a must when it comes to womb health.
Try to include a rainbow of fruit and veg every week. Focusing on Red, orange, green and blue. Try incorporating raw or lightly steamed veg as often as you can. Remember the importance of essential fatty acids and unadulterated fats such as extra virgin olive oil, flaxseed oil and small amounts of raw coconut oil. Use unprocessed wholegrains. Fresh herbs and spices to zest it all up.
Bring presence to your food. Eat slowly, savor with all your senses.
Try my mums fab cookbook
Want to learn more about how you can cultivate your own WOMB WISDOM?
Course: Womb Wisdom by Karin Müller
Learn about women's herbs, womb nourishing nutrition, heartfulness meditation and gentle fluid movement and massage techniques to keep your womb healthy and vital whichever cycle in life you are in as a woman.
Delicious womb nourishing lunch as well as snacks, tea & water provided
Date: Sunday August 21st 2022
Time: 9h30am - 4h30pm
Price: Eur 150
7 places available
Karin Müller is co-owner of Solaris tea and has been working in the field of wellness and health for over 20 years now.
She is a Medical Herbalist (BSc Hons), practising Midwife (BSc Hons), Massage and Spa therapist and experienced course facilitator and teacher on a wide range of topics related to mindfulness, meditation and women’s health.
She is currently also studying in the ‘Medicine of Light’ school to deepen her spiritual practise.