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Pregnant yogini preparing for birth

I am 38 weeks pregnant. My baby is growing in my belly, unhurriedly, she takes the time she needs to become strong and healthy.  I slow down. I dedicate the last months to us. As pregnant yogini I practice everyday. Following the example of my body, I make space in my life and prepare for the big day, when we will breath and dance together, when we will celebrate her advent in the world, her birth. Such an important ritual…

The energetic place of the womb – Yoni Shakti

Yoni Shakti is women power, the cunt power as my teacher Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, describes it, claiming back dignity of this word. Shakti is the power of life itself, it is the feminine force. Shakti is the source through which Shiva materializes his seeds. Shiva is the supreme consciousness the pure being and Shakti is the power to action, the power to become. Yoni is a Sanskrit word that indicate the cosmic womb, the source, the female sacred space of the…

My Beautiful Menstrual Cycle

I have never paid too much attention to my menstrual cycle. I just suffered. I suffered interminable pre-menstrual phases, unspeakable menstrual pain and bewildering mood swings.  I can’t remember how many times the female members of my family, my girlfriends and health practitioners replied to my complaints saying: “it is normal, it is just your period”. So, for many years I accepted that being a woman means to experience the same painful story every month or so. How could I…

My beautiful body

I am fascinated by women’s bodies. Wonderfully rounded, capable of growing life within and generating amazing works of art. Perfectly conceived, they are a source of great, multiple pleasures and deep inner wisdom. Mysteriously created, able to bleed monthly, they engender knowledgeable thoughts and reveal inspiring intuitions. It took me many years, pains and joys before starting to appreciate the beauty of my female body. The memories I have of my childhood and adolescence are about shame about  my shape,…