This 30-minute feminine practice, led by Nicholette Routhier, Erin Kinney, and Ali Kegley Kole for the 2020 Embodied Women's Relationship Immersion, will take you on an embodied journey into the full range of the force of nature that you are.
Prior to your practice, prepare a comfortable and private practice space that will allow you to relax and move your body freely with your eyes closed. Also prior to your practice, prepare a 30-minute playlist and set aside an uninterrupted period of time in which you can stay in practice the entire time. You will be guided to begin your music at the beginning of the recording, and then you will start either lying on the floor with one knee bent, so a foot is standing on the floor; on hands and knees; or standing.
The practice begins with connecting, receiving, and blending with the earth through guided movement inspired by the Continuum practices of Cass Phelps. Your body and breath will slow down to allow yourself to be moved by the earth, such that her pulse is your pulse, her breath is your breath, and her movement is your movement.
From here, you will tap into a remembering of yourself as nature in concert with the heartbeat of the earth. You will journey from becoming a tree, to a seed in the underbelly of the earth's crust, and to radiating out like the sun, touching all of life itself.
You will then finish by taking your exploration to the animal kingdom -- to the snakes, spiders and other forest floor-dwelling reptiles and insects; to the birds; and finally to the wild felines.
Below are the songs used during the live practice if you would like to follow along with the playlist:
Aum Shanti Shanti Shantih by Shiuli Subaya
Open the Floodgates by Jamie Catto and Alex Forster
Koyangwuti by Deya Dova
Charms by Abel Korzeniowski
Omiya by Mychael Danna
Lion by Saint Mesa
Black Mambo by Glass Animals
Wind by Emmit Fenn
Silent Track by Mike Vargas
Disclaimer: Although anyone may find this practice to be useful, it is made available with the understanding that we are not engaged in presenting specific medical, psychological, emotional, sexual or spiritual advice. Nor is anything in this practice intended to be a diagnosis, prescription, recommendation or cure for any specific kind of medical, psychological, emotional, sexual or spiritual problem. Each individual has unique needs and this practice cannot take these individual differences into account. Each person should engage in a program of treatment, prevention, cure, or general health only in consultation with a licensed, qualified physician, therapist or other competent professional. Any person suffering from a sexually transmitted disease or any local illness of his or her sexual organs should consult a medical doctor and a qualified instructor of sexual yoga before practicing the sexual methods described in this practice.