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Igniting the Power of the Pelvis

 

On my way to one of the Igniting the Power of the Pelvis workshops I presented earlier this year, traffic was stopped with three fire trucks blocking the sweet 2-lane country road that was leading me to the studio. Fortunately, I didn’t see any smoke or fire. When I had to take a slight detour to get back on the right road, I started to giggle. I wondered if someone had told the fire department about the workshop and they were getting ready to come our way if the igniting got a bit wild.

Since 2009, people who attended my Igniting the Power of the Pelvis workshops in Antwerp, New York City, Washington DC, Toronto, Seattle, Waimea, Santa Barbaraand cities in betweenhave generated much heat, but we stopped short of creating any real fires!

Since the pelvis is the place in the body that often stores thoughts, feelings, and emotions around sex, money, and power; we explored early messages workshop participants had received about these highly charged topics. Many people shared stories of their early experiences rarely providing opportunities that shaped their core beliefs in positive ways. I estimate that over 75% of attendees received more negative messages than positive messages, especially about sex and sexuality. They found it a delight to hear, discuss, and emphasize the positive messages.

I’ve recently expanded this offering into a mini-retreat that includes strategies for “Maintaining the Flame.” During (and after) the mini-retreat, we not only illuminate the treasures, pleasures, and passions of this energy center of the pelvis; but also explore insights on how to keep the flame alive.

During the last hour of these events we “dance in” the concept of igniting or magnifying our pelvis power by using The Nia Technique. As a black belt Nia teacher for almost two decades, I have learned how this second chakra loves to be moved and expressed through the dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts that pour through Nia. The healing and powerful movements of Nia continue to provide the perfect dessert for this body of work.

If you want to explore ideas that can support you in amplifying or reclaiming the symbolic brilliant light that has always resided inside your pelvis, you’ll enjoy my workshops. You won’t need to call the fire department but you may want to be prepared for expanded pleasure and a deeper treasuring of this sacred part of your body.

And I thought you might want to be aware of possible side effects that can occur when you choose to ignite the power of your pelvis and maintain your flame in a healthy way.

Possible side effects include but are not limited to:

Increased enjoyment of a wildly healthy relationship with
money, sex, & power

Frequent bouts of choosing love over fear 

A refusal to engage in self-rejection or self-sabotaging behaviors 

Expanded ability to give up complaining 

More frequent episodes pleasure & peace 

The ability to see forgiveness as a spiritual act of love 

A release of anger, guilt, & fear 

Un-bonding from past wounds

A deeper sense of joy, healing, passion, and creativity

Increased feelings of loving-kindness

An empowered sense of remembering who you really are

If you experience any of these side effects, please continue to enjoy amplifying the power of your pelvis. Making choices to create a wildly healthy relationship with sex, money, and power is only one option of caring for your body, mind, spirit, & emotions. You are advised to listen to your intuition to see what other joyful activities can be added to
 your life.

My next Igniting the Power of the Pelvis & Maintaining the Flame mini-retreat is Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the beautiful Move2Center Studio in Seattle. Details here.

And here is more info if you’d like to consider having me present this at a studio near you!

Posted April 10, 2018

©2000 – 2018 Susan Tate

Potential (& Joyful) Side Effects of Nia

Written especially for you by
Susan Tate

These side effects have been reported to me by many, many of my Nia students throughout the almost two decades I have been teaching Nia. And, I am happy to report, I have experienced everything on this list because of my practice of The Nia Technique*.

Potential (& Joyful) Side Effects of Nia

1. Increased bouts of peace and decreased feelings of stress

2. Frequent episodes of smiling

3. Improved muscle tone and a stronger immune system

4. Greater flexibility, agility, and cardiovascular conditioning

5. Recurring feelings of pleasure as you move and truly live in your body

6. Cracking up at how fun it feels to dance with Joy

7. An expanded sense of enjoyment of body/mind/spirit/emotion integration

8. An increased sense of body awareness, gratitude, and grace

9. A delightful expansion of cognitive function

10. An appreciation for the power of social connections that creates a loving
web of community support

11. Being pleasantly surprised at the gifts of the healing power of emotional release

12. A real possibility of improved postural alignment, greater balance,
shape-shifting (weight loss) and you might even grow taller

13. An amplified awareness of sexual delight

14. An increased sense of your endurance and strength

15. Joyful experience of more energy, better circulation, and better concentration

16. A refusal to engage in self-rejection

17. A noticeable increase in the loving words you use when you talk about (or to) to your body

18. Increased feelings of relaxation and sensory awareness

19. An empowered sense of remembering who you really are

20. In rare cases, you may find yourself dancing in the grocery store

If you experience any of these side-effects, please continue to enjoy doing Nia!

Nia is only one part of a complete program of caring for your body, mind, spirit, and emotions. You are advised to listen to your intuition to see what other
joyful activities can be added to
 your life!

©2018 Susan Tate

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*Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes only. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription.

©2000 – 2018 Susan Tate