Honoring Your Belly practice is my lifeline. Doing it,
I feel centered, confident, creative, upbeat.
some mornings, a sly voice in my mind says "You don't
need to do it. You don't have time. Do something productive."
I let three weeks go by without doing the practice.
No surprise: I had a big case of the blahs.
morning, bored with the blahs, I eased myself into Side
Stretches, and on.
no more than ten minutes on the belly-energizing exercises,
I immediately felt better: centered, confident, creative,
the sequence, I noticed I was humming a tune. Searching
my memory, I came up with the lyrics:
you feel like giving me a lifetime of devotion, I second
more important than tending to the soul-power sheltered
in my body's center?
voice singing out from my center of being serenades
me with the truth.
with a grin, I move into my practice singing out "This
is dedicated to the one I love."
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us a modern survival skill.
the publication of The
Woman's Belly Book, I've been studying aspects of
Egyptian temple science and Chinese practices in internal
love how these ancient traditions affirm the power-centering
practice that developed, largely intuitively, from my
experience of yoga.
look into an Egyptian connection.
seen in the Rite
for Reconsecrating Our Womanhood, the 17th gesture
animates the five-pointed star. As we enact this gesture,
into Standing, we embody a new degree of freedom.
the image of Hathor that illustrates this
stars spangle the belly
and flanks of this image
Thebes, Egypt. c. 1000 BCE
Egyptian tradition, Hathor is the "Great One of Many
Names," a goddess active in every aspect of life and
Your Belly movement and breathing exercises prepare
for and culminate in Alignment.
This gesture activates the "hara line," the column of
energy connecting universal spirit, your soul purpose,
your belly center, and the earth's center.
energy of Hathor and meditation on the hara line are
important elements in the work of acclaimed sound healer
suggests and I agree that cultivating
with heaven and earth through the body's central channel
enables us to prosper amid the profound natural and
likely to occur in the days to come.
Your Belly sequence empowers our alignment with
heaven and earth. It's a practice with ancient connections
and modern application as a core survival skill.
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pleased to announce my newest service crafting
Poems to honor loved ones who have passed.
examples of poems, client comments, and details about
the co-creative process, see lisasarasohn.com/memorialpoems
do Memorial Poems relate to celebrating the belly and
ancestors knew the earth's center, and woman's center,
as both womb and tomb. New life emerges from the center.
When it's spent, life returns to the source in preparation
seen in the Rite
for Reconsecrating Our Womanhood, the power-centering
gestures enact the belly's capacity to give forth, receive,
and return life.
Squat, for example, replicates the ancient icon
of the birth-giver.
to Ground animates the hook, the spiral's first
turning, carved into ancient grave markers.
to Full Standing animates the lily, symbol of regeneration.
Poems honor both the living and the dead, offering
both completion and continuity in the cycling of life.
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poem & narrative:
my first time with this DVD, I did my best writing ever.
After a year of struggle, I finally found my voice
clear, purposeful, incisive, unapologetic, playful.
woman deserves this liberating experience!"
next adventure is a film that folds The
Woman's Belly Book into story form. Fun!
of the film's highlights: a benefit comedy show for
the local rape crisis center.
you have some favorite jokes on the theme of women's
power, sexual or otherwise? If so, send 'em on.
I've gathered so far are mildly to moderately male-bashing.
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