March 4, 2007
experience after doing the Gutsy Women's Workout during the workshop was a delightful
and delicious sense that I was completely filled with my Self. The effort I continually
put into "connecting" to myself was gone. The gap I imagine to be present
most of the time as I journey through daily living vanished. The energy released
from my belly filled me up it filled in the gap effortlessly.
is most interesting and most exciting to me is that although I "know"
that the gap isn't real, I still feel it most of the time. I've gotten used to
it and tend to try to fill it with food the image that comes to mind is
throwing food into Tallulah Gorge. It's about that senseless and satisfying.
I'm excited about making this practice part of my daily routine. I love the feeling
of being filled with Self. I think this brilliant belly work will be a crucial
part of healing my relationship with Self and eating when I'm not physically hungry.
Thank you, thank you!!
morning when my alarm went off I JUMPED out of bed ... eager to do Lisa's belly
"workout." It's that good! I absolutely love the way I feel after moving
through the gentle rhythms. I feel deeply connected to myself with all the gaps
filled in. I feel centered, whole and filled with Self. Lisa's teaching of connecting
breath to belly to body is grounded, real and powerful. I highly recommend her
work to anyone who is working to heal body image, self esteem or disordered eating
April 5, 2007
let the word "belly" scare you away from this excellent workshop. After
taking the workshop and reading The
Woman's Belly Book, I now think of my belly as the center of my soul.
the word belly made me think of a line from the movie "Austin Powers: The
Spy Who Shagged Me" where a disgustingly obese character, called Fat Bastard,
yells at the midget to "Get in my Belly!" because he wants to eat him.
And there is always "The Night Before Christmas" where Santa's belly
shook like a bowl full of jelly.
after reading this book, my idea of the word belly and what it stands for has
completely changed. And anyway, those two references are to men's bellies. Now
I understand more about a woman's belly, and that it includes so much more than
idea that the region between your pubic bone and your rib cage can be a wellspring
for courage, confidence and passion may seem absurd. But the author provides historical
and cultural references that the female belly is all that and more.
most women in their late 40's, I grew up with women's lib and the knowledge I
could go to college and, just like the boys, I could become anything I wanted.
I grew up thinking that any real power is what I store in my brain in my
head. So it was difficult in the beginning, to accept that I do have power in
my abdomen. After all, that is the place where I have been storing all the shame
and self-doubt I earned during a traumatic childhood.
Women need to take this workshop and read this book. We have lost touch with who
and what we are as females. Historically, the ancient wisdom of women and their
bodies was honored and respected, rather than demeaned. The workshop and book
have helped me break down a barrier that has stood for many years decades
even. This barrier, the shame and disgust I felt because my stomach was not flat
and taut as society and the media has decreed it should be, kept me from truly
loving my body. Now I can listen to the wisdom held deep inside me inside
my center, my belly.