This article was first published as a guest post for The Ladies Coach in 2016. I’ve since edited and updated it to publish here.
Imagine moving into pregnancy and motherhood on a foundation of self-trust with an already deep knowledge of women’s wisdom and pregnancy. When we start to think of preconception as an integral part of pregnancy, we can take some time to lean inwards to build the resources and women’s wisdom it takes to navigate the labyrinth of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum from your feminine center. Continue Reading “(Video) Preconception: Rethinking How To Prepare For Pregnancy.”
A frequent question I get is “How do I sync my cycle to the moon?” And although most women are referring to syncing their bleeding phase and ovulation phase to the new moon and full moon or vice versa, I want to remind you that you are always cycling with the moon no matter which lunar phase your moontime lands on.
It’s just a matter of noticing which moon phase it is. Different lunar phases bring different flavors to different phases of your menstrual cycle, it can feel quite different to bleed under a full moon versus a dark moon. Continue Reading “MOONTIME: Bleeding With The Moon ☽ full moon vs new moon periods”
I get a lot of emails in my inbox with questions from women around all things menstrual cycle. And PMS is a topic that frequently pops up, both in my inbox and private sessions. One of those emails was from ‘T’, a woman I met when I lived in Thailand years ago.
She wrote: I feel betrayed by my cycle
Self Breast Massage is amazing. Your breasts are energy centers, chakras of your feminine body, of feelings, emotions, love, orgasmic energy, and deep nourishment. Because breasts are such key energy centers of the female body, breast massage is an important women’s vitality practice for your physical and emotional well-being. Continue Reading “The Power Of Breast Massage (Guided Practice Mp3)”
For most women perimenopause & menopause is not something you prepare for, it is something that happens. A season of life that comes to claim you.
If we lived in a world where women’s wisdom was intact, and we lived in harmony with our bodies and the earth, we would enter perimenopause & menopause with all the inner wisdom that is acquired when we’ve lived for decades in a relationship with the cyclic wisdom within our womanly bodies. Continue Reading “3 Ways All Women Should Prepare For Menopause”
Last night ‘D’ popped into my inbox with a Q: Does Yoni Steaming help post menopausal women, and if so, how? I was just about to simply email my answer to ‘D’, but then I remembered that I’ve received this question many times now. So for all the women wondering if Yoni Steaming can do anything for you on the other side of menopause, the answer is yes! Here are the benefits.
My hands arrive on my body. Warm hands resting on my soft belly. We meet each other, my feminine body and me. Her untamed breath rising and widening to greet me. And my inner eyes, blinking open in the dark, as we fall into each other.
Today I want to share with you one of the practices I use to sustain my connection to my Inner Woman™ on the daily. My yoga mat has been my pilgrimage place since my early teens. Although my yoga practice and teaching has evolved and transformed, it has always been my place for coming home to myself. Continue Reading “Inner Woman™ Yoga Practice: 10 Minute Body Prayer (Mp3)”
PMS, painful cramps, sore breasts, mood swings arrive as a reminder that something is out of balance physically, emotionally, or energetically. They are messages calling you home.
Recently during the full moon I received this question: “Every full moon I become very, very… well… sensitive, and on the point of a super low. I’ve read you mention a few times the part of being extra sweet and kind to yourself during these days but somehow I manage to go the wrong way every time. What can I do?” Continue Reading “PMS, Painful Periods, Tender Breasts & Mood Swings. What Can I Do?”
Rachael Maddox is the author of the forthcoming book ‘Secret Bad Girl – How I broke my long-standing sexual trauma spell and grew vibrant, vital & free’. She is also a life coach, trauma specialist, singer and songwriter. You can find her at: www.rachaelmaddox.com
I gently pour a droplet of oil into my palm, and let my hand guide the oil into my body, slowly discovering the landscape of my feminine body on this day, in this moment. Discovering the Inner Woman™ that is alive in me today, and the stories my body is whispering.
I use self-massage a lot. It awakens my sensual instincts, nourishes my body and is one of the easiest ways I know for getting in touch with my Inner Woman™ and shifting any stagnant emotions in my body. Self-massage creates the space I need for being with everything that is our world today. And for staying connected with present-moment-experience in both the brightest and darkest moments.
A Yoni Steam, also known as vaginal steam, is the ancient practice of sitting or squatting over steaming pot of water infused with herbs. It’s a powerful ally for women’s vitality in nourishing the uterus, regulating irregular cycles, reducing menstrual pain + imbalances and supporting fertility and reproductive health. It also supports spiritual and emotional cleansing and healing by reconnecting a woman with her feminine center.
I think of my menstrual cycle as my muse. I was always really fascinated with periods, but before I started working deeply with my cycle I had a kind of neutral relationship to it. That was until my menstrual cycle changed my life. Continue Reading “Understand The Four Phases Of Your Menstrual Cycle”
The Inner Woman™ Mini-Retreat is a virtual gathering for like-hearted women and a dedicated space to awaken your Inner Woman. It’s the kind of sacred space we all need to retreat to from time to time, where we arrive fully in our feminine bodies. Connect with our inner world and deepest truth, so we can source our lives from our inner wisdom and build a bridge from our soulful Inner Woman to everyday life. Continue Reading “You’re Invited: Inner Woman™ Mini Retreat June 16, 2015”