Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit and Joy in the Female Body

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Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit, & Joy in the Female Body offers a unique, holistic approach to reclaiming the power, spirit, and joy of the female body and to understanding its connection to creative energy flow. By restoring physical and energetic balance in the pelvic bowl, women can learn to care for themselves in a nourishing and respectful manner, heal spiritual fractures, and renew their relationship with the sacred feminine.

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Overview

Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit, & Joy in the Female Body offers a unique, holistic approach to reclaiming the power, spirit, and joy of the female body and to understanding its connection to creative energy flow. By restoring physical and energetic balance in the pelvic bowl, women can learn to care for themselves in a nourishing and respectful manner, heal spiritual fractures, and renew their relationship with the sacred feminine.

Although the feminine body is an access point to the greater realm of the spirit, many women have lost their connection to this source. Author Tami Kent, MSPT, has an answer. Drawing from her experiences as a woman's health physical therapist who works with the physical body and female energy system, Kent provides a framework for healing the body and navigating the realms of feminine spirit. Through pelvic bodywork, healing stories, visualizations, rituals, and creative exercises, women can explore the deep and natural wisdom inherent in the female body.

Wild Feminine reveals the amazing potential of the female body: the potential to create, to heal, and to transform the energy of a woman’s everyday life. Journey deep into the heart of your body. Travel the terrain of feminine wounds. Go to your root place, the center of all womanhood and radically shift your relationship with your body and spirit. Wild Feminine gives you the tools to awaken and retrieve your ancient wild self, restore your creative energy, and reconnect to your sacred center.

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Publishers Weekly
Holistic women's healthcare provider and Holistic Pelvic Care founder Kent offers a groundbreaking yet practical mapping of the female energy system with her first book. In a world in which women are notably absent in "all things worthy of study," Kent argues for the importance of exploring the base of female power. Holistic Pelvic Care was created to help women return to their roots and resolve childbirth trauma, sexual trauma, stress, and other issues. Kent believes that women, using her methods, can access the heart of the feminine, reclaim their sacred selves, and heal. She offers exercises to assess levels of spiritual wholeness, and includes detailed instruction on self-administered pelvic care, which she believes helps women to re-embody the feminine. In her book, Kent proceeds with a solidly New Age vibe, which some readers may mistake for a lack of substance or depth; the focus here is on releasing negative energies from "the pelvic bowl" through self-awareness, breathing, and vaginal massage, which in Kent's practice has yielded positive effects for her clients. Leaders in the alternative women's health movement have already embraced Kent's teachings wholeheartedly, and many readers are sure to follow suit. (Feb.)
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Wild Feminine is the medicine that we all need to bodily reclaim the power and pleasure that are our birthrights.”
—Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Mother-Daughter Wisdom, and The Wisdom of Menopause

“As a former midwife and the current organizer of international conferences for women, I am thrilled to recommend this unique book by Tami Lynn Kent. There is not a woman in the world who would not benefit from reading it. Whether you are seeking healing from emotional or sexual wounding or you just want to learn how to more fully enjoy and inhabit the most feminine aspect of yourself, this book will be a friend for life.”
—Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute, author of The Seeker’s Guide and Broken Open

“Never before have I seen an author put into words concepts that encompass the deepest, spiritual meaning and eternal symbolism of what it means to be a woman. Kent’s book is a must-read for any student or teacher of the mysteries of the female body and the energies that define us.”
—Rosita Arvigo, DN, traditional healer and founder of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage, author of Sastun and Rainforest Home Remedies

“By suggesting a return to the root, Tami Lynn Kent offers direction for a path largely forgotten. Within the pages of Wild Feminine lies great hope for women, natural birth, and all things precious to the female body.”
—Ina May Gaskin, midwife and author of Spiritual Midwifery and Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582702841
  • Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 246,776
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Tami Lynn Kent is a holistic women’s healthcare provider with a master’s degree in physical therapy, advanced training in multiple bodywork techniques, and the ability to read energetic patterns of the body. The founder of Holistic Pelvic Care, Kent maintains a private practice and an international provider training program in Portland, Oregon. She has published two previous books, Wild Feminine and Mothering From Your Center and is the mother of three beautiful sons. For more information, visit WildFeminine.com.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Sarah J. Buckley XIII

Opening: Reclaiming the Wild XVII

Introduction: Coming Home XIX

1 Beginning Your Journey 1

The Wild Feminine Landscape 4

Ecology of Woman 10

Art, Ritual, and the Flow of Pelvic Energy 13

How to Begin 21

2 Exploring Your Feminine Ground 29

Take Care of Your Root 30

The Pelvic Bowl: Your Root Place 36

Make a Pelvic Map 41

Vaginal Massage: The Way to a Vibrant Root 51

Engage Your Core Vitality 66

3 Embodying Your Womanhood 83

Redefine Your Feminine Identity 84

Find Your Root Voice 93

Shame: Reclaim Your Ground 101

Renew the Feminine Spirit 114

Restore Your Sacred Center 117

4 Expressing Your Wild Femininity 125

Ovarian Energy and Your Creative Fire 127

Left Ovary: Muse and Receptive Nature 138

Right Ovary: Cowgirl and Projective Nature 152

Sadness: Reveal Your Radiance 162

Cultivate the Fire in Your Belly 166

5 Returning to the Mother Place 179

Uterine Energy and Your Feminine Power 184

Grief: Lighten Your Load 189

Own Your Pelvic Bowl 195

Recognize Patterns of Power Loss 201

Hone the Power in Your Womb 210

6 Transforming Your Inheritance 225

Fear: Find Your Faith 231

Give Life to Your Creations 240

Create Pelvic Boundaries 245

Do Your Lineage Work 253

Expand Your Creative Range 269

7 Discovering Your Full Feminine Range 283

Reclaim Your Desire 285

Rage: Voice Your Needs 290

Vaginal Energy and Your Wild Feminine 302

Use Your Root Medicine 314

Joy: Celebrate Your Wild Femininity 337

Closing: A Woman's Prayer 351

Acknowledgments 353

Appendix: Starting a Wild Feminine Book Club 357

List of Exercises 364

Starting a Wild Feminine Practice 367

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

    inspirational reading!

    Wild Feminine is both a physical health book — based on Tami Lynn Kent’s background in physical medicine — and a guide to feminine spirituality that teaches women how to restore a sense of the sacred within the core of her body. You’ll see the female body in a new light: strong, earthy, and a doorway for life and death. Kent shares her moving experience with miscarriage, beautifully recreating the experience from one of pain to the realization that the womb is a doorway for both life and death. Women are uniquely linked to the universe in a powerful way — growing and welcoming new life into the world. Just as the moon cycles through waxing and waning, women also cycle through fullness and emptiness, preparing monthly to support new life. Kent also uses humor to explore the ovaries, and how these nests for life also provide creative energy in their roles as the muse and the cowgirl. Insightful, moving and full of creative ideas, Wild Feminine helps women regain their power off the pedestal.
    — Vicky Thompson, New Connexion Journal

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