Three essential ways to support womb health. All three involve warmth. These specific suggestions to support womb health below are especially important as we enter the cold season.
1. Keep your neck warm. Our jaw and neck have so much relationship to our pelvic bowls. It is no accident that we have a “cervical” region in two parts of our bodies. The cervical spine and the cervix through which we enter the world. Cervix translates to “neck” in Latin. When our neck and jaw are tense, we are going to feel the reverberations of that in our pelvic bowls. Cold constricts.
Ina May Gaskin, the mother of modern home birth midwifery used to always say, "If the jaw is tight, then the puss will be tight." This becomes important to pay attention to in birthing. Though it is actually an aspect of our physicality that is essentially ignored in our day to day life.
Keep your kidneys warm. Approximately 25% of our overall blood flow is moving through our kidneys. Our kidneys filter toxins out of our blood. Again, cold constricts. So if we do not keep our kidneys warm, it really impacts the health and vitality of all of our organs.
Grateful I learned this in my belly dance days. I used to sew belly warmers to keep my kidneys warm while waiting to perform. I even have a bumblebee one still, all these years later.
Keep your feet warm. We have so many little pressure points in the feet that relate to the pelvis. I will say it again. Cold constricts.
Let us support womb health in these simple ways. We have enough in our world that creates constriction in our pelvic bowls. In the places we have choice, let us assert it for the highest and best for our bodies! Our bodies are microcosms of the earth, and how we treat ourselves is an expression of how we treat others and the earth. Let us be as loving to ourselves as possible in these wild times!
Also if you want a little extra support for these times, I have a little resource gift for you. Enjoy!