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Vaginal Steaming

Vaginal Steaming is a time-old healing tradition, meandering its way into mainstream consciousness.

While it is contraindicated during pregnancy, there are tremendous benefits for preconception, clearing and preparing the body for pregnancy and childbirth.

It also provides wonderful postpartum support helping to gently heal and fortify our tissues.

The first time I was introduced to the technique, I could feel my whole body sing YES, but it took me YEARS to actually try it.

When I finally did, it felt deep, magical, wondrous, a holy portal into realms I sensed, but rarely accessed.

Against All Odds: An Ecstatic Birth

You may think everything needs to be perfect in order to have an Ecstatic Birth– a loving partner, the perfect birth environment, unwavering support. 

This Conversation to Transform Birth with new mom Anysa Olivera shows that you can transcend ANYTHING if you have prepared with consciousness and commitment.

She had the rug pulled out from her at 35 weeks, losing her partner of 10 years AND she birthed during the height of the pandemic.

Despite all this she was able to drop in deep for her daughter’s birth.

She shares–

“I made love to myself in the early hours of my birth, moved slowly and intentionally through my rushes and was surrounded by things that brought me pleasure.

I was in my body.

I was deeply human and animal tethered to this earth plane in no way I had ever been before.

I laughed and was joyful; I was empty and full.

I was lucid and when the time finally came to push my daughter, the ring of fire burned. I met the fire with pleasure as I pushed.

As I knew pushing her head was the climax of my birth journey, in the restful period I was in absolute pleasure.

I even recall looking up at all of the beautiful women around me and saying, “Ladies I feel soooo gooood!

“It was exactly what I had dreamed of.”  

Watch the full interview and discover how, “Against All Odds”, she was able to experience such Ecstasy in Birth.

Clearing Trauma for Birth

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Birth is a BODY trip

In a culture that teaches us to live primarily in the mind, coming back to the body and letting it lead can feel alien, like speaking a foreign language.

Ecstasy lives in the body, but so does trauma.

Unresolved trauma is a major obstacle to a smooth and easy labor and delivery because it is held in the body, in our tissues, in the memory of our cells.

How to Call in Ecstasy

How often do you experience ecstasy?
Is it enough for you?
Or do you want MORE?
(Most of us want MORE..  special invitation below if that is you!)

The experience of true ecstasy is deeply nourishing but it is also quite elusive.

The truth is it isn’t that hard to locate ecstasy. We have just been looking in all the wrong places.

The place where ecstasy lives is the place that you have been conditioned to ignore.

Your BODY.

(Ever ignored your need to pee because you were “busy?”… Yup, me too)

We have been trained to live in our heads while ecstasy lives in our BODIES.

Opening to PLEASURE in Birth

Ooooooo, today I’d like to introduce you to a midwife that was featured in the documentary Orgasmic Birth!

In this Conversation to Transform Birth, Midwife Anne Margolis shares her insights on what it takes to open to pleasure in birth…

Some of these insights will surprise you!

Yoni Mapping

I can’t wait for you to meet Ylia Sawitzki, a midwife working in New Zealand who has been immersed in pleasure and birth right from my very first event nearly 10 years ago!!! (Woah how time flies!!).

Yoni Healing and Birth

How is it possible to turn pain to pleasure in childbirth?

How is it possible to transform our birthing culture into one that empowers women rather than objectifies or victimizes them?

How is it possible to support clients in Ecstatic Birth?

The answer to all of these questions and more.. is always the same.

The Fall of Man? I Think Not.

There is something that deeply troubles me about our legacy….

That moment when a baby is born and a mother emerges is magical, sacred.. POWERFUL.. The highest of highs. Right?

On a personal level, for both parents, it is one of the major milestones of life. For the baby, it is literally LIFE itself.

On a global level, this moment ushers in the next generation of humanity.

It is DIVINE- the moment creation is actualized.

The FUTURE is literally being BORN.

A pivotal EXTRAordinary moment on the planet…

and yet our legacy declares that THIS is the moment that we will PUNISH WOMEN FOR THEIR SINS AGAINST MAN.

WHAAAAAaaaaaaaaat?

The Art of FEELING

What if there was a way to release all your doubts, know you are on the right path, and enjoy yourself along the way?

There is!!.. and it isn’t a magic pill, or a rabbit hole into an alternate universe.

This holy grail exists in the place you are least likely to look…

In the SENSATIONS of your BODY!!

The dominant conversation in birth is about bypassing sensation.. numbing.. avoiding our feeling space at all costs.

Ecstatic Birth is literally turning that upside down because the places that we are taught to avoid are precisely where our power lies.

Today I’m excited to share a guest blog post by Samara Concepcion, a woman who has been devoted to this somatic exploration.

Samara is a birth doula in the UK, a dancer, and an ECSTATIC BIRTH PRACTITIONER!

Savor and delight in every drop that is available to you here in this powerful blog! Samara is an inspiration!

“P” is for Pleasure and Power and P**?

This guest blog post is by Jenny Braxton, Mama, birth visionary, educator & community leader and ECSTATIC BIRTH PRACTITIONER!

I entered my feminine form through the pelvic bowl of my mother, journeying from her womb out into the world on the day I was born. It was a long and arduous journey, devoid of pleasure.

{Until she held me in her arms, of course. Then let’s hope there was bliss.}

We all start life in a pelvic bowl, in the wombs of our mothers. From there, we are born into the world.

My entrance into the world was imprinted onto my being at a deep level, in what’s known as the limbic brain, that ancient, reptilian part of myself. My imprint was that becoming a mother is difficult and full of pain.

Jenny Braxton