A few years ago I was so out of touch with my own body and sensuality that I was literally starving my body and life of pleasure.
I wouldn't allow myself to feel what I needed to feel, whether it be love, pain, bliss or pleasure. The journey to awakening and embodying my sensuality has been the most rewarding and divine journey for me and I've had the privilege of witnessing other women step into their own sensual journey as well.
You might even say it's a re-awakening and re-embodiment journey since we always have it within us, but sometimes it gets shut down or sits dormant, until we ignite that inner fire again.
I'm so honored to share with you 7 ways to embody your sensuality. If you implement some or all of these ideas, they'll transform your life from the inside out, just like they did for me, leaving you saturated with bliss, love and pleasure!
To become sensually embodied, it's imperative to get naked internally and externally. Get really honest with where you are in your life and in your sensual journey. Then, shed your clothes and simply feel what it's like to be in your own skin. Admire and honor your body as it is. Look yourself in the eyes, lovingly, in the mirror, breathing deeply, and scan your entire body from head to toe thanking each section or body part.
To reawaken the senses, we must begin by exploring our entire body. Touch your skin lightly with a feather or your fingertips. Trail your fingertips along your arms, your face, your breasts, your inner thighs and anywhere else that normally gets ignored. You can make this a long, indulgent ritual by lighting candles and playing soft, sensual music. The point here is to treat your body like a sacred temple, so practice worshipping your sensuality and your body!
This is one of my favorites as it helped me re-establish a healthy, more ritualistic way of honoring my body and eating food. A lot of us suffer from disordered eating, counting calories, following fad diets to only be disappointed or skipping meals entirely thinking it will help with weight loss. Until you truly honor and listen to your body's true needs, you will most likely not get the results you want, plus you'll miss out on the main benefit, which is self-love.
The next time your body tells you she needs a certain type of food, prepare it with love. Make the environment healing and uplifting. Dance, sing or listen to positive music as you cook and infuse all of your love and healing intentions into your food. Set the space and plate your meal beautifully. Then, if you wish, you can say a prayer or bless your food. When it comes to actually eating, go slow. Seduce yourself with your food. Treat the food like your lover and make it about love, bliss and pleasure. You can smell the food, taste it off of your fingertips or slowly tease yourself with it. Don't forget to breathe deeply and chew each bite really well, enjoying the flavors fully.
Harness your sexual, feminine energy
The sacral chakra houses our true feminine power. This is where our creativity, feminine ability to attract and receive things and our sexuality resides. If you think about it, our bodies have the ability to literally create life in the form of a baby. So if you're not using your sexual energy to create a baby, you can use this energy to create projects or manifest your wildest desires into reality! You can do this using many different techniques, but you can start slowly by breathing deeply into your womb and ovaries. As you inhale, inflate your belly and imagine pure gold energy circling through your womb and ovaries. As you exhale, imagine that energy flowing through your whole body, nourishing you and allowing you to magnetize and create all that you want and more.
Cultivate sacred sisterhood
There is nothing more powerful than two or more empowered, conscious women coming together. It's a magical force that can influence creation of beautiful ideas, projects and movements. Women who have a healthy relationship with other women and can truly appreciate those women for their own unique, feminine power are able to feel even more embodied in their own sensual nature.
Invite pleasure into your body and life
This is both sexual and non-sexual pleasure. It's important to allow ourselves to receive pleasure on a daily basis. Whether it's eating something that is really delicious to you, indulging in a candlelit bath or having a sexual self-pleasure ritual, it's all necessary to feeling your sensual side come alive. We are often conditioned to believe that pleasure is bad or only for certain people or situations, but the reality is that pleasure is absolutely your birthright.
Move your body how she craves to move
I personally love to dance, whether it's slow and sensual movement, bellydancing, hoopdancing or just getting really wild and expressing my feelings to loud music on an emotionally charged day. If you're body craves to feel flexible and strong, then try a yoga class. If you want to explore nature while moving, take a walk on the beach or go hiking in the woods. The sky is the limit, but really take the time to ask your body how she wants to move. Exercise and movement don't have to be boring or routine. Follow your body, really listen in and she'll be sure to let you know what she longs for. No matter what you choose to do, ask yourself "how can I make the way I'm moving my body more pleasurable or sensually exciting?"
I hope that you enjoy these ideas and rituals to embodying your sensual side. Just remember that it's all about FEELING good in your own sensual journey. Sensual awakening and embodiment is unique to you as each one of us enjoys sensual stimulation differently. Honor your own journey and you'll absolutely feel more sensually embodied as a woman.