Some of us have to fight the dragon before we can bring home the gold.
In the 'Hero's Journey,' so beautifully encapsulated by Joseph Campbell, the hero, or in this case, the heroine, goes forth into the unknown. They enter the forest in their own place and way. In Christine Kent's case, this was a journey of prolapsed organs after a surgery for a minor incontinence problem. The surgery and its subsequent prolapse left Christine emotionally isolated from the image of a whole or intact woman that she had previously known. In an attempt to heal she found herself going against all of the conventional wisdom that the medical community had to offer. This was the fighting of the dragon.
When the hero fights the dragon, he gets the pot of gold that the dragon was guarding and can then bring it back to his community, for the benefit of all. Our heroine, Christine, has done just that. She has not only healed herself, but she has also brought to all of womankind the ability to heal our hips and knees and pelvis of all sorts of disorders. All of this is done with a few simple exercises to help us correct our beautiful posture and maintain our true natural feminine carriage, gait and grace. And it is blessedly done without the drugs and surgeries, which are so invasive and yet are considered to be 'the gold standard of care' common these days in the medical view.
Unfortunately, our Western cultural postural ideal is based on a misinformed view of how we should stand and walk. We all know this "ideal." It involves tucking the butt under and holding the belly in. I can't tell you how many times my mother whispered this to me and then tapped or struck me lightly between the shoulder blades to stick my chest out, with shoulders forced back, in the military position. Sadly, this was all wrong, wrong, wrong, for keeping a woman's body healthy and whole.
When we tuck our rear ends under, it does indeed minimize the look of our butts. But it also tips our pelvis forward. As we do this our 'pubic bone,' which is actually a cartilaginous arch between two joining bones, moves to the front of the body instead of staying underneath our abdomen where it belongs. Without this support, the female body is vulnerable to having organs fall down and out, especially if a woman has birthed children. As Christine explains, all of the Kegels and tightening exercises to 'strengthen the pelvic floor,' are unnecessary and even damaging to the natural alignment of the organs within the female pelvis. The real support for these organs should come from the pubic bone, acting like the straps under a saddle, naturally placed at the bottom of the body. And this only happens when we tilt the bottom of the pelvis back, which makes our butts stick out a little bit.
It is harder to tilt the pelvis back when the stomach is pulled in. "Pull in your stomach!" As well intentioned as our mothers were with these words, they set us up for all sorts of pelvis and breathing disorders. When our stomachs are pulled in we can not naturally relax and receive our in-breath. The belly has to be loose and dropped down in order to breath properly.
For Christine's Whole Woman posture, this is the start. Let the pelvis tilt naturally back and relax and drop the belly. Then, as well, we don't want to collapse the ribs with a forward slouch, we want to lift the ribs and at the same time tuck the chin. A chin-jut, which happens when we stick our chin out forward, crimps our necks in the back and pinches our cervical spine. It also realigns the way we look at the world through our eyes. Instead, when we lower our chin, our eye lids naturally open, allowing us to see more easily as well.
Many cultures, far older than our Western one, often embrace the posterior alignment of the rear end. It is part of the natural feminine grace and strength. A woman's natural posture involves: keeping the feet pointing forward while walking, tilting the pelvis back and dropping the belly softly forward to allow easeful abdominal breathing, lifting the chest and tucking the chin by letting the back of the neck be long and lifting the crown of the head from behind. When we do this, it opens our eyes as we look forward and creates a beautiful feminine form.
But don't take my word for it. Go directly to the source and see for yourself the vast array of support and information available to you at Christine's website, wholewoman.com. Whether you have problems with your hips, knees or pelvis or are lucky enough to already have comfort and ease in your body, you will find a true wealth of information there. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have.
Blessings to you all and may you have a Healthy and Beautiful New Year.
a Clairvoyant Healer, Spiritual Counselor and Intuition Instructor, I
share many tips for leading a healthy and fulfilling life. Please be
advised that I am not a doctor. Nor am I licensed in any healing
modality. However, I have had years of experience in alternative and
complementary health and healing. All healing programs, including
standard western medical protocols in addition to natural therapies, can
cause harm rather than the benefit that you may be searching for. After
all some people can have a strong reaction to something as seemingly
innocent as peanuts or strawberries. Therefore, anything that I may
recommend in these blogs and videos could be dangerous for you to try.
So, it is important that you Ask Your Doctor First before trying any
natural healing protocol. However, most medical doctors have little
experience regarding natural healing programs and herbal medicine. So
please understand if your doctor is unfamiliar with these ideas.