Imagine your pelvis as a cozy internal refuge or as an inner land where you find a sense of home. The pelvis is a space where we return to relax or detach from when experiencing stress. For example, disrupted bowel movements are often noticed in unfamiliar or unsafe situations. The pelvis is our center of gravity, where our spine finds its foundation.
Now, recall the time when we grew in our mother's womb. The pelvis supported our embryonic growth, providing a sense of maternal care and protective instincts. Time spent in the womb becomes a memory beyond rational understanding, an embodied identity. Early attachment shaped our relationship with our body and social interaction, later forming the basis of our sexuality.
The pelvis indicates how much we can trust our feelings—a internal compass guiding us through life.
Let's delve into our infancy and childhood. Those times were not perfect. As infants facing threats, we couldn't "fight or flee." Our tiny bodies could twist and turn in an attempt to escape or "shut down" if stress was overwhelming. Prolonged stress could prevent us from settling and calming ourselves. Thus, the pelvis became a "realm of suffering," as seen in Jungian psychology, an undifferentiated, dark, unconscious substance alchemists sought to transform into gold, the philosopher's stone, consciousness.
How to recognize a disconnection from the pelvis?
Separation from the pelvic area may manifest as increased muscle tension, especially in the pelvic region, lower back, and hips, causing chronic pain, discomfort, and reduced flexibility.
The pelvis is closely linked to our emotions, especially those related to safety and sexuality. Detachment from this area can lead to emotional imbalance and anxiety.
It can also signify a lack of self-confidence, mistrust in instincts and intuition, making it challenging to make important life decisions.
The pelvis plays a vital role in sexual relationships. Detachment may lead to difficulties in intimacy, being "in your head" during sexual encounters.
Pelvic disconnection may manifest in digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, or diarrhea.
The pelvis is associated with creative energy. Disconnecting from this area may make us feel creatively blocked.
The pelvis often highlights issues related to the dorsal part of the nervous system. Disconnecting may lead to a complex state of freezing, indicating dissociation, internal fragmentation, depressive feelings, low muscle and connective tissue tone, body stiffness, and cold hands and feet.
Rediscovering the ground
The pelvis is closely linked to the feet. Reconnecting with the pelvis can be achieved by feeling the feet on the ground. Earth, for many, is a safe place—solid, reliable, larger than us, always unconditionally present. We can lean on the earth not only with our feet but also with our hands or by lying on our stomach.
View the pelvis as a container capable of holding and supporting. Gentle self-care and comfort can help reconnect with the inner land. A warm bath or a light massage can be excellent ways to take care of oneself.
Gentle, slow rhythmic movements and gentle stretches of the legs can help release tension in the pelvis and return to a sense of safety.
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