Recently, my man and I somehow landed in an increasingly heated discussion about Dutch politics, of all things.
I struggled increasingly with translating my thoughts and view, and as the conversation went on, I felt more and more frustrated and annoyed.
I could feel my body tensing up, my mind and mouth getting ready to use stronger words, a louder voice, a sharper tone.
But as I drew a deep breath, I realized I actually needed something else.
We paused the conversation, and I hit play on one of my favorite playlists so I could dance around the living room.
As I did, I could feel the energy shifting. I felt softer, more open, more willing to be vulnerable - and, leaning into that, I asked my partner to connect and to just hold me for a while. It turned out to be exactly what we both needed.
After I regulated my nervous system through movement, I could not only open up and connect, but also get my point across without any irritation.
One aspect of learning to channel the heat and energy of pitta involves movement.
At its best, pitta can light a fire underneath you and serve as fuel for action, but it can also isolate you and leave you feeling trapped.
Here’s how movement can help:
Irina emits a healing energy that just feels good to be with. Each time we've met, I've relaxed into her presence, openness, authenticity and ability to offer support. She has helped me gain the perspective I needed to be more compassionate and gentle with myself. If you're ready to do the hard work of personal growth, I'd highly recommend partnering with Irina.
For me, it was a very magical experience to see how Irina could feel where my body's energy was 'stuck' and how she could guide me through unblocking it. In the end, I just felt the energy flowing through my body in a part where I don't think I ever felt it flowing like that before, or at least not for the last years that I can remember. I literally felt like my body was saying, "hello, there you are!".
I went into our first session feeling disconnected from my femininity, having had a long history of feeling stressed and anxious and not caring for myself enough. After putting Irina's advice into practice between sessions, I feel so much more connected to myself, aware of my cycle, and much more of a woman than ever.