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Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit, & Joy in the Root of the Female Body

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  317 ratings  ·  28 reviews
In her groundbreaking book, Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit, & Joy in the Root of the Female Body, Tami Lynn Kent invites every woman to journey deep into the heart of her female body, to her root place, and the root of all womanhood. Through stories, visualizations, and creative exercises, the wisdom arising from the female body has been distilled into this guide ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Tami Kent, Mspt LLC
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Alyson
Jan 14, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a 2.5 star book, which I'm generously giving three stars. I found the author's language too wooey and vague, irritating me to no end by the conclusion of the book. There is a lot of fluff language to describe energy and body wisdom, which Dr. Christine Northrup does much more elegantly in her book "Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom." While the subject matter is different, Northrup's book is a better bet for overall women's health and body concerns. In Wild Feminine, attention is paid to pel ...more
Ariel
Jul 14, 2011 rated it liked it
i want to give this book 5 stars because i think that i am engaging in some life-changing events because of reading this book. however, as a BOOK it was not exceptional. the author did a lot of repeating and there were more case studies than substance to the actual narrative. i think the book could be cut in half, but then maybe it would be more of a pamphlet. i wish there had been some narratives from historical matriarchal traditions or ceremonies.
Aubree Deimler
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: women-s-health
Tami is a pelvic floor therapist. I appreciated the detailed instructions she gives in the book on how to utilize this technique on yourself to release tension in your pelvic floor. She includes lots of other exercises in the book including visualizations and meditations to help reconnect to your root, the center of feminine and natural creative energy. She shares many stories of women she's worked on and how powerful it is to reconnect to this sacred place. Lots of takeaways from this one, thou ...more
Jayze
Apr 25, 2015 marked it as to-read
Shelves: could-not-finish
"I am drumming. Twenty women form a circle on the floor. They lie with heads together and legs extended... I ask the women to feel the drum's vibration in the root of their bodies. They follow the drumbeat to their womb, where life itself begins."

"Suddenly the spirit of my daughter filled the room. I felt her tiny body leave mine, and I reached down to discover her placenta's perfect fit in the palm of my hand. I wrapped her hint of a body on cloth... I wandered through the day with her small b
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Kaptain Kniccas
Feb 20, 2016 rated it liked it
I tried reading this book twice, I really did. It has great exercises in it and great insights about womyn and creativity but I just couldn't push past the middle point.
And then one day on a beach in India a cow picked it up when I was getting a drink and ate 20 pages out of it, just at the part that I was reading. So that was a sign.
I put it down.
It's not that I didn't like it, it's just that I found it hard to get through and well the Bovine God had it's say!
Kindra
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I enjoyed it very much. While at first I really didn't understand much of what she was talking about, having no background with "energy work" or things of that nature, there was a point about mid way through when it started to all click. Once it started clicking, everything she said started finding its way right into my heart. I can easily say I've never read a book like this before-specific instructions for vaginal massage, and talking about energy work of the reproductive organs, are you kiddi ...more
Valeria Aliberti
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Un libro molto potente che unisce spiegazioni, esperienze ed esercizi da poter integrare concretamente nel proprio quotidiano. Un libro per tutte le donne, per ampliare la propria conoscenza del loro grembo/utero/zona pelvica ritornando ad abitare coscientemente il loro corpo dialogando con esso. Super consigliato!
Jenevive Desroches
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Kent's book provides a practical theory for bringing the art of simply BEING back into our collective consciousness and our feminine identities. Read more thoughts here: http://winsomegates.jenevivedesroches...
Sara Brown
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book took me a while to get into. Slow start. I have found that many of her pelvic floor myofascial release techniques have worked. I enjoyed her ideas around creativity. She's my kind of people.
Dark Luna Rose
Apr 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
I’m giving this ne star mostly cause I have to give it something. Seriously not a book for myself and has a very abelistic overtone.
Missy
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
life-changing. I'm starting back at the beginning as soon as I finished it. so much wisdom here.
Ritu
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-for-women
So, first of all, you have to do the Visualizations and practices in the book for it to be amazing. This is not the kind of book you read and that's it. If you feel disconnected from your body and from your femininity, then this is a fabulous book to get and work with.

As a woman, this book has helped me reconnect to my body in a deeper way. I found the book very truthful. One example: Like it said, I have a habit of contracting the left side of my pelvis, when I don't want unwanted energy to co
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Kipahni
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
This book was a stretch at times. Somatic memory is something relatively new to me and understanding its implications in my body and women society on a whole. She has many exercises and contemplative questions that create a very well rounded book that is both informative and interactive.
Megan H.
Jun 12, 2015 rated it did not like it
I couldn't finish this book. I consider myself pretty open minded, but this was just too much. What about women who have been sexually assaulted and suffer from chronic pelvic pain? We should just embrace it? What got me to finally stop was her implication that women who don't have children are dealing with internal conflict about their wild feminine nature. What about those of us who can't have kids or choose not to? Are we less of a woman? According to Kent, we are and have deep rooted conflic ...more
Stephanie
Absolutely loved and gained so much from this book. If I read it a couple years ago, however, I probably would not have understood it or needed it the way I do now. This was definitely the right time for me and this book. I got it from the library, but I am definitely going to buy it so that I can use the rituals and exercises at Women's Circles and for myself
sendann
Feb 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm actually always "currently reading" this one. I particularly love the exercises and meditations in the first half of the book. TLK is brilliant. My only wish is for a further exploration into daily applications.
Darlene
really enjoyed it and gave me many ideas and much hope
Jodie Gale
So many women I work with are split off from and/or over identified with their bodies - this book is a great one to help women befriend their bodies.
Annalee
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Tami Lynn Kent truly understands the beauty and flow of feminine energy. I felt like finally someone was speaking my language. What a blessing to women.
Lynette
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every woman should read this.
Èlia Viader
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good one. However, sometimes I feel like it goes around the same idea over and over and you get a little tired.
Kate
May 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
I am pretty liberal and open minded, but this was "out there" even for me. It might have some good tidbits for you (I did enjoy one of the writing exercises) but overall, this was a "fail" for me.
Jenn
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very intense, but well worth it.
Andrea
Jun 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Every woman should read this book
Debbie Rocacaruso
May 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very interesting and affirming. Passed it to my daughter - think all females should read this as well as males. Continuing on with my learning.
Kayla Newman
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Every woman should read this book.
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Tami Kent, MSPT, is a holistic women’s healthcare provider who guides women in interpreting the wisdom of their bodies and reclaiming the wild within themselves. With a master’s degree in physical therapy and the ability to read energetic patterns of the body, Tami acts as a bridge between the realms of modern medicine and traditional women’s wisdom.

The founder of Holistic Pelvic Care, Tami has ad
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“The idea of synchronizing her outer movements with the natural rhythms of her body inspired her,” 2 likes
“While each of these may be convenient at the time (and easier choices, culturally, than choosing menstrual retreat, natural birth, breastfeeding, mother-baby dependency, and unmedicated menopause), there is a downside. Each time we deny our female functions, each time we deviate from our bodies’ natural path, we move farther away from our feminine roots. This can create distress within our bodies and can set the scene for further problems, physically and emotionally, for ourselves and our families.” 1 likes
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