The yin energy, the feminine, the shakti.

Most of us are running primarily through the world in a yang energy - the masculine. The doing, the becoming, the achieving + in order to find balance, to receive the benefits of our yang practices as well as hear the whispers of the heart, the nudges of the soul, we need to connect deeper into the yin - the feminine. Here are 7 books that have reconnected me to my feminine essence, brought me in tune with my body + the cycles that we spin through. When we connect deeper to ourselves, to the innate wisdom that is within we are empowered in our truth, our being, our voice. We come back into balance. 

RISE SISTER RISE - Rebecca Campbell.
'Rise Sister Rise' is a call to arms for women to rise up, tell their truth and lead. It is a guide to co-creating a whole new archetype for women in these awakening times -- a women who does not keep herself small in order to make others feel more comfortable; a woman who knows that she is not her body weight, her sexual partners or her career; a woman who understands the true meaning of sisterhood, and that alone we are strong but together we are fierce. It is a manual for healing the insecurities, the fears and the limiting inherited patterns that stop women from trusting their innate power and wisdom and being the person they came here to be. 

There was a time roughly 5000 years ago, when SHE Power reigned and lady landscapes were revered. A time when the space between a woman's thighs was considered a power portal with a direct hook up to Source. This book will move you into a fiercely loving and healing relationship with your body, and teach you how to use its cycles and signs to create a life of vitality and fulfilment. 

Mary Magdalen's personal story of her tantric relationship with Yeshua ben Joseph, known today as Jesus Christ. A love so deep it has survived over 2000 years of lies, to be finally told now, in this, 'the beginning of the ending of time.' A High Initiate of the Temple of Isis, Mary Magdalen was the Holy Grail, the cup that carried the blood of Christ. And the long-prophesied "sun" that was born to her was a girl named Sar'h. This is Her Story, revealing some of the deepest secrets of the Temples, as requested by Isis. 

Emergence of the sensual woman is an invitation to embody what it means to be an erotically alive and compassionate woman. Learn to live according to your inner voice and skillfully navigate through life's many challenges by accessing your innate feminine wisdom. Enjoy better relationships, more vitality and expand your orgasmic potential by cultivating your vital life force {sexual energy}. 

REVEAL - Meggan Watterson. 
No matter where you rest on the spectrum of spirituality -- religious or secular, devout believer or chronic doubter, freelance mystic or borderline agnostic -- this story is about the desire to shed what's holding you back. With passion, humour, poetry and raw honesty, Meggan provides what religion has left out -- a way to lift the veils of your own fear and self-doubt to reveal your soul and find the Divine within. 

YONI SHAKTI - Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.
In this courageous and radical book, renowned yoga therapist and mother-of-three Uma Dinsmore-Tuli explores the sexual politics of yoga from the perspective that women's spiritual transformation is the most potent revolutionary force. This is the book the yoga world has been waiting for. Intimate and scholarly, irreverent and inspiring. Yoni Shakti brings womb yoga, tantra and feminism together in an astonishingly powerful combination. 

AWAKENING SHAKTI - Sally Kempton. 
How do you live a life of spiritual awakening as well as outer abundance, inner freedom as well as deep intimacy? How do you serve the world selflessly, yet passionately celebrate your life? The sages of Tantra have known for centuries that when you follow the path of Shakti -- the sacred feminine principle personified by the goddesses of yoga -- these gifts can manifest spontaneously. Yet most of us, women as well as men, have yet to experience the full potential of our inner feminine energies. When you know these powers for what they are, they heighten your capacity to open spiritually, love more deeply and fearlessly, create with greater mastery and move through the world with skill and delight.