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Living from your center

Updated: Aug 4, 2019


Hara is the seat of Life. For women we refer to the womb space. The centre of intrinsic energy. It is also referred to as a state of mind in the development of one's character. One who controls the Hara is not likely to loose his balance or composure. Who has Womb/Hara does not consume oneself or spend oneself completely. He learns to anchor himself in the Hara, and can shake off disturbances of the body and mind and alternately release himself from the ego and return to the deeper power of the "original being", the will is silent, the heart is quiet; and one accomplishes its work naturally without effort.

The womb is the centre for your Shakti energy. The vital life force and expands with love, compassion and reverence.


We tune into more into our inner wisdom and intuition as well as the energy of creation. Connecting the flow to our heart, to the cosmic womb - to the creative force of the great mother. Cultivating a sense for this center point when we move from there with our awareness - the center of our body.


In Budo, physical strength alone cannot contain the vigorous procedures of training.


Setting the Hara, to center oneself by concentrating on the vital spiritual energy, ki, alleviates one’s difficulty in maintaining vigorous discipline.


The faculties of Hara are also used in other Japanese arts where to put a flower, when to make the final brush stroke in calligraphy. Using the Hara encompasses within the idea of seeking perfection, or even enlightenment, through disciplined practice.


There is no competition element, for this is an inner, spiritual way.



Living from the center of your being. Who are you when you are you? Know these values or form some and start the habitual process of living your desired characteristics out now. Failure is less of a losing process and more of a learning process. Always have something ahead of you to look forward to. With a focused direction stay grounded in your purpose. Start with small steps. And start. That is the key word. Take the first step. Integrate your core into everything you do. Value yourself. One breath at a time. It is about finding that place where you can trust yourself. With a senses of curiosity and adventure embrace your life.


The reality of imagining in our guts our true nature. Our guts are a center of feeling. We all know the old saying, to have a “gut feeling” about something. Turn your awareness everyday for 30 days to your gut to strengthen your “core” belief in self as perfect just as you are. Also in Pilates and Air Yogalates we strengthen the core. The Womb Space / Hara contains the bio-energetic reservoir for our whole body. It is your somatic integrity. Your visceral presence as a trustworthy being.

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Irmgard Kuchernig

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