Root Halo with Lydia Rose: April Full Moon
April Full Moon
root halo practice with lydia rose of wild & vibrant
April 19, 2019
AN EROTIC SEXUAL SELF-HEALING PRACTICE FOR TRAUMA + PELVIC PAIN
by Lydia Rose of Wild + Vibrant
Lydia Rose, creator of wild + vibrant, is a maker, intuitive herbalist, and sexual health creator... Inspired by western and ayurvedic aromatherapy and herbalism, she delights in using herbal care for sexual empowerment and health as well as ceremony and ritual. A lifelong explorer of erotic healing arts, she began making her small batch, biodynamic remedies for sexual self-care and herbal ritual after her first home birth, to keep connecting with her pussy and feeling the depth of her magic...
One thing that has been so instrumental to me in my healing arts practice is something I call
Root Halo, a safe and beautiful way to release trauma and wounding from your pelvis and erotic
space. After many years of wanting to outsource my healing, I finally realized that it comes from
within, from my own energy system. The root halo practice is a holistic, multidimensional, sexual
Trapped energy and sexual wounding can take many forms. One of the most common ways it
shows up is a feeling of stagnancy, or a lack of presence/numbness when touching yourself
intimately. You might feel stuck in a pattern of using the same tools to arouse yourself, but at
the same time are aware that you want to branch out and try something new.
If you are new to this practice, or the idea of sexual healing in general, know that you cannot do
this practice wrong! Meet yourself wherever you are at. If this kind of language is new to you,
please try to approach it with curiosity knowing that you can engage with whatever you wish and
leave anything that does not feel right for you.
Some reasons I adore this practice:
1. I’m the guide: this practice grounds me in a totally safe way. By practicing consent with
myself, I’m able to repattern my nervous system, my erotic network, and slowly, my life.
2. I’m surrendered: I’m able to practice being vulnerable and surrendered at the same time as I
guide myself into levels of healing.
3. It works: this simple, 15 minute daily practice has given me depths of truth, authenticity, and
healing in my sex and allowed me less pain on an emotional, physical, and spiritual level.
And, as I tell my clients, just try it! You can’t do it wrong, I promise.
Consider finding grounding around you in a soft blanket, a beautiful candle, or a song that you
like. If at any time you want to stop or don’t feel comfortable go ahead and stop, nourish yourself
with those things, and try again another day.
All breath work is done with an open mouth in order to encourage unwinding in the pelvis. Our
jaws and our pelvises are intimately connected; twin bones. Keep an open, relaxed jaw on the
inhale, breathing from the belly into chest, and releasing everything out an open, relaxed mouth
on the exhale. Try it! It’s super simple and feels so integrating.
What I adore about this technique is that I rarely go into “story” or have anything else in the
mind happen. With the Root Halo practice, trapped energy is allowed - through my own loving
touch, the breath, and the plant medicine in the Cosmic Egg combined with the earthy
Chakrubs- to move through me safely and leave my system in a really good way.
Note: All of these practices are designed to heal and move energy. If you do not have a crystal
wand or yoni egg, don't worry! You can do this practice with your hands and a lubricant that you
Here is my technique:
1. Warmth: give yourself a warm shower or bath, do this up as much or as little as you wish.
2. Oiling: After getting out of the bath, rub yourself in long strokes with a body oil. Oil your
entire body, lovingly touching yourself if that is available to you. If not, no worries, the simple
act of body oilination will bring a presence with your skin and a calmness to your nervous
3. Breasts: Start with a simple breast/chest massage with the oil, with an open mouth breath.
With a deep exhale, gently rub the oil into the outer corners of the breasts towards the
armpits. Round your chest on the inhale, bringing your fingers up the center line. As you do
this, begin a light pelvic lift on the inhale, and release on the exhale. Continue for 30
4. Holding: After 30 seconds of breast/chest massage, hold your breasts/chest with both
hands. During this time, speak an encouraging message if possible. I often say something
like “I’ve got you,” “I’m listening,” or “I’m here.” Then start a gentle shake or vibration in your
hands, for another 30 seconds.
5. Engage the Energy: Bring your Chakrubs healing wand near you. Keep it next to you as you
6. The Cosmic Egg: Insert a cosmic egg, my biodynamic botanical lube infused with plant
consciousness, up towards the cervix, and let it start melting.
7. Crystal Connection: As it melts, keep your Chakrubs over your body- near your womb or
heart, to warm it up if you like.
8. Erotic Breathwork: Close your eyes and begin to drop into a short 5 minute breathwork
exercise: one minute of breathing with an open mouth, making sure that the jaw and pelvis
are relaxed on the exhale. Then begin one minute of open mouth breathing making a “ooo”
sound on the exhale. Then alternate to one minute of open mouth breath, and then back to
one minute of “ooo.” After those four minutes, rest and let your breath return to normal for
one minute. At this point, your egg may be melted and you may feel warmth, goodness, and
connection within your pelvis.
9. Serpentine Point Healing: Now take your Chakrub and do a serpentine point healing on
specific points on the vulva, in the creases of the thigh at the top of your “triangle.” With
each point, hold the wand gently but firmly, taking one open mouth breath and releasing with
sound on the exhale.
10. Consent: once you have done all the points, you are ready to hold the wand over the
entrance to your pussy. At this point I ask myself and my pussy: are you ready to receive the
wand? If the answer is no, lay the wand on your lower womb and do all the grounding things
you like and finish the practice this way. This consent step is so crucial to really hearing and
reimprinting yourself with your own boundaries. If the answer is yes, proceed to the next
11. Serpentine Release: The next step is to allow your pussy to take in the wand, and soak in
the crystal energy. I usually do an open mouth breath for one minute just holding the wand
inside me, becoming present with my pussy.
12. Serpentine Breath: This is an intuitive part of the process, but you move the wand inside you
to any points of tension, and release them with an open mouth breath. On the inhale, press
on the tension, and on the exhale, put your tongue out and allow sound if needed. This does
not need to be forced, just keep breathing for 1-2 minutes.
13. Pleasure/Integration: If through this process, you have built up some pleasure, then by all
means, continue as you like! I often do. If you don’t want to move into self-pleasure, then put
the wand by your side, close your eyes, and rest. Rest at least a minute or two, allowing
yourself as much rest as you need.
There is the practice! I’m confident that this practice can be slow, beautiful, and conscious. This
is a gentle process to systematically release trapped energy that doesn’t feel like you- while
simultaneously bringing relief from pelvic pain, trauma, and sexual wounding. By following the
wisdom of the body, and empowering yourself with exploration and pleasure, you are telling
your nervous system and signaling to the body mind that you are reclaiming choice, your body,
and your healing.
In total health,
For more information about Lydia Rose and her services, visit her website.