Chumpi – protecting my energy  

September 16, 2023

In Quecha (the original inka language) chumpi means belt and protects the energy.

I have never heard about it before I arrived to Peru.

In a family constellation session in Cusco with family constellation therapist Nadia Morillo I am recommended to wear the chumpi to protect my energy. Nadio Morillo shares that she always wears it in therapy with clients to protect her energy. Both men and women can wear it.



Chumpi – belt to protect the energy. 

Unconsciously I take in a lot of energy which does not serve me. It also showed in Copenhagen. Some say I am very sensitive or sensitive. It feels like criticism but I also see gifts in the sensitivity. The ability to feel a room. To feel other people. And then the challenge is not to take too much in from others that does not belong to me and does not serve me. When I was in Africa working as volunteer in a school it turns out I took a lot of painful energy with me that does not serve me.


Anne-Kathrine with chumpi

On my 40-years birthday I danced with the chumpi near the Moon Temple in Cusco, Peru.

The precious energy

The past 2 years I have become more conscious about my energy.

The energy is so precious – we only have limited energy every day. We can increase it or decrease it by different actions. This can also happen unconsciously – e.g. trauma in our body can take up a lot of our energy without knowing. We can work with trauma to set more energy free. I have worked with two therapists in Denmark to do so – Amela Thrane and Alex Gamberini .

I joined breathwork facilitator training where I learned more about energy and how to apply tools to get to the ultimate state of energy – for creativity, love and more. You can read more about this in an article I wrote on LinkedIn. 

I love the idea about the chumpi to protect what I do not see I take in.



The chumpi focus on my stomach I have been hiding for years

September 12 I was in an online live woman circle facilitated by hormone yoga instructor Laura Grubb. This was the first time I was wearing the chumpi. We danced in the beginning and many thoughts came. Does the chumpi look good on me? Does it make me look fat? For many years I have been hiding my stomach and now I was putting a focus on my stomach with the chumpi. It felt out of my comfort zone and I share this with vulnerability in the sharing circle with the women.  The chumpi puts a focus on my stomach I have been hiding for years. 

One of the women in the cirle shares about the “biscuits accounting”. We all have a certain amounts of biscuits available each day. When we feel very stressed we have limited biscuits available when we wake up.

Because I easily take in energy in that does not serve me some of my biscuits are spent on that. The chumpi can according to the inka tradition help protect my biscuits. 


Wear the chumpi with love

After the women circle I bought another chumpi so I have two – the new one is in the pictures. This is a little bigger which can make me more comfortable. This will also be good during my period where my stomach is usully bigger and the belt has to be on the womb to protect.

On my 40 years birthday I danced freely with love near the Moon Temple with my new chumpi. With awareness the old parts of me that want to hide my stomach did not control me and I could let go feelling so much love for my body and stomach wearing the chumpi.

How the chumpi will influence my amount of biscuits time will tell. For now I feel the support from the belt that make me more conscious about my energy and how I want to spent it.


Anne-Kathrine wearing the chumpi.

The Love Mystery

Love has has tight conditions in a time where many have busy lives, more and more experience stress, and we are bombarded with data from media and tech-giants. We can get challenged to feel the most important in life.

Anne-Kathrine Kjær Christensen has left Denmark and travels the world to follow her mission to learn more about love and how to integrate it in everyday life. She shares in a blog and works on finishing a book.


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