Again this week at the end of the pregnancy yoga classes, conversation revolved around the pelvic floor. How important it is to be aware of that part of your body, how it is involved and affected by the birthing process, and how to exercise these various muscles accordingly.
Indeed, there can be so much emphasis on toning that area (e.g. doing endless so-called Kegels) that can result in "overtoning", which is actually counter-productive, especially in preparation for birth when women need to learn to fully release the muscles surrounding the birth canal.
Instead, yoga-based exercises involving the breath bring both the awareness and elasticity needed, together with tone.
These practices can and should also be adapted in the postnatal period when the objective is then to rebuild tone, and restore (or maintain) the physiological functions supported by the pelvic floor.
So much more to be said but I'll stop here for today! .
Butterfly pose is the best sitting posture in pregnancy. It is simple and very effective. It opens your pelvic floor muscles to the maximum and helps to ease the strain on your back muscles. We can incorporate this sitting position when seeing tv or other activities instead of using sofas. Sofas are the worst enemy for our back muscles during pregnancy and they produce lots of heat. For the butterfly pose join your feet as close as possible towards your body, slightly incline forward and hold with your hands. #butterflypose#pregnancyfitness#pregnancyyoga#pelvicmuscles picture credits: google
One of the topics taught last week on the Franklin Method Pelvic Power Trainer course was the in-depth anatomy, biomechanics and embodiments of the pelvic floor muscles.
The pelvic floor has an incredibly powerful influence on pelvic and sacral mechanics. Tension at the pelvic floor can disrupt the subtle but important movements of the pelvic girdle.
Typically people have too much tension at the pelvic floor so a large percentage of the population will massively benefit from exercises, images and embodiments that relax and release tension at the pelvic musculature. Reducing pain and regaining optimal function at the pelvis and lower back.
Come along to my Franklin Method: Pelvic Floor workshop on Saturday 12th May at Wickham to learn how to improve function at the pelvic floor
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🏃🏻♀️🏌️It is common for runners, tennis players, golfers, and other athletes to leak while doing their sport, due to a lack of strength, endurance and coordination in their #pelvicfloormuscles (between your “sit bones”).
🏋🏽♀️🤸🏾♀️Women who engage in high-impact exercise are susceptible to #urinaryleakage , particularly women with a low foot arch. Shock to the pelvic area is increased as the foot makes impact with hard surfaces.
👟💜Pelvic health is often neglected in one's overall workout program, now more than ever physical therapists are voicing how important it is to focus on #pelvicmuscles : #Yoga , #pilates , #kegels and #coreexercises are some of the best things you can do to keep your pelvic floor and bladder healthy!
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Hi all! I started teaching "a getting to know your pelvic floor class" for pregnant and postpartum folk. The prenatal class focuses strengthening the pelvic floor for a more comfortable pregnancy and to prep for birth and the postpartum class focuses on strengthening and toning the pelvic floor and core after delivery. Click on the link in my bio for more info!