If you’ve ever been given kegels as an exercise for pelvic floor strength do you really understand what you are supposed to be doing? Are you even aware of your pelvic floor, exactly where it is, what it feels like to tense and release it? How do you know you are doing kegels and not just clenching your bum.
Constant stress, anxiety and being ‘too busy’ with ‘not enough time’ will not help you get a stronger pelvic floor. Pelvic floor dysfunction is largely caused by too much tension in the pelvic floor and a big part of my work with clients is on releasing that tension and getting back in touch with listening … Continue reading Why your pelvic floor needs you to be lazy
If you’ve read that you need to be doing kegels to strengthen your pelvic floor ready for birth you may be surprised to hear that kegels (squeeze and release exercise) are not a main feature of my pregnancy movement classes. Your pelvic floor needs to be able to yield so it can carry the added … Continue reading How to prepare your pelvic floor for birth
1 in 3 women have pelvic floor dysfunction. That’s a big number. How does it make you feel? Symptoms can present from pelvic pain to sneeze pee, incontinence or constipation. There is a wide belief that it’s pregnancy and age that cause pelvic floor dysfunction but women who have not had a baby, younger women … Continue reading 4 points to healing pelvic floor dysfunction