The pelvic floor is one of those areas of the body that most of us never ever pay attention to UNTIL the day comes when there’s a problem. What often ensues is worry and panic. It doesn’t have to be that way.
What’s the saying? I think it’s “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
To avoid problems in the future, we should all do a little maintenance on a relatively routine basis. After all, a healthy and happy pelvic floor leads to improved overall health and function.
So, to keep things moving and working as they should, it makes sense to incorporate some foundational pelvic floor training into our Restoration training.
What’s the most important and unseen element to consider?
The diaphragm and pelvic floor are synchronous – they should move together – they should move as one. They are “twins” in nearly every sense of the word. Remember this.
What can happen is that the pelvic floor can become “stuck?”
When that happens, dysfunction and compensation can rear their ugly heads.
The good news is, this training is very simple IF YOU follow the directions in the video as you move through three progressive levels of training.
- None of this is intense or should be forced.
- 1 to 2 minutes of practice at each level should suffice.
- In your mind’s eye, picture the diaphragm and pelvic floor moving synchronously, as one. Use this mind/body connection to enhance your practice.
If you have difficulty with these skills or feel that there may be a deeper, more problematic pelvic floor issue, I recommend you make an appointment to see a specialist in pelvic floor dysfunction.
Enjoy this practice!