Are you someone who likes a tool that does lots of things? Something like a swiss army knife that is small and compact and can do up to nine functions?
Well, the pelvic floor muscles are the Swiss army knife of the body!
This muscle group has the MOST functions in the body with a total of five.
Let's unpack what they are…
Sphincter: allow for bladder and bowel control
Support: holds the pelvic organs (bladder, urethra, intestines, rectum; in women the uterus, cervix, and vagina)
Sexual: location of pleasure, orgasm and erections in men
Stability: part of the deep core system that creates stability for low back, pelvis & hips during movement
Sump pump: helps with the movement of the lymphatic and vascular system
Being physically active, the stability provided by the pelvic floor muscles allows for responsive engagement as we move. Poor function can result in impaired movement and even injury.
How connected are you to your pelvic floor muscles?
If you replied,
'not at all'
'sort of but I'm unsure if I am doing it right'.
Then my upcoming Pelvic Floor workshop is right for you!
Next Saturday, November 26 I am teaching a 2-hour workshop at Yoga Within in Edmonton. We will practice engaging the pelvic floor on its own and with movement, review the anatomy and biomechanics of this deep core muscle group and even throw in some breath work (hint, hint…the pelvic floor has a role to play with your breathing too!)
I would love to teach you in this live in-person workshop.
I hope to see you there!
If you are not in Edmonton or cannot make the workshop, please comment below if you are interested in working with me one-on-one or if you'd be interested in another workshop either online or in person.
Stay well and happy moving,
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