Deal with your pelvic floor with this Pilates routine - Mon Wellness
Deal with your pelvic floor with this Pilates routine

Deal with your pelvic floor with this Pilates routine

IIf you’ve heard tips for Kegels, which include tightening and relaxing your pelvic floor muscles, you are already familiar with one of the many pelvic floor exercises. There is a whole range of exercises and tips to strengthen your pelvic floor, and in this recent episode of Good moves, Pilates instructor Chloe De Winter analyzes exactly what your pelvic floor is, what it does, and how to use pelvic floor Pilates to engage slowly and safely.

The pelvic floor is the hammock-like group of muscles beneath your core organs. It sits like a slingshot in your pelvis and is important for activities such as going to the toilet and having sex, according to the Mayo Clinic. De Winter begins with sitting on the floor and finding your hip bones and placing your hands on them. You continue to engage your pelvic floor with your abdomen and pelvic floor. Then De Winter encourages you to synchronize your movement with your breathing. This can help you understand where your pelvic floor is and how you feel about engaging and relaxing your muscles.

It is also important to note that pelvic floor dysfunction is a complex and often challenging thing to deal with. Sometimes people may recommend that you start kegeling right away. However, this is not always the right advice. If you are currently experiencing pelvic floor pain or incontinence, be sure to contact a provider before attempting pelvic floor exercises or pelvic floor Pilates.

Once you have the green light to do some strength training, get an exercise ball, mat and comfortable clothes and De Winter will lead the way.

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