Yes! Try this BEFORE kegels. This is the opposite of kegels, you are learning to relax the muscles first-an often missed step when trying to improve PF symptoms such as leakage or prolapse. Diaphragmatic breathing should be the first Selfcare Solution for pain-especially dyspareunia (pain with penetration).
The first step in pelvic health is to bring awareness to your core, your center. We hold tension in muscles we don’t even know exist. Use this guided visualization meditation as a daily or weekly breathing routine to improve the tone and function of your pelvic floor muscles by retraining your nervous system. Stress “amps” up muscle activity making it weaker and less effective. Whenever “in doubt, just “blow it out.” Enjoy the journey!
******Motivate Therapy strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise. You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge.
Use your self-awareness skills and listen to your body, honor your limits and your strengths. Open and honest communication with yourself and your medical team is imperative on your health and wellness journey.