This 30 minute Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson for women helps you to awaken and strengthen your pelvic floor. Specifically this lesson helps improve your awareness and control of the 3 openings.
These openings are
- the urethra (urinary opening)
- the vagina
- the anus
This lesson is done lying down, mostly on your back. It can be done lying on a thick carpet or comfortably mat, or even on your bed. You will rate your ease of movement at the beginning and again at the end, to see if you can improve your ability.
When doing Feldenkrais lessons, it’s important to reduce effort. Only do a part of what you know you could do easily. By doing the movements very gently, you won’t be so likely to fatigue. Gentle movements help you sense what you are doing more clearly. Once you can sense your pelvic floor, you will be more effective when you are doing strengthening exercises.
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Jodie also points out that being able to relax your pelvic floor is very useful. Tight pelvic floor muscles can cause problems such as lower back pain, coccyx pain or constipation.
The Feldenkrais Method helps to improve movement by creating new connections in your brain and nervous system. By pairing movements of the pelvis and the pelvic floor muscles, this lesson helps you integrate the pelvic floor into easier and more familiar movements.
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