Your pelvis is your center of gravity, it is also part of your core. Sitting bones, the sacrum, pelvic floor muscles, all can receive attention through a yoga practice. Dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles (weakness, incoordination or over-activity) can lead to troubling issues such as: Low back and pelvic pain, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and bowel issues. Yoga poses or asanas increase circulation, build stamina and normalize the tone of the muscles to balance the pelvic floor as well as bring optimal movement to the boney structures of the pelvis.
Discover how introspection and body awareness on the mat lead to a healthy pelvic floor. The pelvic floor connects our upper and lower body; therefore dysfunction can affect various parts of the body. Yoga helps us explore how the pelvic floor serves our body. Did you know there is difference between a hyper-tonic (tight) and hypo-tonic (weak) pelvic floor. Trauma, injury and aging all affect the healthy functioning of the pelvic floor muscles. With yoga asana we find functional movement of bones and discover how the body responds WHOLISTICALLY. Discover a practice of gentle yoga for all parts of the body- as it all connects to the pelvic floor.
Stress and Chronic Pain- create physiological changes. There is a psychological component to pain. Mindfulness tools can change how the mind experiences pain.
Three Fundamentals to practice throughout the day to promote embodiment and down regulation of the nervous system
- Grounding-align with gravity and full be in the body
- Relax the roof of the mouth- all the way down the back of the throat
- Authentic breathing- completer the exhale
- Chronic Pain/Chronic Stress https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5546756/
- The Parasympathetic nervous system https://biologydictionary.net/parasympathetic-nervous-system/
- Diaphragm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp-gCvW8PRY
Center for Healthy Minds – https://centerhealthyminds.org/
Michael Singer – The Untethered Soul
Sally Kempton – Meditation for the Love of It
James Hollis – Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
Sharon Salzberg – Lovingkindness
Tara Brach – Radical Acceptance
Peter Levine – In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
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‘In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, then the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.’ Krishnamurti in ‘You are the World’