Monday, July 30, 2012
STUDYING THE FUNCTION OF THE PELVIC FLOOR, 2
Just a little interesting feedback about what we are discovering together in the new pelvic floor class, currently being given at ACHIEVE FITNESS. (Please contact me if you want details about the class.)
After only 1 class, 2 people found clear improvement related to incontinence and urinary issues, and everyone had a better capacity to find, sense/feel and contract/relax their pelvic floors. This also helps bring awareness to the whole pelvis, our center of movement power, meaning moving in the direction of stability and strength.
During and after the 2nd class, extreme improvement in balance was noted by one long-time student, and numerous people, especially riders, felt more stability and groundedness in the pelvis in a new way. Everyone experienced continued improvement in ability to contract/relax PF in a more complete way, meaning they will be better able to do it at home and begin to assess the impact more directly on their uro-genitory issues, and upon balance.
Breathing was also generally better, as a widening of the chest and hips is again directly connected with PF work.
To me, the influence of PF work on balance is especially intriguing. I am going to go back into my notes and videos to search for the physiological link up between them and will share what I learn.
But please don't hold your breath...summer in Reno means busy in the garden in addition to Feldenkrais classes and individual sessions. Instead, sense your breathing and breathe into your entire abdominal cavity, PF included!
Take good care!