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Rest & Restore Your Pelvic Floor

17 May @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

£15.00

REST AND RESTORE YOUR PELVIC FLOOR

A restorative yoga class especially for women. All are welcome – no previous experience of yoga is necessary.

Forget Kegels – we get back to basics for a healthy pelvic floor.

 

PANDEMIC PELVIS

Have you started complaining of pelvic floor issues during the pandemic? Recently, some people have dubbed this phenomenon the “pandemic pelvis”.

We know the pandemic has been a high-stress period, and stress and anxiety can lead to a tightening of the pelvic floor muscles in much the same way as some people clench their jaw when stressed. The muscles we’re talking about are designed for movement i.e. they contract to perform a movement and then relax. Think, “on, off, on, off”.

Tense muscles that are in a high, semi-contracted state more or less all the time cannot do their job properly. To help explain this, make a loose fist as you read this to replicate your pelvic floor, then imagine that you’re going to laugh or cough or sneeze and tighten your fist fully. Can you see how there is far less way to go than when the starting point is a relaxed fist? This is just like a pelvic floor that is holding tension.

Alongside dysfunction, the muscles can become painful, so much so that symptoms start to be felt in the low back, belly, groin, buttocks, and/or hips.

Signs that something is amiss often start with stress incontinence – leakage of urine with coughing, sneezing, exercising, or sudden movement; also urinary urgency – when you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go! Other signs include difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels and feeling pressure or pain in the pelvic or vaginal area including during intercourse.

 

TREATMENT

While learning how to effectively strengthen the pelvic floor is super important, for many women what’s needed in the first place is relaxation.

This is easier than it sounds. Habitual contraction of a muscle doesn’t stop just because you wish it to be so. It takes specific treatment and conscious – one could say “active” relaxation. This is the focus of this class.

It’s led by Loulou James, designer of the Buttafly, a Chartered Physiotherapist, yoga teacher, and Lifestyle Prescriptions Health Coach.

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

 

Details

Date:
17 May
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost:
£15.00

Venue

Zoom
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Organiser

Loulou James
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