Saturday, 7 November 2015
The way of the yogi with help for Elvie – become a higher being
So we all know about our pelvic floor muscles and like it or not we have to look after them. We are taught the exercises, but do we do them? More often than not we take ourselves for granted, that’s health and wellbeing along with much of life until life stops working for us. This can be through either injury, aging, or illness. With respect to the pelvic floor, we tend to take it seriously when pregnant and during the post-natal period or when we begin to suffer from incontinence. But there is another reason to learn about the benefits of strengthening the pelvic floor, one with physiological benefits. How about considering two words self and support, supporting our self.
As a yoga teacher and practitioner I cannot emphasise enough the importance of the correct use and constant holding of the pelvic floor muscles. I was once told “only let these muscles go when you are asleep”. It’s about holding ourselves, again another use of words to consider ‘holding our self’
Any sort of injury or pain will cause an emotionally instability leaving you feeling vulnerable. Injury and pain are both tiring and stressful. We cease to function efficiently, feel drained and often lack the emotional resources to support ourselves.
The Sanskrit word used for the area of the pelvic floor is called Mulha, it means root and we are encouraged to form a lock here and hold this area with awareness and strength. Yoga is an ancient practice and the exercises of lifting and relaxing these muscles are as much about meditation as the actual physical benefits. The benefits of meditation are widely known and, calming the mind and learning to relax whilst being active is how yoga works. Often this is the hard bit for beginners and with respect to tightening muscles we often tense our mind with the thought process, resulting in holding our breath, overthinking and wondering if we are doing things correctly. When it comes to the pelvic floor we really don’t know if we are doing it correctly which is why Elvie is amazing and will change everything. It’s the exercise of drawing up of the pelvic floor muscles in order to support the abdominals with the desire to support our self. The abdomen is our centre and it is in this centre where we digest food, and often hold tension and stress. It is where we feel a flutter of butterflies when someone catches our fancy. It’s where we have a gut reaction. It also where we menstruate and hold our reproductive organs and create sexual energy and of course hold a baby. Quite an amazing centre and one we need to look after. Therefore it makes total sense to engage with the pelvic floor in order to support ourselves.
Prevention against injury is an investment in ourselves and the vital importance of good support from correct use of the pelvic floor muscles should not be limited to women who have had children. It’s an investment in oneself for long term health and improved wellbeing. Elvie is an inspired and amazing device which everyone woman should give some attention to. It will enable them to be the inspired and amazing women they should be.
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