Tired of exercises that make your pelvic floor symptoms worse?
If you have pelvic floor dysfunction, you may be dealing with one or more of the following:
You leek a little pee when you laugh, cough, or sneeze
You feel pressure from prolapse
You are dealing with pain or discomfort "down there"
You need to stay close to the toilet
You are experiencing erectile dysfunction
You are frustrated, emotional, and worried about your pelvic health
You also may be afraid that exercise will make your symptoms worse
You can learn to exercise safely
I've been in your shoes. In 2011, I developed pelvic organ prolapse, which came with constant pressure, bladder issues and pain. Fortunately, I have learned how to modify poses in yoga to stretch and strengthen my pelvic floor. These days, feeling symptoms is VERY rare. Yoga is not a treatment plan, but you'll be amazed by how much it can help your pelvic floor, your full body, and your mood.
How can yoga change your life?
Pelvic floor yoga is a restorative practice that teaches you how to breathe in a way that you fully expand the pelvic floor. We teach you how to position your pelvis, spine, and hips with straightforward adjustments to beginner-friendly yoga poses. Don't worry, we never do headstands or crazy movements!
Every modification in yoga works to stretch or strengthen "down there," and we deliberately incorporate movements that you can incorporate into your every day life. Dishes, laundry, gardening, picking things up off of the floor, holding a toddler... all of these activities can be easier on your pelvic health if you use simple pelvic floor yoga techniques.
How can you learn pelvic floor yoga?
This style of yoga is not common, yet is something that is very much needed. Having the ability to apply what you learn in your daily life means you have many opportunities to experience the benefits of this style of exercise.
Here are the three options for taking classes with Yoga Below the Belt.
Explore the catalog with over 100 yoga videos focused on your pelvic health. Stretch and strengthen your pelvic floor with simple cues in every class.
We have a wonderful community of students who come together over Zoom before work and on weekends. Exercise for 45 minutes with us, and stay after class to ask questions or share stories.
If you feel uncomfortable in a group and if you need more modifications than the videos provide, you can meet with the instructor one-on-one over Zoom. Enjoy a class focused 100% on your personal health.