Kegel Aerobics – also referred to as pelvic floor exercises) are done to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. Kegel exercises not only can help prevent your urine from leaking, but can also help prevent the accidental passing of stool or gas and may even help to improve your orgasms.

Keeping these muscles ‘fit,’ helps keep your uterus, bladder, and your bowel from sagging down into the vagina. If this happens, the condition is called pelvic organ prolapse.

Repeatedly contracting and relaxing the pelvic diaphram.

Repeatedly stretching and relaxing both Pubococcygeus muscles .

Breathing exercises are very important when treating persistent pelvic pain.

First, those in pain tend to breathe more shallowly, which doesn’t allow for your muscles and organs to stay well oxygenated. Second, the pelvic floor muscles form the bottom of the trunk, or core muscles, and the diaphragm is the roof of the trunk, or core muscles.

Therefore, there is an important coordination that occurs between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor. If you do not do deep diaphragmatic breathing during the day, then your pelvic floor will stay tense and rigid, leading to more pain. 5-10 minutes of deep breathing several times per day, with an awareness of the lengthening of the pelvic floor (dropping) during the breath in, and the natural elevation of the pelvic floor during the breath out will help to develop some Pelvic Floor Rhythm throughout your day.

This will lead to less tension in all of your muscles.

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