The pelvic floor – we all have one, but how many of us know what it looks like, what it does and how to look after it? Pelvic health can often be overlooked until we encounter an issue, be it post natal recovery, pelvic pain, bladder weakness, prolapse, digestive, menstrual and sexual difficulties and so on. This 2-part workshop will support you whether you are going through a current pelvic health issue, or are simply curious to find out how to best support a happy, healthy pelvis.
Although helpful, no previous yoga experience is required. Open to all genders.
PART 1 – Hello Pelvic Floor!
Fri, October 20, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
In the first session we will look at anatomy, followed by subtle experiential movements to awaken our understanding of this often ignored area of the body. We will then locate, assess, soften, stretch, strengthen and exercise the muscle groups of the pelvic floor with simple yoga poses and breathwork. We will also bust some pelvic health myths – such as, are Kegels really such a great ‘fix all’?
Handouts will be provided, including ‘homework’ for further pelvic connection.
PART 2 – Restoring Pelvic Balance
Sat, October 21, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
In the second part of the workshop we will build on our learning and understanding from the first session to further explore the application of yoga to pelvic health. With the legs below and the ‘core’ above, the pelvis is the physical and energetic fulcrum of the body. When there is imbalance in the pelvic area this shows up in our breathing, posture and movement habits. Our yoga practice gives us a way not only to connect to our pelvis but to rebalance and support our pelvic health. By mindfully relaxing, strengthening and stabilising the pelvic floor we can increase flexibility, strength, and coordination of our pelvic function, and bring greater cohesion between the pelvis and the rest of the body.
Handouts will be provided with key postures for pelvic health.