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Today’s WILD WORKOUT WEDNESDAY if a great guest post from a new blogging friend Olivia who blogs over at Fitablulous Moms. Olivia Cagle is an Life Purpose and Overcoming Mentor and corrective exercise specialist. She helps motivated but overwhelmed pregnant and non-pregnant moms learn how to live physically, emotionally, and spiritually fit lives so they can enjoy and embrace the life purpose God created them to live.
Hopefully you read my post Monday on Underwareness. (don’t forget to grab your free samples!!) I reached out to Olyvia because she works to help women who want to try and naturally correct pelvic floor dysfunction which can be a main cause of bladder leakage. I hope you learn as much from her as I did! Enjoy
How To Correct Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Hi, my name is Olivia Cagle and I’m a prenatal/postnatal corrective exercise specialist. I also help women heal their diastasis recti (separation of the left and right abdominal walls). What I’ve discovered in working with these women is that some of the same things I teach to heal diastasis will also help women who have pelvic floor dysfunction.
One of the number one things that will help pelvic floor dysfunction is getting your alignment and breathing right. Some women have tight pelvic floor muscles and others have loose pelvic floor muscles. Each of these presents their own problems. However, fixing your alignment and breathing needs to be one of the first things you focus on.
A lot of us are butt tuckers because of how much we sit. So, you have to learn to untuck that butt. 🙂 If you have a tight pelvic floor, untucking could hurt a bit because you will be stretching out those pelvic floor muscles. Only do what is comfortable to you. Another thing is that we don’t use our diaphragm when we breath. Learning to breath with your diaphragm is so important because the pelvic floor follows the rhythm of the diaphragm and helps the pelvic floor relax.
But what if you have a loose pelvic floor? When using the diaphragm to breath, your pelvic floor should rise on exhale. How it works: The pelvic floor lowers (or should) when the diaphragm descends on inhale, and it gently rises on exhale. It’s a beautiful pumping cycle that our bodies have…if we are in correct alignment and use the diaphragm to breath. If you aren’t in correct alignment then it’s hard for the diaphragm to do it’s job.
Below is a video explaining how to have correct alignment and breathing. I made it for my diastasis community but it will work for you too.