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Pelvic Floor Workshop: Demystifying “Down There”
June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
with Leslie Howard
A healthy pelvic floor is more than doing Kegels. Proper work of strengthening and stabilizing the pelvic floor helps to create the correct foundation of each movement in the body. It is a basic tool to avoid loss of energy from this important area. A strong pelvic floor helps keep the pelvic and abdominal organs healthy as we age.
Come find out specific details of what mula bandha is and is not. The female pelvis and the pelvic muscles are an under-appreciated region of the anatomy. Important not only for sexuality, the pelvic muscles are crucial for optimal functioning of the body. The pelvic muscles begin at perineum and are complex arrangement of muscles that hold all of the lower organs. Heredity, life-style, and childbirth all have an effect on the perineum and the pelvic floor muscles.
Common problems that are related to the health of the pelvis are:
- lumbar spinal problems
- sacroiliac, hip or sciatic pain
- bladder weakness
- digestive, menstrual and sexual difficulties
This area can be too gripped, or too weak or both. You will learn how to distinguish the three layers of the pelvic floor and how to soften and strengthen these areas.
This workshop will begin with an anatomic overview including descriptions, drawings, handouts, and identification of the pelvic floor muscles. Afterward, we will explore a series of specific exercises for self-discovery, including both physical poses and breath work exercises to increase the flexibility, strength, and coordination of each of the pelvic functions.
Tuition is: $100; or $90 when you register on or before 5/31.
Yoga Garden SF Members receive 10% off and Alumni 15 % off of the full price. Sorry, gentlemen: this workshop is for women only.