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how and why to relax the pelvic floor

Why and How to RELAX the pelvic floor!

breathing pelvic floor relaxation Jan 14, 2021

Relaxing the Pelvic Floor:

The pelvic floor is a web of muscles that acts as a sling, supporting your bladder, bowel and uterus. It is responsible for helping you control your bladder and bowel, and also plays a role in sex.

Many women experience pelvic floor issues, such as incontinence, as a result of childbirth. Often, a weakening of the pelvic floor causes these issues, but did you know that having a pelvic floor that is too tense can also create problems? Incontinence, trouble emptying your bladder, backpain and even pain during sex can be signs of a pelvic floor that is too tense.

Whether or not you have a weak or strong pelvic floor, you first need to be able to fully relax the pelvic floor to then be able to get a full contraction of the pelvic floor. 

If you are having trouble getting a strong contraction of your pelvic floor this could be one reason.

You can use your breath to relax the pelvic floor and certain positions are more optimal to help the pelvic floor relax.


Try a full diaphragmatic breath in these 3 positions.

  • Childs pose
  • Happy baby
  • Deep squat


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