Have you seen that funny-not-funny saying?
I laughed so hard tears ran down my leg.
If you don’t have any idea what I’m talking about, consider yourself lucky!
But know that this kind of incontinence affects women of all ages and stages. Birth and age can make these potty matters worse, but even the way we habitually move our bodies through the world can create this embarrassing situation at any age. Our favorite Restorative Exercise specialist Taylor Broggie admits that she suffered from pelvic floor problems in her 20s!! That experience helped inspire her work with prenatal and postnatal mamas.
Taylor’s blog is a great resource for ending your sneeze-pee, strengthening your pelvic floor, and even supporting your ankles, knees, and hips. Check out this blog post for her recommendations on ending sneeze-pee. She says:
- Stop kegels (unless they’ve been prescribed by a specialist, you’ve been specifically trained in how to do them correctly, and you know how to relax your pelvic floor as well as you know how to contract it.)
- Start squatting (be sure to stretch your calves – details in her post!)
- Incorporate a few lifestyle upgrades, like daily walks, more standing, and better sitting.
We’re the first to admit it’s tough to make these changes on your own. We’ve heard from mamas well-versed in Restorative Exercise that the one-on-one time of a workshop is hugely helpful for a healthier pelvic floor. The immediate feedback, the sense of community, and the practice of learning new ways of moving your body — priceless.
Two ways to get that level of healthy pelvic floor support:
- There’s a Pelvic Floor Tone & Restore 3-week course taking place April 16, 23, and 30, from 5:45pm-6:45pm. You can sign up for this important practice online. The class is $50. The benefits are beyond valuable!
- There’s a weekly drop-in class at Blooma Nashville: Monday mornings, 9:45am. If you’re a mama at home with a little one, there are a few childcare spots available during this class. Just be sure to save your cutie’s spot the night before the class, so we can be ready to greet you with a lot of love!
We look forward to welcoming you to one of these restorative, preventative offerings. Through our pelvic floor class or workshop, you will:
- get reacquainted with the basics of lower body alignment as that relates to the pelvic floor
- raise your awareness about how you habitually move in your body
- be introduced to lifestyle shifts you can begin to incorporate to better support your body for healthy pelvic floor function
- enjoy the ongoing support for practice and discussion about what you’re noticing in your body as the course progresses.