If you think I’m slightly obsessive about spreading the pelvic floor message to all of womankind (ambitious … me?) you’d be right. If you’ve already done your exercises today then please tell me to give it up.
Still here? I thought so. So I’ve just been asked to write a brief how to guide for my forthcoming feature which does not mention the terms kegel or imagine you’re trying to stop yourself from peeing because, as we all know, neither goes far enough to work your bits in the right way.
Here’s what I came up with. Please share with all of womankind!
- Sit on a firm chair, with your legs apart, and place a rolled up bath towel between your legs, running from your pubic bone to your coccyx.
- Rock your pelvis back and forth. Your pelvic floor muscles will instinctively lift away from the towel.
- Now hold your pelvis where the reaction seems strongest and continue to exercise (see below).
- Your pelvic floor muscles start at your pubic bone and run to your coccyx. They control your urethra, vagina and anus so imagine all of these muscles lifting as you exercise.