Did you know that 15% of women worldwide have endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue of the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. This can lead to painful periods, pain on ovulation, pain with intercourse, back pain, hip pain, urinary incontinence and bowel dysfunction.
As a result, the muscles of the stomach and pelvic floor can feel contracted and overworked, so here are a few simple exercises to help relieve that.
Try 10 breaths in each position. Every time we breathe in, our pelvic floor should relax allowing the muscles to lengthen and filling the lungs with air. Every time we breathe out, our pelvic floor should naturally rise. We are trying to build awareness of what is going on in the body, so don’t worry if you feel you are disconnected. If we have had pain in an area, it is often hard to reconnect with those muscles and it can take time. Take it one breath at a time.