Top 3 Posture Tips to Improve Your Pelvic Floor FunctionApr 07, 2022
Standing tall isn't as easy as it sounds...
…in fact, I have an eagle eye for this sort of thing because it plays a role in our pelvic floor function!
This is why before I teach you any workouts or movement practices, I like to ensure that you have proper posture.
There are a lot of women that recognize that this is an area they need to improve on, but fail to put it into practice.
I get it. It can seem insignificant and unimportant. But real talk... If you're wanting to improve the functionality and overall health of your body, bringing awareness to posture techniques in your daily life is essential.
But don't worry, I've got your back.
Let’s talk about the four posture tips you should be paying attention to!
1. Lengthening Tall
When I tell you to lengthen tall... I'm not meaning soldier straight! Jamming your shoulders back can only lead to more tightness.
TMJ, jaw pain, and migraines can be big culprits of this!
Lengthening tall is the number one thing I tell women to implement when they are sitting, standing, walking, or wrangling kids.
>>I also suggest writing it on a sticky note, putting it on your computer, or setting a reminder on your phone so you can check in on this throughout your day.<<
2. Relax Shoulders and Stop Drawing Belly to Spine
Now you might be asking yourself what the heck do these two things have to do with each other?!
Let me break it down for you: when you are drawing your belly to your spine your body tends to round forward thus shrinking your body and disrupting your energy flow.
>>You can't have amazing posture while also drawing your belly to your spine.<<
Instead, connect with your pelvic floor so you can lengthen up tall through the top of your head.
3. Pelvis Positioning
Please, please, please stop tucking your booty!
Tucking your bum and clenching your glutes can put pressure on your low back and pelvic floor.
As that pressure continues to build, it can lead to back pain, neck pain, knee pain, hip pain, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Remember: you can activate your pelvic floor without gripping your glutes... so release!
4. Avoid Locking Your Knees
By hyperextending your knees, you are putting a lot of pressure on your low back.
You may not have back pain now, but the longer you lock your knees the more pressure will continue to build up.
Not to mention, it is also hard to activate your pelvic floor and lower belly in this position.
So go ahead and soften your knees to release tension from your overarched pelvis and have proper pelvic floor connection.
When you are ready to start taking ACTION on what you've learned, my free Pelvic Floor Guide is the tool you need to begin! With step-by-step instructions on how to properly activate your pelvic floor, it's like my voice will be in the back of your head all day long. Click >>HERE<< to grab your FREE guide!