When I share how much your pelvic health can be improved with breath, I'm typically met with an eye roll and a sigh (in no particular order). That probably has a lot to do with the fact that breathing is a natural act that we don't really pay that much attention to. It's not just breathing, it's how you use your breath, especially in the early stages of improving your pelvic health in movement, and a subtle change can create a difference immediately.
I have a love/hate relationship with alignment. On one hand, I’ve seen the impact of posture in terms of back pain, leaking, and tension in the pelvic floor. But I also don’t believe we’re meant to hold any particular position for long periods of time. We’re dynamic, 3-dimensional beings and we’re meant to move in a variety of ways.
"Start with what you have," one of the best pieces of advice I've ever received. Shout to my Biz Coach!
Wether you wanna start your home yoga practice, or you really don't have a choice, this is the perfect place to start. Early on as a practicing yogi, I used to avoid props like the plague. I thought using props meant I sucked at yoga. Now, I know better. Props are amazing to help you move through poses with ease, comfort and really creating space to feel the pose, instead of being really uncomfortable. In fact, we use props in every single yoga class I teach.
I've been there, wanting to try something new. I was so scared to do the dang thing because I thought I'd look silly, I would have no clue what I'm doing, and everyone would be staring at me. Sound familiar?
So here it is; messy, rambling and perhaps more like something you would find in a journal… but it's me. And my only wish is that my words may find the right person at the right time, leave an impression, and provide a little food for thought.