After posting my Kegel post last week (which I had written some time ago and had on hand in case I wanted to post and didn’t have anything ready) I was talking with some fellow yoga teachers about it.
They agreed that Kegels are important. But as we were discussing I also found out that Kegel exercises have been updated and there is a better way to do them.
So I decided to look more into this.
Regular Kegel exercises have you squeeze and release the muscles around your pelvic floor quickly. But I found out this can over exhaust the muscles.
Super Kegels are about squeezing and holding for 5-10 seconds initially and then releasing, working toward holding for 20 seconds.
Allina Health provides a drawing, which illustrates the pelvic floor muscles, the anus, vagina and urethra. The site also gives step-by-step instructions on performing Super Kegels.
Allina Health recommends you work up to the Super Kegel.
You can do Kegel exercises standing, sitting or even lying down.
Kegel exercises can help with urinary incontinence, reverse a prolapsed uterus and improve your sex life.
The Kegel Queen, who is a registered nurse, and maintains the site, Kegel Queen … Continue reading
One of my long-time friends and readers mentioned that jumping rope or jumping in a moon bouncer is difficult … post child birth without … err … umm … peeing your pants.
Since I don’t plan to have children luckily for me I won’t experience this.
But she brought up Kegel exercises.
And what the hell, I decided to do a post about it.
And the stuff I found online, uh, wow!
Wait, does everyone know what Kegel exercises are?
If you get embarrassed easily, you should stop reading now.
OK, you were warned.
According to Wikipedia, in 1948 Arnold Kegel published information on pelvic floor exercise (Kegel exercise), which consists of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor, now sometimes colloquially referred to as the “Kegel muscles.”
Did you know you can buy an exercise device for this? Check out the Super Kegel’s Exerciser.
I don’t need no stinkin’ exerciser. I can do them myself, in fact I am doing them as I write this right now.
Many women joke about Kegels (the way they are usually referred). But sometimes they can be important for some serious issues.
The Mayo Clinic has … Continue reading