Hovering over the public washroom while trying to pee or even holding in your pee, is not a pelvic exercise. Due to various changes in a woman’s body, age and menopause, the pelvic floor becomes weak, particularly after childbirth. Strengthening these muscles helps you prevent urine leakage, prevent accidentally passing gas or poop and can even improve your ability to orgasm. Your pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that form a small ‘sling or hammock’ that runs between your pubic bone in the front of your body to your tailbone (end of your spine) at the back. Here’s a daily exercise routine you should follow to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.
5 Overall Benefits Of Pelvic Exercises
1. Improves Sex Life
Pelvic-floor exercises improve blood circulation to the pelvic floor and vagina, and this may be helpful for arousal and lubrication. It gives you more power over the orgasms and their timing. Even if it’s psychological, it can help women feel better about their pelvic floor, so there’s a positive benefit.
2. Treats Urinary & Faecal Incontinence
Pelvic floor exercises help you strengthen these muscles so that you claim more control over your body. They help with the leakage from urine, gas or faecal incontinence. They also can improve the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse.
3. Helps With After Effects Of Pregnancy
A vaginal delivery weakens the pelvic muscles more than a caesarian. Though the muscles heal themselves, these exercises hasten the process. You can start with them just after the good news and let them continue until you are completely healthy, or maybe even after that!
4. Develops Back & Butt Muscles
The pelvic floor muscles, along with the diaphragm, multifidus and transversus abdominis, constitute the inner core. While performing pelvic exercises, your back and butt muscles are toned.
5. Restores Normalization After Menopause
Menopause means several unwanted changes in your body. It leads to hormonal imbalance which reduces blood circulation in the vaginal region. Kegel exercises help increase the blood flow in the area and enhance the flexibility of the muscles. This speeds up your comeback from this weird phase.