My hobby horse. It is often assumed that women tend towards having hypotonic pelvic floors (loose) and exercises like Kegels to tighten and tone the pelvic floor are essential. And certainly there are times, such as in post natal recovery where restoration of tone in the pelvic floof is important. But hypertonic pelvic floors (tight) … More Looking after the pelvic floor 2
During a training course with Uma Dinsmore Tuli, I pledged never to give an instruction to ‘tuck the tail’ in a yoga class. I was surprised because I was familiar with this common instruction in standing poses, especially in ‘chair’ (utkatasana). But tucking the tail can place a burden on the pelvis and exacerbates our … More Looking after the pelvic floor by untucking the tail….