Pregnant folks, this one's for you~
Finding the right kinds of movement for your body as it adjust throughout pregnancy can be a moving target. That's why I recommend that all of my pregnant clients develop a daily mobility routine that feels good in their body and can act as a bit of a barometer to check-in with yourself. How are my hips today? Can I connect to my pelvic floor? Any new aches or pains? What's feeling good?
Notes about pelvic floor work: pregnancy is a beautiful opportunity to learn to contract & relax your pelvic floor muscles, though I'm a firm believer that there are huge benefits for everyone, especially women, in connecting with their pelvic floor. Pelvic floor work can help with anxiety (when we relax it, we send a relaxation signals through the whole nervous system), trauma recovery, insomnia, and digestive health, among other things.
Now that you're building a baby, though, it's extra important that you start solidifying your connection with this part of your body. In this video we'll practice the Connection Breath, which is foundational in working with the pelvic floor. Many of us have unfortunately been taught that Kegels are the key to healthy pelvic muscles, but there's actually way more to it than that. For starters, the ability to relax the pelvic floor is critical to pelvic floor health and an skill that many of us have yet to develop.
Let's start practicing now!
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