Pelvic Floor and Deep Core Rapport
An 8-week Feldenkrais Series with Sarah Baumert
September 25-November 23
Sundays at 4:00pm CST
Wednesdays at 6:30pm CST
Available to take via livestream on Zoom or using the self-paced recordings
16 livestream classes
8 Awareness Through Movement lessons in total
A series of lessons to establish a harmonious relationship for your hips, buttocks, pelvic floor, and deep core muscles. Learn to relax and build strength as we relate to the abdomen and pelvis as a center of power sensitivity. This is a whole-body approach to pelvis and abdominal health.
For both men and women, improving the ability to both relax and engage the pelvic floor and the deep abdominal muscles can have positive effects and create a marked improvement for:
- Back pain
- Sensing a deeper and more relaxed breath
- Easier standing and walking
- Improved Balance
- Healing from hip replacements or abdominal surgeries
- Better sex through increased awareness, sensation and control
- More effective bladder control
- Lack of strength, coordination, or sensation in this area after giving birth
A Feldenkrais approach to pelvic and abdominal health:
A secret to this method is to reduce the force we create in our muscles in order to maximize the amount of information we have available for feedback. This means practicing intelligently and reducing the effort to get more refined sensations.
It may seem paradoxical to relax a muscle in order for it to become stronger. However, if a muscle is always contracted it has less ability to contract any further. It has less ability to move through its dynamic range of actions. A habitually contracted muscle is a weak muscle! We will practice learning how to relax the pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscles in order to engage them when necessary. This will not be a practice of isolating the pelvic floor muscles with exercises like Kegels. These sessions will support you to become aware of and relax compulsive muscular tension in the pelvis and abdominals, so that you can then learn to integrate them into functional everyday movements.