The answer is YES!
There’s a very strong connection between our pelvic floor and the gut. Women's pelvic floor muscles support the bladder, bowel, and uterus as well as their “openings” - urethra, vagina, and rectum. Pelvic floor health is crucial in controlling how smooth and how frequently excreta passes through its passages.
Troubled pelvic floor has a direct effect on bowel movements. If the muscles are too tired, they forget how to relax and get too tight. And if they get too tight, it can make us feel the urge to urinate frequently and cause constipation. Our pelvic floor's ability to relax defines the health of bowel movements and urination. When the pelvic floor is overly and consistently tight, it disrupts elimination habits and causes a number of uncomfortable symptoms.
To avoid those issues or to get out of it, we need to train our pelvic floor muscles. Mostly train them to relax. I’d recommend pelvic floor yoga on a heartbeat - it only requires 15 min of daily practice, and with those quick workouts, you’ll regain pelvic floor muscle health in no time. Well, I’d recommend sticking to it for about 90 days to see and feel ALL the results (as there are a lot more benefits than digestion improvement).
In my free guide, I’m sharing an easy pelvic floor exercise for daily practice that helps to relax pelvic floor muscles and improve both pelvic floor health and digestion. It’s a good place to start.
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