“Pelvic floor issues can make you feel very vulnerable, depressed and as though you are aging fast”, Michelle Kenway
Exercises in general are the bane of those of us with fibromyalgia and I have not been able to find books that address specific instructions regarding those which will not cause further pain. QiGong, TaiChi, Feldenkrais and other movements for general toning are beneficial to everyone and in particular for those of us who tire easily and cannot sustain exercise for long periods of time. Videos/cds are available for QiGong and I have one which I practice daily, that is, the 7 movements which takes about 15 minutes of my day. While there is a minor focus on meridians I tend to ignore that concept (since who can find either a meridian or a chi in the human body? For that matter who can find a mind or a soul? I prefer to ignore that language) and instead I do the movements which seem to help with the tightness of my muscles. Furthermore, as I have repeatedly written, movement is necessary for changing the brain and patterns we have developed for many years because of past traumas and our overly stimulated nervous systems. But, of late I have become concerned about pelvic floor disorders and the exercises that have been developed by physiotherapists and I have made this the topic of interest for these last three blogs. These have become actual mechanical issues which require hard work and discipline in order to live life more comfortably.