Focus on the pelvic floor
Why it is so important and how we can strengthen it
Why it is so important and how we can strengthen it
The pelvic floor, an often underestimated network of muscles at the base of the pelvis, has immense importance for our health and well-being. This group of muscles plays a central role in a variety of bodily functions, from supporting internal organs to sexual health. In this article, we highlight the anatomy, function and importance of the pelvic floor and why targeted training is so important, especially at certain stages of life.
The pelvic floor is the name given to a group of muscles located at the bottom of the pelvis. This layer of muscle plays a crucial role in various bodily functions and is important for people of all ages. To maintain the health and functionality of the pelvic floor, it can be important to exercise it regularly. Especially after special life events, such as pregnancy, operations in the pelvic area or also with increasing age, targeted training of the pelvic floor can be helpful.
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Female and male anatomy of the pelvic floor
It helps keep the internal organs such as the bladder, uterus (for women) and bowel in position. A weak pelvic floor can lead to problems with prolapse and organ prolapse.
It allows us to control urination and defecation. A weakened pelvic floor can lead to incontinence problems.
The pelvic floor also influences our sexual health. It contributes to sexual sensation and arousal and plays a role in the ability to experience orgasm.
For women, the pelvic floor plays a special role during pregnancy and birth. A strong pelvic floor can reduce the risk of birth injuries and helps with recovery after birth.
It contributes to the general posture and stability of the trunk. A trained pelvic floor supports the spine and can prevent back pain.
The pelvic floor works closely with the diaphragm and thus influences our breathing. Conscious use of the pelvic floor can improve breathing volume and contribute to a better body awareness.
In the following section we will go into more detail about the anatomy and the individual muscle parts of the pelvic floor in order to develop a deeper understanding of its function and importance.
It may seem surprising at first glance, but the pelvic floor and oral cavity have a profound reciprocal relationship. Insights into this connection open up a fascinating field of physical interrelationships that go far beyond mere anatomy. Here are some important aspects of this relationship:
Both the pelvic floor and the oral cavity develop from the same embryonic tissue. During the early developmental phase of the embryo, the structures of the oral cavity and the pelvic floor are closely connected.
As mentioned earlier, the pelvic floor affects our breathing. The oral cavity also plays an important role in our respiratory system. Conscious, deep breathing that begins in the diaphragm can relax and strengthen the pelvic floor.
Wie bereits erwähnt, beeinflusst der Beckenboden unsere Atmung. Der Mundraum spielt ebenfalls eine wichtige Rolle in unserem Atmungssystem. Eine bewusste, tiefe Atmung, die im Zwerchfell beginnt, kann den Beckenboden entspannen und stärken.
Consciously experiencing and exercising both the pelvic floor and the oral cavity can intensify body awareness and lead to a better understanding of one’s own physical connections.
In reflexology, an area of alternative medicine, it is believed that certain areas in the mouth correspond directly to the pelvic floor. Some therapists use this connection to influence the pelvic floor via the oral cavity and vice versa.
A deeper insight into these reciprocal relationships also helps to open up new perspectives for therapeutic approaches. In the following section, we will focus on how to use these insights practically to learn to strengthen and relax the pelvic floor and oral cavity.
solated pelvic floor exercises are widely used and often touted as a quick fix for various ailments. While they can offer benefits, there are also some challenges and limitations that should be considered.
Through a more conscious understanding of the above points, a more holistic approach to pelvic floor training can be developed that goes beyond simply strengthening the pelvic floor and focuses on the whole body.
The pelvic floor cannot be considered in isolation from the rest of the body. It interacts with other structures and is influenced by general posture. This section highlights the interaction between posture and pelvic floor tension.
In this posture, the front part of the pelvis is lifted, which can lead to an uneven load and tension on the pelvic floor.
Often caused by sitting for long periods of time or using mobile equipment, this posture leads to a forward tilt of the pelvis and reduced activation of the pelvic floor.
Too much curvature of the lumbar spine causes the pelvis to tilt backwards, which can affect the natural tension of the pelvic floor.
Overall, it becomes clear how closely the pelvic floor is linked to general posture and body health. Balanced and targeted training of both aspects is essential for overall well-being.
The rectus muscles are central components of the human muscular system and play an important role in the connection between the head and the pelvic floor. Understanding them is crucial to understanding the dynamics of forces in the body and the importance of a holistic approach to training.
The rectus muscles play a key role in the biomechanics of the body. This insight is central to understanding the complex interconnectedness of the human musculoskeletal system.
Stand with your legs evenly side by side.
Repeat the exercise sequence 20 times.
Be sure to breathe through your nose throughout the exercise!
Pull the lip wedge alternately with the right and left hand during the exercise rounds.
The exercise can also be done in a sitting position. It is best to use a stool without a backrest. The exercise sequence is also identical to the one in the standing position.
FaceFormer exercises are easy to perform and quickly achieve initial success with comparatively little effort.
Schematic sequence of the FaceFormer pulling exercise. In the combined pelvic floor exercise, you also press the buttocks together at the same time as the lips.
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The pelvic floor is not only an integral part of our body system, but also influences many aspects of our daily lives. From proper training to understanding its anatomy and how it interacts with other parts of the body, a strong and healthy pelvic floor contributes significantly to our overall health and quality of life. A holistic training approach and awareness of this important muscle group is therefore essential.
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