Your Doctor has told you to go home and do your kegals -now what? Kegal exercise can potentially strengthen our pubococcygeus muscle, PC muscle for short, but it may take months of committed practice. The addition of resistance can expedite this process similar to when you add resistance training or weights to your workout regimen. Yoni Eggs, weighted natural stones, are a great way to add that resistance!
Doctors often prescribe Kegels for:
- Stress incontinence. This means leaking urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, jog, or lift something heavy.
- Urge incontinence. This is a need to urinate that is so strong you can't reach the toilet in time.
- Pelvic floor weakness due to childbirth. Childbirth can stretch and weaken pelvic floor muscles. And that can cause urine control problems. It can also allow one or more pelvic organs to sag. When the uterus sags, it's called uterine prolapse. Women can help prevent this problem by doing daily Kegels during and after pregnancy.
How to do Kegel exercises
- Find the right muscles. To identify your pelvic floor muscles, stop urination in midstream. If you succeed, you've got the right muscles. Once you've identified your pelvic floor muscles, you can do the exercises in any position, although you might find it easiest to do them lying down at first. (I suggest using your yoni egg lying down at first)
- Perfect your technique. Tighten your pelvic floor muscles, hold the contraction for five seconds, and then relax for five seconds. Try it four or five times in a row. Work up to keeping the muscles contracted for 10 seconds at a time, relaxing for 10 seconds between contractions.
- Maintain your focus. For best results, focus on tightening only your pelvic floor muscles. Be careful not to flex the muscles in your abdomen, thighs or buttocks. Avoid holding your breath. Instead, breathe freely during the exercises.
- Repeat three times a day. Aim for at least three sets of 10 repetitions a day.
Ladies, don't make a habit of using Kegel exercises to start and stop your urine stream. Doing Kegel exercises while emptying your bladder can actually lead to incomplete emptying of the bladder — which increases the risk of a urinary tract infection.
Kegals & Yoni Eggs
Yoni Eggs add the resistance needed to take your kegals to the next level. Progressive Yoni Egg work will allow you to move to a smaller egg as your muscles gain strength. Even if your Doctor has not prescribed kegals for you everyone can benefit from Yoni Egg practice.
*Please do not replace your Doctors medical advice with my opinions*
Adapted From: http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/kegel-exercises-related-information