Creator of Carried Downward Breath – A Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, Pelvic Floor Yoga Teacher, Teacher at Sacred Sounds Yoga
I want to lay out my concerns about kegels. In brief, I have a perception that kegels are concernedly unspecific in instances where really specific is necessary for health and wellness. In fact, I have a three-fold concern with so-called kegels. Here are my concerns in granular detail:
CONCERN #1 aka “which hole?”
As women, we have 3 different holes or ‘orifices’ in our pelvic floor, connecting to distinct and important organs, which connect to distinct and important bodily systems: (i) the urethra, which is the one we pee from, and which connects to our bladder, and, thus, the urinary system; (ii) the vagina, which connects to the uterus and, thus, the reproductive system; and (iii) the anus, which connects to the rectum and colon, and, therein, to the eliminative system.