Breathing and the pelvic floor

In a large majority of my one-to-one work with clients, I see restricted breathing patterns. In the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® we address the diaphragm and the pelvic floor function and how these two large muscles, that ‘book end’ the abdominal viscera relate to each other. Practicing diaphragmatic breathing has great benefits for your body such as stress reduction, better digestion, more oxygen in our blood as well as actively helping the pelvic floor muscles.

I came across this great little animation below from Burrell Education that illustrates the relationship between these muscles and how we breathe beautifully…

If the diaphragm and pelvic floor are working in harmony there is less tension in these muscles (pelvic floors tend towards being hypertonic or tense) allowing better functioning of the abdominal organs. Some simple breathing practices can in fact enhance your pelvic health! Why not give it a try, or ask your local yoga teacher to demonstrate and guide you.

Core Breathing



About Adrienne Egan

Adrienne Egan is the first Certified Arvigo Practitioner in the Republic of Ireland. She has trained with: • Rosita Arvigo in the Arvigo Institute, United States and Belize. • Marty Ryan, LMP specialising in Palpation, Assessment and Clinical Applications of the Abdominal Viscera. • Alexandra Pope on The Woman’s Quest Apprenticeship Training. • Uma Dinsmore Tuli’s Womb Wisdom Well Woman Yoga training. She is a qualified Swedish Massage therapist, a Reiki Master and Findhorn Flower Essence practitioner. Adrienne was a Director on the Board of the Endometriosis Association of Ireland 2012 - 2014 and is a member of The Arvigo Institute, NH, USA.
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