yoga for safe hips

Are people with certain variations in hip structure at higher risk for yoga injuries to the hip? In this interview with YogaUOnline, Dr. Ginger Garner, P.T. and author of Medical Yoga Therapy, talks about why yoga asanas, the way they are commonly practiced, might not be suitable for some people, particularly women who have different pelvic structures. Ginger further discusses how we can spot people at risk for injuries, and what we can learn from science about developing yoga teaching methodology that honors the variations in people’s bodies.

The Fit Floor Part 3: Alignment - Position Your Pelvic Floor For Fitness

The relationship between your diaphragm and pelvic floor is synergistic. In the ideal situation, the pelvic floor mirrors the movement of your diaphragm, giving the pelvic floor uniform tone from front to back... Read more

The Fit Floor Part 2: Teach Your Pelvic Floor a New Trick

The pelvic floor muscles share connections with our diaphragm, organ systems and our musculo-skeletal structure. The pelvic floor has two parts—front and back. Most popular pelvic floor toning exercises... Read more
Pelvic floor health

The Fit Floor Part 1: Training the Pelvic Floor for Fitness

When you think about pelvic floor health, the first thing that often comes to mind are kegels , the contracting and releasing of pelvic floor muscles. While kegels can be helpful in maintaining tone in the... Read more

How to Prepare for a Healthy Perimenopause with Yoga

Most women think that the changes of menopause begin in the late 40s or early 50s. But in fact, the early changes preceding menopause start as early as 10-15 years before the onset of menopause. This period of... Read more
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Pelvic Floor Health: Why Developing Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness practices are gaining popularity and even appear to be quite trendy these days. Perhaps it is because we know, and have experienced, that there is tremendous value in being present and mindful... Read more
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Yoga for Pelvic Floor Strength

My toddler has been going through a potty training process, which means learning to control his pelvic floor muscles. Not a fun experience, but I am sure he will get the hang of it eventually. Once we finish... Read more
yoga during pregnancy

Creating Central Stability - The Role of the Pelvic Floor and Deep Core Muscles

“Trust that the body is a self-righting organism. Our job is to guide the process.” Norene Christesen, PT The following interview with Julie Wiebe, PT is excerpted from a longer article first appearing on... Read more

8 Ways to Help Yoga Students Engage Their Pelvic Floors

To learn more about pelvic floor health, also check out our online courses with Leslie Howard on Yoga for the Female Pelvic Floor . To learn more about Shelly Prosko's online yoga courses, see here . As I... Read more

Organ Prolapse and Yoga

Recently the blog received a question from a yoga teacher asking about the role of yoga to both reduce the likelihood of prolapse in her students (most of whom are middle aged mothers of at least one child),... Read more
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Intra-Abdominal Pressure: Pelvic Health Friend or Foe?

Recently, I was asked a few questions by Lorraine Scapens of Pregnancy Exercise that grew into a three part blog series. I wanted to share some highlights. This excerpt is a question I get a lot about... Read more