Breathing Techniques

Proper Breathing Technique is important and can help relax your pelvic floor

Proper breathing techniques may be the fastest and simplest way to relieve pelvic pain. The diaphragm and the pelvic floor are intimately connected. If the diaphragm is not moving down as it should when we inhale, then the pelvic floor cannot relax with inhalation. The goal in teaching the proper breathing technique is to coordinate your breathing and your pelvic floor mobility. As you inhale, your pelvic floor relaxes. As you exhale, your pelvic floor lifts.

Understanding Your Breath and Pain

When we understand the physiology of the diaphragm, we can see how proper breathing can produce such dramatic results. The diaphragm is a large, dome-shaped muscle located at the base of the lungs. It is the most efficient muscle for breathing – in fact, it was designed to be a key part of our breathing apparatus. It’s instructive that small children typically breathe from the diaphragm. However, most adults do not.

Focusing on diaphragmatic breathing can result in:

  • Relaxation of Pelvic Floor Muscles
  • Slowing down Heart Rate
  • More efficient oxygen exchange
  • Anxiety Eases and Mind Calms

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