In my previous article we touched on the many reasons it is important to get strong and stay strong. However many people have a preconceived and over-simplified notion of how to get strong… you go to a gym! But how many people do you know that go to a gym and never make any real change or progress?
Since a very young age, being a mother is something I always hoped for. Twenty years later after having my first of three amazing humans, I can say it is no easy task but one that despite the hardships, very well worth at least it from my perspective. It was idyllic to envision this without experiencing first what it truly means to give birth and raise children.
The pelvic floor is a set of muscles and ligaments located in the lower part of the abdominal cavity, the pelvis. Its function is to support the viscera of the abdomen and pelvis (bladder and urethra, uterus, vagina and rectum). It supports the digestive, urinary (responsible for controlling urinary and anal continence), and reproductive systems.
Did you know that you can also do yoga with your fingers and hands? The gestures that we adopt flexing, bending, placing, pressing the fingers, in a specific way, are called Mudras. Some cultures consider them sacred gestures. But they are more than that. Mudras have therapeutic benefits for those who practice them.
In my last article I spoke about xenoestrogens and how everyday items we use on our body disrupt our hormones in particular, how they can contribute to estrogen dominance in women during menopause. Although it is difficult to remove all the chemicals we use on our body, we can avoid these by being more aware of what we buy, eat and drink to help us maintain healthy wellbeing.