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The event at Penny Ranch in UT, we discovered what the core system is and how it stops working (or we teach it not to work) after pregnancy.  A gentle yoga session afterwards helped participants to identify and reconnect to each core muscle. We also experimented with diaphragm exercises and movements to relax, support and help heal the body from the inside out!

Our event in Anacortes, after finding the "missing core" and discussing co...

Core dysfunction is so common that nearly every mother experiences it at some point.  Many women improve on their own during postpartum recovery (before 8 weeks), but over half of women don't.  Read on to learn more about the core system that is responsible for keeping you strong and protecting you against injury (as well as having a flat belly and a defined waistline) and what happens when this system has stopped working.  

 

What is the core system?

The core "system" is made up of 4 parts that create a cylinder.  The top is the diaphragm and proper breathing is part of a core-system that works.  The tube in the center is made up of the transverse abdominis (TA) that has a fascia or connective tissue that con...

Pelvic floor muscle spasms can be painful, as well as mess with healing and your confidence.   They can also clue you in to specific areas of pelvic floor dysfunction that you can work on. These muscle spasms can be felt as sharp pains or deep aches in the vaginal/rectal area and may be just on one side -- usually opposite an injured area (such as from an episiotomy or tear during delivery).  Different from pain that is on the outer skin, these spasms are felt deeper in the first 2-3 inches of the vaginal opening. Pelvic floor spasms can cause pain with sex or tampon use and difficulty with bowel movements from pushing stool against a tightened muscle.  Spasms restrict blood flow slowing healing and can lead to very tired muscles - not...

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