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Join the Kegel Revolution : The Right Way to Do a Kegel Exercise
Most women have been taught that to do a Kegel pelvic floor exercise, they should simply squeeze the muscles you feel when you stop the flow of urine. And most men are under the impression that pelvic floor exercise isn't for them.
Pelvic floor weakness affects both men and women. And what we have learned is that squeezing the muscles that stop the flow of urine often leads to tightening the wrong muscles which can lead to medical problems, including urinary incontinence and pain during sex, pelvic organ prolapse, and more problems.
The Right Way to Do Kegel Exercise
Imagine the pelvic floor muscles between your two sitting bones. Inhale, and while you exhale, draw the muscles together as if they were two halves of an elevator door closing to meet in the middle. Once the "door is closed", lift the elevator up and then release. Now, imagine the pelvic floor muscles between your pubic bone and tailbone. Inhale, and when you exhale draw those muscles together in the same elevator door fashion, lift the elevator, then release. Now draw all four elevator doors together at once, meeting at one point in the middle, then lift and release. Repeat five times, then rest. Practice this 2-3 times per week.
It's tricky to locate your pelvic floor muscles. Start by picturing them as a "hammock" that's slung between your sitting bones, and another between your pubic bone and tailbone. To feel them, stand tall, feet shoulder width apart, and firm the outer shins in to your midline. This gives you greater ability to firm the outer hips, which in turn gives you increased access to your pelvic floor.
Use Your Jade Eggs or Ben Wa Balls Today
Don't put them in a drawer for "later"
* Wash with warm soapy water to remove wax and residue
* Empty your bladder
* Do your kegel exercise
* You can keep them in for 15-20 minutes to improve muscle strength and get the benefits of jade qi energy
* Remove, wash with warm soapy water, dry with a soft cloth
* Leave your jade in natural daylight, but not direct sunlight to keep the jade qi energy active. Never boil in hot water.