Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation with Yoni Eggs
To this day, the muscular area commonly known as the perineum, or pelvic floor – fundamental for the health and well-being of every woman – remains little-known. The area is rhomboid in shape and extends from the pubis to the coccyx, closing in the lower part of the pelvis (i.e. the area of the body that is placed on the saddle of a bicycle).
To recognise the muscles of your pelvic floor, try interrupting the flow of urine for a few seconds so that you can feel the position and contraction of the muscles of your vagina, bladder and anus moving upwards. These are the main muscles that make up the pelvic floor.
Another way to learn how to perceive and distinguish the different muscles of the pelvic floor is to use a Yoni Egg, or vaginal egg, an egg-shaped stone for insertion into the vagina, which, thanks to its presence and weight, brings greater awareness to this area and allows you to better distinguish and train the muscles surrounding the vagina. This tool is also very useful for performing pelvic floor toning and rehabilitation exercises more effectively.
Pelvic floor functions
There are several pelvic floor functions which are all very important for the health of the body:
- Support, protection and containment of internal organs: The perineal region supports the organs of the abdominal and pelvic cavity (bladder, urethra, rectum, uterus and vagina). In addition to the base strength required to keep the pelvic organs in place, the muscles that make up the pelvic floor act simultaneously and are capable of voluntary contraction, ensuring solid and safe support.
- Urinary and faecal continence: The pelvic floor helps maintain urinary continence – in sync with the sphincter muscle of the urethra – and faecal continence by regulating the closure and opening of the anus. If the pelvic floor muscles are toned and strong, these functions are guaranteed both when resting and under stress (coughing, running, laughing).
- Pregnancy and childbirth: During gestation, the pelvic floor takes on particular importance as it helps support the weight of the foetus, whereas the pelvic floor assists the delivery during childbirth.
- Sex: The perineal region plays an important role in sexual activity: In addition to being considered an erogenous zone, when toned it prevents sexual problems. In women, the pelvic floor allows the vagina to contract voluntarily, contributing to the orgasm’s movement stage, making it more or less intense.
Why is it important to train the pelvic floor?
The entire pelvic floor area has been ignored for a long time, due to many cultural and social taboos, precisely because it represents the region of defecation, urination and sexual activity. The world of medicine has recently reached greater knowledge and understanding of its central role and has begun to take an interest in the prevention of lacerations during childbirth, the prevention of prolapse, and female urinary incontinence.
This muscle structure is of great importance throughout a woman’s lifetime. A lack of knowledge about their own pelvic floor leads to a progressive and inevitable loss of firmness, sensitivity and control, which often results, even in young women, in a reduced ability to experience pleasure during sexual intercourse. This situation naturally worsens over the years.
The protection of the pelvic floor therefore depends mainly on the ability of each woman to bring her attention to this area, recognise it and stimulate it during everyday activities and with specific exercises.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation: what does it consist of?
In order to keep your pelvic floor healthy, it is good to identify habits that influence alterations in the pelvic floor and adopt suitable alternatives to those which are incorrect. Thus it is very important to control body weight, prevent constipation, avoid lifting weights, and to exercise the pelvic floor muscles daily.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation is a set of techniques (physiotherapy sessions, massages, Kegel exercises, Yoni Egg practice, yoga) that strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, with the objective of regaining the reduced or altered function of the structures contained in the pelvis.
The benefits of pelvic floor rehabilitation with a Yoni Egg
Performing exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor using a Yoni Egg has multiple health benefits:
Improves bladder control;
Reduces the risk of uterine prolapse (i.e. the uterus descending down to the inside of the vagina);
Increases speed of recovery after childbirth or after surgery in this area;
Increases sexual sensation and orgasmic potential.
How to train your pelvic floor
Kinesiotherapy consists of performing a few simple exercises to contract and relax the muscles of the pelvic floor, which can help increase awareness and strengthen the entire support system for the pelvic organs. These exercises are more effective and bring better results if practiced daily using a Yoni Egg, which acts as a kind of weight or form of resistance, stimulating the muscles to contract with greater strength.
The same goes for Kegel exercises. As well as preventing or helping reduce issues with uterine prolapse and urinary incontinence, they have also proven to be very effective (by increasing blood flow to the muscles in this region) in increasing the woman’s sensations of pleasure at the genital level. If carried out with the help of a Yoni Egg, they will stimulate more awareness and attention to the muscles of the lining of the vagina, which will be toned and strengthened.
We suggest two easy exercises twice a week to train a pelvic floor that has lost muscle tone:
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet resting on the floor. Breathe in and lift your hips. Hold the position for a maximum of 10 seconds. Then lower your hips and relax your pelvic area. Do at least 10 repetitions.
Stand with your shoulders against the wall. Inhale and lower yourself as if you were sitting on a chair. Hold the position for 10 seconds, after which return to the starting position. Rest for 10 seconds. Do at least 10 repetitions.
Initial practice results with your Yoni Egg
By training with these exercises on a daily basis, it is possible to achieve concrete results (a reduction in small losses and slowing down prolapse) within a few weeks; the first improvements in sexual activity will be seen after 3-4 months of regular Kegel exercises.