Q: I feel tension in my body and my pelvic area feels tight, can you help?
A: Our stress sometimes show up as tension and energetic blockages in the pelvic floor. Pelvic floor is an essential part of our core musculature and is integral to movement, support and respiration. This area is rich in nerve endings, and can be a source of much pleasure or pain.
Wellness balancing techniques and pelvic bodywork works well for the emotional and energetic aspects: stress, low libido, lack of motivation and confidence, feeling of being stuck, depression, anger, fear, guilt, shame, insomnia, relationship breakup and menopause (andropause). Along with sexological exercises for the pelvis awareness aspect (Kegel exercises) and for stamina (Stop-Start Method) for improved energy flow and function.
Clearing up energetic blockages and tension in the body-mind, is one of the best ways to manage stress for optimal health and improved libido.
Esoteric traditions view the pelvic floor as a energy centre and teach methods of accessing, expanding and channeling energy (qi, chi, prana, kundalini) through awareness, intention and physical contraction and relaxation of the muscles. The first so called energy centre is located in the pelvic floor.
Unrestricted and smooth flow of this vital energy (electromagnetism in western medicine) is necessary for overall health and vitality.
The same energy is a key underlying principle also in martial arts practices such as Qigong, Tai Chi and Aikido.
For caring pelvic floor, energy cultivation modalities and functional exercises are powerful and safe, non-medical modalities, especially for the PE and ED aspect.