Are you someone that battles with urinary incontinence, lower back pain, or experience pain during sexy time? Chances are you probably told to do some Kegels, but what you really need to be practicing are reverse Kegels.
What is a Reverse Kegel?
A reverse Kegel is relaxation or lengthening of the pelvic floor muscles. Everyone can do them. It is just like when we are focusing on strengthening any other muscle in our body it is important to be able to lengthen the muscle as well as contract it.
Kegels vs. Reverse Kegels
Kegels help to isolate and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
Reverse Kegels are a technique to relax the muscles. This is helpful when it comes to increasing flexibility.
How to Perform a Reverse Kegel.
- Lie down on the ground and begin by performing a regular kegel. As you squeeze, focus on the feeling of release. This is the motion that is similar to the one you’ll want to create with a reverse kegel.
- As you breathe in, slowly release your PC muscle as much as you can. Be patient during the process. This isn’t something your body is used to doing so it might take a lot of practice until you can fully release.
- For your first time, try doing 3 reps of 3 reverse Kegels.
A Few Benefits of Reverse Kegels
- Gain control of the pelvic floor muscles
- Improve urine storage
- Improve sexual function
- Decrease pain from sex
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