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While there are a variety of different functions that yoni eggs fulfill, one of the most important is the training of the pelvic floor muscles. These muscles can become weakened throughout your life, leading to all kinds of problems.
By committing to an effective exercise regime incorporating your yoni eggs, you can strengthen these muscles, and take advantage of the spiritual energy your eggs provide to enhance your workouts even further!
What Are Kegel Exercises?
Kegel exercises are a type of exercise often recommended to people with pelvic floor problems. In fact, the evidence is so heavily in favour of these exercises for pelvic floor training, that many doctors recommend that everyone should do these exercises even if they have no problems!
What Are Pelvic Floor Muscles?
The pelvic floor muscles are a very important group of muscles that are part of your core. They form a hammock across the bottom of your pelvic and help to hold your internal organs in place. They also play a pivotal role in controlling your bodily functions.
Are Your Pelvic Floor Muscles Tight or Loose?
Just like any other muscles in your body, the condition of your pelvic floor muscles can degrade throughout your life. This is completely natural, and can be caused by many different, completely normal things.
When the pelvic muscles degrade though, you can suffer many different negative consequences. There are two main ways these muscles can degrade, either becoming too tight or too loose.
In some rare cases you may suffer both looseness and tightness of the pelvic floor at the same time. These are very unusual circumstances and you should always follow the advice of your doctor to deal with these problems.
Pelvic floor looseness is the more common of the conditions. This happens when the muscles become weakened, and no longer have the strength they used to. This can result in a number of problems such as:
- Lower sex drive.
- Difficulty reaching orgasm.
- Feeling that your vagina is too loose.
- Passing wind while bending.
- A bulge at the opening of the vagina.
- Difficulty holding in tampons.
- And many more.
Pelvic floor tightness happens a little less often. Rather than the muscles being weak and loose, they are too strong and much tighter than they need to be. This can make it difficult for them to function correctly and cause many issues. These can include:
- Pelvic pain.
- Painful urination.
- Being unable to have a complete bowel movement.
- Difficulty and straining when using the toilet.
- Painful sex.
- Any many more.
If you notice that some of these symptoms sound familiar then you might have a tight or loose pelvic floor, and could stand to benefit from doing some regular kegel exercises.
How to Do Kegel Exercises
Kegel exercises are quite simple to do once you know how. Unfortunately it can be quite difficult to identify the muscles you’re supposed to be exercising.
The easiest way to find them is to take note next time you go to the bathroom. Try and stop the flow of urine, or hold in a poo for a little longer. The muscles you use to do this are your pelvic floor muscles, and these are the ones you should be exercising.
Once you’ve found the right muscles, it’s simply a matter of pulling them upwards and holding them in place. It should feel like a slight clench.
Each Kegel should be held in place for ten seconds, then released. This might be too long at first, so hold them for as long as you can before releasing. As you practise, you’ll be able to hold them for longer and longer.
There are also reverse kegels, where rather than pulling the muscles inwards and upwards, you push down and out. These are more beneficial for tighter pelvic floors, as they push the muscles in a different direction to help stretch them out.
How Often to Do Kegel Exercises
If you have pelvic floor problems, you should consult your doctor to find out the exact frequency and duration of kegel exercises you should do. Doing the wrong thing too often can actually make your condition worse rather than improving it.
If you don’t have any particular pelvic floor dysfunction though, the general advice is to perform three sets of ten kegel exercises, every single day.
Kegel Exercises with Yoni Eggs
While using yoni eggs and performing kegel exercises both seek to strengthen and repair your pelvic floor muscles, combining the two can make your workouts even more effective.
It’s literally as simple as just wearing your yoni egg while you perform your kegel exercises. The extra weight will force your muscles to work harder, increasing the benefit you gain from doing them.
Yoni eggs don’t just work with kegel exercises though! There’s a variety of other exercises you can do while wearing them to increase the benefits you see from the exercise.
Most of these exercises are exactly the same as they would be if you weren’t wearing a yoni egg, but you have the added benefit of the egg’s energy pulsing through your body while you do them!
You also have to exercise much more control over your muscles, as the goal is to keep the egg in place while doing these exercises.
Other Exercises with Yoni Eggs:
To perform a squat, you should start in a standing position with your legs slightly wider than your hips. Then, simply sit down as if you were sitting in a chair. The goal here is to keep your thighs parallel to the floor, and stop your knees from sticking out further than your toes.
While all this is happening you want to engage your abdominal muscles, and keep your back and neck in a strong, upright position.
Once you’ve reached this position and are stable, simply stand back up. Repeat the exercise several times depending on your strength and experience.
The bridge position is another very simple one, which requires you to lie on the floor with your knees raised, and to lift your hips off the floor. Hold this position for five to ten seconds, then return to a lying position.
When performing the bridge, it’s important that your feet are flat on the floor, and you keep your ankles and knees lined up. When you lift, you’ll need to engage and hold your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, and carefully control your breathing.
Returning to a lying position should be done slowly and deliberately, rather than simply collapsing back down.
Leg lifts are another lying down exercise you can try. To do this, you want to have your back completely against the floor. In order to make sure that your lower back is pressed down, and your spine is as straight as possible, it’s usually easiest to place your hands underneath your butt.
While keeping your legs straight, slowly and gradually lift them up to a 90 degree angle. Hold them in place for a couple of seconds, then slowly lower them back down. Each movement should be careful and controlled.
You can do several short sets consisting of five to ten leg lifts as your experience and strength increases.
The plank position is very similar to a press up, but rather than moving up and down, you hold it in place. This forces nearly all the muscles along the front of your body to engage, in order to keep you steady and in place.
Begin in a press up position, then gently push your ankles back to fully straighten your legs. Keep your hips engaged, and form a completely straight line along the back of your body. Right from the bottom of your heels to the top of your head.
You can hold this position for as long as you like, although it may be difficult at first. With practise you can easily hold the pose for up to thirty seconds!
Lunges are the last common exercise position we will cover. Just like most of our others, this is exactly the same when you wear a yoni egg as it is without.
The proper way to do a lunge needs you to begin in a standing position. Before you begin to move forwards, you should engage your abdominal muscles. While you move, everything above your hips should remain completely still, and in a straight, vertical position.
With your core muscles engaged, step forward and place your weight on the heel of your foot. Continue downwards until your thigh is parallel to the floor, and your shin is vertical at a 90 degree angle. All the weight should currently be in the heel of your forward foot, and your back foot shouldn’t have moved.
To get back up, press into your forward heel and push your body backwards. You can then repeat this with the other leg.
A yoni tuck is a more advanced technique which is specific to the use of yoni eggs. They refer to tucking the pelvis inwards, which creates a straight line down your back and your butt. To do this, we have to make our tailbone heavy.
Each tuck should be a short and quick pulse, rather than an extended hold. These tucks can also be combined with different exercises like the bridge or lunge positions.
By holding the body in this way, you intensify the workout on your pelvic floor muscles, which is why we consider this a bit more advanced.
Adding Weight to Your Yoni Eggs (Resistance Training)
One last kind of exercise we’re going to cover is resistance training. This is the act of adding extra weight to your yoni eggs in order to intensify the workout your pelvic floor muscles receive.
The most obvious way to do this is to use a heavier yoni egg. This is only effective up to a certain point though, as you’ll want to use smaller eggs when your muscles become stronger.
To take things to the next level, you can use a drilled yoni egg with a string attached. You can use the string to attach other objects to your egg, increasing the overall weight your pelvic floor muscles are keeping hold of.
There’s honestly no limits to this, with some experienced “vaginal weightlifters” being able to lift huge loads such as surfboards or actual metal weights.
If you do decide to start lifting weights with your pelvic floor muscles though, it’s important to take things gradually. Give your muscles plenty of time to rest between sessions, just like you would any other muscles in the body.
Yoni eggs can truly enhance almost any exercise regime you enjoy. Not only do you gain the benefit of strengthening your pelvic floor muscles, which greatly improve your health. You can also take advantage of your eggs during normal workouts, and enhance them with the spiritual energy your egg provides!
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