Can you lift weights with your vagina to boost sexual health_ _ fox news

When women want to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles they usually do Kegels, exercises where you repeatedly contract and relax the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor. Kundalini yoga kriyas for beginners But sex expert Layla Martin recommends a different type of workout to her clients— vaginal weightlifting.

Martin, a Stanford University graduate who focused on immunology, behavior and sexuality, completed a 21-month Tantric Yoga program in 2013 and a 500-hour Tantra teacher training certification in 2016.


Pranayam video free download in hindi She first learned of jade egg use in Thailand and did her jade egg teacher training through Tao Tantric Arts under female teachers with over 30 years’ experience. Yoga bristol tn Tao Tantra focuses on preserving sexual-creative energy, according to the Tao Tantric Arts website.

Using a tool called the jade egg, Martin teaches women how to lift 1 to 3.5 ounce weights with their vaginal muscles, which she claims will strengthen the pelvic floor and help with several health issues including incontinence, post birth-rehabilitation and uterine prolapse.

Uterine prolapse occurs when the muscles that support the uterus become lax, allowing the uterus and cervix to protrude through the vagina. Free online yoga training videos Symptoms of uterine prolapse can include urine leakage or retention, constipation, problems with sexual intercourse and seeing the uterus or cervix coming out of the vagina. Best yoga youtube channels for beginners About 30 to 40 percent of women will develop some form of pelvic organ prolapse in their lifetime, according to a 2014 study published by F1000Research.

While vaginal weightlifting sounds like modified Kegels, it may help with prolapse by tightening pelvic floor muscles, said Dr. Yoga breathing techniques Kecia Gaither, an OB-GYN in New York City. Yoga postures to lose weight fast More on this…

“Your pelvic musculature supports the pelvic organs, your bladder, your rectum and by doing a series of exercises, it helps to strengthen this to prevent prolapse, or basically your organs slipping through the musculature,” Gaither told FoxNews.com.

To use the jade egg as a strengthening tool, the user attaches a string through a tiny hole on the narrow end of the egg, then inserts the opposite end into her vagina. Kundalini yoga poses for beginners She can then attach a weight to the string and uses the jade egg to engage her pelvic floor and deeper muscles in the vaginal canal to lift the weight. Yoga routine for weight loss Recommended exercises include hip corkscrews, pelvic swings and egg pull-ups and push-downs.

“[You’re] working on the ability to pull in and up with the egg so eventually you can move the egg through the vaginal canal,” Martin said. Yoga workout videos on netflix “It really builds the muscular systems ability to pull up, which is really helpful for prolapse.”

“You can actually pull your muscles or overdo it just like the gym and experience soreness, so it’s really important to start light and then build up with more intensity,” Martin said.

Bolin’s doctors recommended she do Kegels, but when her symptoms continued to progress she tried vaginal weightlifting. Images yoga poses After a few days of lifting, Bolin noticed more strength in her vaginal muscles and within a couple of weeks, her prolapse symptoms were gone.

“It has helped tremendously. Yoga district h street My vaginal muscles have strengthened and they continue to,” Bolin said. Bikram yoga richmond uk “I use the jade egg every single day and after a few days of using one specific weight, I’ll be able to increase the weight limit.”

While Martin teaches some of her clients to use vaginal exercises for specific health conditions, she also offers a class for women looking for more passion and pleasure in their sex lives.

“A lot of women don’t pay attention to the deeper vaginal muscles but those are the source of a tremendous amount of pleasure and even cervical orgasms,” Martin said. Bikram yoga dublin 7 “You do work with the jade egg deep inside in the vaginal canal and really learn to access those deep vaginal muscles.”

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