- Robyn Synnott, PT
JELLYFISH + the PELVIC FLOOR
Updated: Feb 14, 2020
For viewing pleasure, turn the sound off. I was surrounded by kids (including my own) at the aquarium!
Aren't they just mesmerizing!?! I could sit and watch the ebb and flow of their movement for hours. For me, they represent how there needs to be rest as much as there needs to be effort. Jellyfish balance this so well. They are a really cool model of how our diaphragm and our pelvic floor move with our breath. Try this: INHALE and watch the jellyfish expand as our ribs widen, our diaphragm flattens, and our pelvic floor eccentrically lengthens and lowers. EXHALE and watch the jellyfish close and move upward as our ribs narrow, our diaphragm raises to push air out, and our pelvic floor lifts. Nature has embedded this ebb and flow within all of us and within so many other parts of the world. Our body can function so magically. How do you feel cues to "engage your abs" or "draw your belly button towards your spine" or "tuck your tailbone" change this ebb and flow? If we are always holding our stomachs in, can this ebb and flow still happen? What about if we are rushing around and forgetting to include rest? Can you still feel this ebb and flow then? #pelvichealth #rest #selfcompassion #pelvichealthphysiotherapy #selfcare #pelvicfloor #mindfulness #mindful #yogatherapy #yoga #breathe #breathwork #ebbandflow #breathawareness #core #corestrength #postpartum #pregnancy #stress #pelvicfloorphysicaltherapy #pelvicfloorphysiotherapy #pelvicfloormuscles