pelvic.awarenessWell, I am finally dedicating an entire post to all these pelvic floor health Physio Yoga resources I’ve been creating and accumulating over the years: writing, filming, interviewing, sharing!

I will keep this post updated and current, and add any resources I find valuable to share. This information is intended for people like you who are interested in learning more about and optimizing pelvic floor health through yoga: the general public, the yoga teacher, yoga therapist, health care professional, or anyone simply looking for more quality information and resources on creating pelvic floor health for both men and women through Physio + Yoga.

The first resource is a great place to start: an article I wrote in the Winter 2016 Issue of the International Association of Yoga Therapists “Yoga Therapy Today” publication. It’s a concise summary of roles of the pelvic floor, factors influencing pelvic floor function, and how yoga fits in:

Optimizing Pelvic Floor Health: Where Does Yoga Fit In?

The second resource is a series of yoga videos I created to help improve pelvic floor awareness, relaxation, engagement in coordination with movement and breathing with pelvic diaphragmatic rhythm.

Pelvic health physical therapists from across the world are recommending these videos to their patients as a complement to their therapy treatments.

Yoga therapists and teachers are using them to guide their therapeutic yoga sessions or yoga classes.

The general public are using them to improve awareness of and connection to their pelvic floors and help optimize pelvic floor health.

The 4 minute trailer is a nice summary of what you can expect:

Creating Pelvic Floor Health with PhysioYoga Videos

 

Informative articles These are some of the articles I’ve written on a variety of pelvic health topics and yoga – all free and open access for you to read and share:

To Leak or Not to Leak: Urinary Incontinence

Treatment of Incontinence: PhysioYoga Approach

Organ Prolapse & Yoga

Organ Prolapse & Intra-Abdominal Pressure (Yoga for Healthy Aging)

6 Stages of Toilet Meditation

9 Ways to Help People Engage Pelvic Floors Through Yoga

Optimizing Pelvic Floor Health: Where Does Yoga Fit In?

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

What You Need to Know to Cue the Pelvic Floor in Your Yoga Classes!

The 9 Roles of the Pelvic Floor

 

Podcast Interviews:

Bridging the Gap Between Yoga & Healthcare: Yoga & Beyond Podcast

PhysioYoga for Pelvic Pain: The Pelvic Messenger BlogTalk Radio Show

Kegels, Mula Bandha and Pelvic Health: The Connected Yoga Teacher

PhysioYoga and the Pelvic Floor: Global Physio Podcast

Movement, Pain Science & Wisdom: on Jessica Reale Pelvic Floor Podcast

PhysioYoga: This is Yoga Therapy

Yoga and Physiotherapy: Living a Better Life

Compassionate Healthcare: Healthy, Wealthy and Smart

Insight into Compassion: Foundation of Pain Care: The Healing Pain Podcast

Yoga for People in Pain: Yoga Teacher Resource

Yoga and Pelvic Pain: In Your Pants Podcast

 

YouTube Videos:

YouTube Segment:  Pelvic Diaphragmatic Breath

YouTube Segment: Pelvic Floor PhysioYoga Exercises

YouTube Segment: Toilet Meditation

YouTube Segment: Supported Child’s Pose Modifications – Pelvic Floor Awareness Meditation Position

YouTube Segment:  Legs Up The Wall Pose: Pelvic Floor + Leg Movements Timed with Breath

3 minute Toilet Meditation: A.I.R.B.A.G. with Shelly Prosko + Amy Wheeler, PhD

YouTube W.O.W. Chat! with Shelly Prosko + Uma Dinsmore Tuli: Yoni Shakti: A Woman’s Guide to Power and Freedom Through Yoga and Tantra

YouTube W.O.W. Chat! with Sarah Haag: Women in Pregnancy: “Modify. Not Deny”

 

Yoga Practice Videos on Vimeo:

 

Overcome Pain with Gentle Yoga Videos 

 

Creating Pelvic Floor Health with PhysioYoga Videos 

 

WEBINARS and ONLINE COURSES:

1) PhysioYoga and The Pelvic Floor  I have created this 14 hour pre-recorded ONLINE COURSE that is available through Embodia Academy. It is a combination of lecture and practices. You can start anytime, go through it at your own pace, and you have access to and own the content forever.

Audience: Rehab professionals (PT, PTA, OT, OTA, AT, ET, Kin, etc.), movement specialists, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and those interested in learning more about integrating yoga and pelvic floor health and rehabilitation.

Details and to register HERE

 

2) Yoga, Neuroplasticity & Pain: New Hope for Self Empowerment + Healing: WEBINAR (Neil Pearson & Shelly Prosko: Yoga U Online)

 

3) Free MEDTalk: Integration of Yoga in Healthcare: Part of Comprehensive Pain Care Plan

 

4) Free Webinar: Yoga Therapy: Hope & Possibilities for People with Chronic Pain

 

5) Free Pain BC Webinar: Compassion: The Foundation of Pain Care

 

 

Pelvic Floor Health Physical Therapy and Other Pelvic Health Resources:

Pelvic Health Solutions

Entropy Physiotherapy & Wellness

Integrative Women’s Health Institute

The Pelvic Health Podcast

Pelvic Guru

Sarah Haag, PT

Sandy Hilton, DPT

Julie Wiebe, PT

Tracy Sher, PT

Lori Forner, PT

Jilly Bond, PT, POGP

Antony Lo, PT

Michelle Lyons, PT

Susan Coel Clinton, PT

Jessica Reale, PT

Amy Stein, PT

Kathryn Kassai, PT

Stephanie Prendergast, PT

Heba Shaheed, PT

Pain Down There

Jenny Burrell Education

Jen Torborg, PT, DPT

Dianne Edmonds, PT

Susan Winograd, PT

Myranda Reimer, PT

 

 

Pelvic Professionals integrating Yoga:

Dustienne Miller, PT, RYT

Casie Danenhauer, PT, RYT

Sarah Marsh, PT, YT

Tianna Meriage-Reiter, DPT, C-IAYT, WHC

Kim Deschamps, PT, PYT

Susie Gronski, DPT, RYT

Pelvic Health Professionals

Lisa Holland, PT, ERYT

Stefanie Foster, PT

Joanne Gailius, BSR, PT/OT, RYT

Ginger Garner, DPT, PYT

Sarah Talley, PT, DPT

Leslie Howard, C-IAYT

Shannon Crow, RYT

Cheri Dostal Ryba, C-IAYT

 

Other Quality Pelvic Floor Health Yoga Resources:

Relieving Pelvic Pain & Optimizing Bladder Control: Dustienne Miller’s Yoga DVD’s

Pelvic Floor Yoga: Leslie Howard

Creating Pelvic Floor Health with PhysioYoga Videos HERE

 

 

If you are a pelvic health specialist, other healthcare provider, yoga therapist, yoga teacher, fitness professional or other wellness provider that wants to learn more about integrating YOGA into pelvic floor rehabilitation and wellness care, my new ONLINE COURSE has over 14 hours of content including lecture and practical video sessions:

PhysioYoga and The Pelvic Floor Online Course: More details and register HERE

 

Ok, there you go – lots of quality resources to review!

I wanted to share it all in one place to make it easier for you. I hope these are useful and valuable, even in some small way.

Enjoy learning and exploring. Stay curious.

 

Shelly

 

**This article and the resources included in this article are not meant to act as medical advice, nor to replace your current treatment. Please seek clearance and guidance from your licensed healthcare professional prior to participating in any of the tips, advice, practices or movements mentioned in this article or the accompanied resources.**