Well, 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 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:
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:
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:
Yoga Practices (download online):
WEBINARS and ONLINE COURSES:
I have created this 14 hour pre-recorded ONLINE COURSE that is available through Embodia Academy. It is a combination of lecture and practices.
- Start anytime!
- Lifetime access to all of the course content and video practices!
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. This
Details and to register HERE
This online library includes all of the video and audio practices from the practical component of my full course on Embodia as described in #1 above, PhysioYoga and the Pelvic Floor.
This package includes a total of 6 hours of practices for you to choose from and then share with your patients – so you can create an individualized online home program tailored to each person’s needs.
And the great news is, this is completely free for your patients to access!
This library includes key components of integrating yoga into pelvic rehab and wellness in order to enhance a whole-person centered approach.
Each practice ranges any where from 2 minutes to 20 minutes in length.
The practices include:
- overall body, mind, breath and pelvic floor awareness
- mindful movement
- meditations including compassion and breathing practices
- practices to calm and regulate the nervous systems
- practices to help reduce tension in the body and pelvic floor
- and to help reduce pain
- practices help facilitate engagement and excursion of the pelvic floor in timing with breath and movement.
To gain a deeper understanding of the theory and indications for using these practices in pelvic rehab and for optimizing patient outcomes, I do recommend my full course on Embodia.
But if you just want the practical component of the course to pick and choose practices for your patients, then this resource package is perfect for you!
To gain access to this resource package, CLICK HERE
This 7-session series is based on our yoga research study at the University of Saskatchewan:
Use code SHELLY25 at checkout for 25% off this course HERE
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7) Yoga, Neuroplasticity & Pain: New Hope for Self Empowerment + Healing: WEBINAR (Neil Pearson & Shelly Prosko: Yoga U Online)
9) Free Webinar: Yoga Therapy: Hope & Possibilities for People with Chronic Pain
10) Free Pain BC Webinar: Compassion: The Foundation of Pain Care
11) Free Webinars Bill Nelems Pain & Research Centre:
12) Free Conference Presentation Pain Society of Alberta:
Pelvic Floor Health Rehab Professionals and Resources:
Pelvic Health Professionals integrating Yoga:
More Pelvic Health Yoga Resources:
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 ONLINE COURSE has over 14 hours of content including lecture and practical video sessions. This course also includes the option to create individualized home programs from 6 hours of audio and video practices for your patients, at no cost to them:
This course is an Approved Professional Development course for CEUs with IAYT.
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.
**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.**