Yoga has long been considered a useful tool for addressing pelvic core health. Many women who experience dysfunction in the “fourth trimester” find relief in poses that stretch, relax, and strengthen the muscles in their core, pelvis, hips, and lower back. But, did you know that there are even more effective ways to treat and rehabilitate the muscles of the Pelvic Core Neuromuscular System?

The key is in understanding the body’s natural chain reactions, especially the Female Chain Reaction®. They are a natural part of yoga practice, creating an opportunity for yoga instructors like you to help your clients achieve even more effective and long-lasting results.

One of yoga’s core tenets is fostering the mind-body-spirit connection. It is a practice designed to keep us in touch with ourselves and our bodies. At Gray Institute, we embrace these same truths of holistic human movement. Applied Functional Science® recognizes that everything in the body is connected and is affected by other parts. That’s why our approach is a natural complement to yoga teachings and can offer you intuitive tools for addressing pelvic core health.

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Yoga and Applied Functional Science Are Complimentary

Doing yoga to relieve pelvic discomfort is a great option for many people. However, this treatment option can be enhanced through an understanding of the pelvic floor and the anatomy of the Pelvic Core Neuromuscular System. The pelvic floor is part of the Pelvic Core Neuromuscular System (PCNS), an under-appreciated group of muscles and that affect everything from incontinence to pelvic floor pain, pelvic organ prolapse, and even seemingly unrelated lower back pain. Many times, these issues are considered as isolated problems, rather than symptoms of larger stress or dysfunction. Your students may have been wrongly told that their pelvic issues can only be treated with surgery or pills. Or worse, they believe they “just have to live with it.” What many people don’t realize is that targeted, functional exercises, especially in yoga, can help relieve some of their pelvic pain and dysfunction.

Addressing pain with yoga poses like Apanasana, or Marjaryasana and Bitilasana are great places to start. However, an understanding of female anatomy, the body’s natural chain reactions, and other tools can complement and enhance your yoga training and provide comprehensive results to your students.

Yoga Teachers Can Benefit From Understanding Chain Reactions in the Female Body

To achieve the most effective and lasting results with their students, yoga instructors need a comprehensive understanding of PCNS anatomy and how the body’s natural chain reactions work together. Gray Institute’s Female Chain Reaction specialization is a leading resource for learning about and treating all kinds of pelvic floor dysfunction, including:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction

Female Chain Reaction introduces you to unique aspects of female biomechanics, equipping you with the skills you need to provide effective movement patterns based on the scientific truth of Applied Functional Science. This is not a formula that you need to memorize and implement. It’s a system of thinking that empowers you to apply the knowledge you’ve gained to any situation, whether you’re a physical therapist, personal trainer, or yoga instructor.

With this knowledge in-hand, you’ll be able to more confidently suggest exercises and understand how to modify them to get even better results.

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Ready to Learn More? Get Started With Gray Institute Today

At Gray Institute, we’re proud to be at the forefront of movement science education, so experts like you have the tools you need to be the go-to resource in your industry. If you’re ready to learn more about how Female Chain Reaction can help you help your yoga students effectively address their pelvic pain, discomfort, and other issues, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Or you can visit the Female Chain Reaction course page for more information