A dysfunctional pelvic floor can negatively impact the quality of one's life. Common pelvic floor related conditions among men include, erectile dysfunction, a frequent need to urinate, painful urination, urinary or bowel incontinence, chronic constipation or straining, as well as chronic pelvic pain, which can affect the lower back, genitals, and rectum.
When optimally functioning, the pelvic floor, is able to stretch, relax, and contract with ease. Pelvic floor distress and dysfunction can occur when pelvic floor muscles are too week (hypotonic) or too tight (hypertonic.). In either case, the pelvic floor is unable to function properly.
Naturally, a man's pelvic floor will weaken with age and if not addressed, dysfunction may occur. However, numerous other factors can cause a hypotonic or hypertonic state in a man's pelvic floor. These include, but are not limited to, radical prostatectomy, conditions such as obesity and diabetes, as well as stress, anxiety, or an undiagnosed orthopedic condition.
Unfortunately, pelvic floor issues in men are frequently misdiagnosed and treated with antibiotics which provide little or no relief.
The development and maintenance of a healthy, supple and fully functioning pelvic floor is a core principal of Hatha Yoga. In fact,
it is believed that perfecting control of this area of the body leads to realignment of not only, the physical body, but also, the mental and psychic bodies.
The pelvic floor, more specifically the perineal region, is considered the seat of Kundalini energy, the manifested power of the universe in the physical body. Thus, there are a great number of yogic practices and techniques, that have developed over millenia, by which, when practiced mindfully, one can gain mastery of the pelvic floor.
Consequently, the yogic approach to pelvic floor health is detailed, comprehensive and wholistic. ATMAN's Integrated Pelvic Floor Therapy is tailored to the specific needs of an individual and draws upon the myriad of yogic techniques that have proven themselves effective for thousands of years, many of which form the basis of modern Pelvic Floor Therapy.
If you are suffering from Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, contact ATMAN to schedule a consultation, a practice, or a therapeutic service..