Prolapsed Uterus

Your uterus (womb in which a fetus develops) is normally held in place inside your pelvis with various muscles, pelvic connective tissue, and ligaments. Sometimes muscle weakness or relaxation may allow your uterus to sag. Other organs, such as the ovaries or bladder, may also be out of place due to the weakening of the pelvic floor tissues.

Possible causes:

* Pregnancy/multiple childbirths

* Weakness in the pelvic muscles

* Weakening and loss of tissue tone after menopause and loss of natural estrogen

* Conditions leading to increased pressure in the abdomen such as chronic cough (with bronchitis and asthma), straining (with constipation), pelvic tumors (rare), or an accumulation of fluid in the abdomen

* Being overweight or obese and its additional strain on pelvic muscles

Kundalini Yoga offers many postures/exercises specific to the toning and health of the pelvic floor, the strength of the core muscles, and the conditioning of the connective tissue in the pelvic area, all of which help to give support to the uterus.

Navel Work and backbends strengthen and tone the pelvic region. Squatting is also wonderful for the pelvic floor. Inversions, such as shoulder-stand, are good for mild cases/and or prevention of Uterine Prolapse. The frequent use of what we call \\\"root lock\\\" features an internal lift that involves the drawing in and up of the pelvic floor. Kundalini Yoga employs this pelvic toning root lock in many postures.

There is a meditation on Journey Through the Chakras that involves the rhythmic contraction of Root Lock (which resemble Kegels exercises) which would be very beneficial for you to practice. We also recommend the exercise known as Sat Kriya which is on Kundalini Yoga for Beginners & Beyond. Navel Power. As well as most of our other DVDs.

Please follow alignment cues and be very careful not to overarch your spine. Also be careful with any navel exercises which involve straight leg raises (modify by bending your knees) and any exercise in which you feel you are compromising the alignment of your pelvis and lower spine.