Take the label or language of the Pelvic Floor. An area I have spent many years focusing on in my Whole Body Pelvic Health method and my book Hope For Your Pelvic Floor and the lens I use to look at posture, t
he language we have inherited and how our body is being addressed and misrepresented and our sense of self diminishment as a result.
When we refer to the pelvic floor it describes that the floor is only the area relating to the pelvis because it is the floor belonging to the pelvis misrepresenting its highly fascial nature and onward continuities above, below and beyond.
The label ‘floor’ has an association with what we know to be a floor which is something hard, flat, solid, stiff, rigid and without any holes within it, that hold things up.
Start with the reframe:
Bad, dodgy, painful = different, feels different, communicates louder, needs different exercises or feedback.
Right, correct, perfect = optimal, ideal, goal, balanced, working towards.
Pelvic Floor, core, posture = diaphragm, axial length, dynamic, adaptable.
Move with an image:
Imagine your shoulder blades are like wet lathery bars of soap sliding on your ribs.
Imagine your feet sending roots into the ground and you are floating above like a tree reaching for the sun.
Imagine your pelvic floor like a jellyfish gently rising up as you exhale and drawing down as you inhale.
The way we think about and talk about our bodies truly informs how our bodies will show up and serve us. These simple tools for positive language take no extra time out of your day or add to your to-do list.
They are choices you can make at every moment to create a positive body experience.