What is Kegel Exercise
The Kegel Exercises derive their origin from the name of Dr. Arnold Kegel who discovered this wonderful exercise regimen. These are very beneficial for the pubococcygeal muscles also known as Kegel muscles. The idea behind this exercise is to tone these muscles as well as strengthen them thereby avoiding pelvic floor problems. The primary reason for the exercise was to control incontinence in women following childbirth as well as elderly women. But things have changed and now it is advised as an easy way to treat urinary stress incontinence. Another very good reason for you to do this exercise is that it makes your sex-life pleasurable! Regardless of your age, you should do these exercises to have gratifying and enjoyable intercourse.
Causes of weakening vaginal muscles
- Lack of exercise
- Been through many pregnancies
- Growing age
- Being overweight
Ways to do Kegel exercise
- One of the easiest ways to do Kegel Exercise is to contract the vagina and then relax. Repeat this at least 20-400 times a day depending on your strength.
- The other method is to avoid using your stomach, leg, back, or buttock muscles while doing this exercise. Breathe slowly and deeply. If your abdominal muscles move while doing this asana you are doing it the right way. The movement of your leg and buttocks muscles means you are in the wrong direction.
- Gadgets are also available in the market which would help you exercise the right muscles.
Easy to do
– This exercise hardly takes any time and you can do it anywhere. Standing in a bus queue, while watching TV, lying down, walking, and pretty much while doing anything else.
It is better to start early and maintain the strength of your vagina muscles. As you grow older, particularly during menopause, the muscles are weakened.
Need to do it
We give a lot of attention to our external look by doing a number of exercises. Kegel exercise helps us to improve our body internally. This exercise, if done in a proper and regular fashion, provides great results. This exercise may not work wonders overnight but by regular practice, it will surely reap results. Some may notice changes within two weeks.
How to find the right muscle?
If you have no clue which muscle we are talking about then the answer is the one that is used while you pee. The muscle that helps you control your urinal release, i.e. start and stop urination is the pubococcygeus muscle. One should avoid doing Kegel exercise while urinating.
Is this the right muscle?
The tightening of the vagina on a squeeze by your finger would tell that you are exercising the right muscles.
Benefits of doing Kegel exercise
Every exercise makes your body in shape and strengthens the core.
- An enjoyable and painless way to reach orgasm
- It makes your orgasm stronger and better
- It prevents prolapse and incontinence
- Childbirth becomes much easier and the muscles regain their strength very quickly after birth
- Would increase your confidence level
- More control in bed
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