Pelvic Floor And Constipation
Constipation is one of the most common, chronic issues in America.
The classic rationale for chronic constipation is poor food quality, not enough fruits and veggies and not enough water.
But did you know it could also be coming from your mouth?
There's a strong connection between your mouth and your pelvic floor which influences how your butthole (yes, I said butthole!) opens and closes.
If your teeth are clenched, it's highly likely your pelvic floor is tight.
And having a tight pelvic floor doesn't allow for a free flowing poop.
Having tension in your mouth and jaw turns up the volume on the "flight/fight" part of your nervous system which is the opposite of what you want when it comes to pooping.
Practicing relaxing your mouth/jaw throughout the day will help train your pelvic floor muscles to relax, sending "rest and digest" messages throughout your digestive system.
Then, when you're sitting on the pot, relax your jaw and stick out your tongue. This will help your butthole open so the poop slides right on out! 🙃
(P.S. This is also a fantastic way to prepare for giving birth!)
Simple, free and easy.