VAGINA - if we would just go by the word, it’s a female’s organ that is an amazingly versatile muscular tube that helps her with various functions of carrying in and out of her body like an outflow track for her menstruation, inward track for the sperms, and also it is a birth canal. On the look of it, the vagina is actually a small looking organ but carries out the functions that affect a woman’s mood the most. That is one major organ that distinguishes women from men.
I am a liberal woman of the 21st century and I don’t shy away from talking about what is good for the Vagina. Therefore, I did some research on how to take care of my organ so it stays in the pink of health. According to my research - Childbirth, gravity, menopause, smoking, and obesity can all wreak havoc on the vagina and, over the time, can weaken the muscles of the pelvic floor (a hammock of muscles that connect from your back to your lower abs).
If your pelvic muscles are weak, do look for these signs. Fortunately, I can say I am all healthy down there.
- Leaking urine when you cough or sneeze
- Passing gas unintentionally
- A vaginal bulge
- A constant pressure sensation in your pelvis
- Difficulty emptying your bladder
If you have any of these prevailing signs, mentioned above, here are some options that I have figured out for you. Just like every other muscle in your body has a dedicated exercise, in your weekly plan of exercises, add some for your vagina as well. Even if you do not have weak pelvic muscles, we can always make them stronger. So I recommend all of you to follow these exercises for your healthy vagina.
Let me start by telling you that losing weight and quitting smoking can also help you with the same. All the exercises like planks, squats, sit-ups, and lunges – engage your pelvic floor, so that too works in favour of vagina. But the most effective way to get your vagina and pelvic floor back in shape is by exercising the pelvic floor muscles themselves with Kegel exercises.
Just in case if you are wondering what kegel exercises are, then here is a brief explanation for you - Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum. You can do Kegel exercises, also known as pelvic floor muscle training, just about anytime and they are easy to follow.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of a weak pelvic floor, start incorporating Kegels into your daily routine. If after a few weeks of Kegeling you are not seeing results, talk to your doc about other possible causes of pelvic floor dysfunction. And if by any chance you come across any new kind of routine or exercises with tiny dumbells, do let me know since I love to kegel.