Pelvic Floor Integration ™
The unique Pelvic Floor Integration method is based on Dipl.-Ing. Coco Berlin's research and work with women since 2006, newest scientific findings, the work of Eric Franklin, Benita Cantieni, Moshé Feldenkrais as well as Middle Eastern, Taoist and Yogic Traditions.
A new body awareness
Pelvic Floor Integration starts by deepening your body-mind connection. Without a refined proprioception it is not possible to sense and therefor train and relax the pelvic floor in it's entirety. Most women have a blind spot in their pelvis and there are a lot of misconceptions about what the pelvic floor actually is - and we can not possibly train what we can not perceive in our body.
Pelvic Floor Integration focuses on bringing the structures of the pelvis into your awareness. From this heightened perception you learn to activate, train and relax each layer separately.
Benefits of The Sensuous Approach
The sensuous component of the exercises combines mindfulness and somatic movement with ideokinesis and helps your nervous system to make new connections. This rewiring promotes an actualization of your self image and can rid you of old, limiting habits in the way you move, think and feel.
Through the sensory awareness Pelvic Floor Integration brings you into the present moment and helps you to deeply relax while you exercise. Most of the exercises can be implemented easily into your daily life, where they not only train your pelvic floor but also help you to purposefully relax, re-energize and stay connected to yourself throughout the busiest of days.
benefits OF PELVIC FLOOR INTEGRATION
Pelvic Floor Integration trains the pelvic floor holistically and dynamically to keep it fit and naturally integrated as the center of your musculoskeletal system. Your vagina becomes fit, long, lean, strong and sensitive in a powerful way. In addition, all your female organs and bladder get a natural lifting. The exercises help your vagina to function naturally during sex, provide good blood circulation and a better neural connection to the brain, which is essential for good sex and fulfilling orgasms.
Research* shows that women who enjoy a fulfilled orgasmic sexuality live a more fulfilling life. They express their creativity, are more decisive and have more drive to achieve their goals. They are less likely to be manipulated, but they also have a greater capacity for compassion and love.
But Pelvic Floor Integration can do much more than that.
It actively integrates your pelvic floor into your natural movement as it has been optimized by evolution. And that's not just a much better approach for your love life, but for everything else too. Our whole body becomes naturally aligned, our posture straightens up from the inside and our movements become more effective and graceful. You'll notice it right away in sports, shopping sprees, extended museum visits, effortless stair climbing and at your desk.
Recent studies* show that a well trained pelvic floor leads to greater psychological health and stress resilience. People with a strong pelvic floor have a greater ability to master difficult life situations and deal with traumatic experiences.
Why THIS IS Anti kegels
Your vagina itself is an involuntary smooth muscle not a striated muscle that can be activated consciously. Exercises in which you squeeze or move objects in your vagina do not directly train your vagina, but only the muscles in the immediate vicinity of the vagina. Those muscles are especially the first layer of the pelvic floor (including the sphincters) and the PC muscle, which is just a small part of the levator ani, the important third layer of the pelvic floor.
This is why all exercises in which you activate your vagina, exercise only a fraction of your powerful pelvic floor complex. Therefore it's misleading to call training with weights a pelvic floor training. On the one hand, this may lead women to think that what they are doing is a sufficient pelvic floor training while they leave their pelvic floor underused, and on the other hand weight training may also lead to vaginismus, vaginal spasms, bladder problems and painful sex.
Pelvic floor training that shortens the pelvic floor muscles - which is always the case when we focus on the vagina, even when we relax "her" in between - can force the bones of the pelvis into a rigid and unnaturally close position. This may cause the important third layer of the pelvic floor to sag, so it can't span in it's optimal position and do it's actual job. Any pelvic floor workout that works exclusively with contraction and without dynamic movement and stretching of the pelvic floor can be counterproductive or fatal.
*References to scientific studies and research are listed in my book and will be listed here shortly.