There are a few reasons why you may be struggling to connect to your core and pelvic floor. These may included:
- Time of day – it is a lot easier to connect to your muscles in the morning then in the evening when you are mentally, and often physically, fatigued. Try doing the sessions in the morning if you can.
- Sleep deprivation – there is a reason this is used as a form of torture. Your brain does not function at its best when you are deprived of sleep. You have access to the course for two years, try and attempt it at times when you’ve had better sleep.
- Trauma – I have found that people with trauma around their core or pelvic floor area often struggle to connect to these muscles. If you have experienced trauma, please seek help and address it. If your trauma is birth related, I have provided some resources in this area. Please see a psychologist that specialises in your area to assist you to deal with your trauma. Please do not just put up with it, you can heal.
- Tight muscles – these can prevent you from connecting to other muslces. For example your hips may be tight and therefore preventing you from connecting to your bum muslces. Seeing a physiotherapist or having a deep tissue massage can assist with this. As can use a spikey ball or foam roller for self massage.
- Hormones – if you are a person who menstruates, the time of your cycle will affect how you can connect to your pelvic floor. The best time is from ovulation to just before you start bleeding. It has harder to connect whilst you have your period and just after it has stopped.
Please have a look at the resources in this area for more information and resources.
Please get in touch if you have an issue that isn’t covered here.