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Guided Meditation for Stress Relief: Breathing With the Pelvic Floor



A guided meditation to release tension.

Your pelvic floor is a net of muscles that surround your genitals and support your pelvic organs, your lower back, and your hips. Dysfunction in this area is very common for everyone, especially for women, and sometimes indicates a disconnect with one’s sexual self. Chronic tension in the pelvic floor area sends a message to the nervous system that we are under stress, which can cause all kinds of other problems in the body. Consciously breathing into this area can help encourage blood flow to the genital area and increase muscular elasticity, benefiting the physical body, the nervous system, and the sexual self. This breath meditation can be done anytime, including right before bed to help relax the system and encourage healthy sleep. 

Julie Peters

Julie Peters is a staff writer for Spirituality & Health. She is also a yoga teacher (E-RYT 500, YACEP) and co-owner of Ocean and Crow Yoga studio in Vancouver, BC, with her mom, Jane. She is the author of Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken (SkyLight Paths 2016) and WANT: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango Media 2019). Learn more at Follow her at @juliejcp.

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