Combining scientific principles with movement and imagery exercises that are both effective and fun, this book demonstrates how to create a stronger body by toning the pelvic floor. Focusing on the biomechanics of the pelvic floor, which acts as a support for the inner organs and contains a passage for the urethra, the sex organs, and the rectum, this guide shows how the pelvic floor plays an important role in almost all movements, balance, and body posture. The exercises train the muscles and joints and improve the tone of the organs, thereby increasing energy flow, eliminating incontinence, and keeping sexual organs healthy. The mind-body techniques are used to increase awareness of this part of the body and to improve sexual stamina.
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|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Eric Franklin is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and is the head of the Franklin Method Institute in Uster, Switzerland. He is the author of Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders and Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery.
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PELVIC POWER by Eric Franklin surveys the human body from the point of view of its pelvis. How minutely detailed the book can be is conveyed by the title of Chapter 8:"Ligaments and Connective Tissue Help The Pelvic Floor." *** In the eyes of health guru Eric Franklin, the human pelvis is the product of evolution from sea creatures and reptiles through vertebrates and quadruped mammals to homo sapiens. In the process, our ancestors shed the lowest ribs, replacing gills by lungs which then crowded the more ancient organs. Once erect, the torso organs of homo sapiens fight against gravity held up by the pelvic floor. And to hold those organs, including the bladder, in place, many ligaments must do their work. Think also of the diaphragm and its suction, as well as the entities that attach the intestines to the back of the stomach wall. Remember, too, that big bag the peritoneum. *** Eric Franklin claims to be almost alone among fitness trainers in presenting exercises to strengthen ligaments. He provides a few, arresting ways to strengthen loose bladders. *** PELVIC POWER abounds in precise, standardized anatomical jargon. But author Franklin also has a powerful gift for colorful, concrete language. Here is an example from Chapter 8: "Our connective tissue is like a bookshelf, but instead of books, there are muscles, organs and skin nicely lined up -- depending of the body posture. If the shelf is crooked or slack then the 'books' fall over or drop off the shelf.'" And a major home to both ligaments and connective tissue is the human pelvic floor. Ligaments and supportive tissues can be trained. And Eric Frank tells how. *** PELVIC POWER is all about understanding human anatomy, especially of the pelvis and the organs it supports. Learning the jargon precedes sensing and feeling the location of bladder, diaphragm, lungs, etc. And finally exercising them one by one to perform as they were meant to. PELVIC POWER is elegantly illustrated in black and white. It presents a short, helpful bibliography and as useful and thorough a topical index as you could ask for. A masterly treatment of an important subject. -OOO-