Info

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast

Helping yoga teachers to stay connected to information, entrepreneur advice and a community of supportive yoga teachers and professionals.
RSS Feed
The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast
2021
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2020
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Page 1
Jun 18, 2018

069: Yoga with Pelvic Organ Prolapse with Dr. Sarah Duvall

 

After meeting physiotherapist Dr. Sarah Duvall through a webinar, Shannon knew that Sarah, through her expertise and passion for pelvic health, would make a great guest for an episode of The Connected Yoga Teacher, complimenting the series of episodes on pelvic health (links below).

 

In addition to her work as a physiotherapist who specializes in helping women recover from pelvic health issues, Sarah has experienced first-hand how emotionally and physically draining it can be to suffer from pelvic health issues when, following the birth of her child, she was diagnosed with Pelvic Organ Prolapse.

 

Sarah mainly works with women, specifically athletes and mothers, who need help with pelvic health issues including Diastasis and Pelvic Organ Prolapse. She was tired of seeing injuries that were entirely preventable; prolapse that worsens after birth, abdominal separation that just didn’t heal, and back pain from women lifting their infants.

 

Dr. Sarah Duvall’s goal is to help women exercise better. She sees many trying to back into shape after having a baby through jumps, crunches, sit ups, and other physically damaging workouts that impact both the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor. Sarah wants to empower women to build strength without getting hurt. She runs online courses for moms who are recovering from pregnancy and childbirth as well as those tailored to professionals who are working with pre and postnatal students.

 

Sarah defines Pelvic Organ Prolapse, the importance of breath awareness in relation to pelvic health, prolapse prevention, and advice for yoga teachers on how to support and accommodate those with prolapse.  



4:30 Sarah’s journey to becoming a Pelvic Health Specialist

 

5:40 Sarah defines Pelvic Organ Prolapse

 

8:20 Breath and pelvic health

 

14:00 Using your sitz bone to check-in with your breath and pelvic floor (a good exercise to teach your students)

 

18:10 Who is most susceptible to Pelvic Organ Prolapse

 

23:00 What it feels like to have Pelvic Organ Prolapse

 

25:40 Different types of prolapse

 

26:30 Other breath practices Sarah recommends for teaching yoga, including breathing through transitions

 

30:45 How yoga teachers can help students in class who’ve been diagnosed with prolapse

 

33:55 Is breath holding damaging to pelvic health and the importance of giving women hope they can resume their physical activities

 

37:00 Sarah’s personal experience with Pelvic Organ Prolapse; the challenge of healing, relapses, and the emotional impact the diagnosis and treatment

 

43:15 Other considerations when you have a student with prolapse

 

44:05 How to recognize if you’re straining or bearing down through kinesthetic awareness and the importance of checking in throughout the yoga class

 

47:15 What Sarah wants to tell yoga teachers and those teachers who are dealing with Pelvic Organ Prolapse themselves

 

48:15 How to get in touch with Sarah and her other offerings

 

49:20 Shannon’s key takeaways



Links

 

Email: sarah@coreexercisesolutions.com

 

Sarah's Website: Core Exercise Solutions

 

Course for Healthcare Professionals

 

Courses for Moms: Pre and Post Natal Pelvic Health Care

 

Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall on Facebook

 

Core Exercise Solutions Youtube Channel

 

Printable PDF about Pelvic Organ Prolapse

 

Relevant TCYT Episodes:

 

007: Breath and Pelvic Health with Trista Zinn

 

008: Core Breath and Pelvic Health with Kim Vopni

 

009: Kegels, Mula Bandha, and Pelvic Health with Shelly Prosko

 

033: A New Perspective on Diastasis Recti with Sinead Dufour

 

The Connected Teacher Facebook Group

 

Book a Consultation Call with Shannon

 

Yoga for Pelvic Health Teacher Training with Shannon Crow

Gratitude to our Sponsor Schedulicity

0 Comments
Adding comments is not available at this time.