pelvic floor – yilu training

by Sarah on 2013/04/05

Hello everyone,

after the birth of my son I like to begin slowly to practise again. But the midwife said, that I have to avoid any type of sport for the next 6 – 8 weeks. Any force which affect the pelvic floor should be avoided (lifting thinks for instance). But I think, that doing the yilu hasn`t any affection on the pelvic floor at all. But being not sure, I like to have your estimation.

Thanks a lot


About Sarah

I am learning Taijiquan - Practical Method since 2011.

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Chen Zhonghua April 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Wait for 6-8 is good advice. Some foundations and sitting exercises can be done at the same time.


backfisch April 6, 2013 at 3:01 am



Hugo Ramiro April 7, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Sarah, speaking from the point of view of Chinese Medicine, I can say that waiting 6-8 weeks as was initially recommended and as Shifu suggested is reasonable.
A note or two on the topic of the pelvic floor. The contraindication of pelvic floor “exercises” has to do with the increase of intra-abdominal pressure, which tends to press things out, causing prolapses and hernias. In other words, incorrect “pelvic floor exercises”.
This will not happen with YiLu if you do (even a full set) gently. In addition, YiLu, properly done, promotes the lifting, tightening and firming of connective tissues, exactly counteracting hernias, prolapse and the possible untoward effects of labour.
Finally, be more cautious if you are still new at YiLu and/or if you had a difficult pregnancy, but intelligent, aware practice ought to only help otherwise. If you are new at YiLu or had a difficult pregnancy, wait at least 6-8 weeks before beginning any more intense training.


backfisch April 9, 2013 at 9:33 am

Thank you Hugo Ramiro for your estimation. Perhaps I will try and see, how it feels… 🙂


Dr. Health April 9, 2013 at 1:22 pm

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