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Just another part of our body that can cause us pain - the neck. Whether it’s a knot from sleeping wacky the night before or a pain that’s been pretty consistent lately, having a stiff and tense neck can leave you feeling restricted in more ways than one. It shouldn’t hurt to look both ways when crossing the street or when you’re looking down to keep an eye on your little one. Check out these tips to see if they can relieve your neck pain. 1. Check if you’re breathing correctly Yes, that’s right! You should not be breathing from your tummy but drawing out that breath from your diaphragm. Don’t puff out your belly and don’t breathe from your upper body. Draw that breath down and in. You can check this by lying down somewhere  flat, placing one hand on your chest and

Do you have a constant feeling that some of your abdominal organs might fall out? Don’t worry - you’re not crazy. You may be suffering from pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse is when the organs inside of your pelvic cavity descend into the vaginal vault and may even extend to the outside of your body. These organs may be your bladder, urethra, uterus, or rectum. This may sound like something from a zombie movie but one in five women in the United States are actually suffering from pelvic organ prolapse. What is the cause of pelvic organ prolapse? There are many causes for pelvic organ prolapse. The number one cause is pregnancy (labor and delivery, included). It can also be sparked by obesity, respiratory conditions (due to chronic coughing), pelvic cancers, or hysterectomies. Another cause can be chronic constipation due

1. Check in with your breath. There are three primary ways to breathe: 1) with your diaphragm 2) with your belly 3) with the accessory muscles of your neck and shoulders. The most natural and relaxing way to breathe is Diaphragmatic Breathing, but most of us are using the other two, less effective, ways for oxygen exchange. When you breathe with your diaphragm, the intercostal muscles between the ribs do their proper job of helping the ribcage expand. As you inhale, the respiratory and pelvic diaphragms should move downward, like a piston, and with each exhale draw upward. This way of breathing fills your lungs and keeps the nervous system calm and happy. Unless you had a traumatic birth, you were likely born breathing with your diaphragm.  Breathing patterns can be changed over time through the following: During pregnancy, the liver, stomach, and