Introduction to Holistic AnatomyMay 20, 2021
Have you ever been curious about the human body and how it connects to healing, emotions, and self-development?
There is much to uncover when it comes to the anatomy: the intricacies, the complexities, the all-encompassing influences and experiences that are held there. Pelvic anatomy isn’t just about what is visible. Our anatomy holds together so much more than just the naked eye can see. So much more to what we feel. If you have ever wondered how the physiology of our bodies can impact healing - ever wanted to become more in touch with your body and with yourself - understanding your own anatomy is a great place to begin.
Holistic pelvic anatomy is more than just various organs or systems we have grown familiar with (or not). Human anatomy is what's holding all that has influenced us, all of our experiences. They are all housed here, not just in these organs, but in the tissue, the nerves, our fascia, and so much more.
When it comes to understanding all that anatomy encompasses, we must look inward. But before journeying within, developing and appreciating an understanding of our pelvic structure and systems to better understand the intricacies of our bodies.
Our Foundation: The Pelvic Floor
Have you ever been in a yoga class, entering Chair Pose, and heard the instructor say, “Remember to engage your pelvic floor,” and thought, my what? If this is a new term for you, you probably aren’t alone. It’s unfortunate that many are unaware of this brilliant, unique area in our bodies. The power in our Pelvic Floor. Think of this as the foundation of your home. It supports everything above it. This is why it is so incredibly important to begin with stability in this area of our bodies.
Unlike the foundations of our homes, the pelvic floor is a truly brilliant set of deep muscles situated in the pelvis, lining our pelvic bowl... Our pelvic anatomy is made up of various pelvic bony structures that form what we refer to as, the pelvic bowl. Centered at the bottom of our pelvic bowl lies our reproductive and urinary systems.
There is so much that our bony structures can do for us when we have an understanding and relationship with this area of our body. We dive into more of this in my training. Interestingly enough, the pelvic network is actually one of the most complex bone networks within our bodies.
The pelvic floor and whole-body connection are important for support, healing, and balance in our body.
Another major system important to not only our pelvic floor, but our entire body is our fascia tissue. This is a jelly-like layer of the body that runs through the muscles in our pelvic floor. Fascia is a network that connects and lines our whole bodies, there is no break in the lining. Because this tissue runs throughout our entire body, working with this area in the female anatomy is a very useful way to help heal our whole bodies. When talking about the anatomy of our female self: the nervous system, organ systems (urinary, reproductive, digestive), muscle systems, blood flow, immune system, erectile tissue network, it can all be intertwined with the pelvic floor. Whether it makes up structures within the pelvic floor or influences the structures around it. Everything is connected in a beautiful, but complex way. Anatomy is more complex than we’ve been told, and it’s time we all took a deeper look at our pelvic anatomy and floor.
There is SO much more when it comes to talking about our pelvic floor (I actually don't like the term "floor" because it's not flat, but it's what everyone connects to, so for now.....we say floor, but really it's like the lining of a basket).
Are you interested in learning more about how your physical body can help you in your journey to healing, better health, and a grounded or centered state? Head to my store, peruse this site, and check out my programs.
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