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Tai chi exercise "Shake the Dragon's Tail" -PFD

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  • Tai chi exercise "Shake the Dragon's Tail" -PFD

    I have found a lot of comfort and relief in this exercise. This is what you do (helps open up the pelvic floor) :

    Scootch down to a squatting position - way down - tilt your head up to the right and swing your tailbone around to the LEFT so they are in opposite positions - head and shoulders up to the right and tailbone swinging low down to the left - then swing slowly to the reverse - head and shoulders up to the left and swing low - the back and tail bone 'round to the right - slowly - do the reverse - for about 5 minutes - keep repeating slowly - like a pantomine - scoop down LOW to the left - then down LOW to the right - head always scooped down -and back and rear end up high in the opposite direction.
    I hope you find it a very comforting and "opening" up of the pelvic region.

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    relaxing pelvic floor

    One time at night I was in a flare and who knows why I fell asleep but I did bend my knees to my chest (and slightly to sides) and I think that position causes muscles in the pelvis to relax, so this squatting thing makes perfect sense. We should all do everyday (unless there is reason not to ofcourse) I think this Tai Chi exercise. Thanks! PV
    I got IC in 1970! I was not diagnosed until 1991. I've tried many drugs and therapies but I tend to only resort to drugs when in a flare because when I am not in a flare (from being good on diet), I suffer only from small bladder volume (like about 7 ozs.) and peeing will relieve the discomfort. When I am feeling relatively normal, I say to myself I am glad I am not on a drug. When I am in a flare, I say, why am I not on a drug! I've recently have been trying to solve my connective issue problems in general. I look to diet and herbs mostly unless it gets really bad. I still think there is great hope for each individual finding a path to healing and there are many.


    • #3
      Is there anywhere I might be able to see a series of photos (or a video is even better!) of this move being done? Lol, I'm feeling quite silly right now but I'm probably doing it wrong. xD



      Just diagnosed w/PFD - Oh Boy!

      What I have tried: Elmiron, Lyrica, ,Methadone, Vicodin, Norco, Cystoprotek, imipramine, xanax, hydroxizine, trazadone, a bunch of anti-spasmotics and more I'm sure I can't remember.

      What I'm presently on:
      Noritriptyline 25 mg
      OxyContin 20 mg AM - 10 mg afternoon - 20 mg PM
      Zanaflex 2 mg at bedtime
      Percocet PRN for breakthrough
      Nasonex (allergies)
      Jolessa (b.c.)
      Physical Therapy 2x weekly

      Be my buddy?


      • #4
        A.M. and P.M. T'ai Chi With David-Dorian Ross and CJ McPhee (2006)

        You can get a used copy from Amazon for under $9.00. Its a great little dvd - very easy and simple to follow.

        Re: the exercise - just keep dipping low in the middle as you slowly switch from side to side - leading UP with your head and DOWN low in the opposite direction with your tailbone.