Does the constant discomfort in your pelvic area sound familiar? Have you tried medication or invasive procedures with little to no relief? It's time to take control of your pelvic wellness with holistic approaches that celebrate the power of your body. Join us to discover how embracing your pelvic area can alleviate pain and create a supportive community for those dealing with similar issues. Don't let chronic conditions hold you back any longer – it's time to unlock your potential for a fulfilling life. Empower yourself and join us for a journey towards pelvic health and wellness.
The body is so fucking amazing.
Pelvic Yoga Coach
My special guest is Penny Petersson
You can catch a glimpse of Penny's infectious spirit on her Instagram page, @wellbeingbypenny, where she makes us smile by calling out the struggles of living with LS and pelvic health issues.
This is Penny Petersson's story:
Penny Petersson was just 19 years old when she was diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosis, a condition that would change her life forever. Now, at 33, she has years of experience living with the condition and has also developed overactive pelvic floor dysfunction.
To help others going through similar struggles with pelvic health, Penny began teaching yoga for overactive pelvic floor dysfunction and found both solace and purpose in doing so. Realizing the limitations of Instagram in sharing her message, she felt drawn to the world of podcasting, where she could expand on her thoughts and experiences.
Despite battling perfectionism and imposter syndrome, Penny pushed through her fears and launched the Pelvic Power Podcast. With this platform, she hopes to empower others on their journey to better pelvic health and wellness by sharing her insights, stories, and interviews with experts in the field.
In this episode, you will be able to:
- Uncover the benefits of a holistic approach to pelvic health and well-being.
- Delve into the power of the pelvic area for effective pain management.
- Create a strong network of support for those dealing with pelvic pain.
- Realize the potential of living your best life despite chronic conditions.
Empowerment to take control of pelvic health
Taking charge of your pelvic wellness is crucial for your overall health and well-being. It's not just about treating existing discomfort or pain; it's also about engaging in preventative care and nurturing your pelvic region through various holistic methods. By being proactive in your pelvic care and developing a stronger connection with this area, you can accelerate your journey toward feeling more empowered and in control of your health.
Penny Petersson is passionate about empowering her clients to regain control over their bodies and lives. She created the Pelvic Power Podcast and her Wellbeing by Penny membership program to provide comprehensive resources, including live and on-demand classes, pelvic reset and flows, meditation, and breathwork sessions, as well as a supportive community.
Join the Pelvic Health Yoga Membership today, and use code ‘JACLYN' for a 7-day free trial and 30% off your first month. Penny's approach to pelvic health and wellness aims to encourage individuals to make informed choices for their pelvic wellness, giving them greater control over their health and well-being.
Listen to my interview on Pelvic Health with Penny here:
Timestamped summary of this episode:
00:00:00 – Introduction,
Host Kathy introduces the podcast and explains that it is about learning to live with Lichen Sclerosis. She also welcomes guest Penny Petersson, who has started her own podcast called the Pelvic Power podcast.
00:04:28 – Penny's Background,
Penny shares that she was diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosis at age 19 and has been living with it for 14 years. She also talks about her experience with overactive pelvic floor dysfunction and teaching yoga for pelvic floor issues.
00:08:33 – Starting the Pelvic Power Podcast,
Penny talks about her journey to starting the Pelvic Power podcast and the challenges she faced as a recovering perfectionist. She also shares her desire to empower others and help them take back their power.
00:11:17 – Keeping it Real,
Kathy and Penny discuss the importance of being authentic and not filtering oneself, even if it means using a few F bombs. They talk about the fear of not being liked but ultimately deciding to be true to oneself.
00:13:42 – Community Response,
Penny shares that her students have expressed interest in being on the podcast and that her mom, who also has Lichen Sclerosis, is a potential guest. They also discuss the importance of building a community and finding one's audience.
00:15:36 – New Episode and Guests,
Penny announces that a new episode of her podcast will be released every Thursday. She reveals that she will have guests on the show, including pelvic physios, and people with various pelvic pain conditions.
00:16:35 – The Power of the Pelvic Area,
Penny and Kathy discuss the power of the pelvic area and how society often stigmatizes it. They emphasize the importance of acknowledging the power and potential of the vulva and vagina.
00:17:48 – Moving Past Negative Energy,
Penny and Kathy discuss the importance of moving past negative energy and finding positivity in the face of pain and discomfort. They discuss how focusing on the positive can help people live their best lives despite their conditions.
00:19:26 – Broadening the Focus,
Penny discusses how her podcast and membership are not just focused on lichen sclerosus but on a holistic approach to pelvic pain. She emphasizes the importance of learning about other pelvic pain conditions and empowering people to take control of their health and well-being.
00:21:59 – Wellbeing by Penny Membership,
Penny explains that her membership is for people with hypertonic pelvic floor dysfunction but is also open to anyone who wants to feel good mentally, emotionally, and physically. She describes the various classes and sessions available in the membership, including pelvic reset flows, meditation, and breathwork.
Check out Jaclyn's interview with Penny on pelvic health and lichen sclerosus HERE.