After viewing your DVD, I know I was doing my Kegels correctly but I have been doing them lying in bed only. You have sitting and standing Kegels on the DVD but these are hard for me. Does it matter if I just do them lying on my back?
Glad you were doing your Kegels correctly! Progressing from supine to sitting to standing is a progression in difficulty as are the exercises in workouts 1 through 4, respectively. Progress only as you are able – meaning make sure you can do them correctly. Otherwise, you are not ready. The best part about mastering Kegels in the sitting position is that they become a car exercise. Every time I enter my car, I think of posture and Kegels. I usually do them while taking my son to preschool and back, which is great because it fits into my busy schedule! Then you will progress to mastering the standing Kegel, which is even more difficult, but the most functional. We have to be able to activate our pelvic floors in the standing because- this is the position we are in when we feel the prolapse the most.
Bottom line, give yourself a 2 week progression to master the standing Kegel. I have no doubt you will.
I have noticed that my legs shake a bit when I do the Kegels lying down.
This is OK. It means that your muscles/nerves are working so hard to find the right contraction or the right firing pattern. This will subside.