Advice & Support
Incontinence Exercise Zone

Yoga For Pelvic Floor

Watch out kegels – yoga is the new way to strengthen your pelvic floor.

Published by Jane Granger
Yoga For Pelvic Floor

Most people know that Kegel exercises can help with urinary incontinence through strengthening the pelvic floor. While these exercises are helpful, there are other alternatives you can try incorporating into your lifestyle as well.

When it comes to your bladder you do not want your muscles to be too tense. There is a fine balance, so the trick is to strengthen while softening them. This may sound counterintuitive, but in order to have a strong bladder you need muscles that can support it and work with it.

So in addition to doing Kegel exercises, there are several different types of yoga poses you can do to strengthen, but soften your pelvic floor as well. Before starting yoga it is important to talk to your doctor in order to make sure this is the right type of exercise for you. You may also have to make modifications when you first begin in order to gain more flexibility.

Talk to a yoga teacher at your local gym or recreation centre to learn how to do some poses. Great ones to start out with include: child’s pose, legs up the wall and reclined bound angle. All of these poses are relatively simple and will feel

It is important to make sure you are doing these exercises properly in order to assure you don’t get injured. It is also important to do these exercises correctly in order to gain all of the benefits of yoga.



Did you know?
Yoga can also help with urinary incontinence because for some people their symptoms become worse when they are stressed. Yoga is a great way to relieve stress while also gaining strength and flexibility.