The body is connected. Yoga and stretching your body is great for urological health. We’ve discussed yoga poses to help with urinary incontinence, but now we are going to discuss the best yoga poses to work into your daily routine for your bladder.


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3 Best Yoga Poses for Urinary Incontinence

The Important Role Your Kidneys Play

Kidneys are vital for our body. They purify the blood by filtering waste. Kidneys also help with urination. The kidneys keep our blood stable and allow our bodies to function. They prevent the buildup of wastes and extra fluid in the body, keep our electrolyte levels stable, maintain hormones that regulate our blood pressure, produce red blood cells and keep our bones strong.
To improve our kidney health, there are a number of lifestyle habits and practices that can help preserve our kidneys and their function.

Bhujangasana (The Sphinx Pose)

Sporty yoga girl on white background in bhudjangasana (Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose)

The sphinx pose stretches and strengthens the abdominal muscles.


How to do this pose:

  1. Lay on your stomach with your legs slightly apart.
  2. Stretch your arms in front of you with your palms flat on the floor and your arms touching the ground.
  3. As you breathe in, lift upward. Lift your head and chest off the floor while keeping your arms and naval touching the ground.
  4. Continue breathing with awareness. Stay in touch with your body and pull your navel into your spine with your inhalation of breath.
  5. Keep your feet loosely together.
  6. You may stay in this pose for a few minutes.
  7. As you release, you can relax your muscles. As you breathe out, bring your head and chest to the floor.

Paschimottanasana (Seated forward bend)


This pose massages and tones the abdominal and pelvic organs.


How to do this pose:

  1. Sit up straight with your legs stretched out in front of you.
  2. As you breathe in, stretch your arms up to the sky.
  3. As you breathe out, stretch your arms forward and slowly bend your torso forward from your hip joints. Keep your spine straight and lay your arms on your legs.
  4. As you breathe in, lift your head slightly and elongate your spine
  5. As you breathe out, pull your navel toward your knees.
  6. Repeat this movement two to three times.
  7. While your head is down in the stretch, breathe for 20 to 60 seconds.
  8. You can do this stretch multiple times.


Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)


This pose helps relieve menstrual pain and cramps, releases tension from the neck and spine and also helps relieve digestive problems.


How to do this pose:

  1. Lie on your back with your legs hip width apart, roughly 10 to 12 inches away from your buttox.
  2. Keep your arms by your side with your palms facing down. As you inhale slowly, lift your lower back, middle back and upper back off the floor.
  3. Keep breathing and hold the pose for a few seconds
  4. Exhale and slowly release the pose.


Call Urology Experts Today for More Info on Kidney Health

At Urology Experts, we are passionate about restoring your health and keeping you informed. We urge all of our patients to live a healthy and active lifestyle that is kind to their kidneys and bladder. For any information on kidney health, please do not hesitate to contact us. We proudly serve the Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Cape Coral communities.

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