Yoga and Urology: Overactive Bladder

We are going strong with our yoga and urology series. Summer is a time for playing, exploring and swimming; not for having issues with an overactive bladder. For anyone that suffers from overactive bladder, we get it. It can be embarrassing, inconvenient and vacation-ruining. Learn some of these tips on how to help your overactive bladder with stretching and lifestyle changes.
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3 Best Yoga Poses for Urinary Incontinence

3 Stretches to Improve Your Kidney Health


Some of these poses may be beneficial for not only bladder health, but also kidney health and urinary incontinence.


Happy Baby Pose:

Yoga Stretches for an Overactive Bladder

How to do this pose:

  1. Lie on your back.
  2. Bring your knees to your chest and hip-width apart, keeping them bent.
  3. Lift up your feet to the sky. Hold your feet with your hands.
  4. Hold for 10 to 15 breaths.

This pose opens the pelvis and provides a great stretch.


Child’s Pose:

Yoga Stretches for an Overactive Bladder

How to do this pose:

  1. Start with your hands and knees on the ground with your back parallel to the ground. Like you are a table.
  2. Rock back so that your buttox is sitting on your heels.
  3. Your arms can be extended in front of you by your sides. Whatever position you find comfortable.
  4. Breathe deeply and relax.


Mountain Pose:

Yoga Stretches for an Overactive Bladder

How to do this pose:

  1. Stand straight so that your middle toes are parallel. Lift and spread your toes as well as rock on the balls of your feet. This will help you achieve balance evenly on your feet. Once you’ve evenly swayed and spread the weight equally on your feet, stand still.
  2. Once you are balanced, firm your thigh muscles and lift your kneecaps. Imagine that a line of energy is going all the way through your body. Lengthen your tailbone toward the floor.
  3. The main key of this pose is to align your body. Balance the crown of your head over the center of your pelvis.

This pose improves posture, strengthens your abdomen, buttocks and thighs and knees.


Call Urology Experts to Treat Your Overactive Bladder

While we agree strengthening your core and back muscles is important for your overall body and digestive systems, we also urge you to see a medical professional if you have problems that hinder your daily life. Schedule an appointment today if you or someone you know is in need or urological help.

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