|Relaxation and flexibilty|
- Begin by imagining that you are trying to stop wind from coming out of your anus. You will need to squeeze the muscles that are above the anus. You should only feel movement here and not in your legs or your buttocks.
- While doing this you should try to focus on contracting the muscles as if you were trying to stop a stream of urine. This will activate the muscles that are closer to the front rather then the ones that are behind you.
- If you are doing this correctly you should feel a squeeze of the muscles in the vaginal canal.
Health care professionals agree that an important part of treating stress incontinence is strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. Having a healthy pelvic floor can not only reduce or even eliminate stress incontinence symptoms but act as a preventative measure, as well. It is important to understand that this type of exercise doesn’t have to be done only in a yoga class but can be done virtually anytime and should be repeated periodically throughout the day.