The physical and mental benefits of yoga are well documented. It can help you increase your strength and flexibility, lower your risk of heart disease, and even ease anxiety and depression. Studies now show that yoga can help women who suffer from urinary incontinence by improving pelvic health and help gain more control over their bladders. If you have urinary incontinence, it's important to explore your options to maintain the active and happy lifestyle you’ve always enjoyed. Yoga can help you manage and improve your symptoms with its combination of pelvic floor-strengthening poses and its relaxation aspects. While these poses are pretty simple, it's a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise routine.
Similar to Kegel exercises, there are some yoga poses that help you gain strength in your pelvic floor muscles, which can help incontinence symptoms. Yoga can actually strengthen more muscles within the pelvic floor than Kegel exercises can.
Try these yoga exercises to strengthen and relax the pelvic floor muscles: