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Posture of the Month: Modified Happy Baby

31 July
Modified happy baby yoga pose

Happy baby pose is a wonderful position to encourage the pelvic floor muscles to let go of unconscious holding patterns. I like to modify this posture by placing the feet together, holding at the ankles, and separating the knees. Several of my patients find they are able to release the low back and avoid pinching […]

Suppressing the Urge

29 July
Winter Outhouse by Charles Knowles via Flickr, CC 2.0

Do you suffer from urinary urgency and/or frequency? According to the International Continence Society, normal void frequency is 5–7 times per day. This norm will change according to hydration, exercise, and heat levels. For example, singers will often drink more water during the day and performances to stay hydrated, so their normal voiding frequency will […]

Yoga for Endometriosis

31 May
Yoga for endometriosis

Millions of women and adolescent girls suffer from pain and decreased function because of endometriosis worldwide. According to Endometriosis.org, about one in ten women experience endometriosis. Here in the United States, estimates are in the ballpark of 5 million American women affected by endometriosis. What is endometriosis? Endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue migrates outside of […]

Yoga for Vulvodynia

30 May
Yoga for vulvodynia

It is estimated that 10–28% of women will experience vulvodynia in their lifetime (1). Often women have undiagnosed or misdiagnosed symptoms for months or even years. What is vulvodynia and vulvar pain? In 2015, the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD), the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), […]

Yoga for Interstitial Cystitis

26 May
Yoga for interstitial cystitis

Millions of men and women suffer from pain and decrease in daily activities because of pain associated with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). According to the sources compiled by the IC Network, about 3.2-7.9 million and 1-4 million men have symptoms of IC in the United States alone. As with other complex medical conditions, bladder […]

Yoga for Constipation

25 May
Yoga for constipation

Constipation affects 42 million men, women and children in the United States alone (1). What is constipation? Constipation is defined by less than 3 bowel movements a week with stool consistency that is dry, hard, and difficult or painful to pass (2). Constipation could be caused by surgery, poor diet and hydration, pelvic floor muscle […]