The Pelvic Floor: Yoga and Breathing Practices to Alleviate Incontinence and Pelvic Pain

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Leslie Howard

Leslie Howard Leslie Howard, a San Francisco-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic.  Her own struggles with healing her pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics of this rich place. Her teaching is informed by over 3000 hours of yoga...
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 8:00 pm Eastern / 5:00 pm Pacific 
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 8:00 pm Eastern / 5:00 pm Pacific

The Pelvic Floor: Yoga and Breathing Practices to Alleviate Incontinence and Pelvic Pain

Scientifically proven methods with two studies from UCSF. 

Proper strengthening and stabilizing of the pelvic floor help to create the correct foundation for each movement in the body. This is the true meaning of "core work." Whether you experience any of these conditions or are just plain curious about this region of the body, this workshop is for you: 

  • pelvic pain

  • lower back, hip, or groin problems 

  • discomfort during sex or while using tampons 

  • leak when laughing or sneezing 

  • have to go the bathroom too often 

  • prolapsed pelvic organs 

In this workshop, we will locate, assess, soften, stretch, strengthen and exercise the muscle groups of the pelvic floor and their crucial role in abdominal health. 

  • Part one of the workshop will begin with an anatomy lecture, followed by subtle experiential movements to awaken your understanding of this often ignored area and how to utilize the pelvic floor in asana. Next, we will do a practice geared toward pelvic pain and minor adjustments that can be made when working on releasing tight muscles.

  • Part two of the workshop will focus more on incontinence issues and how to engage under active muscles. Also, how specific asana and breath work address the two types of pelvic floors.

In each yoga practice, you will learn proper pelvic floor engagement. And how specific asana and breath work address the two types of pelvic floors. 

This workshop qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance and IAYT.

Quote from an article on the incontinence study here. 

Dr. Huang (lead researcher) and her colleagues recruited 20 women from the Bay Area who were 40 years and older and who suffered from urinary incontinence daily. Half were randomly assigned to participate in a six-week yoga therapy program, and the other half were not. The women who participated in the yoga program experienced an overall 70 percent improvement – or reduction – in the frequency of their urine leakage compared to the baseline. The control group – or the group that did not start yoga therapy – only had a 13 percent improvement.

This Course Also Includes:

  • Yoga Practice Video: Enjoy a yoga practice video that accompanies this course.

  • Recordings of All Webinar Sessions: It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get access to the recordings of all webinar sessions - both MP3 (downloadable) and MP4 (streaming online), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.

  • Transcripts of All Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note-takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the webinar sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.

This course qualifies for 3 non-contact hours CEs with Yoga Alliance.

Join us live or listen to the recordings!
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 8:00 pm Eastern / 5:00 pm Pacific 
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 8:00 pm Eastern / 5:00 pm Pacific