A Crack in the Mask: The Felt Sense Method

Reversal of Valsalva can aid us in controlling unwanted release of urine – incontinence. Remember, when the pelvic floor muscles become weak and the urethral sphincter cannot contract strongly enough to resist the force of Valsalva pressure, (as when we do simple tasks like picking up a child, sneezing, coughing, laughing, jumping, standing up from a seat, etc.,) the sudden build-up of internal pressure will push urine out of the bladder – stress incontinence. Or you are going along and without a warning the intense urge to go hits you – urge incontinence. What you don’t want to do in either situation is bear down. What you want to learn how to do is bear up, or reverse the Valsalva. Supta Baddha Konasana Supta Baddha Konasana, toes to the wall. 1. Lie on your back close to a wall, with your feet towards the wall. Bend your knees and put the soles of your feet together, letting your knees fall away from each other. 156 CHAPTER NINE A CRACK IN THE MASK TheFeltSenseMethod®

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