Maha Bandha for prolapse- breath

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Maha Bandha for prolapse- breath

Maha Bandha for prolapse- breath
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Hi, I've got a question about the detail on the breath for maha bandha for prolapse (pg91 in the manual). It says to exhale and hold in a lock and then inhale deeply again. When do you release the lock? I'm assuming it's at the end of the exhalation?

I'm doing one on one sessions for a mum who has no sensation of when she needs to go for a wee (baby is 5 months). Is this a common complaint?

Filed under: continence. incontinence, pelvic Floor
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Thu, Feb 27 2014 7:12 PM In reply to
francoisef

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Hi Julie, re Maha Bandha, you hold the bandha continuously through several breaths (start with a few breaths until you reach the traditional number of 11 breaths), then do a long relaxation, ideally in a low Viparita Karani pose (pelvis on a flat cushion, legs bent resting on a chair). Sadly there are quite a lot of women who do not recover full sensations along their pelvic floor for a long time after giving birth. If the loss of sensation is at the front, the practice of Sahajoi Mudra (focusing on the urethra spincter with tiny and rapid tight-release move) is helpful. Massaging the adductor muscles along the inner thighs sometimes helps.Did this lady have a C section? did her baby press on her bladder in the last month of pregnancy?

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Fri, Feb 28 2014 1:51 PM In reply to
juliebickerton

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Thanks Françoise Yes she had a c-section, I will ask her if baby was lying on her bladder and pass on your advice