How to do Yoga when you are worried about Leaks

Yoga is good for core stability, strength, flexibility, relaxation, de-stressing and balancing for body, mind and soul. But one thing that worries me about doing Yoga is what happens when it is the time of the month. I have awfully heavy periods and tend to leak – which could result in things being VERY embarrassing. If I were at home I guess I would just take the week off and not go, but regular readers will know that I am off to review a Yoga Retreat with Mark Warner next month – and you guessed it! Thankfully the ladies at DiaryDoll know exactly my problem and have stepped in to help me out.Diary Doll pants helping women with leaks be more cinfident

About DiaryDoll Underwear

The DiaryDoll brand is the award winning technical underwear developed by celebrities Carol Smillie and Annabel Croft to help women of all ages deal with leaks. The underwear is pretty and helps build confidence with women feeling assured that whether it is the time of the month or stress-incontinence no-one will be aware of any problems occurring. I personally can vouch for their effectiveness having tried some myself. They are light-weight and discrete, fully machine washable and have a waterproof panel which protects clothing and bedding when normal sanitary protection fails. The come available for ladies sizes 6-20 and if you order online come in a discrete cotton purse. They are available in 4 colours (baby pink, jet black, dotty blue and grey marl) and cost £14.95 a pair.Diary Doll pants helping women with leaks be more cinfident

Yoga and Pilates Instructor Rose-Marie Sorokin B.A., Dip BWY from the Inner Light Yoga Company in Kent says that leaks can occur from coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping or doing heavy lifting. That the leak is caused from the pelvic floor being unable to tighten enough and this can happen at any time but is most common during pregnancy, after child-birth and during stages of menopause (when oestrogen disappears). That the best way to help is not just to strength the pelvic floor but also the other muscles in the area.

Exercises to help with Stress incontinence

  • Kegel Exercises: Most people are familiar with the idea of squeezing the pelvic floor muscles like they do when stopping the flow of urine. Squeeze for 5 seconds then relax for 5 seconds, increasing the amount of time as you go on up to 10 seconds for each.
  • Pelvic Floor Lift: Lying on your back with the soles of your feet together and your knees apart – press the soles of your feet together without tightening your buttocks or thighs, or rotating the pelvis. Hold for 5 seconds at a time and repeat for 10-20 times.
  • Lower Body Exercise: Lie on your front with your hands stretched out in front of you and rest your forehead on them. Engaging your pelvic floor and thighs squeeze a ball or cushion between your thighs for 5 seconds – increasing up to 10 seconds. Do this 10 times, increasing up to 20.
  • Half Squat: Standing with your feet hip-width apart and hands on hips, bend your knees until you go halfway towards the floor; making sure the knees go over the toes. Go up and down 6 times and repeat 3 times.Diary Doll pants helping women with leaks be more cinfident

Changes in Diet to help with Stress incontinence

  • Magnesium rich foods – eat more wholegrain, dark leafy green vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds.
  • Vitamin D – promotes calcium absorption.
  • Cut out caffeine
  • Stay Hydrated
  • Identify food sensitives

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61 thoughts on “How to do Yoga when you are worried about Leaks”

  1. I would choose black for my daughter for that time of the month as she has been asking for some of these pants

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  2. I really need some of these, I need to do yoga and light exercise to prevent my chronic illness from getting worse. I would choose blue spots as I always choose the funkiest colour of everything!!!!!

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  3. I have awful, heavy periods which mean that I worry about leaving the house on heavy days. These would give me much needed reassurance! I would choose dotty blue.

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  4. I would choose dotty blue, and would use them for added reassurance when doing my rebounding exercises.

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  5. Colour :- Black. Would love to try this product, may well be of benefit for self. Whilst other family members and friends could benefit from knowing effectiveness etc.

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  6. I would love these in black and I’ve wanted some of these for quite sometime, for that time of the month x

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  7. I would choose black, I suffer from very heavy periods. I love the fact that they are lightweight . What lovely packaging.

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  8. I would choose black too, I usually do. I have MS, and have trouble with getting to the loo in time sometimes.

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  9. I would go with Jet Black, these pants might give me the confidence to wear something other than black trousers during ‘that time of the month!’

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  10. I would go for black. Such a great idea – I think this is an issue that is so common and yet just not spoken about enough!

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  11. I’d get black, I think these are absolutely wonderful, to get peace of mind during your period , absolutely brilliant.

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  12. What a fantastic idea. As I’m getting older and after having children, I’m finding my pelvic floor isn’t as good as it could be. If I win I’d like the jet black please to help with any little leaks.

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  13. Having been left incontinent after a forceps delivery 6 months ago these would be brilliant. I would love a black pair.

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  14. I would love a pair of dotty blue pants, these would be perfect for me especially after the birth of my daughter

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  15. I have bladder problems and have been advised to take up pilates as it helps with the core muscles. I’ve had to give up jogging and strenuous exercises because I had leaks. I’d love to start again but I’ve got to sort my pelvic floor first.. I would choose black as my leggings are black.

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  16. I would like a pair as my underwear stock is low, they would be good for helping with pelvic floor as I have recently had a baby.
    Dotty Blue would be nice x

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  17. I would love a pair in black for my daughter. She loves running but currently avoids doing it when she has her period as she is worried about leaks.

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  18. I’d choose the black pair and I’d use them especially when at the gym during time of the month for extra confidence.

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