Specialised yoga program could help women with urinary incontinence

An ancient form of meditation and exercise could help women who suffer from urinary incontinence, according to a new study from UC San Francisco.

In a study UCSF researchers discovered that a yoga training program, designed to improve pelvic health, can help women gain more control over their urination and avoid accidental urine leakage.

'Yoga is often directed at mindful awareness, increasing relaxation, and relieving anxiety and stress,' said first author Alison Huang, MD, assistant professor in the UCSF School of Medicine. 'For these reasons, yoga has been directed at a variety of other conditions