Slow It Down! A Mindful Yoga Practice for Pelvic Floor Health and Beyond

By
Jessica Reale PT, DPT, WCS
yoga class of women doing slow yoga for pelvic floor health

“Ok, let’s try that again, but I want you to do it a little bit more slowly.” 
 

“Let’s see if you can do that with a little bit less tension.” 
 

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