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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 59-63

Exploring the significance of "Mudra and Bandha" in pelvic floor dysfunction


1 Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, India

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Dr. Mrithunjay Rathore
Kabir Nagar, AIIMS Residential Complex, Type 4 Quarters, Flat No: 201, Raipur, Chhattisgarh - 492 099
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0044-0507.159737

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Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is commonly associated with the weakness of pelvic floor muscles and the supporting connective tissue structures, which may lead to prolapse of the pelvic organs. There are various researches which have shown the significance of pelvic floor exercise (PFE) on the PFD. The last few years have seen a growing interest in the field of yoga. "Mudra" and "Bandha" are reported as pelvic floor yogic exercises (PFYEs) in the ancient Indian texts. These yogic exercises involve the coordination of breath, maintain the structural integrity of the pelvic floor, and thereby prevent PFD. It is recognized that all the female patients of PFD can be benefited from education on PFYE. So, in this article, we have tried to highlight the significance of PFYE in the preventive and therapeutic aspects of PFD.


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