Dry Swan exercise distracts your brain signal from activating your bladder, giving you time to get to the bathroom. It takes away the 'urge to go now' and gives you back control to go when you want to and not be dictated to by your bladder. The more you practice your Dry Swan Exercise the stronger your bladder control can become, with the added benefit of building upper body strength.
Your Dry Swan Exercise can be performed at any time but is best used initially at the first sign of your brain signalling your bladder to empty, when the urge is building. This exercise can be used to stop the urge to empty your bladder, which often is only half full or less. Over time you can extend the duration between toilet visits to strengthen your bladder. As well, Dry Swan exercise, with practise, can enable you to once again sneeze, cough and exert yourself without leakage - eg exercise at the gym or lift shopping bags out of your car.
The first step is to familiarise yourself with the exercise, so check out the Exercise in this video. Watch the exercise a few times before attempting it.
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Of course, exercise is just one facet of bladder control and to really get on top of the condition you also need to address other issues such as diet, stress levels, work pressures etc.
However, your Dry Swan Exercise will help you in achieving better bladder control in the meantime.
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It's important when you raise your arms that you use all upper body muscles by stretching and extending your arms all the way to your fingertips in a deliberate fashion, with your fingers spread. You will feel your muscles reacting as you raise and lower your arms in a deliberate slow movement. The exercise is a personal one, so you will tailor it to suit yourself.
Imagine you are a beautiful swan in flight and need to keep yourself in the air so your arms are flexing your muscles and pushing against the air as you raise and lower them.
Rotation of circle will depend on whether you are right or left handed, whichever is most comfortable for you. The demonstation video and illustrations are for right-handed users.