Lungs and Bladder Leakage
One of the most fascinating aspects of your body is the connection between your lungs and your pelvis.
Your lungs function in conjunction with and in opposition to your pelvis.
Lungs have a negative pressure system that sucks air in like a vacuum, while your pelvis has a positive pressure system that pushes things out (pee, poop, farts, babies).
When the pressure in your lungs is off, the pressure in your pelvis will likely be off as well, since they balance each other out.
This pressure imbalance can create all sorts of issues "down there" like constipation, hip pain, groin pain, bladder leakage, pelvic pain, low back pain and IBS.
Lung restrictions are often a major contributor to "pressure system imbalances", and can arise from all sorts of things including asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, holding in your belly, old infections, to name a few.
Now, you can't control or change what's already happened, like that bout of pneumonia when you were in college, but there are some things you can change, like not holding in your belly.
Yep, I'm gonna write that one again:
Holding in your belly can contribute to pressure imbalances in your chest which can contribute to abdominal and pelvic issues!
So, if you haven't heard it before, STOP HOLDING IN YOUR BELLY.
Suck it in for a picture and then let it go!
Your whole body will thank you.