* Cross your legs when standing. Don't cross your legs when sitting. Doing this can result in pain or possible loss of bladder control. When standing, crossing your legs helps you "hold it in" by compressing the urethra, surrounding tissues, and (in females) the genito-urinary opening. However, when sitting any position which raises one or both thighs towards your abdomen causes pressure on the bladder - making it harder to holding it.
* Sit upright but relaxed. Don't "slouch". Raise your upper-body and allow you back to arch taking pressure off your bladder, but do not "stretch" your abdomen as this will add pressure. Relax your abdomen. Position your legs what ever way is most comfortable. Don't cross your legs above the knee. If you cross your legs, cross them at the ankles or shins. Press your thighs together, but avoid over-tensing them. Let your pelvis roll or tilt to ease your bladder. Do not lean forward, pull the front of your pelvis up, or squeeze your abdomen inward.
* Stand using your legs to close your urinary structures, either by squeezing or pulling tight. Choose positions you can keep your balance in naturally without tensing. Relax the rest of your lower body. Reposition your legs and thighs as needed.
* Allow your lower abdomen to tilt slightly forwards, if it does so on its own. This may relieve tension from your bladder. Allow the small of your back to arch so your chest and head remain upright. Let your abdomen expand and your front pelvis "tip" downwards (raising the buttocks). Don't assume this position unless it happens naturally, standing this way deliberately can become awkward and create tension.
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