When a woman has pelvic floor dysfunction she often begins to limit the activities that contribute to her symptoms. Women with incontinence often stop exercising and may limit their social engagements. Let’s face it, leaking when you laugh, cough, run and exercise is not exactly enjoyable.
Women with prolapse are often told to put their physical activities on hold; stop lifting, don’t run, don’t do fitness classes, don’t pick up the children or heavy groceries… There is merit to this as we want to avoid detrimental downward pressure towards a dysfunctional pelvic floor.
The big “do not do” list has a great impact on a women’s perception of herself. Her self-esteem, self-confidence and zest for life start to diminish. When you see yourself as broken, weak and fragile you no longer move or carry yourself the same way, and this in turn affects your posture and your ability to move through life strongly and confidently. Desperately trying to protect yourself can also cause further problems for the pelvic floor because these “protective postures” encourage improper alignment and a mismanagement of pressure towards your pelvic floor.
Exercise programs to strengthen the pelvic floor often times are quite boring, sedentary and the mental process of trying to contract and relax such a small set of muscles that have such a big impact on our well-being can be well…… not so stimulating, some might say mind numbingly borring!
Women often come to me feeling deflated, exasperated, and at a loss.
Hypopressive – Low Pressure Fitness causes a positive series of reactions both physically and mentally.
How does Hypopressive training leave such a profound impact on a women’s life during this time of defeat?
The HYPOPRESSIVE technique have been described by those who are willing to give it a try as…. EMPOWERING, ENERGIZING, STRENGTHENING, FULL BODY AWARENESS, IMPACT FULL, CONNECTED, GROUNDED, MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY STIMULATING, ABDOMINAL TONING, LIGHT AND TALL ( CONFIDENT) offering a SENSE OF CONTROL.
The Hypopressive – Low Pressure Fitness offers women a chance to feel STRONG and POWERFUL in poses that are PHYSICALLY DEMANDING. The poses create a proprioceptive response sending a message to the brain that creates postural AWARENESS. This awareness helps to create a GROUNDED AND CONNECTED sense of self while creating a more confident body map.
Hypopressives stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, leaving you feeling ENERGIZED, ALERT and ready to conquer the rest of the day.
The breathing pattern keeps you mindfully CONNECTED AND AWARE, leaving a positive IMPACT on our physical and mental health. The rhythm in this breathing pattern allows us to focus and memorize the technique with the same intent created for children to learn with songs such as the A-B-Cs .
Far more than a breathing technique, Hypopressive training offers a full body approach to restoring and maintaining core function; respiration, circulation, pelvic health, nervous system and postural alignment. What we are left with is a Tall, Light and CONFIDENT feeling in our own skin once again.
A SENSE OF CONTROL on the parts of our body where there has been such a lack of control. The improved health of our pelvic floor contributes to a more confident, functional and mentally stable state of being. .
Feeling better about ourselves allows us to rest and sleep more soundly. Sleep allows us to heal and create positive physical and mental memory patterns that were created during the Hypopressive training session.
Allowing us the fundamental freedom to break away from the mentally exhausting symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction and allow us to enjoy and rely on a body that freely moves through the events of daily living, the activities and sports we love.
Needless to say Hypopressive – Low Pressure Fitness is an important part of my training!
Hypopressives – Low Pressure Fitness