Have you watched my Hypopressives video on YouTube? This was one I wasn’t so happy with when I uploaded it, but I like to run with the mantra “done is better than perfect” so up it went! I was contacted by a viewer earlier this week who had been trying to do hypopressives but was failing to achieve any apnea. This got me thinking, is there a way to let you feel the apnea in order that you get the sensation and feel the lift in the pelvic floor.
Then… the light bulb moment! So i have created a new video which demonstrates a trick that lets you perform a stomach vacuum even though you do not know the hypopressive technique. If you try this trick, you will directly feel the working relationship between your pelvic floor diaphragm. Once you have felt this working relationship, performing a hypopressive exercise will be a little easier as you have established a connection in your mind. Give it a try and let me know in the comments below if it has helped!
Help to Break the Taboo
If you are suffering from stress incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, fecal incontinence or sexual dysfunction, you can relieve your symptoms by working on your pelvic floor. Regaining control and improving pelvic floor function does take time, this is time well spent so just do it!
In the case of pelvic pain, you should refrain from doing kegels instead focusing on reverse kegels (relaxation instead of contraction). Whatever the symptoms of your pelvic floor dysfunction, know that you are not alone. Join the growing community here or on facebook and help us to break the taboo surrounding pelvic floor dysfunction.