The Vital Link Between Hypopressives and Posture for a Healthier Pelvic Floor
When it comes to our well being we often overlook the connection between posture and the health of our pelvic floor. The way our head carries its weight and the forces that travel through our body can have an impact on our pelvic floor. Correcting and maintaining alignment is essential in ensuring improved pelvic health.
Correct Stacking of Pelvis, Ribs, Shoulders, and Head: The pelvis, ribs, shoulders, and head form a kinetic chain, and their alignment plays a critical role in maintaining a healthy posture. When these elements are stacked correctly, the body distributes weight more evenly, reducing the strain on the pelvic floor.
Why Hypopressives Are Vital for Posture and Pelvic Floor Health
Targeted Engagement of Deep Core Muscles: Hypopressives uniquely focus on activating the deep core muscles, including the transverse abdominal muscles and pelvic floor. This targeted engagement strengthens the posterior chain or the back of your body, which encompasses the muscles along the spine, contributing to better postural alignment.
Specific poses for better alignment: Hypopressives are characterised by specific postures and breathing techniques. These poses are designed to ensure that the body maintains proper alignment and posture throughout the exercises, preventing unnecessary stress on the pelvic floor. By training the muscles in this way it leads to better posture.
A reduction of Intra-Abdominal Pressure: Hypopressives uniquely reduce intra-abdominal pressure, relieving the strain on the pelvic floor. This reduction is instrumental in promoting pelvic health while simultaneously supporting postural alignment.
A more expansive approach to Core Strength: One of the reasons why Hypopressives prove effective in improving pelvic floor health and body alignment lies in their emphasis on activating the core muscles and spinal decompression. By engaging the deep core muscles and the diaphragm, hypopressives strengthen the foundation of the spine without subjecting it to additional pressure.
Prevention and Rehabilitation: Hypopressives serve not only as a preventive measure but also as a rehabilitation tool for individuals dealing with postural issues or pelvic floor dysfunction. The specific nature of the exercises allows for targeted improvement in alignment and strength.
To do the Hypopressives classes it is important that you first learn the Breathing/Apnea
technique properly so that you can get the most out of the classes and the time you
invest in yourself.
Each week Simone runs Fundamentals sessions on Zoom where she explains the technique and guides you through all the steps. She will also give you feedback to make sure that you're doing it correctly. For some, the technique may come more quickly than others. Some of her clients, who are tighter in the ribs and thoracic spine do tend to take a little longer.
And here's the golden rule - for impactful change, Simone recommends at least three 15 to 20-minute workouts per week. Consistency is your best friend on this journey towards wellness.
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Simone Muller is the founder of re-centre and has over 15 years of teaching experience across Pilates, Low Pressure Fitness and Yoga. She launched the online platform to make Low Pressure Fitness and Hypopressives more accessible to more women around the world so that they can become the strongest and most functional versions of themselves.
As the first level 3 instructor in London, she has witnessed transformative postnatal rehabilitation results in clients, addressing issues like Diastasis Recti, prolapse and incontinence.
Simone has written articles for the re-centre blog 'Kegels not Working?', 'The connection between menstruation and prolapse symptoms' and 'Why I love teaching postnatal rehabilitation?'.
Simone has also written guest posts for The Shala 'What is Low Pressure Fitness', Yana Active 'Prioritising your Pelvic Floor Health After Giving Birth and Nurturing the Core' and for The Pelvic Academy 'Empowering Women's Health - The Power of Collaboration Between Hypopressives, Physiotherapists and Osteopaths'.
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What our members say
The best post-partum class, it really helped with my recovery. Simone is a great teacher, so knowledgeable and kind. I recommend her classes to all my friends who had a baby. Thank you Simone!
I’ve only been doing Simone’s classes for a short time but have noticed huge improvements in my core strength and posture. Great value and high quality recordings combined with live classes make it really easy to fit into your life. Highly recommended.
I cannot say enough good things about Simone’s classes - they have been really transformative for me. Her explanation of what are often unusual and specific techniques is so good that you never feel lost, and she has a wonderful way of connecting with the class on a really human level, as well as being a real expert in her field. Her classes are challenging, mindful, and have helped amazingly with my pelvic floor issues - I started seeing results after only 4 weeks of classes! Highly recommend.
Simone's classes are amazing. She combines her skills in pilates, yoga and hypopressives to provide a very holistic practice. I've seen a great improvement in my postnatal body thanks to her classes. I would recommend her to any woman who has had a baby.
I love Simone’s Low Pressure Fitness classes, they have helped with my prolapse symptoms and are something I turn to daily if I’m having a hard day. Simone is a great communicator and teacher, she explains everything very clearly and I have no trouble participating in the class even over zoom.
Simone and re-centre were a saviour for me over lockdown. A great chance to just be in my body and switch on to what I was feeling. As a pelvic health physio I can highly recommend Simone and her method as a great form of rehab for many postnatal conditions.
I got to know about Low Pressure Fitness through Simone, in a workshop that I'm so lucky I attended. It was about 2 months after giving birth and I felt really weak, thinking that I could never get back to my strength before the pregnancy. Simone's help completely changed my perspective and with her brilliant classes slowly I got back my confidence and strength. I was worried that these exercises will be tricky with online classes, but she has been great in giving clear instructions and adjusting poses for everyone based on their needs. I don't know how she does it but she even gives individual feedback and helps you correct your pose in a group online class. Thanks Simone!
Simone's classes and on-demand videos are excellent. She's such a good teacher, always learning new things herself to expand her teaching horizons. Would most definitely recommend to anyone with a postpartum body regardless how long it's been since you gave birth.
Simone is a great teacher, I highly recommend her work. Her online platform is well curated and excellent value and she gracefully manages to teach & give individual attention in her live Zoom classes.
I attend re-centre classes with Simone weekly and have noticed a huge improvement in my core strength and tone. Simone has a thoughtful and inclusive approach to her classes, they vary which means I stay focused and the relaxation time at the end is much needed in the life of a busy mum!
Simone is a brilliant teacher, she takes the time to check in with her students and work through exercises to fit individual injuries. She’s also really knowledgeable and supportive for post natal bodies. Doing hypopressors are a total life changer and I love the way this is incorporated into Pilates and stretching.
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Hypopressives is an effective technique toward relieving symptoms related to Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Diastasis Recti and Urinary Incontinence. Hypopressives also improves poor posture, pelvic floor weakness and back pain. I offer a flexible approach to memberships and a 14-day free trial.SIGN UP