How do Hypopressives work?
The pelvic floor and diaphragm are designed to work together - during normal breathing. If breathing is optimal, the pelvic floor rises a little and contracts each time you breathe out. So part of Hypopressives is resetting function.
During the programme, we'll be harnessing this natural connection, stimulating a strong, subconscious contraction of the pelvic floor and deep core muscles when you breath out and hold your breath. During these breathing exercises, the pelvic floor and core are contracted inwards and upward - which becomes more visible as a temporary tummy hollowing.
There are different positions to learn, each with a cycle of breathing which ends in a longer exhale and a short time of holding your breath.