Have you ever tried Hypopressives for prolapse? They work extremely well. Yet, this technique is new to many, so we’ll provide a short summary of what they are. Hypopressives are low-pressure exercises designed specifically for pelvic floor dysfunctions (PFD).
The “low-pressure” part of the description is super important because PFDs result from having too much pressure in the pelvic floor.
This is where Hypopressives (or Hypos” for short) come in to save the day. These exercises blend posture, alignment, and breathwork together to reduce and eliminate this excess pressure.
Here’s a different way to say this. This technique “lifts the pressure off” the pelvic floor, which in turn, creates a “lift” in the prolapsed organs — bringing them back to their proper position.
This is why hypopressive exercises for prolapse are effective. Although we love teaching this method for all kinds of PFD, there are some very specific reasons why Hypos are fab for prolapse.
Hypopressives for healing prolapse
Practicing hypopressives for prolapse is one of the best ways to reverse and heal this condition. One of the reasons they do this, as we’ve mentioned, is by reducing pressure in the area where the prolapse is.
The next ones are the lateral and apnea breath. When a lift is created, it not only brings the prolapsed organ upward to its rightful home – it also creates circulation and activates the fascia, nerve endings, and muscles.
And if our body gets the circulation it needs, this helps the cells get the oxygen and the nutrients and reset they so desperately need.
Another major reason Hypos can do amazing things relates to the positive effect they have on scar tissue and adhesions in your pelvic floor fascia. When you practice hypopressives, you are helping to reduce and eliminate scar tissue and adhesions.
Two more reasons hypopressive training for prolapse works
When you do Hypos consistently and for a while, they can offer you some incredible benefits. Even more than what we’ve already spoken about.
1. Hypopressives give you a taller posture with an open chest
Instead of a rounded, caved-in posture where it looks like you’re collapsing inward. This type of posture will cause the fascia to wrap around your upper body and hold it in this way.
Poor posture affects the diaphragm (since it’s located in your upper body) and affects your breathing. Interestingly enough, the diaphragm in your chest also affects the pelvic floor diaphragm in your pelvis. Since these two are so connected, the pelvic floor will react to anything the diaphragm communicates.
2. Hypopressives calm our mind & our nervous system
Breathing exercises in general are wonderful for the mind, which is why practicing hypopressives with apnea breath is amazing. When we hold our breaths, our mind is able to take a temporary pause and break from its incessant thinking.
So, a 10-minute hypopressives session, for example, can create some powerful healing effects that you can take with you throughout the day.
Also, practicing hypos can activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the nervous system that allows healing to occur. This is crucial because our busy, stressful, modern lives tend to keep us in the sympathetic nervous system – which can aggravate symptoms and prevent us from healing.
Yet, with any exercise designed to rehab an area of the body that’s been injured (i.e. physiotherapists, yoga instructors, athletic therapists, etc.), you need careful instruction to practice them because hypopressives are complex.
Why are Hypopressives complex?
These exercises are complex for a few reasons. First of all, most women who practice hypopressives, are doing it for the very first time. Plus, it’s not like any other technique on the planet, it’s unique. And therefore, when you are just starting out, it’s not very intuitive.
Secondly, Hypopressives are difficult to learn on your own because of the different components and factors to consider. Without having the 1-to-1 support and specific feedback and guidance on how you’re practicing them, there’s a high chance of doing them incorrectly.
For the posture and alignment-based exercises, this may not seem like a huge deal, but when doing the apnea breath (i.e. breath holds), if you do these wrong, it can make the prolapse worse! And of course, nobody wants that.
Doing apnea wrong can make symptoms worse — Here’s why
The most important (and most difficult) part of doing Hypopressives is the apnea breath. Unfortunately, if you do it wrong there’s a very high risk of creating even more pressure in the pelvic floor. And as we’ve said, too much pressure in this area is the main cause of PDF.
So, to reiterate, when doing the apnea breath wrong, it actually has a bad impact instead of a positive one. This is why we urge you not to practice apnea by watching a YouTube video.
Don’t do free Hypopressive classes on YouTube
Sure, it’s convenient and free to learn pretty much anything you want on YouTube. I have a YouTube channel and love sharing what I’ve learned about healing pelvic floor dysfunction.
However, some things are not meant to be taught in this setting because of the need for supervision and guidance, which is necessary when practicing hypopressives, especially the apnea breath as we just talked about.
Yet, on the plus side, this doesn’t mean you need to hire a teacher to come to your house in person or join group classes. This can be difficult financially and it can create more stress given the need to schedule your sessions and then drive there. In some cases, you may not be able to find in-person classes near you.
Having a Hypopressives teacher is a game-changer
There is still a way for you to practice the hypopressive technique for prolapse from your computer. But having a teacher you can ask questions to and seek specific advice from, will help ensure you are practicing correctly.
This is how we designed our online hypopressives course. With a trained and qualified teacher supporting you at every step and turn.
We offer this Hypopressives training and 1-to-1 support from Abby & myself
Abby Lord, is a practitioner at MoonRise and is a Master Hypopressives Trainer. She has been teaching women this technique for a little over a decade and brings his positive, infectious energy to each class.
Here is what one student said this about her:
“Abby is a fantastic trainer. She has such a warm and friendly nature making her approachable and enjoyable to learn from. After working with Abby I can feel the symptoms improving and my fitness level and general well-being are better too.” – Kim
Also, I will be your guide when you have questions or want to know if you’re practicing each exercise right. You can send me pictures or videos and I’ll follow up with a written response, or in some cases, I’ll send a video reply.
Want to know more?
Join us on our free community call!
This is a community call where everyone who is curious about hypopressives is welcome to join us and get their questions answered.
Learn why practicing 10 minutes of hypopressives a day can be the solution for reversing symptoms of prolapse and healing it completely.
I hope you can make it! I’m really looking forward to connecting with you.