What if there was a Hypopressive training class REALLY near you, like, in your bedroom kind of near, or in your front room kind of near? Yep, you guessed it – Hypopressives can absolutely be done from home, but it’s VITAL they are done with guidance, and 121 support, or they could make pelvic prolapse symptoms worse.
MoonRise Co-Founder Filippa Odevall discusses this topic in the video below, but for those that prefer to read, here’s the skinny on why ‘hypopressive training classes near me’ is a smarter thing to Google than ‘free hypopressives exercises YouTube’!
Finding Hypopressive Training near you
Many women want to attend hypopressives classes close to where they live, and this is a brilliant thing – but we need to be patient, as hypopressives classes and practitioners are still few and far between.
The lack of in person hypopressives training classes has of course been exacerbated by Covid, and the fact that many classes had to move online. If you CAN find a class close to you, with a teacher keeping an eye on you to ensure you do things correctly, wonderful, but what if you can’t?
Many hypopressives practitioners will want you to have a foundational understanding of hypopressive exercises before you attend the classes, but how do you achieve that when you can’t find a class near you? Well, that’s where we come in!
Hypopressive training with MoonRise:
Hypopressives training exercises are offered as part of my Hypopressives Exercise Course, where you will receive personal guidance from myself, (I used Hypopressives to heal myself naturally from Pelvic Organ Prolapse) as well as Hypopressives expert Abby Lord, Director of Hypopressive Scotland and Founding member of The International Hypopressive Council.
Abby had suffered a traumatic birth with her first son, after being in labour for over 36 hours. Because of this, she experienced pelvic-related symptoms, but since they were “tolerable”, she returned to her normal workout routines. She even tried Kegels and physiotherapy to heal from the birth injuries, but things got worse.
Around the same time, Abby became pregnant with her second son. Fortunately, she had a much better birth. But shortly after her delivery, while breastfeeding her newborn, Abby felt a lump in her pants. Given her distress and terror, she phoned an after-hours number to speak to a doctor, but sadly she wasn’t helped or comforted. They simply didn’t have any advice to give her.
Abby felt she had no other choice but to take things into her own hands. After discovering and attending a local Hypopressives class in her area, Abby felt relief and intuitively knew this was the method that would help her heal the pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, and diastasis recti.
And since 2013, Abby has been teaching Hypopressives, a holistic breath and alignment technique designed especially for pelvic floor rehabilitation.
Hypopressives at home: A word of caution
Many women, including our current MoonRisers, are already adept at the time, dedication, self-motivation, and commitment needed to do the work from home. And they are familiar with how effective and wonderful it can be to exercise and maintain self-care in a space that is not only safe and comfortable but convenient and available at any time of the day!
If there is one good thing to come out of the several periods of lockdown necessitated by Covid-19, it’s a gradual awareness of and the trend toward people using their homes for self-care, exercise, and healing. What can be easier than waking up and shaking out your yoga mat, right?
Yet, when it comes to practicing Hypopressives at home by yourself, I have a word of caution.
Hypopressives performed incorrectly, especially with follow-along videos on YouTube can make pelvic prolapse symptoms worse, and is actually one of the most common reasons why our customers come to us. The problem is, that, done incorrectly, apnea exercises represent a high risk of increasing downward pressure on your internal organs – literally the opposite of what we want when healing Pelvic Floor Dysfunction!
To do Hypopressives at home safely, you need feedback on your alignment, your breathing pattern, and most of all, how you are practicing apnea. Learn why in the FREE PDF guide below that I created for you!
MoonRise courses give you foundational hypopressive exercise classes via tailor-made, digital content, which is constantly evolving to address customer queries and concerns. We take you slowly, safely, and step-by-step through Hypopressives. Most importantly, you’ll receive 1-to-1 feedback from me!
This is possible because I ask you to record a few videos of yourself practicing the different Hypopressive exercises. From there, I’m also to provide tips, advice, and areas of improvement, if necessary. This process ensures you are practicing Hypopressives safely.
To learn more about this process or Hypopressive exercises, sign up for my FREE Webinar.
The Webinar is called, “How to safely get started with Hypopressives.” And I will cover the following topics:
1. The basics & power of Hypopressives
2. Risks & mistakes to avoid
3. How to get started safely from home
Hypopressives at home: Getting Started
All you need is some uninterrupted time (a minimum of 10 minutes a day), a ball that is about the size of a tennis ball and something comfortable to sit on.
There are a few other helpful pointers I’d like to share about practicing Hypopressives from home. You can find them and more in the helpful PDF you can download below.
For now, please remember, don’t perform hypopressives by watching free YouTube videos. Unless you have the guidance of a teacher who can confirm that you’re practicing them correctly & safely.
Again, if you’re not able to find hypopressive classes near you, check out my Hypopressive Exercise Course, to get hypopressive training classes “near you”, whenever you need them!