What is The HYPOPRESSIVE® technique?
Who can benefit from HYPOPRESSIVE® technique training?
- Women with post baby tummy separation
- Those with a weak pelvic floor – leading to incontinence
- Those who suffer from recurring back pain or some kind of hernia and are looking for a safe and effective form of exercise
- People with respiratory / breathing issues (as the technique helps to increase diaphragm conditioning)
- Athletes looking to increase peak performance
Learning the HYPOPRESSIVE® technique at Pilates Connection
- How often do you practice Hypopressive Technique?
Probably not as often as Larissa would like!!! 3-5 times per week. Initially I was doing it 7 days a week.
- When were you first introduced to it?
About 6 months ago
- Did it take you long to master the technique, what did you find challenging about it?
It took a few weeks. Larissa was really good about explaining how to do it, and built up the technique slowly so that you were performing it properly. At first it was challenging because you really felt like you were going to choke. But with practice, the breathing element has become much easier. Larissa keeps introducing new positions, and moving while doing it is pretty challenging for me at the moment.
- What differences have you noticed since introducing this technique to your regular routine?
It’s been amazing. I had very long term diastasic recti (> 8 years), and had noticed doming when trying to do chest lifts at Pilates. Chest lifts, and general core stability were a real issue. So Larissa suggested I try the technique. I must admit I was pretty skeptical at first, but was amazed at the results. Within 4 weeks it had started to close, and I could see significant improvements in core strength. I feel like I can get more out of Pilates now, and can now perform more challenging exercises. It was definitely worth it, and I continue to practice at home.