Updated: Nov 16, 2022
I talk a lot about natural breathing and deep core strength and how essential it is to our core health.
1. Have you ever sucked in your stomach to look thinner?
2. Have you ever squeezed into a tight pair of skinny jeans?
3. Have you ever worn a compression belt to “heal” your core?
Did you answer yes to any of these questions?
When you put too much pressure on your abdominal wall it will have a negative effect by compressing your natural breathing.
Unnatural breathing and too much intra-abdominal pressure can negatively effect our core health, pelvic floor function, digestion and our anxiety.
And I’m not talking just about when exercising, I’m also talking about day-to-day living!
A lot of us tend to hold our breath when we lift heavy things like car seats, toddlers, grocery bags...etc.
When we hold our breath and suck it in, it puts pressure on our core and down into our pelvic floor: Too much intra-abdominal pressure can cause hernias, prolapse and reflux!!
We need to teach our bodies how to heal from the inside out!
Learn more on how to heal Diastasis Recti
• Don’t be afraid to size up on those skinny jeans—size is just a number!
• Learn how to perform 360 breathing
• Picture your transverse abdominals as a corset for your internal organs
• Imagine zipping up your abdominals as you exhale and contract your transverse abdominals
• Always exhale on the effort
• Think about how your core stabilizes and supports your body
• Your body needs to learn the proper way to heal your core for long-lasting results
Side note: I am ALL about high waisted leggings—> it’s the only kind of leggings I will wear. But when I talk about compression, I’m talking about squeezing into pants that are WAY too small on you to the point where you can’t breathe.
It’s essential to learn how to re-build and maintain core strength through proper exercises and breathing—> workout with me!