+ mutusystem.com/program mutusystem.co.uk/programme How to fix diastasis recti? It’s all about alignment and how you move around. Listen up, mamas!
Number 4.
It's all about alignment
and how you move around.
The intra-abdominal pressure means pressure
inside the abdomen
and pelvis that your core muscles are designed
to control.
If our posture is
not aligned optimally, that means how we sit
to stand
and move around, then our core muscles aren't
positioned to do their job properly
and contain that pressure.
So if your core muscles are weakened, they
are also not able to perform
as well as we want them to.
So the two parts of muscles separating from
the middle taking other core important muscles
and fascia structures along with them
and this leaves the front of the abdomen unsupported
and unstable.
So this vertical seam of connective tissue.
It's designed to be taut from breastbone to
pubic bone,
but it cannot perform or function optimally
if your
alignment is off.
The result may be a stomach that
protrudes due to a continued gap there may
be back pain, pelvic floor weakness
or other discomforts.
So it's alignment we need to address to address
a diastasis
and that means how you stand, how you walk
and move around.
Here are some adjustments you can try.
Your ribs should be
directly above your pelvis not thrust out
in front.
So stand straight with your feet flat
and feel for your bottom ribs, place your
thumbs there then take your pinky finger down
to find the knobbly bony bits at the front
of your hips.
If your ribs are thrust forward think about
settling them back
in and down above those hips.
Second adjustment untuck your butt from years
of conditioning
or dance class or just the way we move many
women tuck their backsides underneath them.
So it's kind of flat this does your tummy
and pelvic floor no favors,
which we dig into much deeper in MUTU System,
but for now untuck it.
Your backside should be curved out
and proud.
Your glutes are your friends, work them.
And third adjustment look down at your feet
and see which way they’re pointing.
They should
be for pointing forwards the way you're going
not out to the sides.
Now, if you feel knock-kneed,
when you straighten them, then just try
and imagine you're rolling your thigh bones
and rotating them outwards.
The arch of your foot will lift up a little,
that's fine.
Keep practicing.

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