Diastasis Detective Program

Module 1: Intro

EXERCISE OF DISCOVERY (sucking in)

EXERCISE OF DISCOVERY

You may have read the info in the previous lesson and you’re able to identify with sucking in yourself.

To see whether you’re in this camp (and coincidentally it’s not just postnatal women here), have a think about this scenario:

You’re off to a party and you’ve squeezed yourself into that tight dress, skinny jeans or short skirt and you’re looking pretty darn hot.

There’s food at this event, and although you promised yourself you wouldn’t eat because of this tight clothing you’ve got on, it’s difficult to say no, isn’t it?

Throughout the evening, as your food digests, your attention is drawn to your inability to fart due to your surroundings.

To keep up the facade of your amazing figure this evening, what you’re essentially doing is sucking in, and creating a great build up of gas whilst you’re at it.

You get home, prize yourself out your little black dress and change into your comfy pyjamas only to check out your abdomen and realise you look 6 months pregnant.

And, what’s interesting is: you know that you should probably fart now, but no amount of trying actually produces anything.

It’s just not seen as very lady-like to fart is it, and as women, we’ll go to any lengths to suffer badly when it comes to looking good and fashion.

All of the things mentioned above though for the client with diastasis recti are good things to address now, to enable healing to begin.

These are hard habits to break.  And, adding in the extra loading from pregnancy beforehand, sucking in constantly, and throw in a baby that’s been fighting for space in your abdomen – you can see how all of this can result in diastasis recti.

PLEASE NOTE: it’s not actually pregnancy that causes diastasis.

It’s really a culmination of not one, not two, but a whole host of inappropriate and non-optimal loads on lots of different things in the body in the lead up to getting pregnant (I call this ‘pregnancy baggage’).

I do hope you enjoy this program because it’s one of discovery for you as an educator, and as you work your way through more of the content, you’ll understand that fixing diastasis recti is not about focusing solely on the abdominal unit, but it’s about looking at the whole body as a fully functioning entity.