Hypopressive abdominal gymnastics (GAH) was created by Dr. Marcel Caufriez in 1980 in Belgium, has several applications in the field of health, prevention and sport.

It is based on exercises performed in different postures at a slow pace, achieving the activation of various muscles of the body and the relaxation of others. The exercises are performed in expiratory apnea causing the diaphragm to rise and act, on the one hand also raising the visceral package (uterus, vagina, bladder, rectum and intestines) and on the other, thanks to a reflex activation mechanism , causing a contraction of the pelvic floor muscles.

The benefits we can obtain are various:

• Reduces the waist because there is an involuntary contraction of the abdominal girdle.
• Reduces back pain as hypopressive exercises cause the vertebrae to separate and decompress, causing backaches, backaches and other back pain to disappear or decrease.
• Improves sexual function due to increased blood flow and increased sensations in the genital area, increasing desire, sensations and control in everything related to sex.
It solves and prevents urinary incontinence even in elderly women.
• Excellent pre- and post-partum method, which is why it is used in hospitals and clinics in many countries.
• Increases sports performance for the improvement of respiratory muscles, the increase of red blood cells, postural improvement and biomechanics.
• Prevents abdominal, inguinal, umbilical, discal, vaginal hernias… since hypopressives increase the muscle tone of the girdle.
• Improves respiratory function because the inspiratory and expiratory muscles are strengthened, this helps to solve asthma problems and improve the uptake and use of oxygen.
• Improves posture and balance due to a regulation of general muscle tone evident in a few sessions.
• It solves and prevents the falling of internal organs, since the aspiration caused in the abdomen makes the bladder, the rectum – and in women, the uterus – easily fall back into place.

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