Let's release "sucking it in"

Blog 4 Release Sucking it in

Stomach Gripping and Hourglass Syndrome were hot topics last year* and for good reason...

*So much so that the video on this page was the most "viral" thing I've ever posted on Instagram!

Chronically holding your belly in or trying to keep tight abs *ALL* the time might lead to, 

- increased pressure on your pelvic floor, 

- restriction on your breath cycle placing more work/tension on your shoulders, chest, neck, and/or,

- reduced function of your whole core musculature.


the new Stop Stomach Gripping course is now open!

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Stop Stomach Gripping with me, Elyse Sparkes! 🙋🏻‍♀️

We're going to dive deeper into the basic anatomy behind this + practice simple movements that will help you release abdominal tension and learn how to engage without putting excess pressure on your pelvic floor.

This will be for you if: 

  • you can't unclench your belly

  • you squeeze your pelvic floor to avoid leaking pee or passing gas

  • you've been told you have Hourglass Syndrome or are a "stomach gripper"

  • you keep a "tight core" *ALL* the time, 

  • you experience leaking pee of any kind, chronic constipation, organ prolapse, or pain with intercourse

  • have a very tight + stiff upper body

  • you chronically draw in your gut in front of a mirror, for pictures, in tight clothes, in a bathing suit

  • have always been told 'good posture' = belly in, shoulders back

  • your upper ab area draws in when you inhale

In the workshop you'll learn: 

  • How releasing chronic tension in your abdominals and pelvic floor can help reduce things like leaking pee when you sneeze, chronic constipation, hourglass syndrome, and pain with intercourse,

  • Why you don't need to "keep a tight core" all the time + what to do instead,

  • Simple self-massage + movement exercises that you can start practicing right away to strengthen your core without the excess tension.


With love, pelvic health, and body kindness,

xoxo Elyse

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