Diastasis Recti Recovery- What can you do?

Diastasis Recti (DR) is fast becoming an epidemic, not just during pregnancy and postpartum but with all populations. If you suffer from this condition, you know that there are many programs out there that promise results by using a set of exercises for a limited amount of time to rectify the problem.

Diastasis recti isn’t JUST about the separation of the rectus abdominus- the muscles we call the six pack. In my opinion, it is the end result of a dysfunction in both the fascial, muscular and respiratory systems and a program that heals this condition needs to address this. A good program will also take into account a person who is not a mover.

When you are dealing with this condition, it isn’t necessarily about finding the correct exercises to do to close the gap. It’s really about finding out WHY you have it in the first place and then learning new skills to help heal the condition and forever change the way you use your body.

I have been working with this condition for over 25 years and continually developing the program as new information and research becomes available. One of the key components of my program is it’s simplicity. If you don’t understand what you are supposed to be doing, then nothing will get better. Another component of this program is working with a qualified teacher. I don’t believe you can be given a set of exercises to do via an online course and expect to make a change. Every body is individual and my teachers are trained to look at you holistically and apply the program to YOUR body. This is how we get results.

The combination of fascial release, breathing techniques and simple restorative exercise forms the foundation of my program. Results are almost immediate and with consistency on your part- mostly permanent. This is because we re educate you on how to move correctly, what to change about your lifestyle to include nutrition and stress.

Photo courtesy of Aurelie Abel Pilates, Melbourne

Contact us to see if we have a teacher in your neck of the woods.  info@thecenterforwomensfitness.com



February 1, 2018

By Carolyne Sidhu Anthony

“I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

I put this quote up on my Facebook page for Martin Luther King Day. I had thought that it would be warm and fuzzy and that people would like it. Well, some did. Others not so much.

But it got me thinking. It is easy to say the words, but do we truly feel this at a cellular level. Yes, I can SAY I will stick to love, but when I took it into my everyday life, I came up wanting.

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January 18, 2017

By Carolyne Sidhu Anthony

The unveiling of myself

Over the weekend, I filmed a number of videos for my new website. I have resisted doing this for years, one because I absolutely hate being in front of a camera and secondly because I prefer teaching to a live audience.  But I caved in to the pressure and began the process.

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September 6, 2015

By Carolyne Sidhu Anthony

A tale of a camel and a straw

One day, a camel’s back was broken by a piece of straw. The camel was stunned and confused. How did this happen? she asked. Her recovery was slow and painful as she wondered at the absurdity of it all. How could a piece of straw cause me so much damage? she asked, over and over. But she healed, as most things do.

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September 1, 2015

By Carolyne Sidhu Anthony