View Full Version : Is Ladybug move tops for hormonal issues or
02-25-2007, 04:37 PM
For hormonal issues both pre and menapausal, I got from reading the forum that the ladybug move is the best for moving the groin lymph and helping balance hormones.
I gotta ask if anyones symptoms have gotten better because of using the Ladybug POP?
Also is this the ONLY move that targets this particular lymph area? I'd be interested in the other exercise names that can do this.
Thank you very much,
02-25-2007, 05:18 PM
I can't answer authoritatively about this, only from my own experience.
At almost 52, I no longer have any pronounced menopausal symptoms, but I can testify to a mellowing out of my mood from doing the ladybug move (although I haven't done it on its own for some time now; I usually combine it with the stretches and OIP/HF as in Ladybug on the floor workout).
I have noticed in plie position that when I really tuck and then begin the plie that I experience a sensation similar to doing the prelims to the actual ladybug move, where you press your lower back as you exhale and then tighten the buns on the next exhale.
I would think OIP would be good for moving lymph in the groin area. too.
Probably a trainer will be able to give a broader perspective.
02-25-2007, 09:27 PM
Teresa designed the T-Tapp workout (MORE, Basic, Total) to work the body from the inside out, fatiguing the large muscles and then providing an opportunity for the smaller, accessory muscles to join in the workout as well. (Normally the accessory muscles don't get this chance). This tugging and pulling on multiple muscles at the same time and stretching all of the insertions (through the use of isometric contractions) of the muscles allows for the muscles to cinch in and create long, lean muscles.
In contrast, weight training works using isotonic contractions that work on the belly of the muscle and creates short, bulky muscles.
T-Tapp works by doing the workout in the proper sequence that Teresa designed it to be. No need to pick and choose separate moves in order to create your own workout. Yes, some moves can be done in isolation for the purpose of spot reduction or trying to delve deeper into the workout.
I understand from your other posts that you have an issue with chronic fatigue syndrome. It will be very important for you to listen to your body in order to determine how many reps you can do on any given day. Some days 2 reps may be all that you can do and that's okay.
The ladybug pop move is great for helping to balance hormones but so is the T-Tapp workout. Some people notice an extra oomph provided by the Ladybug pop move along with their workout. Most people do more tapping than just the single Ladybug pop move.
T-Tapp works by rebuilding the body from the inside-out and helps improve digestion, elimination, assimilation, etc. (to name a few).
Hope that answers your question. :D
T-Tapp Trainer, Ohio
02-25-2007, 09:42 PM
I wanted to add another point about the lymphatic drainage at the groin.
As you probably know, the calf muscle is the heart of the lymph system. This is why walking gets high marks for being such a lymphatic workout and good for the body.
Plies, Hoedowns, Thread the Needle, Ladybugs, Extended Stretch for Linear Alignment - - are a few moves that specifically target the lymph at the groin.
The beauty of T-Tapp is that Teresa designed the workout to challenge a set of muscles, then provide a stretch to release any muscle tension, lactic acid and any lymph and then move it along.
The same way she gets our heart rate up (whenever arms are above chest level) and then provides opportunity for the heart rate to come back down. This provides strength/resistance training along with cardio conditioning ALL in the same workout!
Skin brushing is another viable option for helping the body help itself in regard to moving the lymph through the body.
T-Tapp Trainer, Ohio
02-26-2007, 06:30 AM
These two posts are keepers, Cheryl! [8D]
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COUNTING MY T-TAPP BLESSINGS AND THANKING TERESA!
Tapping since Sep. 17, 2006
02-26-2007, 09:34 AM
Thank you for your replies Betsy and Cheryl!
Cheryl, the ladybug move adds some oomph, yet I can get the same from the plies and hoedowns? I thought some areas may need their own contraction/wringing. When I read that some ladies burst out crying as a sort of release from doing ladybug, I figured it is not an easy place to move lymph yet the ladybug is able to do it.
I think the only reason I can do More is because of the lymphatic release, I think it is what is so beneficial for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Perhaps a big part of the CFS picture is stagnant lymph system. I skin brush every day too.
I did not know that the calf is the heart of the lymph. I know that Teresa gives an endorsement for walking but surprisingly, I can do More, but I haven't tried walking--I still have issues with stamina just doing errands or shopping in a big store like Sams club. So walking is gonna have to wait before I venture the sidewalk. So if Ladybug POP isn't hitting the lymph in a "specific way unable to get at from doing More" then I don't need to buy it. But if it is something special of that nature then I need to buy it!
Thanks for indulging my questions ladies, Do I need to buy it or no? I haven't heard of plies or hoedowns making anyone cry!
02-26-2007, 11:54 PM
It's entirely up to you on whether you want to purchase the Ladybug pop. If you feel that you have a good enough grasp on tucking butt and engaging your lats and you can incorporate this while being on the floor than go ahead. If not, it's something that will be waiting for you.
By doing yourT-Tapp workout (More or Total) along with daily skin brushing you are doing a great job of helping the lymph move things out of the body. Just make sure you drink plenty of water.
Are you taking T's Alfalfa?
T-Tapp Trainer, Ohio
02-27-2007, 08:54 AM
No I'm not taking the alfalfa, nor do I want to.
What is it though about the Ladybug POP though that has caused ladies to cry, and not other moves? I would put the link to the post about it if I knew how.
Ladybug seems decidedly uniquely cleansing in that regard.
Can anyone testify to crying from doing a Ladybug?
11-05-2010, 10:57 AM
Can anyone answer the question about the ladybug move causing an emotional release (crying) yet plies and hoe downs not causing this?
I'm wondering if I need to buy the ladybug workout for some extra help with pelvic congestion syndrome. I don't know if I have this, but I certainly fit the symptom profile.
11-05-2010, 05:15 PM
Good question! I'd be interested in knowing the answer, too.
11-05-2010, 06:12 PM
What is pelvic congestion syndrome?
11-05-2010, 07:22 PM
What is pelvic congestion syndrome?
Per my research, it's thought to be associated with varicose veins in the pelvic/groin/lower abdominal area. Different websites have somewhat different symptom lists. The pain can be dull and aching for most, but also sharp and intense for some. The pain is usually worse after standing or sitting for long periods of time, therefore it often shows up at the end of the day. Some sites list fatigue and dizziness as accompanying symptoms. It seems to occur more frequently in women who've had children, but those who haven't can still get the syndrome. Several sites I've come across address lymph flow as part of the solution.
11-06-2010, 12:50 AM
To anyone who wants to learn the Lady Bug move, I would say to please do the stretching and other moves on the Lady Bug Floor video that lead up to that move. It makes such a difference. You need to be all warmed up and loosened up to really get the effect.
11-06-2010, 01:43 AM
From what I have read in the book and probably on the forums, plie's really pump the lymph in the groin area.
I have had many emotional ups and downs during one workout including, BWO+, TWO, and MORE workouts. I have had massive amounts of feelings that were so great that I would think it was hormones...I mean, it is just exercise right? No it is T-Tapp! :D
I remember last time I "tried" to do TWO all the way through with 4 reps cuz of my larger size, I felt like crying, laughing, jumping for joy and laying down for a nap all in the span of just 15 minutes. My body was working VERY hard and if I pushed through the bad feelings and (took an extra water break or three sssshhh), I would come out feeling better than when I started though very sore from working so hard.
Don't know if that helps with your question but it is just what happened to me in regard to my feelings/hormones, etc. :)
11-11-2010, 04:02 AM
I can ! Ladybug POP just feels SO GOOD!!! It feels like using muscles in that "area" that haven't been used in so long! That's why it feels like crying... a GREAT crying... it's releasing pent up emotional tension that stores in that area.
I LOVE THIS MOVE. IT IS WAYYY WORTH IT. It is my favorite T-tapp move, and many times the only one I do.
11-11-2010, 01:47 PM
Hmm . . . I keep going back and forth in my head. I really want to buy it, but the reality is that my husband's hours were cut again, so there's no way I'm going to buy another DVD unless a 50% coupon comes my way. I keep signing up for the contest and keep hoping a coupon will come in the next newsletter or two.
Thanks for the feedback everyone! In the last week, I've noticed that doing plies and gently doing OIP has helped with the pain.
11-11-2010, 02:08 PM
If money is tight, I think you might just do more OIP, Awesome legs, Thread the Needles and Hoe Down. It is not a subsititue for ladybuy, but it might be good remedial efforts to increase lymph pumping for the same general area for now.
The Ladybuy DVD are great with a lot of torso tweaks incorporated. Aside from the hormonal lympy pumping, Ladybug is good for triming from belling button to the knees. If I knew, I would have just bought Ladybuy (entire DVD including the Ladybug standing (40 mins) and the Ladybug floor (26 mins)), instead of getting Tempo Torso (it is only 30 mins).
Since everyone of us will eventually head for menopause, might as well start practicing it, so that we will be symptom free by the time it hits. Menopause is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when. I am 43, free of most PMS, but there is no rule against being prepared.
The Ladybuy standing portion is as close as TWO as you can get with Torso tweak and more.
I do not know about the crying thing, as I am not emotional, and hardly ever cry. I have the Critter Crunch, which is a clinic for Ladybug, last week during my TOM and I had bad sinus headach the whole day, after the Critter Crunch, I was so relieve and energized, I feel so good that I want to do the whole 75 mins over again. Last night, period is gone, when I do the same Critter Crunch, I just feel muscle activation and difficult, so, I cannot rule out the effect on hormonal things.
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