Alignment Matters: The First Five Years of Katy Says

Alignment Matters: The First Five Years of Katy Says

by Katy Bowman

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Overview

Troubleshoot your human machine and resolve the deeper alignment issues affecting your health. Through her blog, "Katy Says," bio-mechanist Katy Bowman has been educating hundreds of thousands of people about optimal alignment and natural movement since 2007. Alignment Matters contains the first five years of her short essays, in an easy-to-follow format. Starting with the feet and working all the way up to the head, Bowman's clear, engaging text lays out a "user's manual" for the human body, including stretches, habit modifications, spiritual insights, and enough belly laughs to soften even the tightest psoas.

Couch potatoes, professional athletes, and everyone in between all have something to learn about their bodies. With Alignment Matters, they will be well on their way to understanding the human machine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943370085
Publisher: Propriometrics Press
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Sales rank: 599,853
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Katy Bowman is taking the health-and-wellness world by storm. A bio-mechanist by training and a problem-solver at heart, Katy has earned an international reputation for educating the general population on alignment and load-science and as a result, helped thousands to reduce pain, increase bone density, improve metabolic health, and solve their pelvic floor mysteries. Her blog, Katy Says, reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month, and thousands have taken her classes. She regularly writes for and is featured as a health expert in publications such as Prevention, IDEA, and Self, and is a popular, entertaining guest on radio and television talk shows and news segments.

Katy is the founder and director of the Restorative Exercise Institute, an online training program that teaches the biomechanical model of preventative medicine to health professionals and laypeople worldwide. Katy's groundbreaking work in pelvic floor restoration has made the Institute particularly popular with midwives, OBGYNs, and others concerned with pelvic mobility, strength, and health.

Table of Contents

Introductions 1

Feet and Shoes (and what gets stacked onto them) 17

Knees, Hips, and Back 63

Pelvic Floor (and what gets stacked onto it) 93

Getting to the CORE of it 135

For the Ladies 163

Arms, Elbows, Wrists, and Hands 175

Shoulders (and what gets stacked onto them) 185

Pregnancy, Childbirth, Babies, and Children 207

Walking and Gait 257

Cardiovascular System 269

Returning to Natural Movement 281

Your Body-the Big Picture 303

Mind Mechanics 323

Motivation/When You Need a Kick in the Pants 341

Miscellany 361

Want More? 437

Credits 439

Index 441

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