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Alignment Matters Revised Ed. contains the first five years of her posts. It is organized to function as a primer to alignment and better movement, and also to Bowman’s more complex books. Starting with the feet and working all the way up to the head, her clear, engaging essays take you on an enjoyable and unconventional ride through the human body, and include 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 movement. With Alignment Matters, readers will gain a better understanding of the incredible, complex, and always fascinating human body.
Your body is the most powerful tool you have. To stay fit and healthy throughout your whole life, you need to understand how it works. The human body is a complex structure of bones, muscles, joints, and tendons, and every one of those needs to be studied and exercised. In this easy-to-understand, user-friendly, and beautifully illustrated book, you will find a solution to all physical problems you may have. The exercises in Body School are described in detail to ensure proper form and execution and each one is accompanied by photographs showing the progression of the movement from the first to the last step
Don’t Just Sit There explains why swapping one static position for another isn’t taking a big enough look at the problem, and provides corrective exercise and lifestyle solutions to help you safely and effectively transition away from the conventional office set-up allowing you to reap the enormous benefits of moving more throughout the day while getting your work done.
What if your habits rather than your age were the cause of your pain and lack of mobility? What if changing how you move can change how you feel, no matter your age? Dynamic Aging is an exercise guide to restoring movement, especially for healthy feet, better balance, and the activities of daily life. Biomechanist and movement teacher, Katy Bowman, shares exercises and habit modifications for varying fitness and mobility levels.
Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well is arranged in 52 sections, so with this book, it doesn’t matter where you begin. You can start where you want and progress from there. You may want to read it cover to cover, theme by theme, or by choosing your own adventure. Get better in a week, by following suggestions on movement, alignment, and walking; fish, fats, and ferments; sleeping, vacationing and working; and bad days, de-stressing, and building a support network.
Functional Anatomy of Yoga is a rare gem.
This book enables both the casual reader and the seasoned practitioner to understand and implement the anatomical structure and function of the body in yoga. Written with a conversational tone, the book delivers the complex subject of human anatomy in a way that is both provocative and clear. The underlying theme of the book is integration.
Humorous, fascinating, and science based, the bestselling first edition of Move Your DNA has been updated and expanded to include a comprehensive three-level exercise program. Move Your DNA Expanded Edition by Katy Bowman addresses in layperson-friendly terms the vast quantities of disease from which we are suffering. It additionally identifies our lack of movement as the primary cause. Readers can use the corrective exercises and lifestyle changes Katy Bowman has created to help transition to healthy, naturally moving bodies. Move Your DNA explains the science behind our need for natural movement right down to the cellular level. It examines the differences between the movements in a typical hunter-gatherer’s life and the movements in our own.
In Movement Matters, Biomechanist, Katy Bowman, continues her groundbreaking investigation our sedentary culture and the mechanics behind it. She unveils the profound potential of human movement. Movement Matters is a collection of essays where Katy widens her You are how you move message and invites us to consider our personal relationship with sedentarism, privilege, and nature.
The Ultimate Parkour & Freerunning Book shows the increasing number of followers of the two movement cultures Parkour and Freerunning, as well as the recent development of more diverse and demanding techniques, have given rise to the need for safe, methodical orientation, which the reader finds in this book. Parkour & Freerunning catches on more and more followers throughout the world.