TROUBLESHOOT YOUR HUMAN MACHINE AND RESOLVE THE DEEPER ALIGNMENT ISSUES AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH.
Katy Bowman’s Move Your DNA (2014) explores the difference between exercise and movement. It caused a mini-revolution in health and wellness circles. Since mainstream media caught wind, Bowman’s furniture-free home, movement-based lifestyle, and scientific explanations of why we need to move have become staples in national health publications and online media around the world. But before Bowman became well known, she wrote down her ideas on movement and alignment in a blog called Katy Says.
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.
Katy has charmed and educated all body nerds for years with her unstoppable imagination and barrier-breaking communication skills…You will find yourself engrossed by her seamless intertwining of biomechanical authenticity, humbleness, humor, and humanity. —Jill Miller, Creator of Yoga Tune Up®, author of The Roll Model
Calling on science and her own sparkling wit, Katy gives brilliant insight into the “hows” of moving beyond a chair-bound culture to reclaim whole-body vitality. —Paul and Gail Dennison, creators of the Brain Gym® program for movement-based learning
Without the information from this book…my body would not allow me to pursue my fitness goals and be strong enough for the task of raising my four active kids. —Kara Douglass Thom, co-author of Hot (Sweaty) Mamas: Five Secrets to Life as a Fit Mom.
About the Author
A biomechanist by training and a problem-solver at heart, Katy has the ability to blend a scientific approach with straight talk about sensible solutions and an unwavering sense of humor, earning her legions of followers. Her award-winning blog and podcast, Katy Says, reach hundreds of thousands of people every month, and thousands have taken her live classes.
Her books, the bestselling Move Your DNA (2014), Diastasis Recti (2016), Don’t Just Sit There (2015), Whole Body Barefoot (2015), Alignment Matters (2013), and Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief (2011), have been critically acclaimed and translated worldwide.
In between her book-writing efforts, Katy directs and teaches at the Nutritious Movement Center Northwest in Washington state, travels the globe to teach Nutritious Movement™ courses in person, and spends as much time outside as possible with her husband and two young children.
Bowman lives in Sequim, Washington.