Essays on healthy movement from the author of Move Your DNA
In Alignment Matters, Bowmanʼs clear, engaging text lays out a “userʼs manual” for the human body, including stretches, habit modifications, spiritual insights, and enough belly laughs to soften even the tightest posts, helping people to resolve the deeper alignment issues affecting their health.
Couch potatoes, professional athletes, and everyone in between all have something to learn about their bodies. With Alignment Matters, they will learn how to keep every part their human machine working optimally, over a lifetime.
Through her blog “Katy Says” that started in 2007, biomechanist Katy Bowman has educated thousands of people about optimal alignment and natural movement. Though she now writes on her Nutritious Movement website, “Katy Says” lives on in this collection of the first five years of her short essays in an easy-to-follow format, with chapters on each area of the body. There are chapters focused on the feet, on the pelvic floor, and on the head and shoulders; also covered are walking and gait, pregnancy and childbirth, the cardiovascular system, and how to return to natural movement.
About the Author
Bestselling author, speaker, and a leader of the Movement movement, biomechanist Katy Bowman, M.S. is changing the way we move and think about our need for movement. Her eight books, including the groundbreaking Move Your DNA, have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide.
Bowman teaches movement globally and speaks about sedentarism and movement ecology to academic and scientific audiences such as the Ancestral Health Summit and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Her work is regularly featured in diverse media such as the Today Show, CBC Radio One, the Seattle Times, the Joe Rogan Experience, and Good Housekeeping.
One of Maria Shriver’s “Architects of Change” and an America Walks “Woman of the Walking Movement,” Bowman consults on educational and living space design to encourage movement-rich habitats. She has worked with companies like Patagonia, Nike, and Google as well as a wide range of non-profits and other communities to create greater access to her “move more, move more body parts, move more for what you need” message.
Her movement education company, Nutritious Movement, is based in Washington State, where she lives with her family.