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Alignment Matters: The First Five Years of Katy Says Paperback – September 1, 2016
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You really don't need to be an exercise practitioner or health professional of any description to read this book! It's veryaccessible for anyone who wants to know more about their own humanmachine.
Alignment Matters is incredibly informative. It'sfascinating. And it's very funny. Biomechanics is funny, or it is inthis book anyway. So you lot, go buy it!
--Wendy Powell, MuTu System
About the Author
Katy Bowman, M.S., is an internationally recognized biomechanist, focusing her expertise to address our country s epidemic-level health crisis and the mechanical causes of disease. Katy teaches from a unique platform, which is holistic, unfailingly scientific, and delivered with the compassion necessary to truly open people s minds. With her advanced science education, Katy has brought to thousands of people the insight necessary to see the mechanical as opposed to hormonal or genetic causes of female pelvic floor disorder, bone regeneration, and foot disease. Her simple corrective program provides a level of relief generally considered impossible. In addition to directing the Restorative Exercise Institute in Ventura, California, Katy is an author, speaker, producer, and on-air talent. She is the author of Every Woman s Guide to Foot Pain Relief (Benbella, 2011), and Alignment Matters (Propriometrics Press, 2013).
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The information she gives is incredibly valuable. I'm a massage therapist and have learned quite a bit about the body. She shifted my entire way of thinking about exercise, movement, and health. And yet everything she teaches made sense to me in a way where I felt like I should have known about it already. It's the logical conclusion when you step back and think about the body in the right light: not just the newest health trend but about thousands of years of human health.
Most of the the problems I have with this book stem from the fact that it was a blog that was never intended to be a book. A lot of the information is repeated over and over again, and some of it not treated with the kind of depth it deserves. Katie is well read and highly educated. She backs up some of her points with different studies. And picks apart other studies that seem to disagree with her. And yet many topics are glazed over. Either her students know stuff that the general audience doesn't, or she just decided she wasn't going to write that long of a blog post that day.
Still, the information at hand wins out. This book is certainly worth reading for what you will learn. She just released a new book called Move Your DNA. I'm hoping it will be the book (sans blog) that I was wanting to read.
It is amusing, informative, well organized and thorough. I think it is the owner's manual the human body should come with. Topics include:
feet & shoes
knees, hip & back
arms, elbows, wrists & hands
pregnancy, childbirth, babies & children
walking and gait
Yes... She refers you to her videos (many on you tube) because you can't demonstrate on paper like you can on camera. She is quirky, fun and real. If you're looking for a reference book or a step by step guide - look elsewhere. That said, there is a wealth of information here that we would all be wise to apply to our daily lives.
If you don't know Katy Bowman's stuff already, get into it. She has the ability to explain why a certain alignment is important, in an accessible way, and then explain what to do about it without saying 'imAgine your pelvis is a bowl' - instead she gives you points on your body to line up, so you can adjust yourself.
Reading on the classic kindle made me long to read the book on an iPad or something, as there are are links to videos and articles that you might want to follow. Instead I had to type them in elsewhere. A few links were broken unfortunately, that's the way of the interweb.
Also, some good further reading tips and an interesting recommendation for a meditation course which I am thinking about. In short, something for everybody.