A guide to making a full physical recovery after giving birth offers a set of simple abdominal and breathing exercises designed to combat potential back problems and give new mothers a firmer, flatter, and stronger belly. Original. 60,000 first printing.
What if your lack of mobility isnt due to your age, but simply the number of years you havent been moving well? Dynamic Aging presents a new paradigm in senior fitness: your age isnt responsible for your lack of mobility; your habits are! In this powerful and effective guide to moving better, geared specifically for those 50-plus, biomechanist and movement teacher Katy Bowman details how readers can regain their balance, maintain their ability to drive, keep their feet healthy and functional, and regain mobility and reduce pain throughout their bodies. Bowmans exercises are straightforward, require no special equipment, and include modifications for readers of all fitness levels. The book also contains information on moving more in your daily life. To combat the idea of being too old to make great improvements, Dynamic Aging is filled with stories and advice from four septuagenarians who have been following Bowmans program for a decade, avoiding surgeries, eliminating pain, and regaining freedom and ease in their bodies they thought they had lost permanently to old age. From hiking mountains to climbing ladders and walking on cobblestones with ease, each of these women embodies the books message: No matter where you are starting, if you change how you move, you can change how you feel.
Barefoot enthusiasts say ditching your shoes is essential for optimal whole-body function. Doctors say minimalist shoes cause injury. Who's right? What if they both are? In Whole-Body Barefoot, Katy Bowman explains how both sides are right and wrong by broadening the perspective of over-simplified "shoes are good"/"shoes are bad" arguments. Using evolutionary-based and biomechanical arguments, Bowman demonstrates that shoes, in a modern context, have purpose, but that the trade-off for protection can be health if we don't pick the right ones for our body and skill-level.Any body can transition to a less invasive shoe through thoughtful progressions of corrective exercise, movement patterns, and shoe-selection, but it is essential to learn more.Whole Body Barefoot covers:? While barefoot is natural, the surfaces we frequent most are not.* Your foot (legs, hips, etc.) have adapted to footwear, affecting more of your parts than you realize.* Swapping your shoes can expose your body to new loads and ranges of motion you might not be ready for.* Training the small, weight-bearing parts of your body requires a smart progression. With clear, science-based explanations, Bowman gets to the root of how shoes affect more than just feet, why we can't throw our old shoes out the window, and describes in detail the steps necessary to transition to more natural footwear safely and effectively. With over twenty exercises (for more than just the feet!), Whole-Body Barefoot is a must-have for anyone hoping to improve their gait, strengthen their feet, and optimize their health through whole-body alignment.
Links foot pain to a variety of medical disorders while sharing advice on how to heal and prevent pain and slow related damage to the rest of the body, identifying options for recommended footwear at various times of life.
A GROUNDBREAKING SELF-CARE PROGRAM FOR PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM WOMEN. Let BabyBod(r) get you into the best shape for delivery and then get your sexy back on as a mom! This revolutionary program, tested on over 100 women, will give you phenomenal results, even if it's been years since you had your last child. It's the first DIY program to bridge the gap between medical care and the special fitness needs of women like you. Written by leading Women's Heath Physical Therapist, Marianne Ryan, PT, OCS. MARIANNE RYAN who has over 30 years experience. As a mother of two, Marianne is passionate about helping women prepare for childbirth and restore their bodies afterwards. Look for her popular blog on women's health on her BabyBodBook website
Troubleshoot your human machine and resolve the deeper alignment issues affecting your health. Through her blog, Katy Says, biomechanist 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 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®, Co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide 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 Thorn, co-author of Hot (Sweaty) Mamas: Five Secrets to Life as a Fit Mom
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. In layperson-friendly, terms Move Your DNA addresses the vast quantities of disease we are suffering from, identifying our lack of movement as the primary cause. Readers can use the corrective exercises and lifestyle changes Katy Bowman has created to help each of us 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. It shows the many problems with using exercise like movement vitamins instead of addressing the deeper issue of our poor movement diet. Best of all, Move Your DNA contains the corrective exercises, habit modifications, and simple lifestyle changes we need to make in order to slowly mobilize our body to decrease pain and uncover our naturally healthy, reflex-driven selves. From couch potatoes to professional athletes, new parents to seniors, readers will love Bowman's humorous, passionate, and science-based guide to restoring your body and reclaiming your life.
Authored by Diane Lee with major contribution from Linda-Joy Lee The Pelvic Girdle continues to provide the busy clinician with the latest evidence and clinical tools/knowledge to immediately impact and enhance daily practice for the management of lumbopelvic-hip pain and disability. This fourth edition has changed fundamentally in presentation and content to provide the clinician with the evidence and clinical tools for effective practice. The new model presented in this edition - The Integrated Systems Model and the Clinical Puzzle - co-developed by Diane Lee & Linda-Joy Lee, facilitates effective clinical reasoning, hypothesis development and prescriptive treatment. It is highly unlikely that there will ever be enough research evidence to me the needs of a clinician who is faced with patients presenting with a wide and variable range of single and multiple impairments every day. Clinical expertise (knowing how to do the right thing at the right time) comes from disciplined, reflective practice and it is hoped that this text will help more clinicians become expert in this field. Presents an evidence-based approach to the examination, diagnosis and treatment of the lumbopelvic region Easy to read and clinican friendly Demonstrates how clinicians can translate knowledge derived from scientific research into clinical practice and also use knowledge gained from clinical practice to evaluate the relevance of the scientific research Highly illustrated descriptions of tests and techniques for practice The author team - Diane Lee, Linda-Joy Lee and Andry Vleeming - all have international reputations as clinicians and researchers Book now available in full colour online! Website! Log on to www.thepelvicgirlde.com and use your unique PIN code from inside the book to unlock the following: Over 240 tests and techniques video clips demonstrating the clinical application of TheIntegrated Systems Model Full colour e-book Further case studies Historical perspectives and the evolution of myths
Mabel Elsworth Todd pioneered ideokinesis in the 1920s. Her book, The Thinking Body, described new ways to use all the senses as well as inner feeling and imagination to retrain the body to move with ease and balance. The system became an invaluable tool for generations of dancers, actors, and performance artists, thanks largely to one of its most important teachers, André Bernard (1924-2003). This book presents an introduction to the practice as well as a lengthy interview with Bernard and two meticulously detailed workshop protocols illustrated with 52 photographs and line drawings.
Create new forms of mothering and learn to facilitate daily access to the power, spirit, and joy that mothering from the center brings. Building on themes from Tami Lynn Kent’s award-winning Wild Feminine, Mothering from Your Center takes a groundbreaking, holistic approach to women’s health as Kent provides gentle guidance through the emotional and physical transformative process of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. Revealing her own soul-filled journey from miscarriage to motherhood, Kent offers an intimate and comprehensive guide to reclaiming the energetic center of the female body. Drawing on her work with thousands of women and the energy of the pelvic bowl, Kent teaches you to access the creative potential of your center and the profound medicine it contains for all aspects of mothering and living creatively. Learn how to • engage the energetic power of the pelvic bowl; • heal from pregnancy and birth; • strengthen the bond between mother and child; • create holistic family harmony; • find balance between work and home; • enhance creativity and joy. Whether you are pregnant, trying to conceive, recovering from childbirth, or raising children today, Mothering from Your Center will help you tap into your core feminine energy and explore your full creative range.
Prolapse exercises helps women improve prolapse support and exercise with confidence to stay in shape
Australian women’s health physiotherapist Mary O’Dwyer provides a practical, information packed, logical guide for women, their partners and those involved with pregnancy and birth. It also contains detailed advice on recovery following vaginal and caesarean births. Like many pregnancies, this invaluable floor– and core–centred book is well overdue... Hold It Mama will help you — - recover core strength and shape - improve pelvic floor and abdominal control - stay safely active during pregnancy - practice skills for an empowered labor - protect the pelvic floor during birth - self-check for prolapse or muscle damage - recover after C-section birth including scar minimization - follow the ‘Shrink the Jellybelly’ program - enjoy vital pelvic floor and core fitness throughout life
If sitting is indeed the new smoking, then certainly we should quit. But is sitting really the problem, or is something else going on? Is getting better as simple as kicking over your chair and standing all dayin front of the same computer, under the same fluorescent lightingor is there something more to be learned from the data about how people work best? "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-upallowing you to reap the enormous benefits of moving more throughout the day while getting your work done. "Don't Just Sit There" presents: How conventional office arrangements are capping our level of health and why this can't be offset with a daily bout of exercise That sitting and screen-time are two different variables and should be treated as such Corrective exercises to sit, stand, and move better without leaving your office How to boost your creativity and energy levels at the office With clear, science-based explanations, Bowman lays out the issues created by conventional office environments, and describes in detail the steps necessary to transition to a more dynamic set-up safely and effectively. With over twenty exercises, this is a must-have for anyone hoping to increase their daily movement and improve their health without sacrificing their productivity.