Alignment Matters: The First Five Years of Katy Says

Alignment Matters The First Five Years of Katy Says Get to the meat of your alignment matter A fantastic reference of functional body physics that reads with all of the humor of a laugh out loud blog because it is one Through her blog Katy Says biome

  • Title: Alignment Matters: The First Five Years of Katy Says
  • Author: Katy Bowman
  • ISBN: 9780989653909
  • Page: 392
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  • Get to the meat of your alignment matter A fantastic reference of functional body physics that reads with all of the humor of a laugh out loud blog because it is one.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 firstGet to the meat of your alignment matter A fantastic reference of functional body physics that reads with all of the humor of a laugh out loud blog because it is one.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 organized, edited, and indexed for easier learning 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.

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    About "Katy Bowman"

    1. Katy Bowman

      Katy Bowman has earned an international reputation for educating the general population on alignment and load science, and as a result has helped thousands to reduce pain, increase bone density, improve metabolic health, and solve their pelvic floor mysteries She is known for her radical, counter culture health directives that happen to be based in the hard science that she has made her life s work.A biomechanist by training and a problem solver at heart, Katy s ability to blend a scientific approach with straight talk about sensible solutions and an unwavering sense of humor have earned her legions of followers Her blog, KatySays, reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month, and thousands have taken her live classes She regularly writes for and is featured as a health expert in publications such as Prevention, IDEA, and Self, and is a funny and entertaining guest on radio and television talk shows and news segments.Katy is the founder and director of the Restorative Exercise Institute, which teaches the biomechanical model of preventative medicine to health professionals and laypeople worldwide, both online and in live seminars She is also the creator of the popular Aligned and Well DVD series, a step by step visual guide to learning the basics of skeletal and body alignment Katy s groundbreaking work in pelvic floor restoration has made her particularly popular with midwives, OBGYNs, and others concerned with pelvic mobility, strength, and health.Her books Every Woman s Guide to Foot Pain Relief The New Science of Healthy Feet 2011 , and Alignment Matters 2013 , have been critically acclaimed and translated worldwide In between her book writing efforts, Katy travels the globe to teach the Restorative Exercise Institute s courses in person, getting the world moving one calf stretch at a time.

    883 thoughts on “Alignment Matters: The First Five Years of Katy Says”

    1. After hearing Katy Bowman on a podcast a few months ago, I was eager to learn all about what she has to say. And then here's this book, full of her extremely informative blog posts, edited and reordered by topic. The phrase "mind-blowing" is completely overused these days, but I have to say my mind was blown, on average, every three pages. And at 435 pages, that's a lot of mind-blowing. This is the approach to movement and fitness I've been waiting for. Proper alignment and body mechanics have f [...]


    2. I recently bought Katy's book, "Alignment Matters." It is a collection of her blog posts and it is not only VERY educational, it is also FUN to read. She has a delightful sense of humor and I found myself chuckling and outright laughing while reading. I had no idea how important body alignment is to our overall health and well-being. Our feet are the foundation of it all. Our footwear has been influenced by fashion and our high-heeled shoes have created pain and misalignment. I found Katy's list [...]


    3. Putting a bunch of blog posts in book form does not make them a book. I was astonished when I realized that the "book" in my hands was nothing more than unedited blog posts reordered for "topic." There is little to no research being presented, and the diagrams and images are jokes, and the amount of rambling blather takes up far too much of the text. For a book that is seeking to be something of a reference in biomechanics, this book fails astonishingly. The information is unfindable and therefo [...]


    4. I first thought it was a silly idea to print five years of blog posts and call it a book. But this is fantastic. Part of it is that I prefer reading books to reading off a screen, but it's also helpful to have the posts arranged by topic instead of chronologically. The blog genre is where Katy Bowman really shines; her humor and candor and intelligence are at their best here, in a form that is kind of raw but accessible in bite-size chunks. The wide range of topics and insights have made me thin [...]


    5. 4.5 starsKaty Bowman makes learning about biomechanics interesting - and she's got a great sense of humor, which makes her book that much better.This is a compilation of blog posts, ordered by topic. The posts were not edited at all for grammar/spelling, and this is my biggest beef with the book. It's understandable in a blog post, but when translating that to a book format, it should have been edited!Also, there were a few instances when Katy described certain exercises/stretches where I wanted [...]


    6. Katy is full of great info, but this collection of blog posts just isn't holding my attention enough to get through 400+ pages. I only made it to 117 before having to return it. If I had a personal copy, I'd likely keep working my way through, but the library only lets me keep theirs for so long. I may check it out again in the future, but for now, I'm moving on.


    7. Informative and funny read. I invested in Vibrams a year ago which has caused me to struggle to wear shoes for a full day. My coworkers probably think I’m gross with how much barefooting I do in the office, sorry fellas. I’ll give it four stars for what it is, although I’m hesitant to call a compilation of blog posts a book.


    8. I love Katy Bowman. This book is fabulous and oh so simple to understand! She gives simple exercises for the reader to do while reading the book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning more about natural movement.


    9. Fascinating read - kind of like a practical guide to owning a human body. It is a collection of Katy Bowman's blog posts assembled into sections. She has many other books, which I just discovered. You won't believe the chapter in Alignment Matters about earwax.


    10. Most of the time a blog-turned-book seems like so much media bloat. This blog-gone-book is astonishingly extraordinary in my experience. Taken in time-warp concert with the rest of Katy's work this is a great read.


    11. Katy writes in an engaging and entertaining fashion. This is definitely in full force here. That being said, her other books are much denser


    12. I recommend this book to every single person. Katy Bowman is a biomechanist who has devoted her career to curating scientific research (she reads roughly 1500 journal articles, across multiple disciplines a year!) and educating the masses in an entertaining way. Her main message is: if you spend the majority of your time with your body in proper alignment (and what you think is proper alignment, probably isn’t), and get consistent movement, then you will minimize your risk in contracting a who [...]


    13. As the cover says, this book is the first five years of Katy's blog: Katy Says. Originally intended for current and former students of Katie's Restorative Exercise program (now called Nutritious Movement), the blog itself doesn't have any linear structure. Katie writes about a wide array of topics in varying depths. One day you could be reading about the movement and structure of the hips, the next about the proper position to sleep in, the third how many muscles are below your ankles, and then [...]


    14. Fantastic book that will get you thinking about your body and health in a whole new way. Just the act of changing your mindset from *must go to the gym for one hour everyday, dreading that hour the other twenty-three* to incorporating natural movement and stretching throughout the day, which will increase blood flow to and nourish your muscles and tissues, which will speed your metabolism, which will get rid of the extra pounds, which will help you move even more, etc etc etc. (obviously the par [...]


    15. The organization was a bit off, even though everything was listed under categories. As others have mentioned, would have been easier to follow in the "posts" were re-organized for a book. Some of the "posts" seemed unnecessary to the subject, as well--easy to skip past those, though. But otherwise, so much good information and much easier to find things versus searching through the blog. I loved the stretches and other reminders and definitely plan to implement on the path to whole body and mind [...]


    16. The premise of this book is good, it contains useful information about the importance of body alignment and what contributes to good alignment. However, it is a collection of blog posts that would have benefitted from judicious editing to make it more book-like and therefore easier to read and follow. We don't really need to know about Katy's plane trip, for example.Hopefully her next book will be better edited to contain information by topic in chapters and not just a dumptruck of her blogs.Hav [...]


    17. This was an excellent book. I'm sitting on the floor writing this review because you won't see me sitting on chairs and couches very much in the future. I've come to realize through her research that movement is key to good health. I am getting ready to start her next book and I'm taking her 52 week course on biomechanics for everybody. I have incorporated so much of this book into my life, I would definitely call it a life-changing book. If you have muscle pains, postural problems or any sort o [...]


    18. Excellent content, but it was not a book that I was compelled to get through quickly due to its separated nature (it's a collection of blog posts). I kind of just picked up and read what interested me in this book over the past couple of years. Katy has so much knowledge and many interesting thoughts to share, often in a comedic manner. I look forward to reading more of her work!


    19. Really fascinating content, but because it is a collection of blog posts, unfortunately the organization is sort of scattershot, which I found frustrating.I'll have to check out her other, proper book ("Every Woman's Guide to Foot Pain Relief"), because the ideas in "Alignment Matters" are really interesting & compelling, and I've never come across this kind of perspective on wellness before.


    20. I realize this book is a compilation of earlier blog posts, but tons of great ideas and advice get buried under lots of filler and rambling. Could have used a good edit before publishing. One takeaway: during allergy season booby-trap your nose by adding a layer of lip balm or other tacky substance so particles will get stuck on there and not make their way into your sinuses.


    21. This was a good book to read to get introduced to the issues improper alignment can cause. I like this one and would recommend it, but I think the book "Move Your DNA" also by Katy Bowman, is much better organized and gets more into the nitty gritty of alignment issues.


    22. katy can get off topic and talk about things like nutrition, metabolism, and disease as if she is an expert in those fields. as long as she sticks with bio-mechanical subject matter she is very knowledgeable. i found her book very useful.


    23. If you have a body, you need this book. Funny, informative, full of links to research. Tons of applications for your daily life. It's notable that Katy can educate scientifically without dumbing down or losing the reader.


    24. Lots of 'stuff' in here (useful stuff), but it's badly edited. I wish a bit more care had been taken in putting it together. That said, you get a good sense of things reading through the book that you might not have had the patience for if simply just browsing through her blog/website.


    25. The information in this book was good to read about, toe spacing, alignment of feet, exercises for the body to strengthen core and pelvic floor; however because it was blog posts over a period of 4 years, there was a lot of repetition.


    26. I likes Katy's writing style overall, but this really is just a reprinting of her blog. It's arranged thematically instead of strictly by date, but I don't think that benefits the book since it ends up feeling pretty repetitive.



    27. I would give this 5 stars but it is a compilation of blog posts & thus not as well organized as it could be. That said, it's funny and I've learned a lot from it. Next, her book on feet.


    28. This book is a series of articles first published on Katy's website. She is terrific and her information has made me healthier.


    29. This was a fantastic read - really inspiring and thought provoking and I know I will be dipping back into it again to try one of the many suggested stretches and practices to help alight the body.


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