Why Restorative Exercise?
One of the reasons I found this path was my frustration over a growing list of aches and pains despite an active lifestyle. When your alignment is less than ideal the resulting issues become more prevalent over time now matter how 'fit' you are.
Katy Bowman MS (the biomechanic scientist who created Restorative Exercise) inspired me to rewrite how I move.
It takes patience, consistent effort and compassion (hard and fast won't get you there), but I can swing on monkey bars with ease now (I'm 50) and I couldn't do that 20 years ago. This program empowers you with the knowledge and the practical steps that can heal and sustain your body.
It's not just because you are getting older
Restorative Exercise is a movement based program created by Biomechanist Katy Bowman (MS) that provides the tools that can bring you back to optimal alignment. Alignment (unlike posture) is not about how you look - it is about how you move. Forcing yourself into an ideal looking posture can actually be compromising your health. We utilise an objective set of alignment markers and corrective exercises that will allow your body to thrive.
How you sit, stand and walk can:
- Reduce pain (including osteoarthritic pain) from the soles of your feet to the top of your head
- Increase bone density
- Improve your cardiovascular and respiratory function
- Strengthen your pelvic floor, prostate, core and so much more
- Optimise your freedom of movement
Restorative Exercise is not a magic bullet. There are many reasons why we are in pain and many of them are created by the way we move (and don't move) now. You can achieve a remarkable level of transformation but it does takes commitment to being more aware of your daily movements and increasing them. The exercises are simple and most can be incorporated into your day to day life - but you do have to do them for them to work.
There are a range of ways you can come and work with us. We have private sessions, group classes, online sessions and can even tailor workshops to suit your group's needs. Click here to get in touch.