WHY RESTORATIVE EXERCISE?
I have been working in movement health as a yoga teacher and personal trainer for more than 15 years and have never stopped searching for the answers to the multitude of health problems that seem so common in our part of the world. When I discovered the work of Biomechanist Katy Bowman, M.S., I was inspired by her ability to explain why so many of us were in pain and what practical steps we could take to repair our bodies and thrive.
WHAT IT IS
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 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.
How we feel is effected by how we move.
- Increase bone density.
- Improve your cardiovascular and respiratory function.
- Take care of your pelvic floor, your prostate, your core and so much more.
WHAT IT IS NOT
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.
IT'S NOT JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE GETTING OLDER
One of the reasons I found this path was my frustration over the aches and pains that were cropping up despite an active lifestyle. When your alignment is less than ideal the resulting issues become more prevalent over time. 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 nearly 50) and I couldn't do that when I was 30. You can change how you feel through how you move.
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