ALIGNMENT MATTERS: THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF KATY SAYS
BY KATY BOWMAN
Alignment Matters allows readers to troubleshoot their human machine and resolve the deeper alignment issues affecting their 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, with chapters on each area of the body. There are chapters focused on the feet, on the pelvic ﬂoor, and on the head and shoulders; also covered are walking and gait, pregnancy and childbirth, the cardiovascular system, and how to return to natural movement. Bowmanʼs clear, engaging text lays out a “userʼs manual” for the human body, including stretches, habit modiﬁcations, spiritual insights, and enough belly laughs to soften even the tightest posts.
Couch potatoes, professional athletes, and everyone in between all have something to learn about their bodies. With Alignment Matters, they will learn how to keep every part their human machine working optimally, over a lifetime.
Part biomechanist, part science communicator, and full-time mover, Katy Bowman has educated hundreds of thousands of people on the role movement plays in the body and in the world. Blending a scientific approach with straight talk about sensible, whole-life movement solutions, her website and award-winning podcast, Katy Says, reach hundreds of thousands of people every month, and thousands have taken her live classes.
Her books, the bestselling Move Your DNA, Movement Matters, and Diastasis Recti, Dynamic Aging, Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief, Don’t Just Sit There, Whole Body Barefoot, Alignment Matters, and Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief, have been critically acclaimed and translated worldwide.
Passionate about human movement outside of exercise, Katy volunteers her time to support the larger reintegration of move-ment into human lives by providing movement courses across widely varying demographics and working with non-profits promoting nature education. She also directs and teaches at the Nutritious MovementTM Center Northwest in Washington state, travels the globe to teach Nutritious Movement courses in person, and spends as much time outside as possible with her husband and children.