DIASTASIS RECTI: THE WHOLE BODY SOLUTION TO ABDOMINAL WEAKNESS AND SEPARATION
BY KATY BOWMAN
In this first-anywhere definitive guide to diastasis recti (abdominal separation), biomechanist Katy Bowman explains the big picture when it comes to DR – including body alignment; frequency of movement; the effects of all-day
forces, like intra-abdominal pressure; and how DR relates to other issues like
hernias, constipation, and pelvic floor issues.
Because the abdominals are connected—directly and indirectly—to every other part of the body, Diastasis Recti: The Whole Body Solution to Abdominal Weakness and Separation lays out a whole-body corrective program to address the factors that overloaded the core in the first place.
With her trademark wit, Bowman makes the science of DR accessible and
enjoyable to laypersons struggling with this issue.
Diastasis Recti includes:
- how all-day forces can create abdominal weakness and separation
- the three habits you need to change immediately
- why mainstream core exercises like crunches and planks can be making
your diastasis worse
- how to sit, stand, and walk for a stronger “whole body” core
With over 30 exercises and habit modifications, this book is for any man
or woman wanting to improve abdominal separation or weakness, as well as
the therapists and medical professionals who treat for these issues.
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.