Diastasis Recti: The Whole-Body Solution to Abdominal Weakness and Separation

Diastasis Recti: The Whole-Body Solution to Abdominal Weakness and Separation

Katy Bowman Size: 205 x 140 mm
Black & White Pages: 240
ISBN: 978 1 905367 68 9 Paperback

£12.99

Diastasis recti, the separation of the abdominal muscles, is a symptom of a whole-body problem. Your abdominal muscles bend, twist, and support the spine. They contract and release to help you breathe, cough, talk, and sing. They stretch to accommodate pregnancy, haul your lower body towards your upper, and protect your abdominal organs. They should not be splitting down the middle.

In this book, biomechanist Katy Bowman explains the larger picture when it comes to DR including:

 

  • body alignment;
  • frequency of movement;
  • the effects of all-day forces, like intra-abdominal pressure;
  • and why a few exercises simply aren’t enough for long-term success.You need to learn a new way to move for an improved set of core muscles. Because the abdominals are connected directly and indirectly to every other part of the body, this book lays out a whole-body corrective program to address the factors that overloaded the core in the first place.

    With over 30 exercises and habit modifications, this book is for any man or woman experiencing abdominal separation or weakness and wanting to improve both the appearance and the function of their abdomen.

 

Katy Bowman

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, Dynamic Aging, Movement Matters and Diastasis Recti, 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 movement 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 Movement 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.

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