In these modern, technologically-advanced times, virtually everything is at our fingertips, which may sound like a good thing, but ask biomechanist Katy Bowman and you might get a different opinion. In fact, we’re hearing that as a society we are becoming much too stationary and just don’t move as much as we should in order to stay optimally healthy (see: desk dweller!).
But don’t despair, there is a magical (read: practical) way to fix that. Can you guess what it is? Google it!…Kidddinnng. Yes, that’s right. It’s movement.
In “Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement,” Katy Bowman explores the science behind natural movement, why we need it (and not necessarily the beat-yourself-up quick-fix workouts), how we don’t move so much and why it’s important that we do.
This book will inform not only your yoga practice, but your daily life. Katy’s motto: You are how you move.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Every single thing our bodies do requires movement—initiated by our musculoskeletal system – to be performed with each. Digestion, immunity, reproduction—all of these functions require us to move. You can eat the perfect diet, sleep eight hours a night, use only baking soda and vinegar to clean your house, but without the loads created by natural movement, all of these worthy efforts are thwarted on a cellular level, and your optimal wellness level remains elusive.”
And a handy dandy video:
WIN: We’re giving away 4 copies of Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement by Katy Bowman. Bowman, author of multiple books and well-known for her accessible, candid approach, released the first version of Move Your DNA in 2014, but in this updated and expanded version you’ll find more photos, more exercise plans and the latest findings in health and movement science.
TO ENTER: As we enter into winter it feels like life may grow even more still and sedentary, but it may also be just the perfect time to tuck into a book to inspire you get moving. We know, sitting and reading is not moving, but with this book, it’s the first step! Since it is quite cold and dark, let’s lighten things up. It’s haiku time! Using the letters D, N, A as the first letters of each line, tell us in haiku form why you’d like this book will help you get movin’. Leave your entry in the comments below.
(Refresher: a haiku is a three-line poem with the first and last lines containing 5 syllables, and the middle line containing seven syllables. No rhyming necessary.)
The giveaway will remain open until 11:59pm Friday, December 22, 2017. Four winners will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!
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