Put simply, it’s a series of exercises designed to help restore your body to its correct alignment, and therefore to its natural functions. It is a program designed by biomechanist Katy Bowman, based on physics, geometry, engineering and biology, applied to human anatomy. It can help us counteract the negative impacts that living in the 21st century has on our bodies. Our musculature has adapted to our habits, and that isn’t so good for our overall wellness. Restorative Exercise™ can correct it.
One of the best things about Restorative Exercise™ is that it will help every body. Your body can be trained for a triathlon or mostly stay seated. Your body can be 7 years old or 70. Your body can be whole or have been repaired or in need of repair. Everyone’s body needs Restorative Exercise™. It is the path that leads to wellness, and from wellness you can go anywhere. For more information on specific ailments that can benefit from this program, see our FAQ page.
Simply by being alive in our culture today, your body has developed movement patterns and habits that are not beneficial. Specifically, your muscles are not at their optimal lengths and your skeleton is held in unnatural positions. By becoming aware of these habits and working to correct them, you can help your body function better. Your entire body- from muscles and joints right down to your cells- can improve. Every moment of every day holds the opportunity to be improving instead of deteriorating.
It doesn’t matter what your fitness goals are, or even if you have any. This program is not about improving your body’s fitness level. Fitness is how well you can perform a chosen skill (How long can you run? How much can you lift? Can you climb a hill without breathing heavily?).
Restorative Exercise™ is about optimizing your whole body’s wellness. That includes maximizing your blood circulation to help feed every cell of your body and to better assist your lymphatic system in clearing out the toxins. It involves giving the right signals to your bones so they are strong enough to hold you up without breaking. And it encourages proper function of your neurological system to expedite correct communication.
All of this results in cells that regenerate at exactly the rates they are supposed to, and gives you your strongest possible immune system. Worthy goals for all of us!
Positively Aligned is the place to be if you are ready to take steps towards improving your alignment and your health!
Debbie Beane, Restorative Exercise™ Specialist, offers classes to help you reach your wellness potential.