You are how you move. Restorative Exercise™: Form. For life.
Welcome to the “Alignment Snack” series. Below are twenty-two 20-30min classes — perfect to squeeze into your day – that deal with various body parts, issues and topics. Next to each class is a short description of what that class contains.
Take your first bite free to see if the format works for you!
Each class is $5.00. THESE CLASSES ARE DOWNLOADS meaning they don’t stream and they’re yours to keep. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed filming them.
P.S. I filmed this series 10 week post-partum. They are extremely gentle yet effective. Please ignore the occasional yawn and breast-milk stain. All part of my real life!
Alignment Snacks: Adductor Madness
Class focuses on the inner thighs and quads, not to mention some psoas, rounded out at end with a bit of shoulder / scapula work.
Alignment Snacks: A Balanced Approach to Hip Strength
This session focuses on strength around hip movements, specifically while balancing on one foot, and also while pseudo-squatting, on one foot. Some shoulder work thrown in.
Alignment Snacks: A Real Pain in the Neck
Katy’s daughter was 10 weeks old when this series was recorded. Today Katy is very sleepy, and has a few good yawns that couldn’t be edited out since they were right in the middle of instructions. On the up side, this is a very mellow class, and an excellent neck and shoulder opener.
Alignment Snacks: All Around the Thighs We Go!
The thighs have a whole lot of long muscles draping around the femurs. Let’s stretch the lot of them. 35-minute class.
Alignment Snacks: All Fo’ the Pelvic Flo’
Katy explains how the pelvic floor is affected by other muscle groups, while taking you through a 20-minute class to serve the pelvic floor.
Alignment Snacks: Balance… with Lateral Hips
Get your practice balancing, standing, stepping up, on one foot, getting those lateral thigh muscles activated.
Alignment Snacks: Can’t Get Enough of Shoulders
The shoulder joints provide great swaths of movement potential, that may be limited some tight connecting muscles. In this 35-minute class Katy gently guides your shoulders into many of those swaths.
Alignment Snacks: Everybody Needs a Little Shoulder Bolster
This 35-minute class features mostly chest opening, and is mostly lying on your back with shoulders and head on a bolster. The other parts include stretching various shoulder muscles, as well as some hip opening, and hamstring stretching.
Alignment Snacks: Gotta Get Down to (Arm) Swingtown
Stretching the shoulders for the purpose of allowing reflex-driven arm swing during the natural gait cycle.
Alignment Snacks: Hips Don’t Lie - They Sit
In this class, stretch the muscles that serve the hips, from a seated position.
Alignment Snacks: Leg Goes Forward; Leg Goes Back
The psoas and hamstrings are the main muscles targeted in this 37-minute class full of hip flexion and hip extension.
Alignment Snacks: Let’s Do the Twist
A class on the ground, the midsection gets a good workout with plenty of twisting and crescent stretching, punctuated with just a taste of hip and leg work.
Alignment Snacks: Quads and Hams
This class focuses on the muscle groups on the fronts and the backs of the thighs, to bring some length and awareness to these, the quadriceps and hamstrings.
Alignment Snacks: Rhomboid Madness
This class explores subtle shoulder strength and scapular mobility, including rhomboid pushups, forarm press-ups, and some other fun shoulder openers.
Alignment Snacks: Stretching the Standing Muscles
How do you stand, actively? What muscles are required, and have you stretched them lately?
Alignment Snacks: Take a Load Off Your Chest… and Your Hips, Too
In this class you’ll open your chest while lying against a bolster, and while you’re down there, stretch a lot of the muscles serving the hips as well.
Alignment Snacks: The Back Bones Connected to Other Backbones
To stretch the muscles serving one part of the back, it is important to stabilize other parts of the back. The end result is a thorough working of some of the hardest working muscles.
Alignment Snacks: Twistin’ the Night Away
A thorough exploration of the twist, in many of its different forms and aspects.
Alignment Snacks: Walk This Way! Stand this way
Stretch those muscles you need for walking. Do it while standing – it’s harder that way!
Alignment Snacks: Just a Dab of Abs
A 19-minute class focused on coordinated strength of the mid-section.
Alignment Snacks: Within Reach
Your arms reach forward, outward, upward, push you off the ground. All this and more in this class.
Alignment Snacks: Frankie Says: Relax the Psoas
Katy gives a brief lesson on the psoas, and then schools your psoas. Mostly passive psoas lengtheners, with some downward dogs thrown in.