#490 – Know, Do and Feel Better + a Giveaway

I recently came across Aligned and Well, a website that sells books, DVDs and kits. Katy Bowman created Aligned and Well to help you make the most of the body you’re in with an exercise prescription that will help you restore alignment so that you can move in a more natural manner. When you are aware of some of the movement habits that you may have cultivated in response to your pain and deformity, you can make changes which will help you do and feel better.

In Biomechanics for Strong Bones, Katy caught my attention at “Kyphosis” (at 2:21). Well, she actually had me at “rhomboids“; I think the simple head back exercise is a great one to begin doing.

(Incidentally, since there is absolutely no way I can lean on my wrists, as pictured, I’ve done an adapted version at my desk. Does that count, Katy? 🙂 )

When You Hurt All OverA further search reveals a whole series of DVDs, but the one that I’m excited to share with you is called “When You Hurt All Over”.

This is like having a physiotherapist and personal trainer in your living room. You may have heard some of the information elsewhere, but if you are in the midst of a chronic situation, some of that information may have become lost, thanks to those stress hormones that liberally flow during chronic periods.

I’ve had the opportunity to add some of the exercises from “When You Hurt All Over” to my routine; I know they will pay off in the long run.

Now, thanks to Katy, one lucky person will receive a copy of “When You Hurt All Over”.

* Please check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.

How to Enter and Rules:

1. To enter the giveaway, complete the following statement by leaving your answer in the comment section, below: When I feel better, I _________.

2. Entries must be received by midnight PST, on Sunday, November 24th, 2013.

3. How exciting! Thanks to Katy’s generosity, this contest is open to anyone, anywhere.

4. For extra entries to the draw, let’s get social:

  • On Twitter?For an extra entry share the following: I just entered a #giveaway from @AuntieStress, courtesy of @AlignedandWell – http://wp.me/p1OifR-2ax.
  • Make your way over to my Pinterest Board called “Giveaways“. Earn one entry by clicking “Comment” and leaving one. (Repin it for another entry. Just leave a comment here, providing me with the link to where you pinned it on your Pinterest Board.)
  • On Google+? Be sure to +MariannaPaulson when you share the link, and you’ll earn another entry.

5. One winning entrant will be drawn from a hat. You will be notified via email. Your name will appear here, and on Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. You must be of legal age to enter.

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17 Comments to “#490 – Know, Do and Feel Better + a Giveaway”

  1. When I feel better. I move better.

  2. When I feel better, I am able to sleep at night because my pain is more controlled.

  3. When I feel better, I do more creative things, such as my painting.

  4. When I feel better, I am more curious, happy, joyful and relaxed!

  5. When I feel better, I can live my life better

  6. When I feel better, I’m less afraid of a future slowly shutting me down and in, with activities I love taken away more and more. I watched my grandmother suffer that way for decades, and although I know I’m fighting a battle with better tools and more information, I still struggle to let go of the fear.

  7. When I feel better I get to be my 28 year old self!! And that’s so exciting!

  8. When I feel better I make the most of every minute doing all those things I don’t have strength or energy for when I’m not well – plus I feel great!

  9. When I feel better I share my energy with the world around me.

  10. When I feel better I stretch spontaneously when I wake up. I am also a much better planner when I feel well

  11. When I feel better I am ecstatic! I do as much as I can and hope for more days like that.

  12. When I feel better I go skiing, or walking. Something outside. I always forget how good it feels to be out and about.

  13. When I feel better, I can play with my grandchildren! I also can knit, sew, and be creative and walk with my husband

  14. When I feel better, I make sure to enjoy everything twice as much!

  15. When I feel better, I go to Target or the mall. 🙂 Shopping is good for the soul, but hard on the arthritis.

  16. Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway. One more to go.

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