Ayurveda is Sanskrit meaning “science of life” and is a consciousness-based approach to alternative healing involving the connection of mind and body. However, Ayurveda is more than mind body connection. It is about listening to signals of body and making more conscious and healthy decisions. It is considered an ideal way of living to the fullest potential as an extension of nature to create balance.
Katy Bowman's Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement is a creative look at how movement, specifically walking, can affect your body. We are often taught that exercising a few times a week is sufficient for maintaining a healthy body and mind. Bowman rejects this notion and states that simple items such as sidewalks and shoes, while comfortable, are actually damaging our bodies by requiring less effort to walk and balance.