The Science Behind It
The Body Education Alignment Center for Health (the B.E.A.C.H.) is an educational wellness facility dedicated to teaching the Whole Body Alignment Principles of Restorative Exercise™ created by biomechanical scientist, Katy Bowman. The program consists of exercises to teach and restore motor skill and optimal muscle length, and objective alignment markers that serve as indicators to healthy muscle activity and overall health.
Optimal Whole Body Alignment is essential for Optimal Health. We teach you what optimal alignment is and why (there are very specific markers to look for) and we teach you how to get your body closer to that.
The Biomechanical Model of Preventive Medicine is based on physics, physiology, anatomy, and engineering and simply states that all-over muscle use is a requirement of human health and is not optional. Many common, painful, and expensive ailments are a result of poor motor skills and can be corrected through diligent practice of simple movements.
The mechanical contribution to pain and disease is often overlooked by most medical and health practitioners, because it is often overlooked in medical research. But poor mechanics is a primary cause of foot issues, loss of bone density, cardiovascular disease, and joint degeneration. Because the human body is designed like a machine, that is exactly how we look at it, and by doing so we can see that HOW the machine is used will dictate HOW the machine wears down
The B.E.A.C.H. currently serves Ventura and Santa Barbara County’s private and medical communities by offering science-based educational and movement programs as well as private and group sessions. We also offer group presentations to medical facilities, health and wellness groups, student organizations and teams, and any group interested in learning more about Optimal Body Alignment and Restorative Exercise™.
At the B.E.A.C.H. you will learn:
- What your body SHOULD be able to do
- What your body CAN do right now
- What SPECIFIC MOVEMENTS you need to practice until muscle functions return