You Don’t Know Squat ~ Katy Bowman
About this course...
note: this is a follow along, hands on, movement course, not a lecture, and it is chock full of information – no visuals included.
The biomechanics of the squat, when done correctly, can increase pelvic floor tone and strength without increasing tension — an issue that often makes natural birthing more challenging. The squat, however, is often prescribed too generally, creating more tension in the trunk, possibly leading to downward Valsalva pressure (unsafe for later trimesters), and excessive forces in the hips and knees — making this essential position unattainable for many women. This course teaches how to effectively break down the squat into pieces over the second and third trimester, giving birthing professionals the opportunity to offer better movement guidelines for natural birth.