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Move Your DNA with Katy Bowman

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Join Katy Bowman, biomechanist, author, and leader in the Movement Movement for conversations on how movement affects not only the shapes of our bodies but the shape of our life.

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Join Katy Bowman, biomechanist, author, and leader in the Movement Movement for conversations on how movement affects not only the shapes of our bodies but the shape of our life.

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Tina from Chicafo

By tinamarie773 - Aug 15 2018
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Katy gives so much great information in her podcasts and books. I highly recommend her material.

My favorite podcast!

By louise11 - Jun 20 2018
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Love love love. I miss Danny though ❤️

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412 Ratings
Average Ratings
363
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Tina from Chicafo

By tinamarie773 - Aug 15 2018
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Katy gives so much great information in her podcasts and books. I highly recommend her material.

My favorite podcast!

By louise11 - Jun 20 2018
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Love love love. I miss Danny though ❤️

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Move Your DNA with Katy Bowman

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Join Katy Bowman, biomechanist, author, and leader in the Movement Movement for conversations on how movement affects not only the shapes of our bodies but the shape of our life.

Episode 85: Between the Lines - It Starts With Feet

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Katy Bowman tells Stephanie Domet why she’s written two books about feet, and why she could easily write a bunch more.

Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief: https://nutritiousmovement.com/product/every-womans-guide-to-foot-pain-relief/

Whole Body Barefoot: https://nutritiousmovement.com/product/whole-body-barefoot/

Minimal shoes of all kinds: https://nutritiousmovement.com/shoes-the-list/

Aug 29 2017

50mins

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Episode 65: Transitioning to Floor Sitting

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The Fonz wasn’t the only one who wanted you to “sit on it”: floor sitting comes with multiple benefits for your body and your environment. Want to learn how to get down there and stay down there, and eliminate the pain that might usually come with it? Katy talks transitioning to floor sitting in this practical, helpful episode. Get down on it!

Nov 15 2016

40mins

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Episode 42- Cardio & Natural Movement

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How well is your body responding to your bouts of cardio exercise? Katy defines what we’re talking about when we refer to “cardio”, and then finds it a place in the bigger picture of natural movement.

Feb 02 2016

55mins

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Episode 44- The Skinny on Fat

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Katy spends some time helping reframe “fat” as we discuss fat and the roles it plays in our bodies, and how the fat we have is simply a response to input—just like everything else in our body.

Feb 16 2016

43mins

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Episode 47- Food Forces

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Sure, you guzzle lots of kale smoothies and there are no GMOs in your salad. But have you thought about the mechanical nutrition in your diet? In this episode, Katy cooks up a nice batch of food for thought that explains how the food forces in your life affect your whole body ecology.

Mar 15 2016

46mins

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Episode 110: Sleep Action with Shawn Stevenson

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Sleep expert Shawn Stevenson helps kick off a new season of Move Your DNA with Katy Bowman, delivering three great tips you can use to improve your sleep life. Katy offers three tips of her own for better sleep. And Tricia Salcido of Dynamic Collective member Soft Star Shoes shares a little of the minimal shoe company’s history and current mission.

Sep 11 2018

52mins

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Episode 11- Diastasis Recti

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Gaps are great, when they are SUPPOSED to be there. When they're not, you can spend all day and LOTS of moolah trying to "fix" your abs to no avail. This episode is for anyone with DR or abdominals that just won't respond to conventional exercises. Free admission for anyone who can roller skate or sing a Prince song over and over again.

Nov 17 2014

38mins

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Episode 50- Movement, Period.

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This episode of Katy Says isn’t just for females! If you’re a real anatomy geek or student of human movement, this show is for you. Because if periods didn’t exist, neither would you! Learn about the movement of menstruation and the whole-body movements that affect it.

Apr 12 2016

42mins

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Episode 51- Babies and Movement, Part 1

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In Part 1 the Baby Show, Katy discusses baby biomechanics! Did you know that load and frequency affect the stages of development—like how babies from more primitive hunter/gather-type populations develop differently than our modern- lifestyle babies? We‘ll also talk about baby wearing and baby carrying, and how this affects both the parent AND the baby.

Apr 19 2016

46mins

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Episode 32- Enter the Gait Lab

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Do you walk? Is the nutritional value of your walking the equivalent of eating only. Cheese Puffs for sustenance? Walking, like every natural human movement, comes with its own host of variables that provide our bodies the loads required for optimal health and expression. Listen as Katy gives a clear and understandable explanation as to why we need to consider both the micro- and macronutrients of walking and how to get more of them.

Oct 06 2015

44mins

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Episode 10- The Core

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This episode can help you move past the buzz word and gain a better understanding of your middle. Listen while Katy discusses the importance of a relaxed belly, why your shoulders matter to your core function (WHAT?!) and a brief but discreet interlude about senior citizens'... er, physical relations. Okay, not really, but it was a funny misunderstanding.

Nov 03 2014

34mins

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Episode 73: Dynamic Aging

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Katy Bowman’s latest book, while written with and for the older population in mind, is truly for every body at every age. This episode combines a one-on- one recording with Katy and Dani, and the Ventura, California live-audience book release party at The Alignment B.E.A.C.H. featuring Katy’s four septugenarian co-authors. The five authors answer audience questions and share how the book came about, their personal stories, and why this book can help anyone move with more function.

Mar 21 2017

1hr 12mins

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Episode 106: Alignment Matters: Your Feet Through the Years

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Katy reads three of her favorite essays from Alignment Matters on feet and foot health, and offers a State of the Minimal Shoe Union address, with lots of tips for transitioning well to minimal shoes. Find out why she cut the feeties off her kids' feetie pyjamas, and why she doesn't recommend flip flops, except for by the pool.

Jul 17 2018

41mins

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Episode 5- The Delicious Butt (Function) Show

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Katy manages to fit the phrases "A Clockwork Orange", "stiltwalking", "old timey" and "delicious butt function" all in one episode! Learning why a functional gluteus matters has never been this fun!

And even though it sounds like I'm holding Katy captive inside a large tin can, she was really safe and sound when this was recorded. It just sounds like she's in an empty grain silo. Which, according to her father, should NEVER be played in.

Aug 26 2014

30mins

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Episode 19– I’m All About the BASE, Part 1

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Feet—where would you be with them? You’d be footless (which is not as cool as footloose). However, most of us treat our feet as if they were not one of the most important players in our whole-body system. Listen to Katy as she serves up a super slab of foot goodness while answering YOUR foot questions.

Apr 13 2015

34mins

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Episode 41- 5 Ways to Move You Closer to Better Health

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Health isn’t just about the numbers, and there are many signs of success when it comes to moving you toward a healthier lifestyle. Katy suggests 5 health goals that have little to do with the scale but a lot to do with your overall health. Make 2016 a year of Moving Your DNA!

Jan 19 2016

30mins

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Episode 96: Birth and the Shapeshifting Pelvis

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Katy Bowman and Gail Tully on why a baby moving through a pelvis has almost nothing in common with a couch moving through a stairwell, a watermelon moving through a nostril, or a basketball moving through a hoop.

Find more Katy Bowman at https://nutritiousmovement.com

Find more about the Dynamic Collective at https://nutritiousmovement.com/podcasts/#podcast-sponsors

Find more about Gail Tully at https://spinningbabies.com

In this episode’s mailbag: Is walking “falling forward”? Does it have to be? And should I train for a long hike using poles, or not? Podcast interview with woman paralyzed from hips down, mentioned in the mailbag: https://mightyblueontheat.com/episode-8-stacey-kozel-ironwill/

Dynamic Aging podcast episode: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/monkeyhead-freelance/katy-says/e/49501354?autoplay=true

Pelvic Floor blog entries: https://nutritiousmovement.com/tag/pelvic-floor-disorder/

Wilderness Moves event: https://nutritiousmovement.pike13.com/courses/165238

Dynamic Aging retreat at 1440: https://nutritiousmovement.pike13.com/courses/156115

Feb 27 2018

59mins

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Episode 18- Whole Body Barefoot

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Join Katy and Dani as they discuss Katy’s latest book and why it’s a must-read for anyone with feet. Whether you’ve got back pain, neck pain or foot pain, it all starts in the foot. This simple, fun-to-read and practical book is worth more than one podcast discussion, but start here for now!

Apr 02 2015

33mins

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Episode 3- Casts

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In episode #3 of Katy Says, Katy Bowman discusses casting--how we cast ourselves with shoes, clothing, chairs, environment and culture.

Jul 29 2014

31mins

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Episode 22- Household Movement Hacks

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Getting more natural movement can be challenging in our comfortable, modern-convenience society. Katy shares ideas for movement hacks—using your daily tasks and household furnishings—that will get you thinking about your living environment and everyday chores in a whole-body way.

May 19 2015

40mins

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Episode 119: Taking Bone Mechanics by the Horns

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Get ready for a deep dive on scientific studies and how to read and understand them. This episode of Move Your DNA will accompany you through a five-mile walk at a 3mph pace, and along the way, you’ll hear biomechanist and author Katy Bowman and biologist Jeannette Loram offer their perspective on a recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports and its coverage. You know the one—the Washington Post headlined its story: “Horns are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.” They also delve into definitions of evolution and adaption--concepts anyone interested in movement, natural movement, and body shapes will find beneficial to understand.

Jul 23 2019

1hr 37mins

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Episode 118: Social Media is Shaping Your Relationships

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In this special edition of the Move Your DNA podcast, Katy Bowman writes a Dear John letter to social media—and revisits her past social media breaks, with lots of advice for your own time-out, if you’re planning one.

Jun 25 2019

1hr 3mins

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Episode 117: How Did You Move in 2018?

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In her annual end-of-year “how did we move” podcast Katy Bowman hosts myriad guests to share their stories as a way to celebrates more than three million downloads of Move Your DNA. We’re talking health goals at this party—what were they in 2018, how well did you meet your goals, what did you learn, and what do you want to take forward into 2019. Special guests at this party include some Move Your DNA listeners, along with Dani Hemmat and Stephanie Domet. Plus, Katy has a little more information for you on the next phase for the Move Your DNA podcast.

Dec 18 2018

1hr 5mins

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Episode 116: Taking a Breath(er)

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Katy Bowman answers every question she’s ever received on how to breathe. Plus, she issues an invitation to a PODCAST PARTY—one that’s focused on health and movement, and that celebrates THREE MILLION DOWNLOADS! Plus, Pack Matthews of Soul Seat drops by to talk about how he came to develop his transitional seating product, and what difference it’s making to kids in schools who are trying it out. And, an important update on how Move Your DNA will move into 2019 and beyond.

Learn more about Soul Seat: https://mysoulseat.com

Dec 04 2018

52mins

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Epiosde 115: Ancestral Actions with Arthur Haines

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Katy and Arthur Haines talk about re-wilding, and ancestral actions that have largely fallen by the wayside in a sedentary culture, with tips you can use right now to revive some for your health and fitness. Plus, Katy answers a listener question on her cold plunge practice. And Eva Nemcik of Happy Feet blows Katy’s mind with an alternative use for her alignment socks.

Katy’s Instagram for a rockin’ advent: https://www.instagram.com/nutritiousmovement/

Find Arthur Haines:

www.arthurhaines.com

https://www.facebook.com/arthur.haines.5

https://www.instagram.com/wilderwaterscommunity

Find Happy Feet: https://www.my-happyfeet.com

Nov 20 2018

1hr 17mins

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Episode 114: Taking Action in the Garden with Rose Hayden-Smith

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Gardening is more than just a fun pastime. In this episode, Katy Bowman and Rose Hayden-Smith talk about historical victory gardens circa World War II and what they still have to teach us. Rose provides three tips to those who want to start gardening right now, and Katy supplements with three movement-based tips to help you on your way. Turns out the garden is the perfect place to put your movement rich lifestyle to the test. If you loved Movement Matters, you’ll love this episode—and if you love this episode and haven’t read Movement Matters yet, you’ll totally want to! Plus, Katy answers a question on how to carry a bag, and Terral Fox of Unshoes drops by to talk about how his minimal footwear company came to be, why growth too soon almost took it down, and how Unshoes emerged from that stronger than ever. 

#varyyourcarry https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/varyyourcarry/

Carrying a bag on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLeG86SBQnT/

On bending well using your hips: https://www.nutritiousmovement.com/forward-bend-modified/

Rose Hayden-Smith: www.ucfoodobserver.com

Facebook and Twitter @ucfoodobserver

You can find Rose’s book "Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs During World War I" at your local library. If it's a keeper for you, buy a copy from McFarland (publisher) or on Amazon.

Unshoes: http://www.unshoesusa.com

Nov 06 2018

1hr 6mins

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Episode 113: Long distance actions with Dami Roelse

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Lose Your Age on the Trail author Dami Roelse drops by to talk long distance walking and how to prepare for it. Katy reminds listeners that long distance is a relative term—three miles might be your version of long distance right now, and that’s okay. Walkers seasoned and brand new will find lots of tips for moving well. Plus, Katy answers a listener question on back bends, and whether they’re likely found in nature. Plus, Mike Dally from Earth Runners drops by to talk about how he started his minimal shoe company, and what drives him over the long haul.

Dami Roelse’s website http://transformation-travel.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/walkingwomen50plus/

Twitter: @dami97520

EarthRunners.com IG: @earthrunners

Katy’s events: https://nutritiousmovement.pike13.com/categories/64332

Oct 23 2018

1hr 4mins

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Episode 112: Healthy Hips in Action with Jill Miller

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Katy Bowman and Jill Miller (The Roll Model®, Yoga Tune Up®) talk about hips and how to keep them healthy. Katy and Jill share tons of tips and moves for those with hip pain, and for those who want to keep their hips—and all their joints—strong and mobile. Some advice for pre- and post-operative hip replacement patients as well. Plus, Katy talks with Tyler Benner at Venn Design about his company’s products and philosophy, and how changing his body led to changing his mind, as well.

Oct 09 2018

56mins

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Episode 111: Kids in Action with Angela Hanscom

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It's not just adults who need to move their DNA, kids do too. Katy Bowman welcomes Timbernook's Angela Hanscom to the podcast to talk about what parents can do right now to help kids also have a movement-rich life—and why it matters to their development. Plus, Katy answers questions on massage and hair loss and growth, and Suzanne Solsona of MyMayu talks about why her company makes minimal boots for kids, why its expanding to making boots for adults, too—and what MyMayu means!

Sep 25 2018

57mins

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Episode 110: Sleep Action with Shawn Stevenson

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Sleep expert Shawn Stevenson helps kick off a new season of Move Your DNA with Katy Bowman, delivering three great tips you can use to improve your sleep life. Katy offers three tips of her own for better sleep. And Tricia Salcido of Dynamic Collective member Soft Star Shoes shares a little of the minimal shoe company’s history and current mission.

Sep 11 2018

52mins

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Episode 109: Alignment Matters: Words Matter

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Words Matter: In which Katy Bowman reads three more of the essays that appear in Alignment Matters— Science of Wellness, Immunity Boost, and Correcting Anatomy Misconceptions. Through these three essays, Katy examines why definitions matter—and how tough it is to communicate ideas with language instead of math, equations, and physical relativity. You’ll hear lots of updates in these essays of Katy’s current thinking about these matters, and you’ll find out that you have TMJ and carpal tunnel… and, spoiler alert, that the Adams’s Apple is… not an apple.

Aug 28 2018

28mins

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Episode 108: Alignment Matters: Change Your Mind, Change Your Joints

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Katy Bowman reads three more essays from her book Alignment Matters: Your Position in Life, Varus and Valgus, and Hidden Doubts, and riffs on the connections among them. Essentially, change your mind, and your body will follow. Plus, get a free audiobook when you sign up for a 30-day free trial with Audible—and find out what’s next for the Move Your DNA podcast.

Aug 14 2018

40mins

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Episode 107: Alignment Matters: Movement Motivation

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With three essays from her book Alignment Matters, Katy Bowman delivers some movement motivation that’s as close as the floor, as thrilling to reach for as a mountain top, and as incrementally awesome as a walk with a bunch of kids. Plus! Katy’s kids deliver a little motivation of their own, with some hiking tips for kids their age.

Jul 31 2018

33mins

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Episode 106: Alignment Matters: Your Feet Through the Years

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Katy reads three of her favorite essays from Alignment Matters on feet and foot health, and offers a State of the Minimal Shoe Union address, with lots of tips for transitioning well to minimal shoes. Find out why she cut the feeties off her kids' feetie pyjamas, and why she doesn't recommend flip flops, except for by the pool.

Jul 17 2018

41mins

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Episode 105: Things That Swing

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Find out what boobs, balls, and arms have in common. In the first of this special summer series, Katy Bowman reads three of her favorite essays from her book Alignment Matters, and notes the connections among them. Plus! Announcing Wilderness Moves: Hiking Awareness with Katy Bowman and Doniga Markegard in Chimacum, WA in September 2018.

Jul 03 2018

27mins

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Episode 104: Death Moves

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Katy Bowman and guests talk about the ways in which movement can be an intrinsic part of grieving, and how we could look at our experience of grief as grief in a sedentary culture. Don Morris talks about the movements involved in deathcare, body preparation, home funerals and burial, and Breanna Trygg of Wild Grief talks about how natural movement, and especially moving in nature, helps teens process bereavement. Plus, Katy answers listener questions on walking well after a shattered patella, and alignment during pregnancy. 

Don Morris: www.homefuneralpracticum.com

Breanna Trygg and Wild Grief: www.wildgrief.org

Instagram: @wildgrief_olympia

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WildGrief/

Jun 19 2018

1hr 10mins

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Episode 103: The city moves you

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We talk a lot about walkability on this podcast, but what does it really mean? And how does urban design and the built environment shape the way we move, or don’t? Katy Bowman talks walkability with urban planner Samantha Thomas. Plus, we explore the idea of mobility justice with Multicultural Communities for Mobility’s Maria Sipin. And Katy answers listener questions on stretching and preparing for twenty mile walks.

Jun 05 2018

1hr 29mins

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Episode 102: Being on the land

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Katy Bowman and Philip Brass, who is a member of the Peepeekisis First Nation in the Treaty Four Territory of Canada, discuss Indigenous food sovereignty, and how moving for food can be the spine of culture. Plus, Katy answers listener questions on swimming as movement, and feet and shoe size.

May 22 2018

1hr 9mins

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Episode 101: Social Media is (STILL) Shaping Your Body

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Hi friends. It’s me, Katy. I am ready for—in the process of, really—a social media prune. Many of you are picking up what I’m putting down on line and I wanted to talk to you about why and how I’m transitioning away from/downsizing my social media even though I’m someone whose business seems to depend on it.

May 08 2018

16mins

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Episode 100: The Ultimate Movement Expert

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Are you moving the way you want to be moving? In which areas of your body or life have you begun to move better, and in which areas do you still desire to move more? What changes can you make in your life, to meet your needs?

Read more about turbulent flow and high intensity activity in Alignment Matters https://nutritiousmovement.com/product/alignment-matters/

and Move Your DNA https://nutritiousmovement.com/product/move-your-dna-restore-your-health-through-natural-movement-expanded-edition/

Apr 24 2018

52mins

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