Rank #1: Episode 85: Between the Lines - It Starts With Feet
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/
Rank #2: Episode 11- Diastasis Recti
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.
Rank #3: Episode 18- Whole Body Barefoot
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!
Rank #4: Episode 19– I’m All About the BASE, Part 1
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.
Rank #5: Episode 110: Sleep Action with Shawn Stevenson
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.
Rank #6: Episode 106: Alignment Matters: Your Feet Through the Years
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.
Rank #7: Episode 96: Birth and the Shapeshifting Pelvis
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
Rank #8: Episode 10- The Core
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.
Rank #9: Episode 5- The Delicious Butt (Function) Show
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.
Rank #10: Episode 22- Household Movement Hacks
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.
Rank #11: Episode 32- Enter the Gait Lab
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.
Rank #12: Episode 42- Cardio & Natural Movement
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.
Rank #13: Episode 3- Casts
In episode #3 of Katy Says, Katy Bowman discusses casting--how we cast ourselves with shoes, clothing, chairs, environment and culture.
Rank #14: Episode 65: Transitioning to Floor Sitting
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!
Rank #15: Episode 50- Movement, Period.
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.
Rank #16: Episode 47- Food Forces
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.
Rank #17: Episode 73: Dynamic Aging
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.
Rank #18: Episode 51- Babies and Movement, Part 1
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.
Rank #19: Episode 44- The Skinny on Fat
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.
Rank #20: Episode 20– I’m All About the BASE, Part 2
The suspense is over…It’s Part 2 of I’m All About the BASE! More of your pressing foot questions get answers, Dani channels Meghan Trainor for Katy, and you’ll learn enough about your feet to start to appreciate how much they matter to your overall health.