Alignment Matters: Change Your Mind, Change Your Joints – Podcast Episode #108

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. OVERVIEW 00:02:12 – Alignment Matters Essay #1 – Your…

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Alignment Matters: Movement Motivation – Podcast Episode #107

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. OVERVIEW 00:02:42 –  Alignment Matters Essay #1 – The Best Piece of Exercise…

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Things That Swing – Podcast Episode #105

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. OVERVIEW 00:03:53 –  Alignment Matters Essay #1 – Boobs – Jump to section 00:07:13 –   Alignment Matters…

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Death Moves – Podcast Episode #104

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…

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The City Moves You – Podcast Episode #103

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. OVERVIEW 00:02:19 –  Mailbag Question #1 –…

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Being On the Land – Podcast Episode #102

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. OVERVIEW 00:02:35 – Reader Question #1 – Swimming and Natural Movement – Jump to section 00:06:42 – Reader Question #2 – Shoe…

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