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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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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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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The Ultimate Movement Expert – Podcast Episode #100

In which Katy Bowman answers listener questions about high-intensity exercise and turbulent flow, and about breathing while moving. Plus, Katy and a mystery guest take a long walk together and ponder questions about how we’re moving. OVERVIEW 00:02:13 – Reader Question #1 – Turbulent Flow – Jump to section 00:12:11 – Reader Question #2 – Breathing – Jump to section 00:19:38 – Meet Today’s Special Guest – Jump to section 00:22:42 –…

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Your Environment Moves You – Podcast Episode #99

Katy Bowman and Dr. Ihi Heke talk about movement and indigenous approaches to health, including Heke’s Māori framework – that our relationship with where we’re born and where we live has implications for our health. This wide-ranging and fascinating conversation also explores non-person-centric approaches to health, and the idea that exercise depends on a cultural context. Dr. Heke explains what it means to be a river person, and how that has shaped how…

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Walking the Talk – Podcast Episode #98

Katy Bowman and Ben Pobjoy on how moving your body can also move your community. OVERVIEW 0:02:10 Reader Question #1 – Movement and your voice? – Jump to section 0:06:40 Meet Today’s guest – Ben Pobjoy– Jump to section 0:09:11 How Ben started moving – Jump to section 0:12:28  Walking to work and stacking his life– Jump to section 0:15:10 Walking and making a difference with sandwiches– Jump to section 0:19:15 Put…

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