The Books I’ve Written

I’ve written numerous books (eight, at this point) and I’m often asked “Which book should I read first?” This question is difficult to answer because we’re all in a unique place physically, have individual foundations of knowledge, and have different reasons for reading. Movement is a very large topic and not everyone approaches it with the same intention; some people are drawn to one of my books because most contain helpful exercises for various…

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The Importance of Movement in Uncertain Times – Podcast Episode #66

There is A LOT going on, and many of us feel overwhelmed We are entering a common stressful period—can you say “holiday season”?—compounded by the additional stress of politics and environmental stand-offs. What do you do?  You have the ability to be proactive, to contribute, and to be part of a solution. Movement matters in regards to your stress level, and it matters to activism. Katy and Dani offer up some ways…

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Sitting is awesome

If you’re interested in reading more on ideas presented in the article below, I suggest reading Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear. If you’d like movement instruction via video, start with Alignment Snacks: Walk this Way, Stand this Way. I turned 40-years old on March 4th, and so, per usual, I wanted to celebrate my birthday with some sort of marching forth. Last year I walked 39 miles the week…

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Is alignment work scary?

I had a great Twitter exchange with a woman starting on her alignment journey, and because both she and I could imagine others having a similar experience, she’s allowed me to share it. You can tweet her a thank you if you’d like. She wrote: @alignedandwell I’ve been toe stretching & backing my hips up 1week. Now joints are spontaneously cracking. No pain though. Is that normal? — Lisa MacKenzie (@TypeACubed) September…

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Taking August Off

I’m tired. Like really tired. Like, more tired than I was when I had a newborn tired. And I was really tired when I had a newborn. This is a list of all the work projects I’ve been doing since January: 1. Wrote Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement Actually I wrote most of it before January, but it turns out that writing the book is the easy part. The…

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Alignment is not Posture.

“It has been believed, at least since the time of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), that mechanical factors strongly influence biological form and function. Indeed, the general concept that mechanics influence biology was articulated clearly over a year ago by J. Wolff (1835-1902), who suggested that the trabecular architecture of bone is dictated primarily by directions of maximum tension that arise in response to external loading. Nevertheless, it has been much more recent that…

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