Movement Matters: 21 Ways To MOVE For Your Holiday Meal

Movement Matters is a book of essays that weave the seemingly unrelated threads of exercise, food, sustainability, and human rights into one rope. Then I pull (and pull and pull) on that rope, which is attached to your mind and mine. I didn’t write it to be a comfortable read; Movement Matters is one of my forms of activism. It’s direct, but in a super-compassionate, non-judgmental way, because no one is perfect,…

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How to transition out of a mattress

This post was updated October 2018 to share my ongoing sleep-environment journey and to add a few more transitioning steps. I sleep on the floor. I didn’t always do this, I started in a bed like most of you reading this did too. But, over the last five years I’ve been trying to move more of my body as well as need less corrective exercises for movement I haven’t been doing. Thus,…

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Pressure-deforming Movements

I’m interested in all movements missing in a sedentary culture. This is different than classifying people as “exercisers” or “non-exercisers.” I’m looking to quantify (or at least qualify) all of the most common human movements humans experienced until very recently. Recognizing a squat or a leap as movements that fit into a hunter-gatherer movement model is pretty straight forward, but what’s harder to see are the smaller movements experienced through thermal regulation,…

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Long Distance Actions with Dami Roelse – Podcast Episode #113

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 backbends, and whether they’re likely found in…

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Healthy Hips in Action with Jill Miller – Podcast Episode #112

Katy Bowman and Jill Miller (The Roll Model® and 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…

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Foot School

This is an updated version of a post from 2012. I created a “foot movement” lesson plan for my niece and nephew six years ago. When asked to teach some natural movement classes for our local school co-op this week, I couldn’t resist dragging it out and expanding it! For those of you out there wanting to increase the movement opportunities for your home or family, or for those looking for movement…

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