Move Your DNA with Katy Bowman

By Katy Bowman

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Join Katy Bowman, biomechanist, author, and leader in the Movement Movement for conversations on how movement affects not only the shapes of our bodies but the shape of our life.

Episode Date
Episode 117: How Did You Move in 2018?
01:05:06

In her annual end-of-year “how did we move” podcast Katy Bowman hosts myriad guests to share their stories as a way to celebrates more than three million downloads of Move Your DNA. We’re talking health goals at this party—what were they in 2018, how well did you meet your goals, what did you learn, and what do you want to take forward into 2019. Special guests at this party include some Move Your DNA listeners, along with Dani Hemmat and Stephanie Domet. Plus, Katy has a little more information for you on the next phase for the Move Your DNA podcast.

Dec 18, 2018
Episode 116: Taking a Breath(er)
52:02

Katy Bowman answers every question she’s ever received on how to breathe. Plus, she issues an invitation to a PODCAST PARTY—one that’s focused on health and movement, and that celebrates THREE MILLION DOWNLOADS! Plus, Pack Matthews of Soul Seat drops by to talk about how he came to develop his transitional seating product, and what difference it’s making to kids in schools who are trying it out. And, an important update on how Move Your DNA will move into 2019 and beyond.

Learn more about Soul Seat: https://mysoulseat.com

 

 

Dec 04, 2018
Epiosde 115: Ancestral Actions with Arthur Haines
01:17:45

Katy and Arthur Haines talk about re-wilding, and ancestral actions that have largely fallen by the wayside in a sedentary culture, with tips you can use right now to revive some for your health and fitness. Plus, Katy answers a listener question on her cold plunge practice. And Eva Nemcik of Happy Feet blows Katy’s mind with an alternative use for her alignment socks.

Katy’s Instagram for a rockin’ advent: https://www.instagram.com/nutritiousmovement/

Find Arthur Haines:

www.arthurhaines.com

https://www.facebook.com/arthur.haines.5

https://www.instagram.com/wilderwaterscommunity 

Find Happy Feet: https://www.my-happyfeet.com

 

Nov 20, 2018
Episode 114: Taking Action in the Garden with Rose Hayden-Smith
01:06:42

Gardening is more than just a fun pastime. In this episode, Katy Bowman and Rose Hayden-Smith talk about historical victory gardens circa World War II and what they still have to teach us. Rose provides three tips to those who want to start gardening right now, and Katy supplements with three movement-based tips to help you on your way. Turns out the garden is the perfect place to put your movement rich lifestyle to the test. If you loved Movement Matters, you’ll love this episode—and if you love this episode and haven’t read Movement Matters yet, you’ll totally want to! Plus, Katy answers a question on how to carry a bag, and Terral Fox of Unshoes drops by to talk about how his minimal footwear company came to be, why growth too soon almost took it down, and how Unshoes emerged from that stronger than ever. 

#varyyourcarry https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/varyyourcarry/

Carrying a bag on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLeG86SBQnT/

On bending well using your hips: https://www.nutritiousmovement.com/forward-bend-modified/

Rose Hayden-Smith: www.ucfoodobserver.com

Facebook and Twitter @ucfoodobserver

You can find Rose’s book "Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs During World War I" at your local library. If it's a keeper for you, buy a copy from McFarland (publisher) or on Amazon.

Unshoes: http://www.unshoesusa.com

 

Nov 06, 2018
Episode 113: Long distance actions with Dami Roelse
01:04:04

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 back bends, and whether they’re likely found in nature. Plus, Mike Dally from Earth Runners drops by to talk about how he started his minimal shoe company, and what drives him over the long haul.

Dami Roelse’s website http://transformation-travel.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/walkingwomen50plus/

Twitter: @dami97520

EarthRunners.com IG: @earthrunners

Katy’s events: https://nutritiousmovement.pike13.com/categories/64332

 

 

Oct 23, 2018
Episode 112: Healthy Hips in Action with Jill Miller
56:56

Katy Bowman and Jill Miller (The Roll Model®, 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 products and philosophy, and how changing his body led to changing his mind, as well.

Oct 09, 2018
Episode 111: Kids in Action with Angela Hanscom
57:22

It's not just adults who need to move their DNA, kids do too. Katy Bowman welcomes Timbernook's Angela Hanscom to the podcast to talk about what parents can do right now to help kids also have a movement-rich life—and why it matters to their development. Plus, Katy answers questions on massage and hair loss and growth, and Suzanne Solsona of MyMayu talks about why her company makes minimal boots for kids, why its expanding to making boots for adults, too—and what MyMayu means!

Sep 25, 2018
Episode 110: Sleep Action with Shawn Stevenson
52:39

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.

Sep 11, 2018
Episode 109: Alignment Matters: Words Matter
28:47

Words Matter: In which Katy Bowman reads three more of the essays that appear in Alignment Matters— Science of Wellness, Immunity Boost, and Correcting Anatomy Misconceptions. Through these three essays, Katy examines why definitions matter—and how tough it is to communicate ideas with language instead of math, equations, and physical relativity. You’ll hear lots of updates in these essays of Katy’s current thinking about these matters, and you’ll find out that you have TMJ and carpal tunnel… and, spoiler alert, that the Adams’s Apple is… not an apple.

Aug 28, 2018
Episode 108: Alignment Matters: Change Your Mind, Change Your Joints
40:52

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.

Aug 14, 2018
Episode 107: Alignment Matters: Movement Motivation
33:05

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.

Jul 31, 2018
Episode 106: Alignment Matters: Your Feet Through the Years
41:42

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.

Jul 17, 2018
Episode 105: Things That Swing
27:26

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.

Jul 03, 2018
Episode 104: Death Moves
01:10:22

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 listener questions on walking well after a shattered patella, and alignment during pregnancy. 

Don Morris: www.homefuneralpracticum.com

Breanna Trygg and Wild Grief: www.wildgrief.org

Instagram: @wildgrief_olympia

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WildGrief/

Jun 19, 2018
Episode 103: The city moves you
01:29:32

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.

Jun 05, 2018
Episode 102: Being on the land
01:09:19

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.

May 22, 2018
Episode 101: Social Media is (STILL) Shaping Your Body
16:42

Hi friends. It’s me, Katy. I am ready for—in the process of, really—a social media prune. Many of you are picking up what I’m putting down on line and I wanted to talk to you about why and how I’m transitioning away from/downsizing my social media even though I’m someone whose business seems to depend on it.

 

May 08, 2018
Episode 100: The Ultimate Movement Expert
52:20

Are you moving the way you want to be moving? In which areas of your body or life have you begun to move better, and in which areas do you still desire to move more? What changes can you make in your life, to meet your needs?

Read more about turbulent flow and high intensity activity in Alignment Matters https://nutritiousmovement.com/product/alignment-matters/

and Move Your DNA https://nutritiousmovement.com/product/move-your-dna-restore-your-health-through-natural-movement-expanded-edition/

 

Apr 24, 2018
Episode 99: Your Environment Moves You
01:06:17

Katy Bowman and Dr. Ihi Heke talk about movement and indigenous approaches to health, including Heke's Maori 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 he lives. Plus, Katy answers listener questions on running, minimal shoes, and plantar fasciitis, and swimming and alignment.

Dr Ihi Heke’s mobile Wananga: https://www.facebook.com/TheMobileWananga/

More about Dr Ihi Heke: https://www.arawanation.com/ihi

 

Apr 10, 2018
Episode 98: Walking the talk
47:58

Katy Bowman and Ben Pobjoy on how moving your body can also move your community. 

@BenPobjoy on Instagram

@DemocraticExercise on Instagram

DemocraticExercise.com

Katy’s live events: https://nutritiousmovement.pike13.com/categories/64332

The vocal coach Katy mentions:
http://www.sarahwhitten.com/

 

Mar 27, 2018
Episode 97: NATURE SCHOOL MOVES
01:22:37

Katy Bowman and two teachers from Olympic Nature Experience talk about how to get more nature—and more wonder—into your life.

Raven and Crow is from the Wilderbeats album “Live in Concert,” available at wilderbeats.com. The song is by Ashley Moffat, who now performs solo. Her website is http://ashleymoffat.com instagram.com/lilmissmoffat/

The Tamarack Song is by Joyce Saunders from the Wilderbeats album “Live in Concert,” available at http://www.wilderbeats.com/home/

You can also find Joyce on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/136158439755123/about/

https://www.youtube.com/user/joycemily

https://vimeo.com/28516265

Olympic Nature Experience: https://www.olympicnatureexperience.org

Katy’s live events in Canada and Europe: https://nutritiousmovement.pike13.com/categories/64332

 

Mar 13, 2018
Episode 96: Birth and the Shapeshifting Pelvis
59:04

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

 

Feb 27, 2018
Episode 95: The Maple Syrup Workout
01:15:09

Wild food forager Sam Thayer talks with Katy Bowman about how he began foraging out of necessity, but now his body craves the nutrition—and nutritious movement—he only gets from foraging. Plus, he runs us through the physical work involved in making maple syrup and harvesting wild rice. Mileage for those who want to listen on the go: This podcast clocks in at around 75 minutes… so head out for a six-miler and let Katy and Sam keep you company.

Sam Thayer: https://www.foragersharvest.com

Billy Joe Tatum’s cookbook: https://www.amazon.com/Billy-Tatums-Foods-Field-Cookbook/dp/0911104771

Euell Gibbons: http://wildfoodadventures.com/about/john-kallas/wild-food-adventurer/wfa-by-volumeyear/euell-gibbons/

Feb 13, 2018
Episode 94: WILDERNESS MOVES
01:03:28

Katy Bowman and Doniga Markegard, author of Dawn Again, talk wilderness, movement, and moving in and with nature.

Katy’s Unshoes post on Instagram.

Doniga Markegard: https://www.donigamarkegard.com

Dawn Again: http://propriometricspress.com/dawn-again/

ShiftCon: https://shiftconmedia.com/sc_speaker/doniga-markegard/

Dynamic Aging retreat: https://nutritiousmovement.pike13.com/courses/156115

Jan 30, 2018
Episode 93: The expedition within each of us
01:03:39

Katy Bowman interviews Jason Lewis, author of The Expedition Trilogy, about his self- powered circumnavigation of the globe, and how each of us has our own expedition within us—an expedition made of a series of small steps, no matter what the scope.

Find Jason Lewis online at http://jasonexplorer.com and on Twitter @explorerjason

 

For more information about his books: http://www.billyfishbooks.com/Books.html

Learn about the Out of Eden Walk here: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/out-of- eden-walk/

Find more about Katy Bowman and the ideas expressed in this podcast here: https://nutritiousmovement.com

Jan 16, 2018
Episode 92: REFLECT on 2017 before you RESOLVE in 2018.
01:21:38

It’s that time of the year again: Your Health and Movement Year-end Review! Join Katy and a special guest as they look back on their movement and health goals of 2017 and then look forward to just how great 2018 is going to be!

Jan 02, 2018
Episode 91: Between the Lines 11 - You do know squat!
17:57

In which Katy Bowman tells Stephanie Domet that honestly, she’s not surprised she had a felt advent calendar instead of one with chocolates.

KB’s instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/nutritiousmovement/

 

Nov 21, 2017
Episode 90: Between the Lines 10 - Movements matter...even the ones in public bathrooms
48:10

Welcome to the Katy Says podcast… This is the tenth in a series of
special episodes we’re calling Between the Lines, where Katy Bowman
and Stephanie Domet explore the deeper messages in and connections
between Katy’s books.

Movement Matters retreats: https://nutritiousmovement.pike13.com/courses/154956

Nov 07, 2017
Episode 89: Between the Lines 9 - Movement Matters…and it matters so much, we’re devoting the next couple episodes to it!
40:49

Welcome to the Katy Says podcast… This is the ninth in a series of special episodes we’re calling Between the Lines, where Katy Bowman and Stephanie Domet explore the deeper messages in and connections between Katy’s books.

Movement Matters:

 

https://nutritiousmovement.com/product/movement-matters-essays-on-movement-science-movement-ecology-and-the-nature-of-movement/

Movement Matters retreats:

https://nutritiousmovement.pike13.com/courses/147163
https://nutritiousmovement.pike13.com/courses/156311

Katy in New Zealand: 

https://ancestralhealthnz.org/event/symposium-2017/

Oct 24, 2017
Episode 88: Between the Lines 8 - Calf Stretch
22:07

Welcome to the Katy Says podcast… This is the eighth in a series of
special episodes we’re calling Between the Lines, where Katy Bowman
and Stephanie Domet explore the deeper messages in and connections
between Katy’s books.

Oct 10, 2017
Episode 87: Between the Lines 7 - Diastasis Recti…it’s for anyone who has a torso!
44:54

In which Katy Bowman tells Stephanie Domet why Diastasis Recti is the perfect title for this book, despite what some contest judges may think.

Diastasis Recti:

https://nutritiousmovement.com/product/diastasis-recti- the- whole-body- solution-to- abdominal-weakness- and-separation/ Movement

Matters retreat:

https://nutritiousmovement.pike13.com/courses/147163 Katy in New Zealand: https://ancestralhealthnz.org/event/symposium-2017/

Sep 26, 2017
Episode 86: Between the Lines - Don’t Just Sit There…but don’t just stand there, either.
48:04

Katy Bowman tells Stephanie Domet that the way we work now is probably killing us, and we might want to maybe move a little.

Don’t Just Sit There: https://nutritiousmovement.com/product/dont-just- sit-there/

Mark’s Daily Apple: http://marksdailyapple.com

The Bhagavad Gita: http://www.bhagavad-gita.org/index- english.html

Fidget spinners: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidget_spinner

Sep 12, 2017
Episode 85: Between the Lines - It Starts With Feet
50:23

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/

 

Aug 29, 2017
Episode 84: Between the Lines - Stay Golden
54:41

Katy Bowman tells Stephanie Domet about Dynamic Aging, the sassy septuagenarians with whom she wrote it, and why it’s really a book for anyone who has a body.

Dynamic Aging retreat: https://nutritiousmovement.pike13.com/courses/145784

Meet the Goldeners who co-wrote Dynamic Aging with Katy Bowman.

Aug 15, 2017
Episode 83: Under Pressure
46:03

Calluses. Most of us have them, but do you really know why they are? Katy makes this mailbag a one-question-only show by peeling some research down to the layers that answer the question, giving us some valuable insight which is more than just skin deep. Turns out, we’ve all got skin in this game.

Links for this show:

www.karoakechannel.com

www.plasticfreejuly.org

https://nutritiousmovement.com/product/move-your-dna-restore-your-health-through-natural-movement-expanded-edition/

https://nutritiousmovement.com/product/every-womans-guide-to-foot-pain-relief/

 

Aug 01, 2017
Episode 82: Between the Lines, And That's What Move Your DNA is All About!
01:12:11

Stephanie Domet leads Katy Bowman into a deep discuss of Katy's book Move Your DNA.

Find the Movement Matters retreat at Finn River Cidery here: https://nutritiousmovement.pike13.com/courses/147163

Find the Dynamic Aging retreat at Kripalu Center here: https://nutritiousmovement.pike13.com/courses/145784

Find details on Katy's other comings and goings here: https://nutritiousmovement.pike13.com/categories/64332

And take five dollars off any book, using our special podcast listener code (podcast5) here: https://nutritiousmovement.com/product-category/books/

 

Jul 18, 2017
Episode 81: Between the Lines - Alignment Matters, and so does Movement
53:07

Alignment Matters and Movement Matters, in which Katy Bowman tells Stephanie Domet why most of her readers lean either Alignment Matters or Movement Matters, what Nietzsche has to do with it, and leaves us with a move to chew on.

More about Friedrich Nietzsche: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche

Sign up for Katy's newsletter: https://nutritiousmovement.com

 

Jul 04, 2017
Episode 80: Social Media is Shaping Your Body
16:54

Today is a bonus episode as Katy prepares to take a social media break. She will be talking to you about why and how to transition away from social media, even if you are, like her, someone whose business seems to depend on it. 

Jun 27, 2017
Episode 79: Between the Lines, Part One
32:03

Stephanie Domet asks Katy Bowman why she writes books, why she writes so MANY books, and why she wants to spend some podcast time talking about them. Plus, a special lightning round word association quiz!

Find that blog post on dynamic reading and writing Katy mentioned: http://propriometricspress.com/2017/04/24/move-your-dna-dynamic-reading-and-writing/

Sign up for Katy's newsletter here: https://nutritiousmovement.com

Jun 20, 2017
Episode 78: We Got Your Back
40:12

We set things straight in this episode, shouldering your back-related mailbag questions in an effort to help you understand how the state of your back is really shaped by every other body part attached to it.

Jun 13, 2017
Episode 77: Breastfeeding Ecology, Part 2
43:08

We’re going to take another step back, and look at breastfeeding from an ecological standpoint. Breastfeeding isn’t one single behavior, but a category of behaviors that is happening in the context of all your habits and your environment. Katy answers more of your questions in part two our Breastfeeding Ecology show.

May 30, 2017
Episode 76: The Sleep Show
52:02

Sleep: we do it for a third of our lifetimes but it is still a mystery to many. In this special edition of our Movement Mailbag, Katy answers the questions that have been keeping you up at night as you search for some serious shut-eye.

May 16, 2017
Episode 75: A Social Media Break
42:51

Everyone needs breaks, especially from our devices and social media, but we don’t take them often enough for our health. In this episode, Katy discusses her upcoming extended social media break and the changes she’ll make in communicating and teaching, and Dani offers tips from her successful annual Take Back Your Time social media challenge.

May 02, 2017
Episode 74: Mailbag
50:50

It’s MAILBAG TIME! Your questions are answered by Katy and Dani in this episode. Woot!

Apr 19, 2017
Episode 73: Dynamic Aging
01:12:17

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.

Mar 21, 2017
Episode 72: Breastfeeding Ecology, Part 1
50:31

Breastfeeding is often portrayed using images of serenity—a mother and baby, often reclining or relaxing inside the house, mother gazing lovingly at her baby. If we take a step back, we could look at breastfeeding from an ecological standpoint. Breastfeeding isn’t one single behavior, but a category of behaviors that is happening in the context of all your habits and your environment.

Feb 21, 2017
Episode 71: Movement is Not Medicine
51:07

When we focus on the condition of our bodies, we tend to approach it with an exercise science mindset. What if we worried less about achieving the ideal range of motion of, say, the shoulder joint, and just focused on doing actual things with those shoulders on a regular basis? Our cultural experience with healthy, functioning bodies is still driven by a deficit mindset, but developing a deeper understanding of why movement matters involves a bigger question: What are you after in the end?

Feb 07, 2017
Episode 70: Alignment Matters, Still
45:29

After 9 years, Katy has put her eponymous blog, Katy Says, to bed. Katy shares why now, and what the blog has meant not only to her, but to so many of us. She also discusses why her book, Alignment Matters, is still a must read for any person interested in alignment of both the physical and personal kind.

Jan 24, 2017
Episode 69: Natural Movement and Variability
40:47

Description: We are aiming for variety in our movement, in both frequency and kind. But what about the variability of location? Seasonal variability? Movement changes over the course of a day, a month, and a lifetime, and it changes based on individual capacity.

Jan 10, 2017
Episode 68: How Did You Move in 2016?
45:24

Description: 2016 is D-O- N-E and we’re moving on to 2017! So, how did you move in 2016? What steps did you take to improve your health and your life, and how will you create health in 2017? Get out your list from last year and play along with Katy and Dani as they take you through the annual year-end recap. Rabbit, rabbit!

Dec 27, 2016
Episode 67: A Nature Education
48:35

A nature education isn’t just about being in “school”, but about getting more nature into your life. Katy and Dani talk about ways to bring more nature into your current lifestyle, and offer some ways to start a nature program (for both kids and adults!) where you live.

Dec 06, 2016
Episode 66: Importance of Movement in Uncertain Times
46:05

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 to help you utilize movement when social currents are moving in a distressing direction.

Nov 16, 2016
Episode 65: Transitioning to Floor Sitting
40:03

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!

Nov 15, 2016
Episode 64- Movement Ecology: Live Audience Podcast Recording
58:10

Originally recorded in March 2016, this is a live audience podcast recorded at the Nutritious Movement Center in Sequim, Washington. It is a companion podcast to the book “Movement Matters” by Katy Bowman.

Nov 01, 2016
Episode 63- Movement Matters #2: Personal Mission Statement
56:00

The second part of a 3-episode companion series intended as a sort of study guide for Katy’s upcoming book, Movement Matters, in which Katy discusses using a personal mission statement as a new alignment tool.

Oct 18, 2016
Episode 62- Dani Reads Movement Matters
46:07

Dani got to preview Katy’s upcoming book, Movement Matters.

Oct 04, 2016
Episode 61- Get a Grip!
24:18

Studies reveal that millennials’ grip strength is 10% less than test subjects in the same age range 30 years ago. Cause for concern, or cause for setting the standards to a “new norm”? Is it because we’re not farming, or rather are we too good at thumb swiping? Katy does a quick double-take in this handy episode.

Sep 27, 2016
Episode 60- Swingers
40:00

What ARE you doing with your arms when you’re walking? What about uphill? What if you’re holding a dog leash? Let’s get down to arm-swing town with Katy as she breaks down the biomechanics of using those dangly things that hang from your shoulders.

Sep 13, 2016
Episode 59- MEGA Movement Mailbag
45:22

Housecleaning time, so Katy answers your letters in an extra long, MEGA Movement Mailbag.

Aug 30, 2016
Episode 58- A Funeral for Foot Pain
33:30

Katy and Dani hold a festive wake for Katy’s first book, Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief, and celebrate its reincarnation.

Aug 16, 2016
Episode 57- Furniture-Free Freak Goes Mainstream
45:31

Description: Katy gives us some backstage access to the Prevention magazine feature that puts her message about movement in the centerfold, as well as sharing some insights into what her everyday world is like. Oh, and there are Muggles and roosters. And watermelons.

Jul 05, 2016
Episode 56- Simple Steps to a Tech Break
48:34

Originally intended as time savers, our handheld devices have become time gobblers, and the easiest way to fritter away time is with social media. Katy and Dani discuss many ways—both macro and micro—to help you assess your relationship with your device and then shape that relationship to one that works better for the sort of life you want to live.

Jun 21, 2016
Episode 55- An Evening with Katy & Dani in Boulder
01:03:42

Katy and Dani recorded a live-audience podcast at the historic Boulder Bookstore and share thoughts on their whirlwind day of food, fun, family and friends. We wish you could’ve been there with us, but this is the next best thing.

Jun 07, 2016
Episode 54- Sedentary Culture in the News
47:03

Language—and words—matter. Recent headlines in the news can lead to a murky grasp of how health and wellness are really attained, and what we’re really discussing, for that matter. We’ll talk about recent news that will hopefully prompt a deeper examination of our sedentary culture and how it is shaped by both the biggest and smallest of things.

May 25, 2016
Episode 53- Movement Mailbag #4
10:19

In this episode: walking with neuropathy pain, breathing while hanging, and tricky technical advice.

May 17, 2016
Episode 52- Babies and Movement, Part 2
50:25

Katy and Dani deliver Part 2 of the Babies and Movement episode, and isn’t it a cutie? Katy follows up on some listener questions conceived during Part 1, and then discusses breastfeeding and baby ‘exercises’. Oh, and Did you know you are probably W.E.I.R.D. ? It’s okay…we are, too.

May 03, 2016
Episode 51- Babies and Movement, Part 1
46:26

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.

Apr 19, 2016
Episode 50- Movement, Period.
42:35

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.

Apr 12, 2016
Episode 49- Special Edition Katy Says Movement Mailbag!
15:30

In this episode: Shoe wear, knee pain, Cheerios, muscle cars and cultural clarification

Apr 01, 2016
Episode 48- Dem Bones
51:36

What is osteoporosis? What about bone mineral density? In this episode, Katy helps us dig deeper into bone health. You’ll learn more about bone shapes, how bones are built and why your bone robusticity depends on a lot more than eating chocolate-calcium-chew-candies.

Mar 29, 2016
Episode 47- Food Forces
46:46

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.

Mar 15, 2016
Episode 46- Katy Says Movement Mailbag #3
13:38

In this episode: Cracked heels, scoliosis, tailbone pain and arthritic feet

Mar 08, 2016
Episode 45- Natural Movement and Eyes
01:00:09

You move your body, and your body is moved by your environment. The eyes are no exception. This episode focuses on two of your most important sensory input organs and how the way you use them has shaped the way they work.

Mar 01, 2016
Episode 44- The Skinny on Fat
43:25

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.

Feb 16, 2016
Episode 43- Katy Says Movement Mailbag
22:34

In this episode: Squatting, Transitioning to Furniture-Free, & Inspiring Older Kids to Move Outside

Feb 09, 2016
Episode 42- Cardio & Natural Movement
55:15

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.

Feb 02, 2016
Episode 41- 5 Ways to Move You Closer to Better Health
30:17

Health isn’t just about the numbers, and there are many signs of success when it comes to moving you toward a healthier lifestyle. Katy suggests 5 health goals that have little to do with the scale but a lot to do with your overall health. Make 2016 a year of Moving Your DNA!

Jan 19, 2016
Episode 40- Katy Says Movement Mailbag
17:52

In this episode: leg length discrepancies, diastasis recti limitations and squats and pelvic floor health alternatives for a wheelchair-bound listener.

Jan 12, 2016
Episode 39- Stack Your Life for More Natural Movement
43:50

We are all given the same 24 hours but it always seems like it takes a trade-off to fit certain things in to that day. If you want to work out, does it mean you’ve got to drop your kids at the gym’s childcare? Or, you can spend time with your kids, playing Candyland for 2 hours, but will you then have time to fix a whole food meal? Learn how to stack all the things that matter to you so that you can move more and stress less.

Jan 05, 2016
Episode 38- How Did You Move in 2015?
45:31

Resolutions are only about what you hope to accomplish, but a health recap lets you look both forward and back in order to more clearly define your goals for the coming year and to give yourself some kudos about all that you did in the past year. Join Katy and Dani as we do our own 2015 Health Recap and invite you to join in with your own.

Dec 29, 2015
Episode 37- Moving Through the Winter
41:54

Short, dark days and long, cold night might make you want to crawl under a blanket until April, but Katy makes the case for getting your natural movement during less-than-friendly weather. Learn why it matters not only that you get outside, but that you move outside. Also, we provide tips and tricks for getting the entire household moving before the cooped-up-crazies set in.

Dec 15, 2015
Episode 36- Nutritious Movement
43:17

We’ve dipped our toes in the water before, but now let’s dive in and define “Junk Food Movement” in the way that we use it when defining Nutritious Movement. This episode is a satisfying culmination of our previous discussions on Junk Food Movement—and will leave you with the tools and understanding to be a more critical thinker when it comes to your movement diet.

Dec 01, 2015
Episode 35- Diastasis Recti—The Book!
50:05

Katy Bowman’s 6th book is out—and looks like it might be the biggest yet. Why? Because so many people deal with diastasis recti but have little success with traditional methods. Katy talks about why her book: Diastasis Recti-The Whole-Body Solution To Abdominal Weakness And Separation is going to make a difference.

Nov 17, 2015
Episode 34- Thoughts on Incontinence
01:04:15

Over 25 million Americans suffer from some form of incontinence. Most sufferers
don’t like to talk about it. For those that do, they are offered few solutions aside
from adult diapers, pharmaceuticals or surgery. But incontinence is a symptom of greater movement and lifestyle issues, and there are steps—LITERALLY!—that you can take to begin improving the health of your pelvis and the functions housed within. Listener Discretion Advised: there is no profanity in this episode, but it does contain (sometimes silly) discussions about sex, poop, and penises, so choose your listening company and environment accordingly.

Nov 03, 2015
Episode 33- Cycling
01:06:30

If you cycle, you’re fit, right? Riding a bike is not a natural human movement, and cycling a lot with little other movement endeavors has the components of a junk-food movement diet. Let’s look beyond the few single nutrients that biking provides and explore a more nutritious movement diet—because doing the same thing over and over again means you are missing a whole spectrum of movement nutrients. Katy answers questions about bone density, kids and bikes, and the biological tax of bicycles.

Oct 20, 2015
Episode 32- Enter the Gait Lab
44:50

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.

Oct 06, 2015
Episode 31- Wassup, Katy?
48:31

One of the awesome things about Katy Bowman is how much useful content she produces for our human bodies—and this past summer she was crazy busy writing and releasing books for her Whole Body series, filming DVDs and finishing up the new Nutritious Movement Center Northwest. Following her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is fun, but it’s nice to hear from Katy about all the projects she’s been working on.

Sep 29, 2015
Episode 30- Back-to-School Biomechanics
51:32

Back-to-school time is here! A kid needs a decent breakfast to start the school day, but what about movement nutrients? School can bring movement-hindering shoes and desks, long, sedentary days and repetitive loads to a developing body. Whatever your method of schooling, Katy offers some tips to help both you and your wee charges get more of what their body needs. And, if you’re all grown up and done with school and don’t have kids, this episode probably still applies.

Sep 15, 2015
Episode 29- The Skin Show
41:20

Katy’s Got Skin in the Game

You squat, you hang, you climb, and you threw your couch to the curb—all for the sake of more natural movement. But are your arrector pili getting their movement nutrients? Wait, what ARE your arrector pili? Katy scratches the surface of that oft-neglected but serious player in your whole body health—your skin! Of course, this vast subject needs more than one episode, but this is a good start on a fascinating topic.

Sep 08, 2015
Episode 28- It’s a Mail Bag Show!
47:43

Mail call! Katy answers listener questions! From cracked heels to torso troubles, and psoas release for special populations to flaccid muscles, these aren’t your average call-in questions!

Aug 18, 2015
Episode 27- Fashion Movement
41:25

Skinny jeans, tight belts, compression undergarments—when your clothing changes your shape, it also changes how you move and the results can be hard on your body. This episode deals with the choices we make in our everyday wear and how the biological tax we pay for fashion can sometimes be high.

Aug 04, 2015
Episode 26- The Ben Show
38:16

So, this guy—Ben—mentions Katy in a tweet. But it wasn’t just any tweet. It featured one of the coolest, most inspiring transformation stories we’ve come across in a long time. Ben had reached a point in his life where change needed to happen. So he made it happen with a few steps at a time, and ended up with a bucketful of benefits that went way beyond his smaller waist size. Join us as we talk about Ben’s cooler-than-cool inspirational story.

Jul 21, 2015
Episode 25- Headlines that Move
42:04

The news lately has been filled with exciting body nerd news: After 56 years perched in high heels, Barbie can now wear flats. That’s big news, right? And two days later, NPR featured a story on lost postures and a theory as to why indigenous people don’t suffer from back pain like First-world folks. Headlines ARE grabby, but it’s always wise to dig a little deeper. Tackling a deeper understanding of how our bodies really work is an important step, and this episode features a hearty discussion of headlines that deserve deeper exploration.

Jul 07, 2015
Episode 24- Community
34:05

This episode of Katy Says focuses on building and leveraging your community—both in town and online—to help achieve goals of healthier, happier living. Whether sharing chores or meals, trading time or goods, or creating community efforts that benefit everyone, all you have to do is ask, and the rest just follows.

Jun 23, 2015
Episode 23- Nature School
46:21

A School Without Walls

Most kids in America spend 7 hours a day sitting in a chair inside a building for their education. Other options exist for educating children—one of them is Nature School. In this episode, Katy will describe the nature school in her community, and we’ll share what some other schools in the US and around the world are doing to help decrease our “nature deficit disorder”. We’ll also offer resources and ideas to help you and your kids enjoy the benefits of learning outside.

Jun 09, 2015
Episode 22- Household Movement Hacks
40:01

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.

May 19, 2015
Episode 21- Is Exercise Junk Food?
48:11

It’s a hot headline lately—Exercise Less, Move More. But what does that mean?

Is exercise really bad for you? Or is it possibly just the Junk Food of Whole Body Natural Movement? In this episode, Katy discusses the distinction between exercise and movement. She’ll clarify “exercise-as-junk-food” and explain the nuances of a healthy movement diet.

May 05, 2015
Episode 20– I’m All About the BASE, Part 2
41:39

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.

Apr 20, 2015
Episode 19– I’m All About the BASE, Part 1
34:11

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.

Apr 13, 2015
Episode 18- Whole Body Barefoot
33:52

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!

Apr 02, 2015
Episode 17- Katy Bowman’s MovNat Vacation
47:40

Ever wondered how Katy Bowman—hard-working biomechanist, writer, teacher and problem-solver—takes a break? Here’s a hint: it contains some seriously rugged natural movement, no screens and Erwan LeCorre. Sounds like fun to us! Join us as Katy shares her take on what makes for a good retreat and why scratchy, rough knees are worth your consideration.

Mar 23, 2015
Episode 16- The Solution Show
53:59

No Time? Got Toddlers? Work in a Cubicle? No Moolah for Barefoot Shoes? Katy Bowman, Biomechanist & Problem-Solver Extraordinaire, spends a nice long time helping you clear the hurdles that you may think prevent you from getting more natural movement in your life. Whatever you pitch at her, she’ll probably hit it out of the park. Listen carefully and with an open mind, and you’ll probably find the solution is simpler than you think.

 

Mar 09, 2015
Episode 15- The Balls Show!
27:30

 It’s the BALLS Show! Katy and Dani are hanging around, talking about the importance of male dangly bits and why whole body movement matters to the overall health of your man jigglies. Whether you’ve got your own pair or you are simply curious about how tighty whities and modern habits affect testicular health, this show is for you! Be fore(skin)warned, however: while this episode is not explicit, it does get a little hairy(!) what with Katy’s robust use of the word “balls” and the occasional penis pun.   

 

Feb 21, 2015
Episode 14- The Boob Show
28:11

Recorded in Ventura in front of a live audience, this episode tackles breast health--it involves more than you'd think--and involves lots of hand motions (which you can't see, sadly) and will possibly change the way you see how truly involved "the girls" are in your overall health and movement needs. Forgive the ambient noises--this was done on an iPad propped up on foam yoga blocks. That's how we roll. Rugged, Baby...

Feb 03, 2015
Episode 13- 100 Questions in 30 Minutes
30:13

Have you ever wondered what it be like if you could corner Katy Bowman at a party and ask her everything you've ever wanted to know? Here's as close as you'll probably get: Katy answers 95 of your questions and 5 of mine (hey, I had to get a few in there!) in the amazingly short time frame of 30 minutes. Appease your curiosity and listen in!

Jan 15, 2015
Episode 12- The Car Show
19:21

Unless you were born, raised and reincarnated repeatedly on top of a Tibetan mountaintop, at some point, you'll end up sitting in a car. Listen as Katy gives some groovy tips to change the loads created while driving. I hope she's passing these on to her toddler, as well...

Oh, and please keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. We care about your safety.

Car Alignment, Part One

Un-pimp Your Ride

 

Dec 02, 2014
Episode 11- Diastasis Recti
38:22

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.

Nov 17, 2014
Episode 10- The Core
34:32

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.

Nov 03, 2014
Episode 9- Treadmills
35:55

Katy answers "Is there a difference between treadmill walking and overground walking?". Everything you've ever wanted to know about the loads you place on your body when you use a treadmill. And pirates who forget their words. Arrrrgggh you ready?? Aye, aye, Captain!

Chicago Tribune article about treadmills, featuring Katy

Katy Says: Junk Food Walking blog post

Oct 20, 2014
Episode 8- Move Your DNA
31:32

You are how you move! Katy's latest book is available and will change the way we view wellness and our abilities to change the way we use our bodies. She discusses the basic tenets of the book and why she wrote it. Did you know she wrote it for you? Visit www.restorativeexercise.com to get your copy of the book!

Oct 06, 2014
Episode 7- Don't Just Sit There! Exploring Dynamic Workstations
30:34

Katy discusses her upcoming e-book/multimedia project entitled "Don't Just Sit There" with Mark Sisson, creator of Mark's Daily Apple and author of "The Primal Blueprint". Learn more about a dynamic workstation and what you can expect from her upcoming e-book!

Sep 24, 2014
Episode 6- Thoughts on the Vibram Kerfuffle
31:21

Recorded earlier in May 2014, when the Vibram lawsuit made headlines. Here is Katy's blog post on the matter: Katy Says: My Thoughts on the Vibram Lawsuit. Also included is a link to my blog, which wore a hole in my first Vibrams, called Walk the Year.

Sep 10, 2014
Episode 5- The Delicious Butt (Function) Show
30:00

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.

Aug 26, 2014
Episode 4- Mail Bag#1
30:26

Episode 4. Katy's on the road! Her mini-world tour/book promotion tour/vacation is keeping her plenty busy. As a special treat, you get to listen to this early recording of the Katy Says podcast. Not the greatest sound quality--hey, we didn't have fancy equipment!--but filled with fun as Katy answers your questions from the mail bag.

 

To read Katy's blog on pillow usage (referenced in this podcast): Your Pillow is an Orthotic

Aug 11, 2014
Episode 3- Casts
31:30

In episode #3 of Katy Says, Katy Bowman discusses casting--how we cast ourselves with shoes, clothing, chairs, environment and culture.

Jul 29, 2014
Episode 2- Natural Movement
26:34

The second episode of noted biomechanist Katy Bowman's podcast, Katy Says, wherein Katy discusses the difference between natural movement and natural movements. Listen to Episode 1 first so that you can jump right in to our natural movement conversation!

 

Preorder Katy's latest book "Move Your DNA"

Jul 14, 2014
Episode 1- Let's Talk Alignment!
32:22

The first episode of noted biomechanist Katy Bowman's podcast, Katy Says, wherein Katy discusses her working definition of alignment. A perfect first podcast to introduce listeners to Katy's work in the field of human movement and wellness.

Jun 27, 2014