Move Your DNA with Katy Bowman (health and wellness)

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.

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Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 1:30am MDT

Episode 28- It’s a Mail Bag Show!

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!

Direct download: KatySays-Ep28.mp3
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 1:30am MDT

Episode 27- Fashion Movement

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.

Direct download: KatySays-Ep27.mp3
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 1:30am MDT

Episode 26- The Ben Show

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.

Direct download: KatySays-Ep26.mp3
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 1:30am MDT

Episode 18- Whole Body Barefoot

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!

Direct download: katySays-Ep18-WholeBodyBarefoot.mp3
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 1:30am MDT

Episode 17- Katy Bowman’s MovNat Vacation

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.

Direct download: katySays-Ep17-MovNatVacation.mp3
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 1:30am MDT

Episode 16- The Solution Show

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.

 

Direct download: Episode_16-_The_Solution_Show.m4a
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 6:39pm MDT

Episode 15- The Balls Show!

 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.   

 

Direct download: Episode_15_The_Balls_Show.m4a
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 9:39am MDT

Episode 14- The Boob Show

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...

Direct download: Episode_14-_The_Boob_Show.m4a
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 3:55pm MDT

Episode 13- 100 Questions in 30 Minutes

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!

Direct download: Episode_13-100_Questions_in_30_minutes.m4a
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 6:19pm MDT

Episode 12- The Car Show

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

 

Direct download: Episode_12-_The_Car_Show.m4a
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

Episode 11- Diastasis Recti

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.

Direct download: Episode_11-_Diatasis_Recti.m4a
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

Episode 10- The Core

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.

Direct download: Episode_10_The_Core.m4a
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

Episode 9- Treadmills

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

Direct download: Show_9-Treadmills.m4a
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 4:33pm MDT

Episode 8- Move Your DNA

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!

Direct download: Episode_8-_Move_Your_DNA_.m4a
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 12:15pm MDT

Episode 7- Don't Just Sit There! Exploring Dynamic Workstations

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!

Direct download: Dont_Just_Sit_There-Episode_7.m4a
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 11:34am MDT

Episode 6- Thoughts on the Vibram Kerfuffle

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.

Direct download: Show6Vibram_Show.m4a
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 4:28pm MDT

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.

Direct download: Show_5_Delicious_Buttfunction.m4a
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 11:27am MDT

Episode 4- Mail Bag#1

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

Direct download: Show4_early_show-mail_bag.m4a
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

Episode 3- Casts

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

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Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 11:19am MDT

Episode 2- Natural Movement

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"

Direct download: Podcast2_Natural_Movement_-_7_14_14_12.52_PM.m4a
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

Episode 1- Let's Talk Alignment!

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.

Direct download: Podcast_1-Alignment_-_5_28_14_12.52_PM.m4a
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

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