Katy Says with Katy Bowman

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Episode 72: Breastfeeding Ecology, Part 1

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.

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Episode 71: Movement is Not Medicine

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?

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Episode 70: Alignment Matters, Still

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.

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Episode 69: Natural Movement and Variability

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.

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Episode 68: How Did You Move in 2016?

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!

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Episode 67: A Nature Education

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.

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