Katy Says with Katy Bowman
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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Episode 66: Importance of Movement in Uncertain Times

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.

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Episode 65: Transitioning to Floor Sitting

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!

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Episode 64- Movement Ecology: Live Audience Podcast Recording

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.

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Episode 63- Movement Matters #2: Personal Mission Statement

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.

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