Tag Archive for 'natural movement'

One Morning in Boulder

When my kids and I read Robert McCloskey’s books, I just want to crawl inside and live in the world he’s created. I want to be with Sal and her mom picking blueberries on a mountainside, though I could do without the bear tagging along. I want to stand at the shoreline and dig clams with […]

Remember that time I stalked Katy Bowman at the Ancestral Health Symposium 2013? Because she was in Atlanta?  And this happened? Katy is my movement guru.  Her approach is firmly grounded in science, and yet refreshingly free from the burdens that often make science … how to say it? …. a tad unwieldy? Namely, she […]

Explore More : July 11th

I took the kids blueberry picking this week.  Good heavens, we had fun.  I love that the kids got a better appreciation for the whys and hows of food production.  And, of course, I love the amazing berries we brought home. For you locals, we visited Roberts Family Blueberry Farm.  They use organic practices, have […]

I’ve written before about how I suffered from chronic pain in my right pelvis and psoas-area after the birth of my second child.  I was in physical therapy for about a year and a half, and as a result became interested in (obsessed?) with whole body alignment and the impact it plays in health and […]

Hanging Around

Hey, Sunday class folks, have you done your homework for the week? For those of you who don’t join us, their “assignment” is to hang three times this week. Playgrounds, monkey bars, rails, trees … they’re all fair game. Here’s where I do most of my hanging:   It’s just an inexpensive pull up bar […]

Explore More : March 15th

Beware the Ides of March! (March 15th is to us humanities geeks what March 14th is to the math and science wonks.) (I took a whole lotta Latin in high school.) Now, for the reason we’re all here … My friend, S, who is an uh-may-zing cook and quite a foodie has just embarked on […]

(I don’t have a post from The Caregiver Series for you today.  I have a few posts in the works, so look for one in the coming weeks.) Last week I talked about what happens when we outsource movement.  I discussed shifting our cultural paradigm from one in which we lead largely sedentary lives then […]

“Back Fat”

I’m not a fan of talking about “fat.”  I think our culture is a little obsessed with it.  I try to steer clear of social expectations when it comes to wellness in my own personal life and this space is no different.  But, I am breaking one of my own rules and mentioning it today […]

Exercise physiologist Elizabeth Quinn defines the principle of specificity thusly: Specificity is the principle of training that states that sports training should be relevant and appropriate to the sport for which the individual is training in order to produce a training effect. She goes on to add that according to this principle, if you want to […]

Ready for a little homework? Before you can read my post today, you must read this post.  (Don’t worry.  It’s worth it.) Now read this one.  (It’s really short.) I first introduced you to Katy Bowman in this post.  Let me here and now declare my undying love for her.  She says what no one […]