"If You Want to See a Whale" was one of our favorite kid books. If I could write a sequel it would have a section on the fine skill of negotiating a thistle-rich trail unshod while keeping an eye on the orcas below. #gooutside #moveyourdna #letthemmovetheirdna #homenatureschool #wholebodybarefoot #movementmatters
My trip to #Portland marked the first time I ever attempted to #hike in #zerodrop #minimalist #shoes . It was the most varied and challenging terrain I've tried in minimalist shoes yet. It was a success, though my ankles felt more fatigued by the end of the hike. I took the next day and a half off from my #lemsprimal2 and wore regular shoes to give my body a chance to recover. So excited to finally meet this #milestone ! #ForestPark #Oregon #hiking #nature #movement #Lems #alignment #naturalmovement #biomechanics #almostbarefoot #barefoot #nutritiousmovement #moveyourdna #wholebodybarefoot #forest #park #stream #outdoors #undomesticatedlife #getoutside #forestbathing
Heading to Friday Harbor, WA to talk at the library this Wednesday and next week, I'll be at the #Sequim , WA library as well. Come out to these events if you're close by and say hello! #dynamicaging #movementmatters #alignmentmatters #wholebodybarefoot #diastasisrecti #simplestepstofootpainrelief #dontjustsitthere #moveyourdna
Wiggle your toes if you love walking barefoot? 👣👣 . I usually walk the beach in the morning but today I chose the grassy path. The ground was wet and muddy and felt wonderful between my toes. I walked over tree roots and fallen palm fronds, Waking up my feet with the different textures. I didn't even notice all the city noise while I was walking. . As a kid I spent all my non-school hours barefoot, but as an adult I somehow found myself in the shoes all the time. . Since becoming more of a barefoot woman about 10 years ago I've been amazed at how responsive my feet have become. When walking over roots or stones my feet sense the change and retract automatically. I rarely trip or stub my toe, which I used to do regularly. . I feel stronger, more grounded and more sensuous without shoes. How bout you? . . Thanks Katy Bowman @nutritiousmovement for constantly bringing me back. If you want more natural movement in your life, she's inspiring to follow. . . #morningroutine #grounded #barefoot #morningdew #thepowerofpleasure #movementmatters #moveyourdna #wholebodybarefoot #walkmore
Strong feet = Strong, solid squats. Lay the foundation! Been in mostly barefoot shoes for nearly a year now and my feet feel super strong. Check out this foot shortening exercise which I found impossible around 8 months ago.. Along with rolling out my feet with massage & golf balls. #Barefoot #JointHealth #Muscles #Feet #FootShortening #WholeBodyBarefoot #FootGains #HerculeanMovement #HerculeanPT #PersonalTrainer #Bristol #Movement #Love #Strength #FatLoss #Postnatal #Legs #Weightlifting #PelvicHealth
As part of a challenge at a local event, people signed their name on this poster using their toes. It was so fun to see how many people wanted to try! Improving dexterity, one foot at a time. . . . #unshoes #footstrengthening #footdexterity #playeveryday #happyhealthyfeet #enjoylife #movementmatters #wholebodybarefoot
Not even three months ago I would totally avoid climbing because of my abdominal separation and safely stay on the ground, being afraid of getting re-injured. But I realised the core is not only the abdominal strength, not even the strength of your torso as a whole. The strength of your feet is part of the core strength too. Or at least it can be, if you restore the ability of your feet to participate in movement. More joints in the body are able to articulate less strain there is on each of them. My injury made me realise that there were so many parts of my body that weren't moving and needed to be reconnected with the brain, so many places that needed to be strengthened. Yes, there is still a hole in my belly, but everything around has already got so much stronger. Working on my forefoot mobility and control has probably made the greatest impact on my recovery so far. #diastasisrecti #restoreyourcore #corestrength #wholebodycorestrength #treeclimbing #footdexterity #forefoot #nutritiousmovement #wholebodybarefoot
Flexible shoes + varied terrain = healthy, mobile feet = happy body 😁
After spending the week wearing almost nothing OR nothing on my feet, my heart soared reading this in the Sunday Seattle Times. @nutritiousmovement's book Whole Body Barefoot gets mentioned in the third paragraph. And I have run two miles down this mountain (to make a ferry reservation) in my #lunasandals - I felt great the next day! But it took me a while to get to that point. And I continue to work on foot strength and mobilization because I live in a world of flat-and-level. It's another example of how your environment shapes you, and a reminder it's not just what you walk on, but what you walk in. Nice article @nicoletsong! #wholebodybarefoot #nutritiousmovement #movewellmovemoreofyou
Love this Nova Scotian beach. Lawrencetown is a wild, wavy, North Atlantic meeting place for surfers and beach-goers who like their ocean experiences on the rough-and-tumble side. It's also a great place to challenge one's feet with a little (or a lot!) of texture. #wholebodybarefoot #practicewhatyoupublish
Caminar no es opcional, si deseas mantener tu cuerpo funcional durante el mayor tiempo posible. Esta forma de desplazamiento provee los estímulos necesarios para calificar los huesos, además de hacer los movimientos específicos para mantener un piso pélvico fuerte. Si esto no te dice nada, piensa: evitar la incontinencia, mayor facilidad para el parto, mejorar la digestión, evitar las fracturas de pelvis-femur, disminuir dificultades de evacuación entre otros. Caminar es de bajo impacto (poco desgaste para las articulaciones), utiliza predominantemente las grasas como sustrato energético y ayuda a darle forma a los glúteos 😉. Es algo que nos define como especie y nos mantiene funcionales, sin embargo cada vez lo hacemos menos. La biomecánica Katy Bowman sugiere caminar como mínimo 5km diarios, sobre diferentes terrenos (no sólo concreto o sobre una camjnadora) para mantenerse funcional. No tiene que ser todo en el mismo momento. Puede estar espaciado durante el día, y mejor si tienes un objetivo (como ir al mercado). Yo estoy usando la app "fit" de Google para medir las distancias que recorro con mi celular. #nómada #longevidadfuncional #caminar #walk #movementmatters #moveyourdna #fit #fisioterapia #pisopélvico #osteoporosis #prevención #saludable #pedometer #googlefit #México #healthcoach #nomasdolor #movementculture #wholebodybarefoot
Morning walk with my girlies ❤️
Monkey toe morning! I've always been a fan of being barefoot. When I was living in Spain (wow, that was 10 years ago!) I horrified the Spaniards and not just the little old ladies. Most people I encountered believed that if I wasn't always wearing shoes I was going to get sick. I got sick for plenty of other reasons - namely all the drinking and lack of sleep (I was 25, what can I say) - but being barefoot wasn't part of that equation. Walking around barefoot most of my life has helped to maintain the mobility in my feet. I'm standing on two rather narrow rocks in this picture and my feet are doing what they're supposed to be doing - they're forming to the platform I'm standing on, and there's no pain involved. How do your feet move? Do you let them out into the wild without protection? Or are they always snugly wrapped up in shoes? Have you been taught any negative beliefs about being barefoot?
When you stand back with pride and realize you've successfully fully transitioned to ALL minimal footwear. The top two are nick's only ones, but I'm working on transitioning him too. If you're interested in the brands, check out the tagged companies that have been tested and loved. #minimalistfootwear #barefootshoes #zeroheeldrop #zeropadding #wholebodybarefoot #primalmovement #functionalmovement #barefoot
Beach movement challenge No.3: inspect your footsteps in the sand. Are your feet turning out as you walk? I know it doesn't feel like that, but sometimes our proprioception is a bit off. Sand is a great feedback tool to practise pointing your feet forward when you walk. Also, are the footsteps right in front of each other or do they show that there is a distance between your feet when walking? A lot of women, especially, tend to have a very narrow stance. Walking this way over time rotates the thigh bones inwards which can create all sorts of problems from knee osteoarthritis to pelvic floor disorders. Aiming towards the hip width distance between your feet when you walk you allow the bones of your legs to fully support your weight and the thigh bones to gradually rotate back to neutral. Can you walk with your feet as wide as your hips and pointing straight ahead? Experiment how this feels and then check how it looks in the sand. #movementchallenge #alignment #proprioception #neutralfemur #pelvicfloor #knees #nutritiousmovement #functionalfitness #wholebodybarefoot
"Vive más dinamicamente" -Ido Portal "Fuiste diseñado para ser una creatura fuerte, sutil, dinámica y resistente. Es tiempo de empezar a actuar como tal." -Katy Bowman Gracias a la familia fletcher por abrirme las puertas de su casa y de su corazón esta semana (@mariana_fletcher, @jonathanfletcher88). Sentí como si llegara a casa, por que teníamos tanto en común. Fue una semana tan divertida que hasta olvidamos tomarnos una foto juntos. Snorkeleamos y vimos unas torgugas🐢 😍. Vimos unos minutos de la nueva película de Ido. Observamos una competencia de surf🏄. Hicimos mucha comida orgánica y paleo🍲 (incluyendo las fresas cubiertas de chocolate). Comimos sentados en el piso. Anduvimos por todos lados descalzos. Bailamos y jugamos como ninos🎶. Entrenamos nuestras rutinas de Ido Portal juntos e intercambiamos tips👊💪. ¡Una semana dinámica sin duda! Aprendí muchísimo y me voy enamorada de Puerto Escondido. Find your tribe, love them hard. 💗 #nómada #idoportalmethod #tribe #community #movementmatters #moveyourdna #handstands #wholebodybarefoot #paleo #ancienthealth #surf #turtles #sea #playa #Oaxaca #México #rings #movementculture #dynamic
I couldn't resist playing this super fun movement game today! It was cool to feel my body learning new skill each time I dropped a book and tried again. This take was about the 8th time through - there was noticeably less dropping each time. I still have a way to go before it gets smooooth though! I also discovered some really intense blind spots - moments where I literally couldn't get my body to move the way I needed it to. I knew in my mind that I had to move a certain way so that a book wouldn't fall but my body just couldn't process it. This felt seriously strange!! Plus, this was a perfect way to put some of my movement books by @nutritiousmovement to a movement use :) Whole Body Barefoot has never been so #wholebody and Don't Just Sit There was taken literally 😊Thanks so much to @ashmrowe and @chandlerthemover for the inspiration - my nervous system is humming now too!
Midday texture treat for my feet 𖠘 grateful for the work I've put in to transform my feet (and body) from confined, weak and limited to free, strong and capable! . Enjoying the feeling of hard, irregular rocks, sticks and roots may seem like a joke for many of us who have spent a majority of our lives in highly cushioned, constricting or rigid footwear - but this is all perspective! Our feet (and bodies) adapt to what we do and do not do with them. Start small. Begin by walking barefoot on soft grass or sands. Allow your foot to deform to the subtle differences in shape and texture. Pay attention to how you land : are you falling onto your heel, sending a shock up to your knee and hip, or are you landing on your forefoot, so that you spring forward as you push off to take your next step? . We each have our own histories and are all beginning from different places. Honor where you are at now, and take pride in even these tiny shifts, they are what lead to great change. . #barefoot #strongfeet #transitionsafely #goingplaces #vitamintexture #nutritiousmovement #moveyourbodyoutside #freeyourfeet #strong #mobile #capable #adventure #wholebodybarefoot #smallshiftsbigchanges
🐚 sole food 🐚 the new moon took the tide waay out this aft and my happy feet got to experience the ocean floor and all the incredible textures 👣 #squishy #seaweed #crunchy #barnacles #rippled #sand #smooth #rocks #barefooting #proprioceptionparty #33joints #balance #wholebodybarefoot #variedterrain #hugarock #nutritiousmovement #earthing #newmoon #electrons #cellularactivation #moveyourdna #👣 #🌙
Your feet are a sensory organ, allowing you to feel the surface you are walking on and reflexively stabilise the body. Did you know that strength and mobility of your forefoot has a lot to do with your core strength, pelvic health and health of your knees? One of the greatest revelations I had at my RES certification week last month was the importance of forefoot mobility and control in every movement we do and how they work together with the deep hip rotators and the glutes to organically stabilise the body as you move. I've been playing a lot these days with walking on narrow and textured surfaces challenging my forefoot strength. It's also interesting to experiment with steep, narrow surfaces where you need to press through the forefoot to prevent the foot from sliding. And it's fun too! Try it! #forefoot #foothealth #nutritiousmovement #wholebodybarefoot #corestrength #reallifemovement
The beauty of birth is in the design of women. From head to toe, inside and out, she adapts and changes to bear her love ❤ "This 2 for 1 stretch impacts not only the calf but the foot as well...say goodbye to plantar fasciitis 👋 This photo was taken a year ago & I was days from giving birth with barely any fluid retention in my feet or ankles which I attribute to this 💎 of an exercise & I live in constant summer. My previous pregnancies were a different story...." Credit @puremovementcentre . . #fitmom #barefeet #wholebodybarefoot #birthstoriessingapore
What a wonderful walking Wednesday I had! Two beach days in a row! What a lucky girl I am. Walking unshod on the sand gives me WHOLE BODY BAREFOOT nutrition. Not sure what I'm talking about? Buy the book by the same name written by my teacher Katy Bowman. It's a great summertime read! #nutritiousmovement #wholebodybarefoot #barefootisbest
Rainy morning stroll around the neighborhood with my girls in between downpours. The only one not still in her PJs is the baby 😄. In addition to the varied terrain lawn walking vs. sidewalk walking provides, I also enjoy walking across our neighbor's decorative rocks. I get a little balance practice and my feet and ankles get some variety - win, win!
Squishy #toeabduction after the rain. No sitting while reading #wholebodybarefoot by @nutritiousmovement :: "Adjusting your habitual stance can have an even greater impact than just doing exercise. When you adjust your posture you're essentially doing the same thing as an exercise--creating new load and asking your body to adapt." . . . Let's play on the grass @laveanne_lavender for more yoga outside under the big maple this Thursday and Saturday 10:30-12. Sign up link at @laveanne_lavender . . . #gobarefoot #yogaanywhere #whatsyouryoga #meditationinmotion #functionalyoga #fullyaliveandpresent #comeasyouare #thinklessbreathemore #lavenderlabyrinth #yogaeverydamnday #campbellcroft #gardenhillyoga #porthopeontario
Little miss wasn't ready for sleep yet, so we enjoyed a barefoot walk around the neighborhood in the cool, rain soaked grass this evening. Along the way, we took in the gorgeous sunset. Felt good to end the day with some whole body movement and outdoor time 😊
I enjoyed educating and teaching a Functional Feet Workshop in a beautiful venue this morning. Sadly no pics as I was too busy doing what I was there to do! The oldest person in my workshop was 81 years young and thriving. She was an inspiration to the rest of us. Willing to work for her health and is investing in her future movement. As an aside my artistic daughter brought home some henna last night and decorated my foot. Isn't it pretty! . #lovemyjob #healthyfeet #functionalfeet #footstrength #footmobility #wholebodybarefoot #barefoot #freeyourfeet #foothealth #foothenna #henna #hamptonhill #hampton #restorativeexercise #alignmentmatters
Working on my own feet while preparing for my functional feet workshop tomorrow. Kneeling this way allows me to work on my foot mobility and big toe extension. Putting together some tools for my students to take away with them to help them begin to mobilise and strengthen their own feet. . . #workdifferently #gooutside #barefoot #footmobility #functionalfeet #footworkshop #toeextension #freeyourfeet #wholebodybarefoot #healthyfeet #movementclass #hamptonhill
My second trip through "Movement Matters" by Katy Bowman. Each time I listen to one of her books, (and I've listened to/read them more than once), I hear so many things that expand my perspective on movement as though I'm listening for the first time, and my world is changed again for the better. #ReadIt #GoOutside #Audible #NutritiousMovement #MovementMatters #MoveYourDNA #WholeBodyBarefoot #DontJustSitThere #AlignmentMatters #EveryWomansGuideToFootPainRelief #DiastasisRecti #DynamicAging
2.3 miles down a rocky trail everyday for 3 weeks (give or take a few days...) But why tho? Because your feet are sensory organs, just like your nose and eyes. Joint distortion gives you input about your environment for the purpose of eliciting a response from your body. Be good to your feet but don't go easy on them...because fragility is not an aspect to be admired. #wholebodybarefoot #moveyourdna
"Are you walking with mama tonight?" "Yeah! Mama! Jase! [Pause] And baby! Milk!" . I don't know how far we walked tonight to try out a new park near our house. Maybe 1.5 mi? Maybe 2? Hard to gauge with toddler pace, but he walked quite a bit of it. Lately he's been wanting to be carried more than usual, so to break the habit a little I brought a ball and threw it ahead to him to run after. He loved it. Sometimes it seems like toddlers and dogs are really similar. 😂 When we got to the park he found a huge stick that he melted down about when I said it was too big to carry with him. 😂 . Also I haven't done much barefoot this year yet so this walk was all barefoot, even on the woodchips at the park! It felt pretty good actually!
Super grateful to have been able to connect with one of my unofficial mentors in movement, health, behaviour, perception, and alignment (on the largest and smallest scales - looking forward to the next #betweenthelines podcast-within-a-podcast drawing links between Movement Matters and Alignment Matters #rad ): Katy Bowman AKA @nutritiousmovment AKA body and behaviour liberator! 💡 Thank you for your big heart, vast intelligence, de-conditioned (in)sight, and the wisdom that oozes from each of your well-nourished cells. I loved the spontaneous and fresh answer to the ‘knee cap / femoral internal rotation' question posed to you that evening; a perfect example of how you communicate complexity in a way that is understandable to virtually anyone, without sacrificing nuance and detail, for me so much of what is unique to how you express what you do. 🖋 That you see the ‘hidden’ issues in the very first place is another matter entirely and my thoughts about how incredibly cool that is won’t ever be served by a post on social media (also super pleased for the discussion and upcoming reality of social media breaks - yet another inspiring #katysays podcast for anyone who hasn’t yet listened). 🏜 You are a teacher to many of us on so many levels. Thank you for giving us so many keys to your body of work and meeting the challenge of parsing and communicating what you see and do so that it may reach so many of us. It was a pleasure to be able to offer thanks for your work and exchange a brief greeting with you on a sunny midsummer’s eve in Scheveningen last week. Have a safe and swift journey back to your family, Katy. 🌞🌻🌘 #Repost @nutritiousmovement (@get_repost) ・・・ @natuurlijk_gezond threw the BEST #barefoot book signing and #minimalfootwearswap of all time. So many wonderful people to meet and visit with, a gorgeous sunny day, she ordered up a lovely sunset, a beautiful stack of pancakes, AND I got to take an long swim on #solstice . My heart is joyful! So many thanks, Linde! #gooutside #atabooksigning #moveyourdna #wholebodybarefoot #minimalfootwear #practicewhatyoupublish
@natuurlijk_gezond threw the BEST #barefoot book signing and #minimalfootwearswap of all time. So many wonderful people to meet and visit with, a gorgeous sunny day, she ordered up a lovely sunset, a beautiful stack of pancakes, AND I got to take an long swim on #solstice . My heart is joyful! So many thanks, Linde! #gooutside #atabooksigning #moveyourdna #wholebodybarefoot #minimalfootwear #practicewhatyoupublish
Going for a wild swim in the river Teign seemed like the perfect way to be connected with nature on this day of the summer solstice ☀️. The water was refreshingly cool but @harryduns and I braced ourselves and waded in after only a little bit of initial squealing. I look forward to returning here later in the year to watch the salmon leap - here's to more beautiful memories made this summer.
'But chances are you’re not varying the surfaces upon which you move.' (https://nutritiousmovement.com/vitamin-flat-and-level-overdose) I'm saddened that, once again, the #cityofseattle has chosen to replace a textured walking surface with smooth cement. While that may be good for wheelchairs, smoothing over the entire surface robs us on the moves between the moves. I'm talking about those 33 joints in each foot, plus lateral movement (versus linear). Especially in shoes that allow you to feel the lumps and bumps beneath your feet. # Each one of those movements sends a signal to your brain that helps increase balance and proprioception. Instead, we get repetitive stress syndrome, loss of muscle strength for stability, and more wear and tear on our joints. To name a few. # I'd like be to see more options for a textured path next to the smooth one. Please? #movewellmovemoreofyou #movementmatters #movementiscounterculture #wholebodybarefoot #moveyourdna
Why yes, I did spend over 6 hours in the @flynashville airport this morning. I don't recommend it but I did manage a few hours of practice in the prayer room, and 4 miles of walking around the terminals. #wholebodybarefoot #sobored #stuckinanairport #nashvilleairport #practicetime #viola
Opciones de calzado para el verano: 🌻 Bien sujeta a todo el pie 🌻 Suela delgada y sin tacón 🌻 Espacio para mover los dedos libremente. Interesante que dos de estos modelos se inspiraron en las sandalias tarahumaras. Incluso se usan para correr ;). En la foto: #vibramfivefingers , #earthrunners #lunasandals Recuerda: las chanclas deforman el pie (juanetes y dedos en garra), además que promueven una marcha con biomecánica inadecuada que desgasta las articulaciones de la rodilla y columna vertebral. Para una lista más amplia de zapatos que promueven una mejor función de la articulaciónes, y una explicación de por qué, ver: https://nutritiousmovement.com/shoes-the-summer-list/ Gracias a mi modelo @maelyayer #Nómada #longevidadfuncional #naturalmovement #nutritiousmovement #wholebodybarefoot #moveyourdna #calzado #verano #healthy #happyfeet #chanclas #vibramfivefingers #lunasandals #earthrunners #minimalista #piesdescalzos #fisioterapia #tarahumara #borntorun
So this happened today. Jase learned to climb on prego's back while I was squatting and picking organic strawberries with friends. He actually held on well, which made it easy (hence surprised funky Katy face)... until he didn't, and decided it was great fun to try barrelrolling off my back. No worries, I'm basically a ninja. 😂 Needless to say he was more entertainment than help. 😂 . But if that's not stacking my life, I don't know what is. √Friends √Mama time √Sunshine and fresh air √Movement for both of us (and baby haha) √Learning where we get our food √Gathering our own food
Do you drive a standard (aka stick shift car)? I thought it was a good idea to buy one back in 1991 😜 but when I get stuck in traffic, my left foot suffers! 😩 I don't drive in the city much, but last night we had to haul a bulky contra bass tuba to our gig at #mirabellaretirementliving . Took one hour (!!) to drive 3 miles!!! I hate Seattle traffic. 🙄 # The next morning, my foot was letting me know about all that clutch holding! But after a few rounds of #calfstretch (adding in some toe spreading and lumbricals stretching) plus walking on a bumpy patio surface, treating my sole to some stretching over a #yogatuneup ball (left in its tote for texture!), and walking barefoot in the grass (aka earthing), all feels better now. # So grateful for all these moves I learned from @nutritiousmovement and my fellow Restorative Exercise Specialists! Thanks, y'all! # PS - the concert was a lotta fun! And I loved knowing that our director's father, who is 101 years old (!!!!), will still get up and dance the two step when he hears #washingtonpostmarch ! That, my friends, is #DynamicAging ! #movementmatters #wholebodybarefoot #moveyoudna #movewellmovemore #movewellmovemoreofyou
Let them get dirty. Let them be barefoot. Let them jump in puddles. Let them collect sticks and rocks and bugs. Let them experience the great outdoors from the ground up - they don't need toys that light up or sing songs, or grown ups' ideas of what outdoor play should look like. Give them ❤️, sprinkle some imagination, lots of sunshine and dirt, and watch them grow. . . . #naturekids #freeplay #gooutside #naturalkids #healthykids #moveyourdna #wholebodybarefoot
Check out this Propriometrics Press toolbox, for the dad who... (l to r) has a body, has a hernia, has kids, has feet, has a few years behind him! Find our books at your favorite retailer of books, online or on shelves, and happy Father's Day to all who mark it! #EatMoveLive52 #diastasisrecti #entropyacademy #wholebodybarefoot #dynamicaging @rolanddenzel @galinadenzel @nutritiousmovement