I am also really interested in how our environments and cultures shape our bodies and influence our movement. The way we are moving our bodies and the way we are interacting with the world are integrally linked. We need to act on both parts of the equation to make lasting change in our bodies and take charge of our health as we age.
One of my biggest pet peeves is the ubiquitous phrase, 'It's just because I'm getting old'. This narrative needs to be challenged! I have been lucky to continue my movement education with the biomechanist and author Katy Bowman from Nutritious Movement
and have certified through her programme as a Restorative Exercise Specialist.
Katy is a paradigm shifting leader of the 'Movement Movement'. The people who have engaged with her approach are certainly challenging the current aging paradigm. People are feeling better in their bodies than they did 10 years ago, and this is at age 50,60,70 and 80! It starts with simple exercises and small changes to your movement habits, how we stand, sit, walk, get on and off the floor etc, and leads to feeling better in your body and enjoying a fun and enriching movement-filled life!
If you want to be inspired with practical tools for working on your body throughout the day, be challenged in your thinking, motivated to move and age dynamically with more resilience - then check out her books
. I think reading her books or blogs are a foundational movement education everyone should do. You will never look at movement the same way again. Of course, I offer in-person movement classes and workshops which bring these movements off the page and into life.