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YogaDork Giveaway: ‘Move Your DNA’ By Katy Bowman — Expanded Edition

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In these modern, technologically-advanced times, virtually everything is at our fingertips, which may sound like a good thing, but ask biomechanist Katy Bowman and you might get a different opinion. In fact, we’re hearing that as a society we are becoming much too stationary and just don’t move as much as we should in order to stay optimally healthy (see: desk dweller!).

But don’t despair, there is a magical (read: practical) way to fix that. Can you guess what it is? Google it!…Kidddinnng. Yes, that’s right. It’s movement.

In “Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement,” Katy Bowman explores the science behind natural movement, why we need it (and not necessarily the beat-yourself-up quick-fix workouts), how we don’t move so much and why it’s important that we do.

This book will inform not only your yoga practice, but your daily life. Katy’s motto: You are how you move.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Every single thing our bodies do requires movement—initiated by our musculoskeletal system – to be performed with each. Digestion, immunity, reproduction—all of these functions require us to move. You can eat the perfect diet, sleep eight hours a night, use only baking soda and vinegar to clean your house, but without the loads created by natural movement, all of these worthy efforts are thwarted on a cellular level, and your optimal wellness level remains elusive.”

And a handy dandy video:

WIN: We’re giving away 4 copies of Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement by Katy Bowman. Bowman, author of multiple books and well-known for her accessible, candid approach, released the first version of Move Your DNA in 2014, but in this updated and expanded version you’ll find more photos, more exercise plans and the latest findings in health and movement science.

TO ENTER: As we enter into winter it feels like life may grow even more still and sedentary, but it may also be just the perfect time to tuck into a book to inspire you get moving. We know, sitting and reading is not moving, but with this book, it’s the first step! Since it is quite cold and dark, let’s lighten things up. It’s haiku time! Using the letters D, N, A as the first letters of each line, tell us in haiku form why you’d like this book will help you get movin’. Leave your entry in the comments below.

(Refresher: a haiku is a three-line poem with the first and last lines containing 5 syllables, and the middle line containing seven syllables. No rhyming necessary.)

The giveaway will remain open until 11:59pm Friday, December 22, 2017. Four winners will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!


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24 comments… add one
  • Amy

    Dodging laziness
    Never sure of the best way
    Always hustling

  • Tania McCartney

    Don’t ease into your
    New Year like a slug Bound in
    Antelope style dude

  • Jenna

    Moving ten times less
    Will this book advise climbing
    more rocks? Sure hope so!

  • Roxanne Thomas

    Dancing to the tune
    No one else is hearing
    Alright I’m coming

  • Delighting in quiet
    Noticing, feeling, breath
    As earth spins

  • Janet

    Ditch the desk and chair
    Need to run, jump, walk, dance, play
    Always move and breathe

  • Do it now! Get up
    Need no routine, bare feet best
    Awaken freedom

  • kat A

    Doing nothing means
    Not flexible enough, friends
    Awaken and move!

  • Nancy

    Dawn’s beautiful light
    Nudges me to wake early
    And ground my spirit

  • Gail

    Do need this info
    Never stop improving myself
    All I can do is try

  • Lisa Searle

    Delving to rhythm
    Natural movement adhere
    Ability to honour

  • Jessica Miller

    Doing nothing now
    Not feeling motivated
    A book does the trick

  • Andrea

    Doggone it, I want
    Not just to walk about town
    Assemble rocks now

  • Mandi Lester-Size

    Dawn of each day
    New intentions intact
    Attend to good health

  • Beth

    Don’t ignore your health
    Nature needs nurturing too
    All bodies can be well

  • Stephanie C

    Darkness descending
    Nurturing the flame within
    All the light I need

  • Lucygooserton

    Do you seek to move?
    New avenues await you!
    A guide for the path….

  • Heather L

    Down and up I go
    Natural squat in my life
    And now I feel much better

  • Digging in for life
    Not gonna rot on the vine
    Always keep moving

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  • It’s too late for me to enter, but I really need to get moving more and fit some yoga flow into my week. I make time for restorative yoga, but I want to find time for some flow too

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