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Movement Logic: Strong Opinions, Loosely Held

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 5 seasons, 73 episodes, 3 days, 5 hours, 18 minutes
Welcome to the Movement Logic Podcast, with yoga teacher and strength coach Laurel Beversdorf, and physical therapist Dr. Sarah Court. With over 30 years combined experience in the yoga, movement and physical therapy worlds, we believe in strong ideas, loosely held – which means we’re not hyping outdated movement concepts. Instead, we’re here with up-to-date and cutting-edge tools, evidence and ideas to help you as a mover and a teacher. Music: Makani by Scandinavianz & AXM
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Episode 73: Posture Panic Pt. 1

Welcome to Season 5 and Episode 73 of the Movement Logic podcast! In this first part of our much-requested three-part series "Posture Panic," Laurel and Sarah dive into the history of posture. They discuss Beth Linker's book, Slouch: Posture Panic in Modern America, providing insights and context to how posture has been perceived and addressed through history starting around the turn of the century up until now.You will learn: The origins of "Posture Panic" around the turn of the century. How Darwin's theories influenced the medicalization of posture. The fear that human spines weren’t "ready" for bipedal stance, contributing to back pain and other issues. Why we believe it’s important to move like animals and babies, and where these beliefs came from. The intersectional impact of posture panic, affecting different races, classes, ages, and genders. The critique of evolutionary anthropology and its perpetuation of race science. The parallels between historical posture scrutiny and current fitness and diet trends like paleo, primal, and Crossfit. How "primitive" and "natural" marketing terms are often used inappropriately and simplistically. The evolution of posture surveillance from top-down to peer-based monitoring, emphasizing self-surveillance. The controversial practice turned scandal of nude posture photography in colleges. The historical use of posture as a symbol of civility and its implications for modern fitness standards.Sign up here to get on the Wait List for our next Bone Density Course [] in October 2024!Reference links:Slouch: Posture Panic in Modern America, by Beth LinkerEpisode 62: Make McGill Make SenseLaurel and Sarah’s interview on the Conspirituality Podcast - Episode 205: Dismantling Movement DogmaEpisode 60: Dismantling Long & Lean Pt. 1Episode 63: Dismantling Long & Lean Pt. 2Episode 66: Dismantling Long & Lean Pt. 3
7/17/20241 hour, 41 minutes, 23 seconds