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Word of the Year 2020: Movement

Movement Collage: Word of the Year 2020
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I was searching for my Word for 2020, most likely in bed, I realized that once I got on Instagram, I could lay there indefinitely. I decided if I wanted to be on Instagram, I had to lay on the floor. My time on my gadget plummeted. And as I looked for information about how to get back up off the floor, I discovered the work of biomechanist Katy Bowman, particularly her books Move Your DNA and Dynamic Aging.

I was the child who read all the time, and adult who sits a lot. Fortunately, Bowman argues movement and exercise are not the same thing, and any time you move an under-moved part of yourself, no matter how tiny, you nourish your cells. One to practice right now: looking into the distance, either out the window or on walks, because those eye muscles are seldom used when we spend time on computers, reading or inside. Fortunately, my studio has windows and looking away from my close up work refreshes me and my view of what I am creating!




  1. Amanda says:

    I love this! (And I hope your floor at least has a cozy rug!) Those books sound interesting. All of our libraries are closed, but I put them on hold so I’ll have something coming for me when they reopen. 🙂

    • Hi Amanda,
      Time moves strangely during Quarantine!I haven’t checked my blog in awhile. Yes, I do have a cozy rug!! And I started doing jigsaw puzzles on the floor to practice sitting crosslegged.
      Our library is finally starting curbside pickup!

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