[Episode 01] Physical Activity and Transitioning

by | Feb 7, 2020

In today’s show I’ll be exploring transitioning and physical activity as a non medical pathway. This is a subject that is very close to my heart.

I have used physical activity not just to shape my body but also to connect with it. Getting physically active has helped me build my self confidence, taught me to trust myself and what I’m capable of and helped me be able to truly express myself.

The key things I touch on are:

  • How physical activity can be a step forward for medical and non medical transitioning.
  • The importance of practicing movements such as the Brettzel, which bring mobility to your Thoracic Spine aka your mid back..
  • How your breathing influences your life and how to practice Diaphragmatic Breathing.
  • The importance of sleep on your physical and mental well being.

I want to share this tutorial video of the Brettzel for you so that you can understand exactly what to do and how to do it as well as a neat tutorial on Diaphragmatic Breathing.

A lot of the information I’m sharing in this episode is in a neat movement guide I’ve written called The Movement Guide (an original name I know) which you can download for free from our website.

In the guide I explain not only the Brettzel and breathing but also a good handful of other movements that can support your body. This is a particularly helpful guide if you are someone that chest binds or spends extended periods of time sitting.

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Bowie Stover

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My passion to help others through developing an active and healthy lifestyle, along with my desire to contribute as much as I can back to our queer community, has led me to co-found Non Gendered Fitness. To be a small part of your day that makes a HUGE impact on your life would be one of the most gratifying and rewarding experiences that I could hope to have.

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