Finding The Joy of Movement With Darryl Edwards

Finding The Joy of Movement With Darryl Edwards

“Primal Play is about making fitness fun and ensuring that the individual can experience the joy of movement again. Many of us have fallen out of love with movement, and we focus on fitness or exercise which then becomes pain and punishment as the way to get fit. What we should be thinking about is what we can enjoy that will get us there, rather than what we must endure to get fit.” – Darryl Edwards

Finding The Joy of Movement With Darryl Edwards

Darryl's journey of Paleo and natural movement began over ten years ago when he had iron-deficiency anemia, hypertension, and 26 percent body fat. He felt weak, lethargic, and suffered from insomnia along with debilitating lower back and knee pain. It didn’t take long after focusing on the Paleo approach to reap the benefits, and his improved health continues to this day.

To eventually lead thousands of people by teaching the joy of movement across the world, Darryl first had to feel the pain of physical discontent early in life.

Sitting for hours on end in his banking career, he began to train as most of us start training: in the gym and bored out of his mind. He intuitively felt from deep in his core that there must be a better way to live life well and attain the health and wellness he knew he deserved.

This is a sad reality that many gym goers, marathoners, and weekend warriors discover once their “no pain no gain” mentality simply can't support the lifestyle any longer. Listen as Darryl unpacks how anyone and everyone can learn to experience the joy of movement wherever they are and whatever health goals they might have.

 

Movement Breakthroughs

What  sparked radical change in Darryl's life was essentially finding the joy of play;  a reconnection to his childhood and the memories that brought happiness.

This discovery would come to be the catalyst for greater health in his own adult life.

In the video below from the ancestral health symposium in 2016,  Darrell discusses  his primal play method,  what it means to have physical health,  how to transform the current paradigm of exercise and fitness,  and gives an incredible lecture on physical activity for the new era.

 

 

What You'll Learn From This Episode

  • Why your body is in pain and what to do about it
  • How to make your workouts fun again no matter who you are
  • How to turn your workouts into play
  • The benefits of training in primal movement patterns
  • The differences between “paleo” fitness and regular fitness and exercise
  • Action steps to begin the integration of movement as play
  • Darryl's story about how he transitioned from working out in gyms to 100% functional movement

 

Resources Mentioned In The Show

 

More About Darryl Edwards

Darryl is a Movement Coach, Natural Lifestyle Educator and creator of the Primal Play Method;™ developed to inspire others to make activity fun while getting healthier, fitter and stronger in the process.

He is also the owner of Fitness Explorer Training and author of several books including Paleo Fitness and Paleo from A to Z.  His work has been published in titles such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Elle Magazine, Men’s Fitness and featured on the BBC documentary Eat to Live Forever.

After almost two decades working as a technologist in investment banking, Darryl transformed his health after adopting an ancestral model to well-being.

Darryl now advises people on maintaining a healthy lifestyle – amidst the epidemic of obesity and other chronic lifestyle diseases.

 

Darryl Edwards at PaleoFX 2016

Darryl's Presentation:

Get fitter, stronger and healthier using the power of Primal Play. Regardless of your relationship with activity; whether you have a love affair with fitness and relish a new challenge or hate exercise but want to get passionate about movement again – you will gain practical movement skills that will assist you in performing everyday, recreational and extraordinary physical tasks more effectively. Plus, you will also have a lot of fun doing it!

 

What You'll Hear On The Show

3:00

About Darryl Edwards

4:00  What have you done this year that you're very proud of?

5:20  What's something about you that other people don't know?

7:40  How do people react to play as exercise?

10:00  Why is it difficult for people to become motivated to workout?

13:30  How does instant gratification and play come together?

17:30  How does the joy of movement affect our adult lives? How can we include movement each day?

20:00  What are the benefits of play and movement?

22:00  Do you think years of playing have helped you to become as strong as you are?

23:30  Why do we allow ourselves to be so isolated and not move more often?

24:30  How have competition and obstacle courses helped us to become more in tuned with our bodies' primal movements?

26:00  How did you begin your career in the health industry and Primal Play?

31:00  Have you ever experienced a big turning point in your life?

34:00  Why did you include the bear crawl exercise in your book?

35:40  Can you explain the Hunter Gatherer Squat? What's the difference between this squat and the traditional bilateral squat that we do in the gym?

37:30  How can we become more confident with doing the exercises from Primal Play?

40:55  How can we get children to play more and be active instead of focusing on video games?

46:47  7 for 7 round: Josh asks Darryl 7 fast questions

 

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Josh Trent lives in Austin, Texas with his love Carrie Michelle, son Novah, and a cat named Cleo. He is the Founder of Wellness Force Media, host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath & Wellness Program. Josh has spent the past 19+ years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world. The Wellness Force Media Mission is to help humans heal mental, emotional, and physical health through podcasts, programs, and a global community that believes in optimizing our potential to live life well.

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