The ankle joint, like the wrist, is delicate, making possible a large range of movement. Unlike the wrist, it faces the challenge of balancing the weight of our body, and therefore needs firmness.
We have two ankle bones on each feet – the inner and the outer. Being close to the base of the body, the ankle bones honestly reflect the quality of how we stand. Imbalances in the feet are reflected in the ankles. Conversely, building resilience in the ankles improves our balance, ankles prevents injuries, and improves deformities not just of the feet, but of the entire leg.
This session is a progression from the previous two sessions. There is re-inforcement of actions done in the previous session, and introduction of higher levels of complexity or subtlety. It works on the ankle joint through a series of asanas. Blocks are used to challenge the balance and the stability at the ankles, and also to increase the range of movement. But also, supports are used to stay longer in the positions.