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Stability and Mobility of the Feet: Toes, Ankles, Arches and More (Short Course, Level: Gentle)

Our feet connect us to the ground, and enable us to stand upright. they are also our main line of communication with the ground that we stand on – both to sense stimuli, and to respond. Our feet are also capable of an amazing range of movements and positions – something that we tend to forget, and therefore tend to lose.  Healthy feet means:
– mobile and resilient ankles
– good balance
– quality of arches
-prevention of conditions of the feet like plantar fascitis, heel spurs, bunyans
-better  posture

In the context of asana progression, feet are not just important int he standing asanas, they are an important ingredient in other other asanas (virasana, padmasana, one legged balancing, back arches).

Feet have the dual role of having to bear body weight, and also of controlling movement complexity.  The sessions in this Short Course address both these aspects of flexibility, and strength, building up ‘dynamic stability’.

The session in this Short Course involve direct actins on the feet – the ankles, the toes, the arches, but they also address the shins, calves and the hips.  In the body – these parts act synergistically.  The sessions work on both increasing the range of movement, and also on bringing strength and firmness.

Although these actions/ asanas in the various sessions of this Short Course are very useful in bringing back movement and strength to ankles after injury or inactivity, this should be done gradually, and caution is advised in following these drills/ actions/ exercises

Part 1:  Connecting Hips to Heels

Part2: Improving Ankle Resiliency with Supports

Part 3: Feet, Toes, Ankles: Simple Conditioning Drills and Asanas for All Levels

Part 4:  Leg Binding Asanas and Breath Explorations

Part 5: Feet, Toes, Ankles: Simple Conditioning Drills – a FREE Resource

Connecting Hips to Heels

This session may be done as a stand-alone session, but it is also part of the Short Course Stability and Mobility of the Feet: Toes, Ankles, Arches and More (Short Course, Level: Gentle).  You can save by renting the entire Course.

Tagwords: Supta padangusthasana, Utthita hasta padangusthasana

Improving Ankle Resiliency with Supports

Our subjective experience of the legs starts at the hips.  The first segment of this session works on exercises to free up the joints – with a focus on the hips.  The second segment focusses on the ankle joint through a series of standing balancing and supine asanas.

This session may be done as a stand-alone session, but it is also part of the Short Course Stability and Mobility of the Feet: Toes, Ankles, Arches and More (Short Course, Level: Gentle).  You can save by renting the entire Course.

Level: Gentle

Duration: 70min

Tagwords: 70min, ankles, feet, hips, balance, standing, props, vrksasana, baddhakonasana, supta padangusthasana1

Feet, Toes, Ankles: Simple Conditioning Drills and Asanas

The session is in two segments.  in the first segment, there are simple drills for the feet, ankles and toes that can be attempted by anyone – these are not classical asana positions. In the second segment, we attempt a few standing asanas with additional supports and additional focus on the feet, to explore the difference/ improvements.

This session may be done as a stand-alone session, but it is also part of the Short Course Stability and Mobility of the Feet: Toes, Ankles, Arches and More (Short Course, Level: Gentle).  You can save by renting the entire Course.

Level: All levels

Duration: 60mins

Tagwords: 60mins, feet, ankles, toes, sports, running, drills, CARS, standing

Leg Binding Asanas and Breath Explorations

This session was recorded as the first part of a hybrid session.

This session may be done as a stand-alone session, but it is also part of the Short Course Stability and Mobility of the Feet: Toes, Ankles, Arches and More (Short Course, Level: Intermediate). and the Short Course Stability and Mobility of the Feet: Toes, Ankles, Arches and More (Short Course, Level: Gentle).   You can save by renting the entire Course.

Feet, Toes, Ankles: Simple Conditioning Drills – a FREE Resource

Our feet are capable of an amazing range of movements and positions – something that we tend to forget, and therefore lose.  This actions in this session re-introduce some of these movements. there are no complex technical instructions for this session. enjoy the exploration. Those with ankle injuries are advised caution.

This is a FREE Resource.  This session may be done as a stand-alone session, but it is also part of the Short Course Stability and Mobility of the Feet: Toes, Ankles, Arches and More (Short Course, Level: Gentle). , the Short Course Stability and Mobility of the Feet: Toes, Ankles, Arches and More (Short Course, Level: Experienced Beginners) and the Short Course Stability and Mobility of the Feet: Toes, Ankles, Arches and More (Short Course, Level: Intermediate).

Level: All levels

Duration: 30min

Tagwords: 30mins, feet, ankles, toes, sports, running, drills, CARS, standing

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