December 3, 2022 – Grounded in Balance and Stability

Join us for this Saturday morning yoga class designed to activate, energize, and align your feet, arches, and ankles!

When: December 3, 2022
Day:  Saturday 
Time: 9:00 am -10:30 am (Eastern Time Zone)
Price: $20.00 

Grounded in Balance and Stability

“Balance in the body begins with the feet for the basic work of the foot and ankle is to offer a reliable base by which the upper body can relate….” (Structural Alignment, (1973), Ida Rolf).

This class focuses on the activation and alignment of the feet, arches, and ankles to improve balance in your feet, assist you in lifting collapsing arches, and improve your ankle joint alignment. 

Foot Anatomy

Anatomically, each foot has 26 bones and 3 arches; the lateral, medial, and transverse arch. A competent foot is lively and active and integrates the actions of these three (3) arches, accepting the weight of the body while creating lift and balance in the feet.

“To carry the weight of the body, the foots arches must be stabilized by very strong muscles. These muscles are far too large to be contained in the foot itself. They are located in the lower leg (the calf muscles); their force travels to the arches along strong tendons.” (Structural Integration, (1973), Ida Rolf).

Additionally, the ankle and knee joints require alignment of foot, shin, and leg bones, so there is space in the joint to create freedom of movement at these joints. When misalignment occurs in the bones of the feet, shins, and legs, joint restriction and tightness can occur impeding circulation and freedom of movement when walking, running, or even biking. 

This class is designed to align the feet, arches, and ankles. We will practice micro-movements to activate and align the feet, arches, and ankles.  Yoga blocks and belts will help us to engage lateral and medial muscles in the legs. The use of sandbags provide us with extra resistance training.

Benefits include:

  • Increased balance and stability when standing, sitting, walking, running, skiing, or snowshoeing
  • Increased competence and stability of the feet and arches
  • Increased upright posture and spinal alignment
  • Activated core muscles so you walk with power and a forward thrust
  • Improved alignment and adaptability in the feet, arches, and ankles 
  • Improved freedom of movement at the ankle and knee joints

Healing Injury? For those who have a history of injury or trauma and notice that the effects of the minor/major injuries are beginning to interfere with your everyday lives, please note that all of the yoga classes are naturally healing.

Each yoga class is designed to help release stored pain, anxiety, stress, or tension you may be experiencing so that vital, healing energy – prana – can move freely through the entire body. When vital energy is flowing freely (not obstructed), you experience positive emotions, revitalized energy, mental clarity, lightness, pain relief, and an overall sense of well-being.

ALL ARE WELCOME

Whether you have attended any of my yoga classes in the past or not, you are welcome to attend any or all of these classes.

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner – with at least 6 months of yoga experience
Intermediate
Advanced

PROPS

One yoga mat, necessary
One or two yoga blocks, necessary
Two firm bolsters or two firm blankets, if you have
One yoga belt, if you have
Two or three sandbags, if you have
Dharma wheel, if you have one

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