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FUNDAMENTALS: Happy Fee ~ Happy Psoas (Zoom)
March 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Happy Feet ~ Happy Psoas
With its insistence on streamlining linear thinking, the dominant power structure of western society
begins to loosen its grip, opening up a multidimensional world where we can think not only on our feet but also with our feet.
Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence
Grounded through the feet supports a weight-bearing pelvis which offers the spine a rooted base of support
as well as a profound relationship with the Earth.
When bones in the feet and ankle are restricted, the relationship between ground and space becomes challenged. For example, putting a rigid shoe on a baby’s foot prevents the foot from freely rolling, limiting the joint articulation and interrupting a resilient stride. This sets up a conditioned pattern of movement. Over time limited movement in toes and binding around the ankle limits articulation of the ankle joint essential for weight distribution along with the lack of movement in vital proprioception necessary for orientation. A shoe with a negative heel (lower in the back than the front) for example shifts the skeletal weight back into a static position, demanding an inappropriate muscular effort to move forward and stifling core psoas. When shoes worn continuously attempt to create an ideal shape or action they impose upon both muscles and bones, causing imbalances throughout our body. Let’s take our shoes off and begin to awaken our feet.
We will spend time exploring the feet and their direct relationship with Core Expression, Balance, and all the Diaphragms so essential to our sense of buoyancy (ground force reaction) spacial freedom of our connective tissue and healthy energetic flow of our meridians.