And we’re back!
I hope your July has been full of summer fun! I’ve gotten some serious work done in the studio and had a great time relaxing with my family.
I was going to wait until August to share this new video with you, but I have been so excited about this one that I just couldn’t wait any longer!
The next 3 videos are part of a series we’re calling: How to Release Your Feet.
In today’s video you’ll learn a foundational exercise I always assign to clients as homework. If you do this one every day, it will pay huge dividends.
You’ll see how to release and hydrate the plantar fascia on the bottom of your feet and learn how tightness in your feet affects tightness down the entire back line of your body.
Consistent practice of this exercise will increase the mobility of your feet. The bones of your feet are designed to move with every step you take and this foot mobility actually influences how your ankles, knees, hips and spine all move and align with one another.
Ultimately, your feet help to calibrate the alignment of the rest of your body. So, when you lock your feet away in shoes, especially tight and/or rigid ones, it’s going to have a negative impact on the whole system.
Locking your feet in little foot casts will necessarily interfere with your body’s ability to balance and align with the ground as you walk and run.
Today’s exercise is going to make your feet say, “Ahhhhh, thank you!”
I’ve learned a variety of ways to approach this exercise, but this specific protocol, which I learned from Marie-José Blom, is my favorite. It’s methodical and ensures you’ll get great results.
The feet play a vital role in the health of the body, and the more I work with people, the more I see the deep value of time spent focusing on the feet.
I recommend practicing this exercise at least three times a week, but more frequently is even better. If you try it out, or have any questions, let me know in the comments below.
See you in the studio!