with Rebecca L’Abbe
A workshop for anyone who has feet
March 31 noon-3 pm
Our feet are probably the most ignored and neglected part of our anatomy until they hurt. They allow us to stand, walk, run, dance, and of course do yoga, yet many of us completely ignore them except for the occasional pedicure.
Your feet are your first contact point with the ground. If they are weak or inflexible, your contact with the ground is sub-optimal. That can lead to more problems higher up the chain—especially in your ankles, knees, or hips as well as in your ability to balance.
In addition, issues such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, ankle sprains, and foot fractures don’t mysteriously appear overnight. They’re usually linked to some sort of weakness, muscle imbalance, or poor range of motion in a foot or ankle.
In this workshop we will explore how to create strength, support for the entire body, flexibility and utility of the feet through multiple modalities:
• Yin yoga and the meridians
• Strengthening and flexibility exercises and stretches for both the extrinsic and intrinsic muscles of the feet
• A brief exploration of foot anatomy
• Foot placement in yoga postures
• Discovering why parallel feet in yoga isn't always the optimal position