Our feet are so important but often neglected - from the ground up our alignment and proprioception depend on them. Your feet also share connections with our most vulnerable lower lumbar vertebrae so don't be surprised if this release helps with back pain too. A super simple release you can do anywhere anytime just with your own hands. Take the time to stand on a firm surface before your start - close your eyes and observe where your weight falls, how your knees and hips feel. Do one foot, stand and feel the difference between the two - let your nervous system feel the difference before you repeat on the other foot.
An extremely powerful way to mobilise the muscles of both the front and back of the lower leg. This will create improved range of motion for the ankle & knee, improved foot function, increased length and facilitation of all of the muscles of the lower leg. All aspects of the foot and leg are addressed in this series. An excellent warm up prior to any exercise or sporting activity and as a maintenance routine to keep feet, knees and ankles moving well whilst reducing tightness and restriction of all associated muscles.
Using a small soft ball to hydrate and mobilise the connective tissue of the feet. Feel immediate release of tension and re-connection to the feet. As there are nerves in the feet that have a connection to the vulnerable lower vertebrae of the back, you may also find this a back and hip release. Including a very specific stretch of the smaller muscles of the calf this sequence is designed to improve ankle mobility and overall function.
Enjoy a delicious treat for your feet with your using essential oil lotion. Follow along to do our foot gymnastics and optional foot boot camp. Treat your feet and feel the benefits from the ground up!
This release will hydrate the tissues of the feet and help to improve mobility. Your feet are hanging off your hips so the impact of this release will potentially be felt all the through to hips and low back. Take the time to compare one foot to the other - amazing!! Although a little more effective standing, this release can be done seated so can easily be done under the desk throughout the day.