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Unlocking the Feet

We often overlook our feet until they begin to cause us discomfort.  We forget, perhaps, that they are our connection with the ground, our primary relationship with the earth, and that every step we take affects our entire bodies, from ankle to skull.   The great news is that with a few simple yoga and self-care techniques, we can radically transform our feet.  Join us if you’d like to experience a new, more vibrant relationship with your feet, which wakes up your whole body, improving your posture and creating a strong connection with the ground beneath us.

In this practical workshop, we will:

* Examine the anatomy of the foot, including normal range of movement and how to work with common restrictions and issues

∗  Learn practical self-massage skills to soothe and stimulate our feet

∗  Explore the relationship between the feet, knees, pelvis and jaw

∗  Develop improved stability through the legs and spine

∗  Find a fresh connection with the ground, and experience a new elastic responsiveness in our movement

 

Join me for this Scaravelli inspired yoga workshop at the Wasing Wellbeing & Yoga studios in Wasing Park, Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire on January 4th.

Scaravelli inspired yoga is a stress-free yoga that benefits everyone.  Classes are suitable for all ages and all levels, from beginners to those with many years of experience.  Regardless of your level of fitness, you will discover a longer, stronger and more flexible spine, a calmer mind, and begin to enjoy increased energy and ease of movement.

It uses the breath and gravity to allow the spine to unfold like a wave, allowing the uninhibited opening and energising of the whole body. As Vanda explains in the opening page of her book “Awakening the Spine”:

“There is a division in the centre of our back, where the spine moves simultaneously in two opposite directions: from the waist down towards the legs and the feet, which are pulled by gravity, and from the waist upwards, through the top of the head, lifting us up freely”.

Vanda’s teachings are miraculously simple. She encouraged her students to do less, feel more. To unwind, release unnecessary tension, and begin to simply be. “You must only undo. The more you undo, the more you are and the more things come to you. Don’t try to become; you are.”

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