When your feet have a solid connection to the ground, there is a clear sense of support. Your chest, arms and entire upper body can relax when with solid footing. This support calms your nervous system and can help reduce emotional anxiety.
Ankle support builds confidence on uneven terrain in walking, hiking, running and is necessary for fluid footwork for dance and sports. The following video lesson, based on the Feldenkrais Method®, works with a tennis ball placed directly in front of the heel bone on the arch of the foot– It’s important the tennis ball is directly under the ankle bones (malleoli) and not placed in the center of the arch. Continue reading