A comprehensive source of practical guidance for better-understanding your feet - and how the heels relate to an entire line of support up the backside of the legs and even all along the spinal line.
Knowing how to lengthen and extend the spine is the absolute key to postural support, and since the spine resides along the backside of the body - the heels, being in the back of the feet, relate to this backside spinal line - and the heels actually initiate the support from hamstrings to hips to lats to the skull.
The subtitle for this comprehensive e-book is: Using the Feet & Legs Efficiently for Improving Posture and Enhancing Exercise & Sports. The foot function and spinal support information works for anyone - male or female - in any sort of shoe - or even in bare feet practices like Pilates and yoga classes.
High heels simply exacerbate the issues which almost everyone experiences because of lack of awareness of the backside of the body - particularly the back of the foot - or heel. Learning to subtly utilize the leverage in the heels helps support in sneakers, dress shoes, flats and even flip flops.
High Heel Healing is an enhanced e-book with over 500 images: there are many photos showing the feet and body from different angles, there are interactive illustrations which have caption pointers and that can be zoomed in and out by the reader to see key parts of illustrations more effectively. There are as well, twelve instructive two-minute videos.
You'll see in the video below that there are stretches for the hamstrings and the ITB - or Ilio Tibial Band - as well as a seated cross-legged stretch that is focused on aligning the ankles and heels to stabilize the pelvis so that you can gain muscular releases in the deep fascia or connective tissue in the hips as well as a key rotator muscle in the hip known as the piriformis. This knowledge will then serve you to deepen your releases in yoga pigeon pose. You'll see that although the stretches are performed with women's bodies, men can easily perform exactly the same moves.
Learning how the heels relate to the backs of the hips, the glutes and the muscles which make up the lower back area on either side of the lumbar vertebrae makes all the difference in how well you'll be able to deal with painful sciatica and other lower back issues. If you learn how to align the heels so that the pelvic halves slightly expand on either side of the sacrum, you gain better lumbar spine length and support and better access the deepest abdominal layer - the transverse abdominis.
You'll find ways to perform pedestrian movements as simple but as crucial to postural support and pain relief as climbing stairs. You'll learn how to sense the heels and ease the knees with a roller placed under the backs of the knee joints - and then your upright empwerment for supporting the body weight without straining the knee joints or falling into hyperextension and especially your balance - will become increasingly better with a better awareness and facility with the feet.
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This unique interactive & enhanced e-book can be purchased now using iBooks.
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