FREE The FOOT Intro Video
Do your body a HUGE favor and find 50 minutes to listen! They spoke so well the message I have been trying to live and educate people on over the last few years.
This video was about an hour of playtime inspired by the podcast. Stay tuned as I’ll post the videos in their full format and explain what I’m doing and why in the next few days.
In the mean time GO LOVE ON YOUR FEET ❤️👣👣👣 💕
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#1. Ball Rolling
Just as promised- here is a little video explaining the first exercise in my foot workout inspired by @kathrynbruniyoung’s interview with Nick St Louis of @thefootcollective. Please forgive the “uh’s and um’s” as I get used to actually talking and not just doing movement 🤗🙏……
Grab a ball or something small to roll on- even five minutes a day will make an immediate difference in your connection to the ground AND by rolling out BOTH your feet - you help create space for more than a hundred different muscles, tendons and ligaments- how cool is that!
The foot is your foundation. It’s one of the most sensory rich places on your body designed to give you constant feedback that informs how everything up the chain functions. And what’s up the chain from your feet?
If your feet can’t feel because they are smushed in shoes all day- how can you expect your ankles to function properly? Or your knees? Or hips???
If the power center (your foot) is inhibited, who gives the commands?
……—FREE YOUR FEET— and the rest of your body will thank you for it.
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#2. Calf Raises and Pronation/Supination
Okay so you've rolled your foot out on a ball, right? Feel the space you've created? Now let's USE IT!
FIRST MOVEMENT 👣——-Calf raises.
A great way to strengthen not only the foot, but everything up the chain as well. They seem simple, but rising up S-L-O-W-L-Y with C-O-N-T-R-O-L without letting the ankles roll in or out all the while maintaining even contact of your front two tripod points (whew) actually makes them rather challenging.
If up and down to the count of three isn't challenging enough after a few rounds… 1. try on one foot, 2. close your eyes, 3. move your arms around….4. .keep adding external stimuli til the cows come home.
It's a simple exercise that pays dividends to the health of your feet, balance and proprioception.
SECOND MOVEMENT 👣 ——- Pronation and Supination
They are not bad words! We want and NEED our feet to do these movements when they are required which, like I mentioned in the last video, is every step you take. Soooo pretty important, I'd say.
Grab a theraband loop if you have them- if you don't, but have ANY desire to help your body move better, get stronger, reduce pain- go to Amazon.com and pick up the Fit Simplify $10.99 bag. I promise it'll be the best $11 you've spent lately. (AND I promise I'll post more videos so you'll know what to do with them- yay!!)
Put the band around your feet like I show you in the video and see what happens. Notice if one foot moves more easily than the other or if one of the movements just won't happen. Take note and keep trying- you are literally reprograming your neurological pathway to those sleepy muscles and this might be the first wake up call they've gotten in a LOOOONG time!
IF you still can't move into those movement well, try going back to the ball for a bit, add in another round calf raises to create more heat and space and further wake those foot muscles up. Ball, rise, band, repeat……
If you don't have those foot muscles, these movements and the videos coming will help you build up the strength and space required for healthy happy feet.
Go PLAY!! 👣 👣 👣 👣
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You used to balance on things all the time when you were a kid right? Let’s get back to that!
Balancing is HUGE. It asks (pretty much) every single muscle in your entire body to wake up, turn on and do some work. 🤙🏻
Those feet should be turned on after some ball rolling and calf raises, right? Go put them on something smaller than the bottom of your foot and let's see what happens!
Your body immediately takes over and does what it needs to do in order to keep you upright. That’s the cool thing about balance!! It’s the easiest way to get a FULL body workout in the shortest amount of time- AND its sneaky because if you start with ten minutes of trying to balance, (on anything you can get your foot on) I can almost guarantee you that you’ll continue on with more movement.
Our bodies are hardwired to move 🏃♀️and after waking things up- 🚫🖥 it has no desire to go sit in a chair and stare at a computer screen- soooo BONUS! 👊🏻
Go be that person trying to stand on the hand rails or even just tip toe along the curb.
Remember to breath, allow yourself to be embarrassed when you fall over and go have some fun while showing your whole body some love!! 👍🏻👣
Sequence #1: Upper Body
In the first of a mini-series of videos for Intermission Sessions & Retreat, yoga instructor Tiffany June Fisk leads us through a series of exercises and postures designed to warm up the fingertips to the neck and everything in between, preparing our bodies for future practice sessions and bringing greater attention to the areas needed to make music at our best. Watch it once through or better yet, join us!
Sequence #2: Basic Flow
In this second video led by yoga instructor Tiffany June, we learn a basic flow (vinyasa) sequence that we can take with us wherever we go in the world. Paying close attention to body alignment and sensation, Tiffany leads us through a through a series of postures that leave the body feeling awake, energized, and thoroughly delicious.
Video #3: Core and Lower Body
In this third and final full-length installment of our "Introduction to Intermission" video series, Tiffany shows us some intense but rewarding core and lower body exercises, perfect for establishing a strong foundation on which to stack our upper bodies. The session sends with an extended savasana in which she helps us relax our bodies from head to toe, as well as our minds.