Mini Challenge: Grounding the Feet
As I mentioned in my introductory post, I may have victories in my practice that seem no big deal to the average bear, I mean Yogi. I may also have challenges that seem rudimentary.
Currently I’m struggling to ground my feet in an even, Courtney- and Johnson-approved manner. My middle toes don’t want to align with my knees, and my whole leg-lines go askew. Here’s a mini lesson defined by Courtney for how to visualize correctly grounding my feet to begin addressing those issues:
The motion needed to ground my feet isn't a torque that causes my lateral blade to sickle (picture: pulling your pinkie toe so hard that it comes straight up, bringing half the outside edge of the foot up with it, causing a twinge in the ankle and sending the knee knocking inward). It's a stretch starting deep in the sole center of my foot and spreading east and west only. (Visualize: standing arms akimbo, your elbows center flee,straight away from one another on the same plane). When done correctly, your feet should look normal, not pulled or twisted.