Feet, Ankles & Knees

Feet, Ankles & Knees:

Nov 2020 – Jan 2021 Syllabus

Week 1: Fall in Love with your Feet

  • Orient to the bones of the foot with hands on exploration, articulating in the numerous joints and revealing the structure of the foot
  • Awaken the intrinsic muscles to successfully support the movement potentials of the foot
  • Experience the energetic gateway of the sole of the foot through a meditation on the sound vibration, Om (Aum)
  • Begin to locate the needed boundaries of the foot’s range of motion by weight bearing on different parts of the foot and moving through the range

Objective: Fall in love with each foot, in and of itself.

Materials released: Sunday, November 1st

Personal Assessment: Friday, November 6th @ 12:30pm

Week 2: Awaken the Potential of your Feet

  • Locate the center of the foot and arch by opening into the fullness of the foot’s surface area
  • Investigate the stabilizing power available within the organization of the musculature of the sole of the foot 
  • Contemplate the ground of being, the meeting of the foot and the earth
  • Harness the energetic springboard of the feet innate to the arches and bring activation and vitality to the whole body

Objective: Stand down on the foot to bring up the responsiveness.

Materials released: Sunday, November 8th

Yoga class: Friday, November 13th @ 12:30pm

Week 3: Tune into your Feet

  • Explore the mobility of the foot, learning to direct the weight through a clear pathway no matter the positioning
  • Coordinate the weight transfer in the foot by distinguishing the heel foot and the ankle foot
  • Reveal the centering peacefulness found in the balance and repose of the foot
  • Cultivate the coordination and flow of weight through the ankle and foot to take lucid, life affirming steps

Objective: Balance the weight in your feet, bring coherence and dexterity.

Materials released: Sunday, November 15th

Q&A discussion: Friday, November 20th @ 12:30pm

Week 4: Receive the Blessings of your Feet

  • Exercise and challenge the foot by bringing all that we’ve explore into full body patterns and recruitment
  • Realize the foot’s potential as a strong initiator for posture, alignment, movement and expression
  • Establish the foot as a significant contributor to the well being of your body on a physical and subtle level
  • Commit to the health of the foot through regular assessment, full range activation and active listening

Objective: Fully occupy the health of your feet and enjoy a fuller expression.

Materials released: Sunday, November 22nd

Yoga class: Friday, November 27th @ 12:30pm

Week 5: The Awesome Presence within Your Knees

  • Orient to the bones of your knees with hands on exploration, articulating within this impressive joint
  • Study the structures within your knees, the meniscus and cruciate ligaments, to recognize the constant, modulating presence that allows us to bow so deeply at the knee
  • Experience the supportive space within your knees through an introduction on the sound vibration of Namaha (our sanskrit syllable for the 4 weeks)
  • Begin to activate the muscles of your knees through exercises that lengthen and settle the top of your tibia forward

Objective: Soften into the supportive presence of the tissues within your knees

Materials released: Sunday, November 29th

Personal Assessment: Friday, December 4th @ 12:30pm

Week 6: Arise into Your Knees

  • Investigate the 3 compartments of your shin and their relationship with your foot, ankle and knee to bring steady presence under your knees
  • Awaken the deep muscle bellies of your shin to successfully support the movement potentials of your knee
  • Contemplate your knees as the midpoint between the earth and the deep bowl of the pelvis
  • Through the uprightness of your knees, bring presence and connection between the ankle and the hip, from the efforts in organizing and articulating with the earth and with the depth of our inner awareness

Objective: Arise from your ankles into the uprightness of your knees

Materials released: Sunday, December 6th

Yoga class: Friday, December 11th @ 12:30pm

Week 7: Establish Clear Tracking within Your Knees

  • Explore the glide of your femur over the top of your tibia, learning to direct the weight through a clear pathway no matter the positioning
  • Coordinate the weight transfer through your knee by distinguishing the rotations between your lower and upper leg
  • Revel in the spaciousness that arises within the relationships at the juncture of your knees
  • Cultivate the coordination and flow of weight through your knees for steadiness- no matter the amount of bend or positioning

Objective: Glide between bending and straightening, bring strength and fluidity

Materials released: Sunday, December 13th

Q&A discussion: Friday, December 18th @ 12:30pm

Week Off: December 20-26th

Objective: Catch up, Rest, Be Merry during the Festivals of Light and Winter Solstice. :)

Week 8: Stand in the Power of Your Knees

  • Exercise and challenge your knees by bringing all that we’ve explore into full body patterns and recruitment
  • Realize your knee’s potential as a strong initiator for posture, alignment, movement, and expression
  • Establish your knees as a significant contributor to the well being of your body on a physical and subtle level
  • Commit to the health of your knees through regular assessment, full range activation and active listening

Objective: Fully occupy the health of your knees and enjoy a fuller expression

Materials released: Sunday, December 27th

Yoga class: Friday, January 1st @ 12:30pm

Contacts:

Tech support: Julia.pearring@gmail.com

Weekly Q+A questions with subject line BoA Q&A: Julia.pearring@gmail.com 

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