In class yesterday the teacher mentioned foot alignment a few times. I like to think about foot alignment in three parts:
- Stand with your feet together.
- Stand with your heels, toes, AND ankles touching.
- Stand with your feet facing forward, making sure the line between your feet is perpendicular to the mirror.
She focused on #3- it’s a tricky one! If your feet are crooked, your knees and hips aren’t facing forward either! I think that’s what contributed to my rib issues a while back.
She also addressed the importance of maintaining alignment while balancing on one foot- aka the hop. We all do it. You lift your foot and give a little hop on the standing foot. BAM! You’re not aligned anymore! You stand with your feet together and aligned between postures- don’t mess that up getting into the posture!