👣 Take a step forward, keeping your heels down and your legs straight, keeping the ASIS
(most prominent parts of the pelvis) pointing forward
👣 Focusing on the back leg, transfer the weight from the heel to the ball of the foot, and
push the ground away from you with a straight leg
👣 The leg only bends to swing through, then is straight on landing, heel touching gently
WHY walk like this?
To involve the muscles at the back of your legs so you can spread the load across more parts. You will build strength in your legs and glutes. You will improve your balance as well as your lymph and blood flow, the health of your bones and soft tissues and your neurological health.
👣 Practise in a green space or your house, in every pair of shoes you own
👣 Then practise barefoot
If watching a short video would be helpful to you, click here.
If this feels odd or simply impossible, please let me know! There are many small exercises and movement habits that can be practised to make every stage of your gait more comfortable.
If this feels great, also let me know!
This is me over three years ago.
Wellness is achievable if you are willing to invest time and effort. It is well worth taking responsibility for your own health.
Changes may not be noticeable immediately but more likely after a number of months or years. The great thing is that progress is being made from the moment you start becoming aware of your body and learning how it works.
Mum of 4, nature lover, passionate about the power of human movement.