The foot can be at the same time at the origin of the postural imbalance and of the compensation, the adaptation to the upper imbalances, of the rest of the body.

The foot is, in terms of biomechanics, a solid and flexible structure, able to sustain the weight of the body on a very limited surface compared to the load it has to carry while standing. Thanks to its flexibility, it participates in the propulsion during walking, running, jumping and partially absorbing, the impact that the weight of the body creates with the ground.
Thanks to its particular cutaneous exteroceptors, super sensitive sensory receptors, and to the proprioceptors of its joints and its muscles, it collects and dispenses information on the support on the ground, triggering and modulating very complex and important postural reflexes.

It would be essential to walk barefoot on uneven ground, soil, stones, grass, sand, in order to create the stimulation that starts from the foot and affects the whole body, creating a muscular tone essential for correct posture.

The foot can be at the same time at the origin of the postural imbalance and of the compensation, the adaptation to the upper imbalances, of the rest of the body.

The feet are the support, the connection with the earth, they constitute the roots, the foundations on which to build many asanas, that is why are of great importance in the alignments of yoga.
Physically speaking, the alignment comes from the support on the ground and continues to build upwards, arranging the joints correctly, strengthening and elasticizing the muscles that stabilize the joints.
From an energy point of view, alignment places the body in the space between the earth and the sky, in the position most suited to the flow of prana; it leads the practitioner to become a channel between the earth's magnetism, telluric radiations, the radiation of the sun and space, for this reason it has the right to be.
When teaching yoga one of the essential parts is to describe the support of the foot, because it provides the practitioner with a pivotal indication on the execution of the asana, stimulates the perception, listening, research, guide and it educates to the correct movement.
The alignment of the foot should not be a constraint, a forcing, but it must be adapted to everybody and never the opposite.
I agree with those who say that there are no definitive alignments, if you think of the infinite number of variables that differentiate one human being from the other, each with their own awareness, with their physicality, with their own experience, which make each body wonderfully different from each other.




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