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Duck Walk

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Duck Walk is one of Nia's eight foot techniques that offer self-healing and conditioning benefites to your body from the ground up. This move increases strenghth, stability and agility with an alternating action of picking up and lowering the balls of your feet. Like all base motions, this move trains you to keep your ankles, knees and hip joints spring-loaded.  Excellent preparation for any Nia stepping motion. Continue below for tips and video.

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Squish Walk

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Squish Walk is one of Nia's eight foot techniques that offer self-healing and conditioning benefits to your body from the ground up. This move trains you to strengthen and stabilize your feet and ankle joint by alternating the action of lowering one heel, rising up and lowering the other. Like all base motions, this move trains you to keep your ankles, knees and hip joints spring-loaded.  Excellent preparation for any Nia stepping motion. Continue below for tips and video.

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Releve´

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Releve´ is one of Nia's eight foot techniques that offer self-healing and conditioning to your body from the ground up. This move trains you rise up like a dancer to the ball of the foot. The key is to rise or 'roll up' with a natural heel-ball-toe motion keeping your weight even and toes relaxed.  Focus on decelerating as you lower your foot to sustain power and balance. Excellent for strengthening the ankle joint. Continue below for tips and video.

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Ball of the Foot

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Ball of the Foot is one of Nia's eight foot techniques that offer self-healing and conditioning to your body from the ground up. This move trains you to connect to the sensation of strength in your arches and ankles as you rise up to the ball of the foot. The key is to relax, lengthen and spread the toes, imagining the balls of your feet are a wide and stable as your whole feet on the ground. Continue below for tips and video.

 

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Whole Foot

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Whole Foot is one of Nia's eight foot techniques that offer self-healing and conditioning to your body from the ground up. This move trains you to connect to the sensation of your entire foot relaxing and grounding as you consciously place it. Tune into a quality of relaxed stability as you melt the edges of your feet into the ground. Continue below for tips and video.

 

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