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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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Heel Lead

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Heel Lead 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 natural sequence of 'heel-ball-toe' while stepping. Tune into the 'landing pad' of your heel as you shift your weight to the front foot, simultaneoulsy pressing off the back ball of the foot. Continue below for tips and video.

 

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Cat Stance

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Cat Stance is a Nia base move - one of six stances drawn from the martial arts.This move trains you to draw stability and power from your feet, legs and hips by balancing on one foot.  Practice by shifting your body weight from one foot to another, grounding through the inner and outer arch of your standing foot. Play with increasing the lenght of time for stability or decreasing to explore cat-like agiity.  Continue below Tips and video.

 

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Bow Stance

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Bow Stance is a Nia base move - one of six stances drawn from the martial arts. Like all stances, this move trains you to draw stability and power from your feet, legs and hips.  Practice by placing your feet parallel, stepping back to the ball of one foot in an Open or A-stance width for stability. Consciously align the back thighbone vertical with a lengtheng sensation both down and up. Continue below for Tips and video.

 

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