Stepping Back onto the Ball of the Foot
Stepping Back onto the Ball of the Foot is one of Nia's nine stepping techniques that offer self-healing and conditioning benefits to your body from the ground up. This move trains you to mindfully step back with a spring-loaded action from your ankle, knee to your hip joints. Benefits include stability and mobility in the foot and ankle joint. Learn to equally distribute your body weight across the entire ball of the foot for greater ease in movement. Continue below for tips and video.
Tips: Press down to go up. In the getting to know this move, align your three body weights - pelvis, chest and head - for a sense of balance. As you gain movement skill, play with a rounded or extended spine, high or low plane, create shapes and expressing your emotions as a dancer. Watch and move to the video below to bring your practice alive!