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Foot Function for Posture & Pain Relief in Back, Heels & Hips
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Learning how to use your feet to better support your spine in sports, exercise & posture. Free your sole and the rest will follow.
Learning how to use your feet to better support your spine in sports, exercise & posture. Free your sole and the rest will follow.

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Great news! Now use may an iPhone to be able to read my e-book: "High Heel Healing: Using the Feet & Legs Efficiently for Improving Posture and Enhancing Exercise & Sports."

Whereas before, you needed an iPad or Mac to read it, you can now read it in your iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later.

From your iPhone, click on to this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/high-heel-healing/id950158792?mt=11

From this page you'll be able to read a description, see sample page screenshots and peruse the reviews which give this e-book a perfect Five Star Rating.

Then click on the price and "Buy Book" to purchase and download this interactive e-book which gives a multitude of information about the feet, legs, hips and spine - whether you wear high heels or not.

Men and women, laymen and teachers can get easy to understand and fully illustrated information about their bodies. There are over 500 images and 12 videos. 

#feet   #Pilates   #exercise   #footpain   #posture   

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Heart & Sole: Give the gift of heel-ing to someone you love & cherish. A unique Valentine present for any woman who wears high heels - or really any person who experiences foot issues - please check out my new e-book. It's already been given an assortment of Five Star Reviews on iBooks.  
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/high-heel-healing/id950158792?mt=11
#highheels   #posture   #feet   #footpain   #footpainrelief   #Pilates  

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Whether you use the feet for sports or cycling - walking or running - in challenging yoga poses or deep core strengthening Pilates exercises - even standing in line at the market or sitting all day at a desk - the soles are not simply your base of support, but each part of each sole: the ball, the arch, the heel - relates to creating the support for different parts of the back, hips and spine. 

You'll discover hundreds more composite illustrations like the one featured here - as well as hundreds more photos of bodies in motion and videos of simple stretches and sitting exercises in the e-book: High Heel Healing: Using the Feet & Legs Efficiently for Improving Posture and Enhancing Exercise & Sports available on iBooks for iPad or Mac. This enhanced e-book is not merely for women who wear high heels, nor is it merely for women. There is vast information about the feet, legs, hips and spine which both men and women can use to better-understand how to perform common exercises and increase their effectiveness. There is also wisdom for improving all posture: sitting, standing, walking, running and cycling.

Click the link below and then press "View in iBooks" to read a great assortment of Five-Star Reviews from Pilates and yoga teachers, a stage vocalist, a ceramicist, and a woman who wear high heeled boots on a daily basis. Whether you perform moves in exercise classes while barefoot or you need better support in any kind of footwear, this e-book grants a variety of approaches to better foot usage.

The e-book costs less than one session of most group exercise or fitness classes - and the information and imagery in the e-book will revolutionize the way you use your feet - and thus make all of the exercise and sports you perform more efficient - for years to come.  
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/high-heel-healing/id950158792?mt=11

#sittingposture   #walkingproblems   #posturealignment   #feet   #heels   #spinehealth    #runningtips    #cyclingtips    #Pilates   #corestrength   #yogaposes   #exercise   #fitnessroutine  
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Relating Heels to Hips, Back and Spine
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Just like you've heard how "it's all in the wrist," in terms of how to pitch a baseball, put a spin on a tennis serve, or drive a golf ball down the line - so also, "it's all in the ankle" in terms of how this joint serves almost like a fulcrum in order to access the subtly powerful leverage of the heel. In the new e-book High Heel Healing: Using the Feet & Legs Efficiently for Improving Posture and Enhancing Exercise & Sports by Herald, you'll learn how to simply cross one ankle over the opposite knee to create a stabilizing force in the ankle joint so you can use the fingers of one hand to lever the "whole heel" back behind the ankle and the fingers of the other hand to help flow the frontal foot - the arch-ball-toes - gently forward of the ankle. This dynamic between "what's in front of the ankle" and "what's behind the ankle" functioning in an oppositional correspondence is what creates the conditions for more efficient posture, deeper stretching of the hips, ITB, and piriformis, and for relieving foot pain in high heels or really any kind of footwear. Check out the e-book by clicking the link below and then press "View in iBooks." You'll be able to read an assortment of Five Star Reviews of the e-book from Pilates teachers, dancers, yoga instructors, a stage vocalist, a ceramicist and a woman who wears high heeled boots on an almost daily basis. Read about how the info,  illustrations and images in this well-written comprehensive video-enhanced e-book can be used to assist better posture, help to deepen exercise benefits, and create more comfort in any footwear. You'll also get a good idea from the introductory video and sample pages how the foot function wisdom in the e-book can also help with sports conditioning and fitness pursuits like running and cycling. Then please consider purchasing the e-book for yourself. For less than what most single fitness or Pilates or yoga classes cost, you'll get a book which grants body-learning to last for many years. 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/high-heel-healing/id950158792?mt=11
#feet   #fitnesstips   #stretchingexercises   #heels   #footwear   #hamstrings   #piriformissyndrome   #runningtips   #cyclingtips   #posture   #pilatesclasses   #yogaclasses   #fitnessclass  
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Read in this testimonial-feature blog posting about how a woman healed herself of chronic hip inflammation by using the principles presented in the new e-book High Heel Healing: Using the Feet & Legs Efficiently for Improving Posture and Enhancing Exercise & Sports which is not just for women who wear high heels, nor is it merely for women. Men can also use the e-book's hundreds of photos and illustrations and twelve videos to learn better foot support for posture, sitting, running, cycling and for fitness classes, Pilates and yoga. Read Five Star Reviews of by clicking the link below and then clicking "View in iBooks": https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/high-heel-healing/id950158792?mt=11
#feet   #posture   #footpain   #footpainrelief   #sittingposture   #posture   #pilatesclasses   #yogateacher   #yogaclasses   #running   #cycling   #cyclingtips   #runningtips   #backpain   #backpainrelief   

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The psoas: a key hip flexor muscle: deeply-acquaint your self with it. 
In this linked blog posting, you'll learn from a testimonial experience how a woman was able to heal her hips from chronic inflammation and pain. She utilized the "heel-to-hip" and "femur deepening" principles presented in simple sitting activities as well as in Pilates-informed stability ball movements. However, she also read and studied the new e-book: High Heel Healing: Using the Feet & Legs Efficiently for Improving Posture and Enhancing Exercise & Sports. It's not that she needed the heel-ing healing from walking all day in high heels. It's that she needed to alter the way she was performing movements in dance classes and yoga asanas so that her thigh bones weren't being pulled out of the hip socket stability - but instead, could deepen back into the hip socket resilience. However, the information she utilized could be just as well-utilized by runners and cyclists. There are several preview pages from the e-book in the blog posting - as well as key anatomical images of the femurs and the psoas hip flexor muscle. And there is a preview video which shows snippets from several videos featured in the e-book detailing how to deepen the femurs while sitting upright or with the heels on a stability ball. A more-advanced cross-legged sitting stretch helps release the deep hip rotator: the piriformis - which assists with sacroiliac joint pain and sciatica. However, as the blog posting recommends at the end - which comes from this overwhelmingly positive healing experience - do purchase and read the High Heel Healing e-book for the full benefits of this heel-ing wisdom. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/high-heel-healing/id950158792?mt=11

#hipjoint   #psoas   #hipflexors   #hippain   #piriformissyndrome     #piriformis   #femur   #stabilityballexercises   #stabilityball   #feet    #sacroiliacjointpain   #Pilates   #inflammation   #quadriceps   #sciatica   #runners   #running   #runningtips   #cyclingtips   #heels  

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You learn how to lever the heels to create hamstrings strength and hip joint stability while in an upright sitting position or with a stability ball under the heels while lying on the back. Using the hamstrings muscles length to tether the strength back to the stability of the sits bones releases tightened quadriceps muscles and gripping hip flexor muscles - the hip flexors are also known as iliopsoas - iliacus and psoas.

This video presents snippets from three videos from the new e-book:
High Heel Healing: Using Feet & Legs Efficiently for Improving Posture and Enhancing Exercise & Sports. The video previews several of the more-detailed and full-length videos within the e-book:

Using a Stability Ball for Heel Levering - which presents deep and high inner thigh toning and hamstrings strength from deepening the femur bones into the hip sockets for pelvic stabilization.

Heels-to-Hips-to-Spine Seated Support - which improves lower back support and lower spinal stability for long periods of sitting at a desk or in front of a computer. This also assists with sacroiliac stability or sacroiliac mobility and helps with sacroiliac pain relief as well as relieving sciatica pain.

Cross-Legged Seated Stretch for Hips and Sacrum - which is a more-advanced sitting stretch which helps to release tightness in the deep hip rotator muscle known as the piriformis. The release of this piriformis muscle is also key to relieving sacroiliac discomfort and assisting sciatica. This seated cross-legged stretch gives similar benefits as does a pigeon pose in yoga - but performing the stretch in a seated position grants much greater sits bones stability and evenness in the pelvic halves - which stabilizes the sacrum and sacroiliac joints much more effectively. 

So please visit the iTunes preview page for High Heel Healing: Using the Feet and Legs Efficiently for Improving Posture and Enhancing Exercise & Sports. Click on "View in iBooks" to read Five Star Reviews from a Pilates teacher and bodyworker, a stage vocalist, a ceramicist, a yoga instructor and dancer, and a woman who relieved foot pain she experienced in high heeled boots - each of the reviews has some element which should convince you to invest in this e-book now.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/high-heel-healing/id950158792?mt=11 

#Pilates   #dancer   #hipflexors   #quadriceps   #stretchingexercises   #yogateacher   #sacroiliacjoint   #sacroiliacjointpain   #hamstrings   #piriformissyndrome   #piriformis   #sitting   #posture   #stabilityballexercises  

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The linked blog post here contains several sample pages as well as various composite images - using illustrations in overlay - to grant visual meaning to "figurative foot phrases" which are common in everyday expression such as "standing on your own two feet" and "having a leg to stand on."  But the heel is the absolute key part of the foot which grants the empowerment of a "leg to stand on" whether it be for a challenging yoga asana pose or for a dancer standing leg at the ballet barre, or for more fitness-oriented leg moves such as squats and lunges.
The heels "lever" back from the arch and ankle to grant a literal "leverage" which connects the thigh bone into the resilient hip socket. This is key for exercise, posture, walking, running and cycling as well as for #yogaclasses , #pilatesclasses  & #fitnessclasses .  

#posture   #exercise   #squats   #lunges   #yogaasanas   #pilates   #dance   #dancer   #balletclass   #ballet   #balletdancer  

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For an ease and empowerment in postural support which can be described in commonly-used phrases which - although seemingly metaphorical - have an underlying bodily sensation as their basis - such as "standing on your own two feet" or "having a leg to stand on," you must sense how the soles of the feet relate to the entire spine. We know from the feet and spine each having three curves as well as from the tenets of reflexology - how the soles of the feet and the spine are intimately interrelated, but the "first step" is to "lever" the heel back. This literal "leverage" is what grants access to the empowerment of the entire spinal line since the heels relate to the largest bones in the body, including the largest parts of the spine: lumbar, sacrum - as well as the pelvic bones and the femur bones. In fact, because the heels relate so strongly to both the domed hip sockets and the ball-shaped heads of the femurs, it is truly the "heel leverage" which grants being able to "having a leg" or - actually having two legs - "to stand on." 

#posture   #spine   #heels   #feet   #posturaltraining   #lumbar   #lumbarspine   #soles   #spinal   #standing   #foot  

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The #heels of the #feet are ab-solutely key to engaging the deepest abdominal support as well as the even-deeper core #psoas musculature which is attached directly to the #lumbarspine . When you learn how to deepen a contact of the backs of the heels into a surface - whether it be the upholstered surface of a #Pilates table or the cushy surface of a Pilates or yoga mat or even the surface of a strap, then you set up a system of elongated support from the heels-to-hamstrings-to-hips.

The heels - being the backsides of the feet - relate to the backs of the legs - or #hamstrings - and to the back of the pelvis - or hip halves or haunches. Feeling heel-ing flows a supportive line along the entire backside of the lower body system and then the two backs of the hips subtly spread off the sacrum for the lumbar #vertebra to elongate. This creates a deep rooted #corestability by engaging the psoas muscles- which are attached to either side of the six lowest vertebrae. This rooting #corestrength then creates conditions - with the elongation and psoas-supported lumbar extension for the deepest #abdominal  layer - the #transverse abdominis - to wrap like a deep cylindrical support all around the body's central structure between the lowest ribs and the top of the pelvic bones. This is a rooted core and a wrapping core dynamic.

Discover how the heels support the spinal line and how foot function supports #posture and enhances #exercise in the new e-book by Herald: High Heel Healing: Using the Feet & Legs Efficiently for Improving Posture and Enhancing Exercise & Sports - which is an enhanced e-book made for iBooks and available on iTunes: read the Five-Star Reviews, peruse preview pages and watch an intro video: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/high-heel-healing/id950158792?mt=11    
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Heel to Hip Relationship: Core Stability and Deep Abdominal Strength
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