in her book, vanda scaravelli devoted several pages to the crucial role of the feet in “awakening the spine”.
well placed, animated feet ‘understand’ the body, awaken the spine and earth our scattered, fast paced lives. this week in class we have been using the bhavana of the gecko’s long toes and bouncy, mobile feet to help stimulate our relationship with our own feet.
let your feet yawn open
rolling your feet loosely – ride up, roll back
sole spring – pings open wide – foot spreads out-back
palm spring – pings open wide – hands bounce out-back
“… It is with the feet that we travel through the seasons and places of the world, and it is through the feet that we may start to refine our perceptions.” sandra sabatini