Increasing Mobility and Stability Challenge for the Ankles – Part1
This session is a progression from the previous session. It works on the ankle joint through a series of standing asanas. Blocks are used to challenge the balance and the stability at the ankles, and also to increase the range of movements.
Level: Experienced Beginner, Intermediate
Props needed: a couple of blocks, a belt, a sturdy chair, access to a wall
This session may be done as a stand-alone session, but it is also part of the following Short Courses:
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The ankle has the unique role in the body of balancing the much larger surface of our body on a narrow base, while maintaining stability, and giving us enough scope for mobility. Asanas provide ample opportunities for using the ankle in a variety of positions, thereby building strength and resilience.
Those who have limited balance for any reason are advised to hold on to a stable support (like a wall) in the standing balancing positions.