Date: Sat. April 6th, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location = West Shala @ 5 - 20306 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge
Any structure is only as solid as its foundation to the earth. Like the roots of a tree, it is through the soles of our feet that we create a solid foundation which supports and nourishes the alignment and health of every other part of our body.
In this workshop:
Learn the correct biomechanical alignment and activation of your feet
Strengthen and balance the muscles of your feet and ankles
Improve, prevent and understand many common foot ailments such as Arthritis, Plantar Fascitis, Bunions, Hammer Toes, Achilles Tendonitis, and more!
Learn how to care for the fascia and connective tissues of your feet
Improve balance and stability
Explore stretches which affect the muscles of your feet and their surrounding support structures
Improve blood and lymphatic circulation
Increase nervous system activity while improving organ health and vitality
Decrease knee, hip and low back pain
Finish it all up with some seriously Happy Feet!
Early Bird Special: $40.00**
(if paid before March 30th)
Regular Price: $50.00
**To qualify for the Early Bird Special payment must be received no later then March 30th, not just the registration request.
Only 20 spots available so please register early to avoid disappointment!
We accept payment in the form of cash or cheque at any of our locations, or by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment must be received within one week of registration to secure your spot.
Cancellations will receive a full refund as long as they are received at least 48 hours in advance of the workshop. Thanks for understanding!
For Online Registration scroll to the bottom of this page.
11 Fun Foot Facts:
1. The average person takes roughly 8000 - 10000 steps per day.
Over a life time this adds up to walking around the Earth 4 times! During an average day of walking, the forces on your feet can total hundreds of tons, equivalent to an average of a fully loaded cement truck.
2. 25% of all the bones in the human body are down in your feet.
When these bones are out of alignment, so is the rest of your body.
3. When walking, each time your heel lifts off the ground it forces the toes to carry one half of your body weight.
The pressure on the feet when running can be as much as four times the runner's body weight. Standing in one spot is far more tiring than walking because the demands are being made on the same few muscles for a longer length of time.
4. Women experience foot problems 4 times more often than men.
There are many contributing factors, but high heels, petite looking footwear, and the level of daily weight bearing activities can all play major roles.
5. Foot sizes and width's in North America, the UK and many other nations are Increasing.
Feet are spreading to support extra weight as our populations pack on the pounds. According to a 2014 study by the College of Podiatry in the UK, the average foot has increased two sizes since the 1970s.
6. Your feet are designed to be 'plugged in' to the Earth's electromagnetic field.
The planet has an electromagnetic field, as does everything living thing on the planet. When we create a bare foot connection to the Earth we sync our electromagnetic field with that of the planet. Studies have shown this to have many positive benefits on our circulation, immune response and synchronization of biorhythms in the body. It reduces stress and has an incredible effect on our nervous system.
7. Bare feet on the Earth is the ultimate antioxidant.
Your immune system functions optimally when your body has an adequate supply of electrons, which are easily and naturally obtained by barefoot contact with the Earth.
Research indicates that electrons from the Earth have antioxidant effects that can not only protect your body from inflammation and its many well-documented health consequences, but also reduce the rate of aging in the tissues of the body.
8. The foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles.
So why is it most of can't wiggle our toes or move our ankles in a smooth unrestricted circle? The answer? Our mighty friend: The Shoe! What would happen to your arm if you put it in a sling for the better part of your life?
9. A 60 degree flexion of the big toe is essential for correct posture when walking
How far can you flex your big toe? If it's less than 60 degrees, at the end of each step you will be forced to rotate your ankle slightly to complete the push off phase of the step. This can have unpleasant repercussions for your knees, hips and lower back.
10. The arch of your foot is a very long muscle. It eventually becomes your tongue.
This deep layer of muscle and fascia lengthens all of the way from the feet, up the inner legs to become the postural muscles of your spine, and the coordinating muscles of your respiratory system.
11. There are currently more websites on the Internet having to do with foot fetishes than with foot health.
It's good to see so many people loving feet, but at what point will we learn to take care of them? Only a small percentage of the population is born with foot problems yet 75% off all Americans will experience serious foot ailments in their life time.