The legs find their place of support
The straight right leg (knee extended) is turned around it's axis. We explore this movement in various positions: standing upright, in kneeling with one foot standing, in lying supine. Differentiations are made for the hip joints: turning the leg with or without the torso. Differentiation are also made between turning the lower leg with or without the upper leg.
After this lesson you might feel that your standing leg is in a much better place than before the lesson. Your leg might also feel lighter, better aligned and better posed in every detail. We „talk to” the nervous system through movement. By providing options to the nervous system it can calibrate and choose the most suitable organisation for posture and action. This is a radically dissimilar approach to stretching and strengthening. Explore this lesson with your standing leg first, then repeat the lesson with your other leg on another day.
Stand upright, with legs straight down from your hip joints.
Turn right leg
On turning your right leg its toes point more to the right, then more forwards and then to the left.
- Stand on a sliding surface with your right foot, something like a towel or sock. Stand on a safe and non-slippery surface with your left foot. Hold on to a chair or wall for safety.
Keep your right leg straight, stand on it properly while turning it along its circumference.
Stand upright, with your weight shifted a bit more onto your left leg
Turn right leg together with torso
Turn your pelvis, shoulders and head together with your right leg.
- Let your nose always be facing in the same direction as your toes.
Shift your weight a bit more onto your left leg, so that the right leg is free to turn.
Stand upright with right knee a bit placed forwards and out to the right side
Turn right leg, knee slightly bent
Place your foot more to the right and forwards. Like this try the previous two movement variations again.
- Also try this: bend your left leg a little bit, like in dancing. When both knees are bent the pelvis is more free to turn.
Your lower leg has two bones, the tibia and fibula. They make it possible to rotate the lower leg and move the forefoot left and right when the knee is bent.