Working with Children and Students on Standing Better-From the Feet Up
Following a request, here are some fun suggestions on standing that go beyond the classic "Draw your feet on a piece of paper" activity.
Here are some of the close-ups of the suggestions- Post-it stars that have little arrows on them, and then I can line up my feet with them. You can also put stickers on your young student's feet or shoes for extra fun.
The position of the feet and knees are really the base of a good standing posture, and affects everything up the chain. Feet affects knees, which affects the tilt of the pelvis, which can affect the curvature of the spine, and finally the position of the head. Are there legitimate reasons that you or your student can't point your feet straight? Yes-and I will talk about those next time.