Kotryna Zilinskaite (2016- 2018)

The foot with fallen arches characterizes the physical feature of the flat foot, which causes distinctive weight distribution over feet. From the technical viewpoint, an arch is a structure that sustains itself by its semicircular structure compressing itself to radiate the supporting force outward, converted from the downward pressure of the weight above. The human foot has three arches formed by tendons, ligaments, and bony structures, which shape the form of a half dome together. In fact, the essential principle of strengthening and reviving the flat foot lies in maintaining the half-dome shape. The human body is supposed to stand on feet which support the mass of the body on themselves slightly pointing outward; because in that position, the feet can optimally maintain the half dome shape by distributing the body weight along the line of the fat pad. The arches in the foot can become naturally activated with the body weight pressing downward in right places. And walking in an opened posture can strengthen the forefoot and toes by leaning and pushing forward to shift enough weight onto feet and thereby revitalize the sense of feet slowly. In fact, walking is a simple movement, but, by focusing on keeping the right posture regulated by the breathing flow, it can turn into the most effective tool for reviving the flat feet. The fundamental human movements always ensure the best result in addressing physical issues, but the process takes concentration, consistency, and spontaneity. One with flat feet tends to place one’s feet in parallel; because of the collapsed arches filling the space of the curve inward, one can hardly perceive the difference between two positions, a parallel and a slightly opened. Despite this handicap, one can find one’s innate angle for an opened position; and, it comes out when one is entirely relaxed in lying on one’s back. In principle, all body parts recover their original places naturally when relaxed. One’s feet are opened outward as wide as one’s pelvis opens.

1)Maintaining proper postures to enhance the core and feet

: The prevalent tendency to stand on heels weakens the core and thereby impedes breathing.

– Keeping leaning forward while walking to make your body move

– Giving more control to forefeet

2)Strengthening a lower abdomen by the diaphragmatic breathing technique

– breathing through the mouth and inflating a back and rib cages

– squeezing a lower abdomen and glutes

3)Relaxing through the Abdominal breathing technique

– breathing through the nose and inflating an abdomen

– relaxing all body parts but the core engaged in breathing movements

4)Exercising in sounding on purpose could be helpful to concentrate.

– During inhalation, a vocal code does not work to sound, whereas, during exhalation, a vocal code can vibrate and resonate itself to sound.

– The quality of sound is entirely dependent on how one moves with one’s breathing flow.

 

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