Diamonds on the Soles of Your Shoes Video
Diamonds on the Soles of Your Shoes

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Diamonds on the Soles of Your Shoes

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In this vinyasa practice with Mary Clare Sweet, you will learn to unlock your power and use it to enhance your arm balancing practice. Pada Bandha is the foot lock, it seals in your radical energy from the toes up. The strength of diamonds lives in the soles of your feet, time to leverage it!

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OneLove2002, posted on August 26, 2016

Thank you MC for holding such a beautiful, safe space for me to practice in. This was an energetically powerful class. Namaste .

cssw, posted on January 26, 2016

Thanks so much, perfect ending to a long day!

OrlandoTerp, posted on October 19, 2015

This was so different and just excellent. Typically if I point my toe long enough, I get a Charlie Horse. No horses tonight.

Hi_2, posted on October 12, 2015

Mary Clare is so great. I recommend this particular practice after a hike or a run---it's so perfect.

EeeGee, posted on September 15, 2015

My bunions were getting a little scared during those first two poses but I stuck with it! :-) My feet have much greater flexibility now, and I noticed increased release in my hamstrings after stretching the feet. The anjeliasana felt amazingly stable and strong - great cues and teaching, Mary Clare. Thanks!

cbchameleon, posted on September 15, 2015

Just wanted to give some feedback on the new music that is being chosen. Not the greatest. Was much better in the older classes.

heh2, posted on September 12, 2015

Thank you for your beautiful instruction. I really enjoyed this class and even had a bit of a surprising emotional release!

jtacklin, posted on September 11, 2015

Mary Clare, namaste. Many gratitudes for a rich STRONG foundational practice. Just the other day I was wondering why my balance has felt "off" recently in eagle and warrior, and you just put me back to a fun "WOW!" kind of center with the "let the feet feed the core" message. I'm headed back in for some more reflexology-esque "core strengthening" :)
PEaceful morn, Tom

viviennemay, posted on September 10, 2015

That was brilliant. I have arthritis in my big toes and have had many concerns about balancing postures and also worries about not being able to bend my big toes properly anymore. So yes at first it hurt, but my feet feel so much better now and I was able to get into the one legged warrior and stay for the first time in ages.

Thank you Claire, i have been looking for a practice to help my feet, so glad this one has come up. I will try and do it as often as possible in the hope I can try and reverse the arthritis to some extent and get some mobility back into my toes.

Any other practices for this issue? I am open to as much information as possible.

Sweet-heart you rock :)

mayo13, posted on September 10, 2015

Thank you for an amazing practice and message!

sensualcelery, posted on September 10, 2015

Fabulous practice. My feet have been cramping regularly for a couple months now. In this moment, they feel more relaxed than they have all summer! Thanks for relieved the damage of flat shoes and sandals. And for putting a smile on my face. MC Sweet is an amazing yogi.

Alicetta83, posted on September 10, 2015

Nice thank u

yogamommy1015, posted on September 9, 2015

my feet feel great! Namaste MC

petmyrhino, posted on September 9, 2015

every single sequence by MC brightens my day. She's my go-to yogi and I'm always glad when there's something by her here at gaiam. Keep it up MC!

Deify, posted on September 8, 2015

Thanks Mary!! just loved it!!! namaste.

ternahead, posted on September 8, 2015

Great attention to the feet throughout the class. Love the ankle circles and point and flex of the foot. My only suggestion is to go easy in the "broken toe" position, particularly for older people. Maybe don't hold the position as long. In the past, I have hurt the ligaments in the bottom of my feet doing that pose.

LuuSapphire, posted on September 7, 2015

Fantastic practice by Mary. My feet are never neglected, but it's nice to center an entire practice around them. During the video, I found myself spreading my toes against the mat as well. It gave me more stability during sitting asana, and especially with the "funky" Warrior III. My feet feel much better now. Thank you, Mary!

sabri67, posted on September 7, 2015

this beautiful class is a great massage for the feet with some workout. Thank you, my feet are very happy!

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