Sole to Soul: A Pilates View of the Foot

by Cathleen Murakami

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Type: DVD

Item: C910572


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Our feet are not only connected to the earth via the soles, but they truly connect our SOULS to the earth as well. The foot is a complex arrangement of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. It navigates the ground forces from below, along with the impact of all body weight from above, and translates that into a horizontal plane of motion. It's no wonder that a great foot massage elicits a big "ahhh!" Explore the basic anatomy, biomechanical movements and common foot malalignments and learn to work with them in the Pilates environment.
By Cathleen Murakami

About the Author

Cathleen Murakami

Cathleen Murakami IDEA Author/Presenter

Fitness industry for 30+ years. Avid reader. Lived in Europe twice. Taught fitness aboard the QEII. Pilates program director for Rancho la Puerta spa for 4 years. Pioneered Pilates programs for the Santa Barbara Athletic CLub and the Honolulu Club. Love animals. Hiking and being outside reveling in the beauty of nature is something I can't get enough of.

5 Reviews

4.4 out of 5 Stars

  • by Kerry Engle on May 11, 2018

    It was a great video. I love adding new tools to my box of tricks to try and help someone. You made it very easy to understand. thank you.

  • by Sherri Penkacik on Nov 09, 2017

    Nice overview of the foot. I felt the videographer did not get a good view of the markings but I could review on the pdf. When the instructor would walk around and comment, she says "see this" but I could not because of the view or she was not describing what she saw. Some good exercises for aligning the feet however.

  • by Cathleen Murakami on Jan 09, 2014

    Thanks for the positive feedback and so happy that the suggestions worked for you!

  • by Kathleen Keegan on Dec 30, 2012

    I've been looking for some ideas for foot and ankle exc and found them on Cathleen's class; so happy. She did a wonderful job teaching the exercises and I liked all of them! I plan to will use them on my clients and on myself. Kudos to the videographer; tough to video the foot.

  • by Cindy Gortmaker on Nov 10, 2012

    Excellent video. One of my clients with tight hamstrings was AMAZED by the difference in one leg from the other after we did the exercise with the tennis ball under the foot. Great info on lower/lift exercises. Would recommend to anyone teaching pilates to help activate the proper muscles and alignment. Instructor and videographer did a great job making sure video watchers could see the demonstrations showing what they were doing.


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