A Good Walking Gait Is:
Being able to walk with your body and legs in alignment and with your pelvic girdle square.
You can check this by:
- Placing your fingertips on the bony point at the front of your hips. These should remain level and in the same plane while you walk.
- Your knees should be centered above your 2nd and 3rd toes the entire time you are walking.
To walk well, good posture is essential
- Stand tall with your chin level as if you are being lifted by the hair.
- Lift your chestbone, but make sure you keep your ribs in.
- If you have a “sway-back” lengthen your spine. Without bending your knees, push your bottom towards your heels, and you will feel your lower abs engage.
- If you have a stragiht spine, with a tucked in bottom, then do the opposite and stick your bottom out a little.
- “Soften” your knees – this means bend them a tiny bit – make sure you are not jamming them backwards.
Now, ‘The Walk’
- Gently squeeze your bottom muscles together.
- Relax one of your hips, and allow the knee to naturally bend, ensuring it is centered over the 2nd toe.
- Lift the foot, swing the leg freely, and ensure that you land on the heel and step off through the 2nd and 3rd toes.
- Repeat with the other leg and voila! You are gliding down the aisle!