high heel shoe with your index finger.
– If the back of the shoe is tapped, and there is no movement from side to side, this is a stable
Walking in high heels is a question
of balance; therefore women must maintain balance and be stable from the feet up. The
Alexander Technique addresses posture, balance and poise. High heeled shoes should reflect
If a woman is walking in a pair of high heel shoes that are ‘rocking’ with every step she takes,
she has to negotiate her balance and stability, because the high heeled shoe is not stable. This
can cause damage to her ankles knees and hips, as well as contribute to lower back pain. In
some cases she may even fall over.
It is imperative that after a woman has had an Alexander lesson to improve her posture, that her
high heel shoes pass the rocking test which is essential to her health and safety