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I spent a summer’s evening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was arrested by this photo of Alexandra Kitchin taken by author Lewis Carroll. I was particularly drawn to the length and directness of her toes. Do you see how straight they are? You can practically see the lines of energy running from her toes out onto the floor.

In Polarity Therapy, each toe is connected to a long line of energy that runs throughout the body. In Ms. Kitchin’s youthful and healthy feet, the energy looks very clear (not to mention she has good arches as well). I see in those feet a firm planting in the ground and a reaching into future adventures.

The Met’s website has a clearer reproduction of the photo here.

This was originally posted August 12th, 2012.