Episode 11 – AZ Vortex (Part II of II) What does independent anchoring of the feet actually mean?

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This episode discusses the question, ‘What does independent anchoring of the feet actually mean when using the Arizona Vortex?’ in a round table discussion with CMC School instructors.


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