Feet First: Yoga Therapy Tip Basic
Let’s face it – our feet take a beating in daily life, whether it is the shoes we wear, the activities we do, or the way we stand, the feet are our foundations. If you already have a pre-existing condition, then you can use Yoga Therapy to strengthen and even prevent further damage to your feet as well as learn to stand using better posture. It is always good to know, who you are and what you bring to asana. Sometimes cues are for the general public. I have found, through years of practice, that my bunions have gone from pain level 10+ to almost no pain ever (with the exception of walking in some shoes for prolonged periods). However, I have to do a lot of work in my feet especially in standing poses. Great read on bunions by one of my teachers, Doug Keller
Yesterday at a client’s house, we didn’t have a tennis ball but they had some small 3 pound weights which we used to
-roll the feet over as a little preliminary massage before
-some ankle rolls
– toe tractions.
Don’t wait for your next pedicure to take care of your feet from the inside out. Try to distribute your weight on your feet (not so easy). And don’t forget, the feet communicate with your calves so don’t expect to get tension out of the calves without working the tootsies…For more tips contact me