from the ground up
In yoga classes, we place importance on proper foot alignment and grounding into the four corners of our feet, the basis for balance and strength in yoga postures. In our day to day lives, our feet sustain us in movement from the moment we wake up until we go to back to bed. The health of our feet directly relates to our overall health.
When we practice yoga, we give ourselves the means to ward off ankle and foot pain and injury. We flex and point to tone our feet, we strengthen and stretch our ankles and Achilles tendon and use yoga postures to promote flexibility in the plantar fascia, which supports the arch on the bottom of the foot. Yoga practice brings awareness to where we hold tension, this allows to preempt potential health problems. Reduce and prevent the experience of sore, achy or swollen feet, injury in the Achilles tendon and plantar fasciitis which causes intense pain in the sole of the foot. These common afflictions can be averted from ever occurring with a consistent yoga practice.
Use yoga to become in tune with the rhythm of your body to know where stress or weakness is causing a potential risk to good health. We can strengthen and relieve muscle tension through posture practice before there is a problem. Yoga brings to the forefront of our minds which muscles and joints are in distress. Without yoga practice, we are often unaware of muscle tension and weakness until pain and injury is an issue of concern.