Foot Care

Benefits of Yoga for Feet

Virasana – Hero Pose
Virasana – Hero Pose

Virasana is an important pose for foot health. It stretches the top of the foot and ankle while toning the sole of the foot. This yoga is good for flat feet as strengthening the muscles in the feet helps recreate the arches.

Vajrasana – Thunder Pose
Vajrasana – Thunder Pose

Vajrasana has many of the same benefits as Virasana, as it helps to re-create or maintain healthy arches, increase flexibility in the ankle as well as reconstruct the alignment of the tarsal bones.

Baddha Konasana-Cobbler Pose
Baddha Konasana-Cobbler Pose

Baddha Konasana is a great pose for feet. While in Baddha Konasana pressing the four corners of the feet together and drawing the toes away from each other strengthens the foot muscles and activates the arches.

Adho Mukha Svanasana-Downward Facing Dog
Adho Mukha Svanasana-Downward Facing Dog

Adho Mukha Svanasana is another great pose for the feet. The feet muscles are working as your arches lift, while stretching the soles of the feet. By lengthening the plantar muscles and fascia the downward extension of the heel to the floor will develop with time.

Viparita Karani-Legs up the wall
Viparita Karani-Legs up the wall

Legs up the wall will restore energy and oxygen to the legs and feet as it allows blood and lymph fluid that has pooled in the feet and ankles throughout the day to flow back into the body.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *