Our feet is the part of the body, which goes through lot of problems like pain, misalignments and inflammation due to various reasons such as wearing stylish stilettos or shoes, which are not comfortable. Therefore, it is a great relief to know that yoga is an excellent way to deal with this problem.
Foot posture is the best thing that yoga helps with. It balances the weight both on the outer and inner foot with proper arching and toes evenly distanced, and pointed straight. The yoga techniques mentioned below help in achieving proper foot posture.
Various Yoga Poses For Sore Legs
Stand erect on your right foot with the right knee kept straight. Slowly bend your left knee and keep the feet on the inner side of the right thigh where the knee of the left leg points outward and the toes of the left leg point downwards. Lift your hands above your head and remain in that posture.
Perform the same with the other leg too. Make sure that the weight is distributed evenly to maintain balance. By performing this yoga asana, the shin muscles and calf muscles become strong.
Stand erect with feet spread apart, the right leg toes turned left and left toes turned right. Slowly bend the knee of your left leg until it is parallel to your ankle. Gently lean towards the left by arching your left side of the hip and place your left arm on the thigh or on the floor. Stretch your right arm above the head diagonally.
Make sure the upper part of the body faces forward and not downwards. Remain in this posture for a couple of seconds. Do the same procedure on the other side too. Keep the heel pressed on the ground before you begin this procedure. While bending the front leg focus on the weight and make sure the weight does not shift to the inner part of the feet. Watch out on the alignment of knee over the ankle.
Virabhadrasana – Warrior 1 Pose
Stand erect and move the left feet slightly forward, about three-and-a-half feet ahead of the right feet making sure the toes face forward and straight. Now turn right foot at a thirty-degree angle outwards. Now, bend the left knee, slowly step by step toward the left feet, but ensure that the hips face forward.
Slowly lift your arms straight above the head and remain in that pose for a few seconds. Perform this asana again on the other side. Prior to bending the left knee press the heel of the right leg on the floor. Bend only until the right heel is well grounded. This asana helps in strengthening the important muscles that elevate the arch of the foot and it stretches a few muscles, which tend to flatten out the arch due to its rigidity.
Kneel down on the floor and ensure the knees are close to each other. Distance the feet slightly away from the width of the hip. Keep a prop like a book or a yoga block on the ground in between your ankles.
Slowly lower the pelvis area, so that the hip is supported by the prop. Make sure the thighs are straight above and the feet in line with the shins, pointing backwards.
Upside Down Pigeon Pose
Lie down on the floor on your back. Gently lift the legs from the floor. Slowly get the right ankles towards the left thigh choosing an area in the center between the groin and the knee.
Press the left knee inwards closer to the body and push the right knee until you experience a stretch in the glut area and hip. Remain in this posture for 10 deep breaths and then move to perform this procedure on the other side.
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