Ground your feet…

One of the most informed and inspiring yoga teachers I know, Cristina, encourages us to be more aware of our feet, and practice grounding our feet and developing our foot muscles to improve physical (and mental!) balance. The foot and ankle contain 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments – that all work together to provide the body with support, balance, and mobility. Your feet sustain enormous pressure throughout the course of a day. Take care of and develop your feet to achieve greater balance and grounding in life.

Utkatasana, or Awkward Pose, is a powerful foot and leg strengthening posture. You can find many tutorial videos online: click this image for one such resource!

 

 

 

 

 

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