What can you expect in this exercise video?
Your feet are your foundation. The stronger the muscles of your feet, and the more awareness you have for them, the lighter you will feel on them. In this video, Dr. Ronald Steiner and our yogini Doro demonstrate ways to mobilize and strengthen the forefeet and transverse arches and how to (re) build the arches to become more stable.
Ronald shows a variety of massage techniques for the forefoot which will help the circulation to the feet. A strong arch is necessary to stay upright and to relieve pressure on the hips and knees. The three dimensional arch structure of the foot requires the active support of the muscles of the foot to maintain their shape. Let's strengthen the muscles of the forefoot together and see if these exercises add some pep to your step!
For whom is this video interesting?
This video tutorial is especially helpful if you want to maintain the natural tension of the arches of the feet and forefoot with exercises targeted at strengthening, mobilizing and stabilizing them. In addition, the sequence can help you to establish a healthy arch with the necessary strength and flexibility to avoid and relieve cramping or bruising nerves. Flexibility in the forefoot is necessary to reduce or prevent deformations of the foot such as the hallux valgus condition.
Simply practicing these exercises for a while will help you stand more upright and take on natural alignment. You will benefit from this perfect alignment in both your asana practice as well as your daily life.
Minute 1:27 – Tent-pole technique: mobilize the forefoot
Minute 2:24 – Toe mobilization: Toe massage
Minute 5:44 – Big Toe Power: Strengthening with toes spread wide
Minute 8:14 – Coin lift: strengthening the transverse arches
Minute 11:11 – Birdbath: Strengthen muscles and lifting arch of the foot
Minute 13:26 – Zen Walk: Spread toes wide and strengthen the foot muscles
Many thanks to OGNX for the apparel (teacher and student).