When was the last time you paused to show your feet some love? Yeah, I’m guilty of neglecting mine too. That’s why today’s class is full of foot exercises – it’s a foot yoga class to show your feet some much deserved appreciation.
The truth is, our feet do so much for us, and we really don’t do much for them in return. We squeeze them into ill-fitting shoes, clomp on them all day long, and for the most part, ignore them until they give us trouble. Is that the thanks they get for carrying us around day in and day out?
I’m as guilty of this as anyone. I’ve been in New York City for the past week, where I have been doing an incredible amount of walking, and my feet are making their presence known. I’ve neglected them and abused them, and now they’re speaking up. As they should!
The Foot Bone’s Connected to the Leg Bone…
But we should take care of our feet, not just because they do so much for us and they deserve it, but also to avoid nasty foot problems down the road. Problems like bunions and hammertoes, tendinitis, and plantar fasciitis.
And of course, foot problems don’t just stay with the feet. Our bodies are all interconnected, so a problem that starts at the feet will inevitably manifest elsewhere. You know how it goes…“The foot bone’s connected to the leg bone…” Foot problems have the potential to negatively affect the knees, hips, back, and shoulders.
I don’t want that for me and I don’t want it for you, so let’s take care of those puppies, shall we? This yoga for feet class is a bit different from the classes I typically share with you. There’s no flow to it, and we’re not transitioning from one pose into the other.
Rather, as it is a foot yoga class, we are very specifically and consciously working on the feet. Feel free to take any of the foot exercises you like and incorporate them into your regular practice.
And if you really want to up your footcare game and show your feet some extra love, treat them to a rejuvenating scrub and massage with these awesome Neal’s Yard Remedies products: Pumice Foot Scrub + Comfrey & Mallow Foot Balm. Heaven!