6 Yoga Poses to Give Your Feet Some Love

Whether you’re a runner, yogi or just someone at their desk all day, it’s important to give your feet some love! Here’s some yoga poses that incorporates simple stretches for the feet to wake them up.

Childs Pose with Toes Tucked Under
This pose is not only restorative but a great way to open up the lumbar spine, gives the hips a nice stretch and with this variation, it will wake up your feet up as well.

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Downward Dog Heel Pulses
If you’ve attended any of my yoga classes, this is something I always integrate as part of the sequence I’m teaching. It’s great for getting the feet active and also an awesome stretch for your calves.

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Table Top Calve Stretch
This is another one that’s not only great for waking up the feet but the calves as well.

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Broken Toe Pose
Warning, this pose is intense. I would recommend holding for 3 rounds of breath and then adding in more time as you practice it. They don’t call it broken toe pose for nothing! 🙂

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Half Squat
Great for building strength in the quads and also finding balance on your feet. You can add in some prayer twists to each side to add in some heat.

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Savasana with Feet on Blocks
Not a pose that will stretch out the feet, but it will give them some extra love, especially if you have been on your feet all day or your feet are feeling achy after a long run or hard workout. Lay on your back, place a block under each heel and enjoy!



Categories: Yoga, Yoga for Runners