3 Best Yoga Asanas to Accomplish Strong Feet
Strength in your legs and feet is very important for your overall health. Strengthening your feet and toes help you with a better posture. Let us see how you can make your feet and ankles strong and flexible with these yoga exercises.
Possibly the simplest but most effective asana, this tadasana/mountain pose helps promote foot strength. In order to do this, you first need to:
- Straighten your knees
- Keep your soles flat on the earth in an upright position
- Change over your feet close to each other; however, your heels must be separated.
- Make sure your arms are relaxed
- Hold your arms by your sides and gaze ahead
The triangle pose or Trikosana is beneficial for people who have problems in the feet. In order to do this pose:
- Spread your feet wide apart from one another while standing up
- Make sure you’re completely standing straight up and then turn your body so that your arms are horizontal to your feet
- Now clean up your right leg and flex your hip down to the side.
- You should grip the left arm with the left shin.
- Immediately lift your other arm straight upwards.
- Bend your head and look towards the raised arm.
- Repeat for the other side in the same way. Make sure to feel a stretch in your hip
The Kapotasana or pigeon pose is a complete body workout. In order to do this pose, you must:
- Kneel down on the ground and hold your spine square or at a 45 degree angle.
- Stretch your right leg out behind you, so that it’s close to your face.
- Keep expanding your good leg until your left knee and foot are adjacent to the right hip.
- Your toes should remain as straight as possible too.
- Tilt forward and breathe in deep.
- Force your chest outwards.
- This pose is reminiscent of a bridge in gymnastics and should be done slowly and carefully.
- For flexibility, make sure your toes and your fingers can touch each other and hold it in this position for a while to reap maximum benefits.