Feet, Toes, Ankles: Stability and Mobility
The previous session in this Short focussed on mobility aspect of the lower extremities, in this session, we add the strengthening/ load bearing aspect as well. Most of the positions involve moving the ankles and feet, but also bearing the weight of the body.
Level: Beginner, Experienced Beginner
Props required: belt, blocks, access to a wall.
This session may be done as a stand-alone session, but it is also part of the Short Course Stability and Mobility of the Feet: Toes, Ankles, Arches and More (Short Course, Level: Experienced Beginner)
Tag words: 60mins adho mukha svanasana ankle Health ankles CARS drills dropped arches favorite feet feet health flat feet flat foot foot health running sports standing asanas supta padangusthasana I toes vrksasana
The ankle has the unique role in the body of balancing the much larger surface of our body on a narrow base, while maintaining stability, and giving us enough scope for mobility. Asanas provide ample opportunities for using the ankle in a variety of positions, thereby building strength and resilience.
Those who have limited balance for any reason are advised to hold on to a stable support (like a wall) in the standing balancing positions.