Feet, Toes, Ankles: Simple Conditioning Drills and Asanas for All Levels
The session is in two segments. in the first segment, there are simple drills for the feet, ankles and toes that can be attempted by anyone – these are not classical asana positions. In the second segment, we attempt a few standing asanas with additional supports and additional focus on the feet, to explore the difference/ improvements.
Level: All levels
Props needed: except for a couple of blocks, specialised props are not needed. Household objects may be used for some of the drills.
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: Gentle)
Tag words: 60mins ankle Health ankles blocks CARS drills feet feet health running sports standing asanas toes
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.