Ah, feet. So often neglected, but so important for optimal health! As the days become warmer and sunnier, our feet are sure to be released from their cages of woolly socks and restrictive shoes. Did you know that besides pedicures, there are things you can do to pamper your feet and keep them youthful and healthy?
A few great ways to reconnect your feet to both the earth and your body are to:
1) Walk barefoot in nature. Not only is this activity calming and provides you with lots of fresh, clean oxygen, but it also helps to reactivate and strengthen some of the muscles in your feet. Early studies even show that connecting with the earth’s natural surface electrons (through our feet), has a positive impact on health and well-being.
2) Do yoga poses that target the feet! Tadasana (Mountain Pose), Warrior III, and Garudasana (Eagle Pose) are all great options. For more on yoga for your feet, click here .
3) Try Yoga Sandals! Similarly to going barefoot, Yoga Sandals help to spread the toes and regain balance and posture from the ground up. Over time, this retraining of the feet can help with proper alignment, as well as stave off such conditions as osteo-arthritis, hammer toes, and bunions.
Yoga Sandals are now available for purchase at both of our locations for $39.99. View the video below to hear about more great benefits of Yoga Sandals from Sandra Sammartino!
So what are you waiting for? Make like a kid again, and go run around in the park! Or better yet, the sprinkler!
It is said that life begins at the end of your comfort zone. When you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Why not try a new class!! Why not try our Balanced Yoga class with the incredible Marcy. This class begins September 11th.
This 75 minute class blends the dynamic energy of a flow class to strengthen, stretch, and get the body and mind invigorated. Then moves into stillness with poses that focus on lengthening, elongating, and releasing the fascia to loosening blockages. Held in a warm room to encourage blood flow and ease throughout the practice. The purpose of this class is to create a sense of unity and balance within the body, mind, and soul.
See you on the mat Mondays at 12:30 !