PhysioYoga Basics part 1: lower legs and feet

PhysioYoga Basics part 1: lower legs and feet

in this workshop PhysioYoga offers simple exercises with step by step guidance for the most common physical problems of the lower leg and feet. The exercises are adapted so that everyone can do them, no need to have any experience with yoga. So you can enjoy the benefits of yoga without needing to be a 'yogi'.

In these videos you will find answers for problems with:
* the foot-arch: flat foot, heelspur, pronation of foot, painful arch of foot, weak foot arch,...
* the toes: hallux valgus, hammer toes, deviating toes, ...
* the ankle: sprained ankle, ankle instability,...
* the lower leg: achilles tendon problems, shin splint, shortening/cramping of calf muscles,..
* the knee: creating stability for the knee up from the foot and lower leg - a lot of knee problems originate here
* and any pain or inflammation in the tissues of the lower legs and feet

I do explain the connections to yoga asana practice for people who use yoga as a daily practice. If you are not into yoga yet this is a good and safe starting point. By understanding yoga poses you will less likely hurt yourself doing them.

As a yoga-teacher and/or body-worker PhysioYoga is of special interest. What I teach is applicable to all styles of yoga as it is based on how the body functions naturally. You will have new insights in how yoga poses are constructed and how to adapt them so that your clients benefit more and heal faster.

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PhysioYoga Basics part 1: lower legs and feet
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  • Lifting and spreading of toes

    This is one of the basic principles of PhysioYoga.

    Active toes means: lifting and spreading of the toes while keeping the ball of the foot and the heel in full contact with the floor.

    Active toes help to reestablish the natural arches of the feet. These dome shaped arches help to support t...

  • Peroneus activation / activation outside lower leg

    In this video you get some more information on the most common imbalance of the lower leg and a wonderful exercise to deal with it by activation the peroneus muscles on the outside of the lower leg.

    Helps to releave heel spur, achilles tendon problems, shin splint and stabilizes the ankle, lo...

  • activation outside ankle and lower leg - seated

    This exercise shows in more detail how to activate outer ankle and lower leg in a seated position.

    Helps to releave heel spur, achilles tendon problems, shin splint and stabilizes the ankle, lower leg and knee.

    YOGA: wonderful preparation exercise to increase stability in foot, ankle and kn...

  • activation outside ankle, knee and hip

    One of the most common imbalances of the whole leg is the tendency of the inside of the leg to be stronger than the outside.

    This creates a whole range of complaints in the foot, ankle, knee and hip region.
    This simple exercise helps to alleviate any of those imbalances.

    YOGA: chair yoga p...

  • Stretching and fascia release of top of foot

    By releasing any tension and shortening of the tendons on the top of the foot we increase the strength of the arch of the foot.

    This exercise is also very useful to realign the toes.

    YOGA: preparation for virasana, opens front side of ankle, improves ankle flexibility

  • fascia release of top of foot with massage

    By releasing any tension and shortening of the tendons on the top of the foot we increase the strength of the arch of the foot. Here I added different massage techniques to assist you in opening the top of the foot.

    This exercise is also very useful to realign the toes.

    YOGA: preparation fo...

  • Stretching of the calf muscles

    This video explains how to properly stretch all layers of the calf muscles.

    In sports a lot of people are doing similar exercises but with the adaptations I explain here their effectiveness is much higher.

    Just pulling at muscles is not really effective to let them release, you need to work...

  • Yoga pose: Janu Sirsanana C preparation

    Janu Sirsasana is a yoga pose found in the first series of Ashtanga Yoga and combines en forward bend with a quiet extreme position of the outward going knee and leg.
    Usually it puts too much strain on the ball of the foot, especially at the big toe.
    Here I explain why this exercise is done: in...

  • Yoga pose: Tadasana preparation

    Using active feet to start aligning your body correctly for mountain pose.

    Can be done everywhere to support the strengthening of the arch of the foot and the outside leg.

  • Yoga pose: warrior pose alignment

    This video shows how active feet help you to support correct alignment of warrior poses.

    For non yogis it's an effective way to strengthen the legs and stabilize ankle and knee joints.

  • Yoga pose: downdog with active feet

    In this video we use downdog position to open the back of the leg and knee even more.