Yoga for Heel Pain
How To Maximize Yoga for Heel and Foot Pain
One of the greatest advantages of yoga as a form of exercise is that it can actually heal your body, as opposed to more traditional aerobic-type exercise which puts a great deal of strain and impact on your body (think of running, as a main example). As a result, when you have heel pain, foot pain, or plantar fasciitis, yoga can be an extremely effective outlet.
Take a Yoga Class
While yoga does exist at a beginner’s level, it typically requires some fundamental knowledge about breathing, poses, and overall control of your body. As a result, we’d recommend starting with a yoga class, or a series of yoga classes. This will help you get acquainted with how yoga works, which will ultimately lead to maximum effectiveness for you.
Yoga Stretches Focusing on Your Feet and Heels
In terms of heel pain, yoga is most effective because of the stretching involved. Yoga stretches help the calf muscles and Achilles tendon remain loose, as well as strengthening the muscles in your feet. The overall focal point of yoga stretching is releasing energy in the joints of your feet in order to release impurities and other toxins from that area. This all helps with long-term relief from heel pain.
Using Yoga to Treat Plantar Fasciitis
The final thing to remember about yoga is that it’s often used as a supplement, or add-on, to the other things you’re doing to treat heel pain or plantar fasciitis — and while it’s often preferred by women, it works just as well for men too.