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5 Best Yoga Asanas for Strong Feet
Jul 27, 2016
5 Best Yoga Asanas for Strong Feet

Yoga has been an amazing medicine for various health problems since ages. If it is done in a proper way it gives several health benefits solving almost all the illnesses. It is a form of exercise which not only keeps your body healthy but also refreshes your mind and makes you energized.

There are different kinds of yoga poses which work for different body problems. Now, we have come up with few yoga poses that can make the feet strong. So, let’s have a look at those yoga poses that make your feet strong and good.

1. Tadasana (Mountain Pose):

This is one of the easiest and simple yoga pose that is featured in every yoga based text. We come across this pose for solving many health issues and a part of it is making the feet strong. It has several other health benefits too. Doing this mountain pose is very simple and will be completed just in few minutes. To know how to do this tadasana go through the following directions or steps.

Steps to Perform Tadasana

Step-1: Start this mountain asana by standing on a flat floor on bare foot upright.

Step-2: Now, keep your knees straight without any bends along with flat sole on the floor.

Step-3: The next thing you need to do is, move both the feet closers to one another keeping heels an inch away from one another,

Step-4: Now, you should loosen your arms and keep them on the sides and then look forward.

Step-5: Stay on this mountain asana for at least two minutes.

2. Virabhadrasana (Warrior Pose):

This is a very effective asana for the strengthening the feet. It also improves the flexibility and strength of the calf. Directions for performing this pose are given below. So, follow those steps and perform the pose for three months every day.

Steps to Perform Virabhadrasana

Step-1: Start this asana by standing straight. Next, put the right foot in front by bending the knee slowly.

Step-2: Now, turn the left foot at an angle of 90 degrees towards your right leg.

Step-3: Next, raise both of the arms up and make them parallel towards the floor. The palms of the arms should face towards the ground side.

Step-4: Stay on this asana for at least 30 to 45 seconds.

3. Trikonasana (Triangle Pose): 

Trikonasana is the best asana for the problems that are associated with the feet. Performing this pose regularly also helps you to energize the body and lose the weight. Below are the steps to perform this triangle pose in the right way. So, follow them and do this asana regularly.

Steps to Perform Trikonasana

Step-1: At first you need to keep your feet a shoulder width apart.

Step-2: Now, you need to keep your right leg straight and then bend the hip towards down.

Step-3: Next, make a grip of your left arm with the left shin.

Step-4: Staying in this pose, raise your other arm upwards straightly.

Step-5: Now, turn and put your head looking towards the raised arm.

Step-6: You need to stay in this pose till you feel a stretch in your hips.

4. Ustrasana (Camel Pose):

Ustrasana comes up with many advantages right from alleviating the congestion to making the back strengthen and also improving the mobility of the knee. It does many other benefits. The efficiency of this pose and legs position has made this asana one of the best poses for treating lupus, arthritis and improving the pain of the knee. Follow the below-mentioned directions to do this effective pose.

Steps to Perform Ustrasana

Step-1: Start this pose kneeling down on a floor or a yoga mat.

Step-2: Keep your arms resting aside.

Step-3: Now, slowly start bending your torso backside and continue bending till you feel a stretch on the back.

Step-4: Try to hold your knees with the help of your hands. If you feel difficulty in holding the heels keep your hands on the hips.

Step-5: Finally stay in this pose for at least 30 seconds before your stop.

Step-6: It is better not to jerk to the starting position as it may hurt you.

Step-7: Repeat this pose for at least 4 to 5 times.

5. Kapotasana (Pigeon Pose):

Last but not least, Kapotasana is a complete workout for the body and not only for your feet. It strengthens both your legs as well as upper body. This is a special pose for those people who suffer from foot issues. It also tones your thighs and also loosens the thighs and hip flexors that are tight. Doing this pose is not that difficult if your follow the below directions so, do follow them.

Steps to Perform Kapotasana

Step-1: At first kneel down on the floor and put your back in a straight position.

Step-2: Now take your right leg, stretch it behind yourself.

Step-3: Next, extend your right leg till your left knee and make sure that feet are side to the right side hip.

Step-4: Make sure that your toes should stay pointed.

Step-5: Now, lean towards your front and start inhaling deeply.

Step-6: It’s time to push your chest towards outward.

Step-7: Stay right in this pose for at least 20 to 25 seconds.

Step-8: You can also switch sides and repeat the same process and then rest.

Bottom line:

These are all the five best yoga poses that work out well for strengthening the feet. Follow the directions properly and do these poses for the best result. Also, do them regularly without stopping them in the middle to be effective. So, practice them well and get rid of feet problems and strengthen the feet without any hassle with this simple yoga poses. Hope, you would definitely love to perform them and improve your foot strength.


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