Yoga for Flat Feet

Yoga Poses for Flat Feet

Flat feet are extremely common. Flat feet start at infancy. The structures, muscles, tendons, ligaments that are responsible for creating the arches in the feet are not fully formed at birth. These structures mature and fully develop as we grow and use our feet for walking, and the arches begin to form. The arches provide appropriate foot support during movement, aid in the distribution of body weight across the feet and legs, and serve to stabilize the foot on a variety of surfaces.

The design of the yoga positions for flat feet is such that it teaches the practitioner to become aware of how he stands. It also teaches the essentials of good posture, and how to place the feet on the ground, grounding the body properly while standing, and also when performing yoga poses. The knowledge of the three points under the foot – the point under the big toe, the point under the little toe, and the point under the center of the heel – and how to keep them equally pressed onto the floor when standing for proper foot muscle activation are required for flat foot treatment exercises. These position tones strengthen the tendons which are responsible for keeping the arches of the feet sucked up. Yoga for flat feet works by strengthening the ankles, a strong ankle correctly distributes the body weight from above on to the toes and the heel then pressing directly down, and out onto the arches of the feet.

These yoga positions were suggested to strengthen and stabilize the muscles of the feet and knees, to stretch the calf muscles, and to create an inner arch lift and release the tightness in the heels and strengthen the ligaments and tendons in the feet. Downward-Facing Dog Pose, Fierce Pose, Plank Pose, Four-Limbed Staff Pose, Warrior I Pose, Intense Side Stretch Pose, Bound Angle Pose, and Triangle Pose. A firm foundation makes the building tall and elegant. So the feet are our foundation for body appearance, alignment, and mechanics.