Some yoga teachers call the feet the “roots” of the body. Yet for all that our feet do for us, we don’t do much for them in return. We cram them into tight shoes, pound along on them all day, and generally ignore them unless they’re giving us serious trouble. The result is that at some point in their lives 7 of 10 people will suffer from foot problems, many of which are entirely preventable.
If you fancy trying out yoga but don’t have the time to make it to a class, or you practice yoga and just want a simple sequence of moves to follow when you have some time to spare, read on. Devised by personal trainer Jane Wake, this easy-to-follow routine will have you feeling refreshed, revitalized and flexible in no time!
Walk around for five to 10 minutes to get your body moving before you start the following sequence. Use your breath to focus, and stay centred and warm. Always hold a strong spine, connecting to your deep abdominals all the time. Go through each pose with three to four slow breaths, once through on each side.