A lot of pain in the body can be relieved by moving or stretching out the muscles that're tight. Strengthening weak muscles that aren't doing their job to support you can also help, but let's take things one step at time. Try out each pose and then check in with your body to feel if it helped. Each body is different, so it's important to learn what works for yours.
Summer's a time when the calves take a beating because we're outside and much more active. After seeing so many clients with tight, sticky, & knotted up lower legs, I'm sharing 2 ways to open up more effectively.
Summer is a time when your feet take a beating so I'm sharing a footwork series with you to give some love to your feet. Our feet support our whole body and how do we thank them? By shoving them into shoes, walking fast to catch the train, and stomping down on the ground instead of kissing the earth with each step as a meditation.
Last year I ran the Brooklyn half marathon with my husband and felt so accomplished that I took a break from running regularly for about a year. I believe that life has ebbs and flows and you can't do everything all the time. I spent more time sitting, studying, and writing and less time moving around on my feet.
Have you ever worked very diligently on something and seen the results in more places than the main goal? Take for instance changing the way you eat in order to lose weight. You have a goal to wear a smaller size. Along the way to that goal, you notice that not only are you looking better, but you are also feeling better too! I had a similar experience to the work I have been doing and it's simply amazing!
While riding the subway the other day on yet another delayed train, my attention was drawn to the feet of the woman standing in front of me. Her toes were white from gripping the floor. At first, I thought it was because she was in heels, but when I looked at the toes of her friend in flats and saw that they were also white, I knew that it wasn't from the shoes.