It’s remarkable that with so much attention to finding the ‘right shoes’ and the ‘right fit’ that Americans have so many feet problems. Three quarters of us have painful foot health problems at one time or another. Problems here can translate to various maladies of the knees and ankles as well.
We have been inspired by students who have found that as they begin yoga practice their feet, knees and ankles hurt less and feel stronger and more stable. A few years ago we began periodic 2 hour clinics to help students learn more and this term Marie will teach an expanded 4-week special series starting Thursday, April 4th for a more in-depth experience of practices that may be helpful.
We have been delighted to meet a local podiatrist Dr. Ray McClanahan who has put together a system of foot care to correct problems, increase athletic performance, decrease injury, enhance balance, and improve strength. All of this is congruent with what we teach in our yoga classes.
In this special series Marie introduces you to a wide range of practices we have found helpful for students over the years. She will also introduce you to some of Dr. McClanahan’s thoughts and how to find out more about him. You might check out his wonderful video about how he developed his system.