Yoga Feet Alignment

In this video we are talking about the sixth point of alignment that is your feet alignment well the whole video this is a sixth part of the video we have the alignments for breathing that is when you do your yoga asanas how is breathing concerned with then we talk about the neck then we talk about the shoulders that is the third fourth we talk about the rib cage alignment fifth we talk about the pelvic and the core neutrality how should your core be how should be a pelvic be and the last one is your foot alignment so here we talked about in this video feet alignment but in the videos that I’ll be going to make we’ll be covering
the topic on everything step by step covering all the details of the five
point the six point of alignment and just go ahead and watch it, thank you. Namaste friends! my name is Ritesh and today we would be focusing on the alignment of our feet friends as yoga teachers or yoga practitioners It is very important for us to know what the anatomy of our feet is and to what extent the biomechanics is the gate the way we move while we do the asanas and most of the injuries now a days are happening because of yoga So, that is the reason it becomes very important as a yoga practitioner or a yoga teacher to have a little bit of information regarding the anatomy of your feet So, in this today’s video we will be focusing on pronation and supination friends some of this term very simple very easy to understand at the same time I’ll be focusing on the Dominos effect that is if some changes happens in your feet whether it is knock knees or bow legs what happens to the whole alignment at the same time we would be focusing on the arches the three arches of your feet and how would that help you in your alignment at the same
time three points so we have basically three point grounding as if the foot should be connected on the three point and according to that how things changes and people who have cramps in their leg especially one of the reasons would be to clamping or toe gripping so let us now get into the understanding a little
bit of understanding of it of what this feet Anatomy is all about Now, friends let us talk about over pronation so what is over pronation over pronation is somewhere that my feet is getting inside So, if both feet one feet is getting medially rotated So, that is also known as valgus or knock knees or now what is happening the weight of the whole body is getting transferred on the medial, medial side of the feet also known as the medial longitudinal arch and if you see the heel now the first and foremost thing you see is the over pronation so what is happening with over pronation if you see the heel alignment is getting a little bit of
cross now at the same time if you see the pronation so what’s happening your
pronation so somewhat pronation is safe and this one is neutral So, friends it’s very important that wherever you are doing your yoga practices try to keep your feet neutral the next content or the next image that we are talking about is over supination Now what happens in over supination you have various or bow legs where that knees go out and the connection is somewhere this now in that relation what’s happening your weight is getting outside of your feet So, you are having lateral so now the weight is going outside what’s happening more connection here right! so, what is happening the lateral longitudinal arch is being pressed now if you see that image of the shadow of the feet you might find as a high arch friends, so this is when you’re practicing your yoga poses it is very important to check how is my feet foundation that would play a very important role supination is some what comfortable it’s still safe but your ideal alignment would be neutral if you see this image what’s happening the heel and the ankle is in one line So, that is what we need when you’re practicing the yogic asanas especially most of the standing positions you need to really take care Now, here we will be talking about the Domino’s effect what is this Domino’s effect now let us watch that video one thing goes the other thing goes down and that is what it happens with our body also let’s understand it so friends first for example let us see that if our foot pronates all soupy needs so let’s take this example if my foot pronates what’s happening first and foremost I might have a flat feet or because of flat feet I will have a pronation next what’s happening because of that I would have a knock knees that is known as a walgum Now, in that case if I have a knock knees there is a possibility that I might have a knee pain might be not today 10 months down the line one year down the line if you are keeping your practice regular this is what was going to happen if you’re not focusing on the alignment and the next is as the knee goes in there is a hip adduction that means the hip, the femur goes in the midline automatically your hip things so what’s happening if my hip tails automatically there is a
back pain happening it’s very normal to have a back pain friends and in that case whenever there is a pelvic tilt there is a chances of thoracic and lumbar scoliosis that is also known as functional scoliosis so friends it’s
very important to take care of your feet foundation and in case if that is not a problem the next after the scoliosis issues you would have
something known as the right shoulder depressing down because the body is
trying to adjust and then you might have a neck pain in the future just because the feed was over pronated friends remember pronation is not a problem but over pronation is definitely a problem so with all these relationships you might have a lot of stress in your life and mental
fatigue you feel really very much tired at times when you are practicing you will have a burning sensation and now in this we are talking about the
anatomy of your feet so friends if you see the image you see the image here what’s happening we have a medial longitudinal arch the green line if you see in that image is your medial longitudinal arch then we have a lateral longitudinal arch now what is the lateral longitudinal arch the lateral longitudinal ask that is the side so if that is my right foot this is the medial this is the lateral arch and on the top we have our transverse arch so that is the image where it shows the proper connection of your feet so what are the three arches medial longitudinal arch the lateral longitudinal arch and the transverse arch and why it is beneficial so first of all these three arches help
you in flexibility it helps you in shock absorption so when you are focusing on any of the asanas you are doing it helps in shock absorption and surface adaptation so that’s the reason we have three point contact at the same time when the feet is placed there is a equal distribution on the top and the sides the feet is placement becomes a very important point now if you’re having a
flat feet I would recommend that you practice your yoga asanas especially the standing ones with the toes lifted up what is happening it activates your
planta planta fasciae muscles and that is good to engage the whole leg and now let’s focus on the feet alignment so whenever you are moving so keep your
walking where the direction is walk in the former direction now what’s
happening when you keep your legs out it’s not in the direction of forces so you are having a duck walk so that is the reason we have knee and feet are in one line that is the kneecap and the second two in one line and now in this image we’ll be talking about the tripod Now, it’s very important to note that to maintain an alignment of our feet we have 26 bone and 33 joints now only if these bones and joints are active properly aligned that is where your fault your saw your foot foundation would be strong so let us understand it the first point is your heel that’s also known as your center of your calcaneus the second is the head of the fifth metatarsal that is also known as your
pinky toe and the third is known as your head of the metatarsal that is the big
toe so these are the three points and according to that even your arches are
connected and that’s the reason most of the camera has tripod not a quad part geometrically you are more flexible with a three-point contact in fact a research has been done regarding why three point contact is more better foundation than 4 point contact although you will always feel a 4 point contact would be more
stronger base but actually it’s a 3-point contact Now, friends here at times when you are practicing your warrior ones warrior two or even a balancing pole people complain that they have strain they have cramps there is a lot of burning sensation so one of the reason that you might get a burning sensation is are you two
gripping that is the arch is so when what happens is if you start clamping your toes automatically the ball of the steed feed starts lifting up when these ball of the feed starts lifting up that 33 joints that you have gets inactive that means the plantar fascia muscles gets inactive and that’s the reason it is very important friends that don’t clamp your toes Now, what is happening when you’re clamping it the foot is getting external outside so the weight is coming on the outside of your foot just because you’re clamping
your toes and if you are clamping if you are gripping what’s happening the feet the foot becomes very rigid very hard in flexible Hope friends! you enjoyed this video I would be covering more videos on breathing on the neck that is a cervical spine alignment and the ribcage alignment or lots of other videos do watch wish you very happy Diwali Namaste!

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