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Prema

Flat feet and knee pain

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Hi,

I have flat feet and there is pain in my ankles and knees due to this .

i wear orthotics but the pain still persists.

please suggest a yoga sequence that I can follow to build up my arches.

thanks,

prema

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You may also need to evaluate with a doctor or physical therapist whether the orthotics you were using are providing too much support if you are not getting any better.  Anyway, assuming that isn't the case, the concept of "active feet" in Forrest yoga has helped me a lot with strengthening my arches - you lift your toes to activate your arches while pressing down on the corners of your feet in standing poses. 

I also follow this drill led by one of my other teachers (non-Forrest but same concept) - I cued it at 10 min for the specific exercise so you can preview first:  https://youtu.be/rfavB13gN_4?t=10m2s

And check out this discussion on flat feet for more ideas! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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