Yoga for Athletes: Generating Propulsion Through the Foot and Ankle

Prime your feet and ankles in this propulsion-focused practice for athletes (propulsion is the force that drives, for example, the runner’s body forward).

You’ll warm up with dynamic ankle stretches from seated, a long hold in a kneeling toe stretch (especially good for runners and jumpers), a toe differentiation/coordination exercise, and more. Then, you’ll move on to foot mobility work in down dog, breath-infused propulsive movement from down dog into a hovering table, and dynamic lunge variations.

Enjoy building more movement integrity for your sport!

Props: Blocks, blanket, chair

About the Teacher

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Alicia Malcolm Anderson
Alicia is an international athlete who has lived experiences of injury, burnout, disappointment, post-childbirth... Read more