2 Yoga Poses for Plantar Fasciitis

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What it Does: This yoga inspired stretch relieves tension in the hips which limits the movement of the leg muscles. This limitation puts stress on the back of the legs and increases tension in the plantar fascia.

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How to Practice: Lie on your back, both knees bent. Bend the right knee and place the right ankle just above the left knee; flex the right foot. Reach your right hand through the "triangle" open space created by your right leg and interlace the fingers of the right hand with the fingers of the left that is reaching around the outside of the left thigh.

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Keep the hips, spine, and head on the floor. Relax your neck. Hold for 30 seconds to one minute and then repeat on the other side.

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Lynn Burgess

Accomplished yoga teacher, Lynn Burgess, combines her  unique alignment based style with over 20 years of teaching experience to help athletes achieve their goals. Visit www.yogafromtheheart.com to learn more.

Accomplished yoga teacher, Lynn Burgess, combines her  unique alignment based style with over 20 years of teaching experience to help athletes achieve their goals. Visit www.yogafromtheheart.com to learn more.

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