For all the time we spend talking about feet, we think it's time we did a deep dive into toes. Those little piggies bear a lot of weight, endure painful blisters and help your students soar across the classroom day after day.
So, to show our toes the love they deserve, here are five exercises that are all the self-care you need this week.
1. BIG TOE CASHEW BALL GRABS
Big toe exercises to improve strength, reduce injury www.youtube.com
The look of this exercise will make you cringe a bit (say no to cashew feet 🙅♀️). But it's actually great for strengthening the big toe in order to avoid injury in class and onstage.
2. Assisted toe stretches
Foot & Toe Stretches for Happy, Healthy Feet www.youtube.com
At 2:25 of this Heart and Bones Yoga video, you will find toe stretches that will relieve tension and give them the break they need.
3. Marble pickup
Toe Home Physical Therapy Exercises www.youtube.com
The intro to this video shows a foot gripping and releasing a towel—something we are all very familiar with at this point. But at about 52 seconds, the foot begins picking up marbles and placing them in a vase. This is a great way to make a game out of your toe exercises.