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I have had some problems doing certain standing poses for a while now. I

always figured that I wasnt fully using my bandhas/core strength and that

was why I was having trouble. The other day my instructor comes over to

me in utthita hasta padangusthasana. She said to ground my big toe and

use the arch of my foot to gain balance. The problem is I dont have an

arch.

 

Today during my practice, I took my dansko shoes (with arch support) and

tried to do the pose with one shoe on, AND IT WORKED. I was able to

balance and bring my leg out to the side, look over my shoulder and not

lose balance. Obviously I cant have my shoes on when doing ashtanga

practice...does anyone know how to remedy this problem???

 

thanks

Paneez

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I read somewhere that ashtanga is supposed to restore your arch.

Don't know much about that though or how to do that. Sorry

 

ashtanga yoga, Paneez Mostafavipour

<pmosta1@u...> wrote:

>

> I have had some problems doing certain standing poses for a while

now. I

> always figured that I wasnt fully using my bandhas/core strength

and that

> was why I was having trouble. The other day my instructor comes

over to

> me in utthita hasta padangusthasana. She said to ground my big

toe and

> use the arch of my foot to gain balance. The problem is I dont

have an

> arch.

>

> Today during my practice, I took my dansko shoes (with arch

support) and

> tried to do the pose with one shoe on, AND IT WORKED. I was able to

> balance and bring my leg out to the side, look over my shoulder

and not

> lose balance. Obviously I cant have my shoes on when doing

ashtanga

> practice...does anyone know how to remedy this problem???

>

> thanks

> Paneez

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Hi, my name is Akan and i have flat feet, i´ve read that daily virasana practice before bed for at least least 10 minutes might help build up the arches.

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