If you are a runner, I'm sure your feet could use a little TLC. I like to stretch my feet with this stretch intimidatingly called the Toe Breaker because it can feel really intense on your toes. Pain and discomfort aside, this is an awesome stretch for the muscles in the soles of your feet. I like to add the triceps stretch along with it, but feel free to just focus on your feet. Just rest your palms on your knees and focus on stretching your soles.
To see how to do this stretch read more.
- Kneel on a mat or carpet. Tuck your toes toward your knees and then slowly lower your pelvis to your heels.
- If this is intense just stay here, but if you want to add the triceps stretch then reach your right arm overhead and your left arm behind your lower back. Bend both elbows and try to touch your fingers together. If it's easy, you can clasp your fingers together (like in Cow Face pose).
- Stay like this for at least 30 seconds (or release when you've had enough), and then slowly lift your hips off your heels, point your toes away from your knees, and sit back down on you heels to stretch the tops of your feet.
- Repeat for a second time and if you did the triceps stretch on the right side, now switch and do it on the left.