Friday, May 05, 2006

Feet

Yoga today. I LOVE it. It makes me feel so good.

Not at the time though, it was bloody hard today. (well, usually is....)

We were working on standing - pressing feet into the ground, stretching from the little toe back along the right hand side of the foot to the heel - whilst not lifting the big-toe side of the foot - lifting and sucking up the ankle bones, lengthening (but NOT sucking up) the arches and puffing out the space between the inner ankle-bone and the heel.

Try it. Go on, I dare you.
That last bit - the puffing-out bit - made no sense to me at all. The rest of it strangely did, but it was extremely strenuous. Its quite extraordinary how a very small change of stance can be felt (painfully) all over the body. All this obscure foot work really worked all the muscles in my legs.

We then did some of this:

AT THE SAME TIME AS AND SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH:
- pressing feet into the ground, stretching from the little toe back along the right hand side of the foot to the heel - whilst not lifting the big-toe side of the foot - lifting and sucking up the ankle bones, lengthening (but NOT sucking up) the arches and puffing out the space between the inner ankle-bone and the heel.

Most of us weren't looking anything like as glamorous as this woman on the right, I didn't notice anyone smiling quite so much and we certainly weren't standing on those funny block things. Doesn't one of them have wheels under it? Whats that all about, then?

All this foot work was also particularly uncomfortable because of the blisters on my heels from yesterday.
I'll probably end up with "secretary's heel", a malaise seen especially in the City this time of year, as lots of women wear obviously-uncomfortable strappy sandals to work, accessorised with plasters to stop them rubbing.

My feet (and legs) are enjoying a good rest now, thankyou.

22 comments:

ramblingwoman said...

I was looking at that picture thinking 'is that woman mad? Not only doing a painful yoga position but also doing it on a wheeled thing which clearly is going to roll away thus splitting her in two. People do anything for yoga.

Secretary's heel? Is that another made up word like nerding?

Kitty said...

Dear God. That does look daft. I know it's good for you and all that but it just doesn't look natural.

And yes, it does have wheels on it doesn't it? Surely she'd be doing the splits.

None of my secretaries wear strappy sandals.

Tracie B. said...

man, look and them gams!

cream said...

Does that think have breaks? Looks like she's gonna split her difference!

Is that hair or a bale of hay?
The whole thing looks so unnatural and painful!

PG said...

I don't think you can be doing proper yoga if you haven't got those box things ;)I'm sure it stretches you in all the right places, so long as you don't fall over...

Thank you to GOW for record-nerd-comfirmation!

Molly Bloom said...

I still think that these pics are alternative positions for child birth.

Whatever rocks your boat as they say...to be honest, I'm quite jealous. You are so slim and perfect, you don't need to go to yoga. But, it is supposed to be great for you. I'm full of admiration for you...

grumpy old woman said...

You're welcome pg
~(:o})=

euro-trac said...

Warning: Due to alcohol consumption, Euro-trac is unable to speak in person tonight. She may, however be able to sing.

"Take Good Care Of Yourself"

"She Moves In Mysterious Ways"

"Bend Me, Shake Me (anyway you want me)"

ramblingwoman said...

Us on the wagon wouldn't have a clue what being drunk feels like. Can't wait until the 18th!

wendy said...

Obscene I tells ya..just filthy...to look at at THAT on a Friday night...ye gods...where's my wine...I need to recover...

Calamity Tat said...

Just popped in to see your tunes, she cracks me up!

lettuce said...

childbirth? aaarggh, doesn't bear thinking about. Possibly better than splitting the difference though....

Yes, "Secretary's heel" is a colloquialism hitherto known only to myself and M - but now, of course, to all you lot!

CheeseSucks said...

Hey thanks for the help...I finally got it done...and all the best for the Yoga thing..!!!
:)

mrsmogul said...

Have you done "the tree" pose Yet? Its soo hard to stand still with a leg off the floor.

I have Mama's Clunky feet heels now...

CheeseSucks said...

Yeah right! Thanks...!!
:)

Donna said...

Hmmmm I STILL miss my yoga. Starting Pilates on Wednesday though, can't wait!

Jay said...

Ohmigod, yoga gets me into such a rage! It really has the opposite of the desired effect on me. I just so frustrated when I don't understand what the instructor could possibly be meaning.

Calamity Tat said...

Well my dear lettuce heart, I am no expert on bakelite but I've seen a bit in my life and it looks and feels like bakelite... yes I think Titch is a good mixture of all the girls, she's a bunny, I'm sure it's really boring though watching my films, well in that case I will post another, I like to be a bore! I was thinking of you the other day. I had a dream and I thought of you and lot's of things.. How's things???

euro-trac said...

Titch is a little Bert, a little French Bert! Although Bert is now a French Bert herself!

Coffee tomorrow morning would be best for me although I could do Wednesday as well... I am after all a laydee of leisure! Where shall we go? The new one?

What day, what time?

lettuce said...

I'll admit to being slim, thats as far as I'll go. And, pg, I can't bear to think that the wheeled-trolley thing is necesssary for proper yoga.

And I quite often don't understand what she's on about, Miss Jay - I just pretend!

euro-trac said...

So... that's 11 then is it? Tomorrow, new place?

See if their coffee can be up to standard twice in a row? :o)

Kitty said...

Can't you post something new? I hate visiting and seeing the heading "Feet". Feet are nearly as bad as farts.