Taking care of yourself is more than a general idea. It is a comprehensive practice and, as such, it means you also need to take care of less glamourous parts of your body, such as your toes!
You have probably seen the term “yoga toes” here and there, and that is because it has gained popularity in the past few months. Before we go any further, let’s agree that our feet bear the brunt of our daily lives, so at the end of the day, they deserve some recognition.
And we usually tend to skip it, not only because we are tired, but also because we don’t really know how to look after our feet. Well, here’s the solution.
What are Yoga Toes?
Yoga Toes are, in essence, toe separators that spread them away from each other contributing to tension release and allowing for muscles to stretch. If you have ever been to a pedicurist, you might be familiar with the foam toe separators they use. Yoga Toes are similar, but with an innovative gel design.
Thanks to the design, yoga toes not only stretch your toes. They also improve the arch of the feet, boost circulation in the area (feet and legs) preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and they can also ease symptoms of bunions, corns, plantar fasciitis, or crossed toes.
Should everyone wear them?
Everyone can wear them, indeed, but it is especially recommended for those who wear tight shoes on a regular basis. Also, those with bunions or any other inflammatory condition on their feet might find relief just by wearing yoga toes. They are also recommended if you are constantly wearing high heels, which can easily wreak havoc on your feet because you are constantly applying all the pressure on your toes.
How does it work?
Yoga toes are really easy to use and it takes only 15 minutes a day to build the habit —absolutely nothing compared to the many benefits that come along. Just slip your toes into the inserts. The sensation can be a bit uncomfortable at first, but as you get used to it, you won’t even notice. Ideally, you should be able to wear them one hour a day, but begin with just 15 minutes to get the hang of it!