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zara_Moss2010-07-05 07:52:09 +0000 #1
Does anyone know if there is a symbolic meaning behind tight feet? Janu sirsasana C is quite difficult for me and I don't know of any modifications for that pose. Any suggestions would be great!

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InnerAthlete2010-07-05 07:55:56 +0000 #2
I'm sorry. We are not all Ashtanga practitioners and I believe your reference to "c" is from the primary series, no?

Is it relevant to your inquiry about "tight" feet (though I do not know what a tight foot is). Are you having flexion/extension issues in your ankle?

Is the fascia on the sole of your foot painful?

And why do you ask about "symbolic"?

The symbolism of feet is foundational in nature. It is connection with earth and the conduit from which we draw up earth enery into the legs, pelvis, heart center.

The representation is how we feel about our "standing" in the world.

A more anotomical answer would follow a more anatomical inquiry.

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