You have said a very important fact in the Yoga practice, to be present in the pose, be mindful of what we do, where our body is, how it feels. Thanks a lot for sharing and remind us how important this is to avoid injuries.
Glad to hear you are healing!
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Much better! I've been taping my toes, and that seems to work pretty well (though the tape curls up some and gets stuck to my mat. lol.
My toes don't hurt anymore, but the new skin that is growing seems delicate, so I will keep taping them for a couple weeks.
I think the problem was that in those first couple days back to yoga I wasn't present enough in my legs to keep them strong. I was relying too much on the friction between my feet and the mat to keep me in place. Some of the muscle memory of my prior yoga experience is coming back, and I'm remembering to keep my legs strong which seems to be keeping my toes safer :-)
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Thanks Carol Jean - yeah lots of time in down-dog, and yes, probably on my toes. Interesting suggestion to shorten the stance.... I was kind of consciously taking a wider stance since my hamstrings are pretty tight at the moment. I'll give it a try!
One thing came to my mind, especially since you said it was a vinyasa class and you have been away from yoga for a while. I am assuming... always taking a chance.... that you did many sun salutations including lots of time in down dog. If you have been away from yoga, you may have spent some time on your toes in down dog. If I am correct, shorten your stance in down dog a bit, make sure your working to aim your tailbone toward the sky and take care of you sweet feet.
Hi everyone! I just started back to yoga (just found a vinyasa studio in my neighborhood after years of searching)! And in my second class, I tore the S%&@ out of the skin under both of my big toes (near the joint with my foot). I have never had this happen to me before. I posted a request for other people's experience in the "information" message boards.... but due to the "sticky topics" i'm not sure if anyone will see that question.... but if you have some thoughts.... hop over to that thread and lend a girl a hand!
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