Hey everyone! I went to a particularly rigorous vinyasa class yesterday, and came away with both big toe calluses popped off back by the joint. OUCH! I thought I had stepped on glass or something mid-class. A quick google search calls this "ashtanga toe" http://yogaworkshop.com/ashtanga-toe/
I've practiced yoga for years, and never had this happen. Plus I don't do the normal "jump back" into high plank of ashtanga (it's too jarring for me). So I'm not sure why this happened.... maybe I was slipping too much in my sweat? Maybe my mat is too old? Maybe I have some kind of nutritional imbalance?? (one website I went to talked about a too acidic body chemistry from too many beans and grains - a staple of my diet - causing this).....
Anyway, I just wanted to shoot this out there to see if anyone has:
1) experience on how I can heal my poor painful toes, or (more importantly)
2) how I can avoid ever having this again.
I'm gonna try taping my toes for tomorrows class - but I'm not sure how successful this will be.
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