Screaming Toe pose is the greatest stretch for tight toes, feet and ankles. It can be pretty excruciating, so please take it a few breaths at a time. Screaming Toe is particularly effective for runners but also for any athletes who wear shoes for their training.
You can practice it as often as you need to. The best times are after a workout or in the evening after a long day. Try to maintain a straight spine by lining up your ears, shoulders and hips and gently engaging your abs.
SCREAMING TOE POSE BENEFITS
- Stretches the toes, feet and ankles.
- Improves mobility in the lower extremities.
- Can help to alleviate foot pain and plantar fasciitis.
- Toe Stretch
Come to all fours.
Tuck your toes and sit back on your heels. Check that all your toes, even your little toes—are tucked under. Centre your weight on the balls of your feet, lengthen from the base of your spine all the way up to the crown of your head and draw your ears back in line with your shoulders.
Hold the pose for 3-5 deep breaths, in and out through your nose.
SCREAMING TOE COUNTERPOSE
- Release the pose and come down onto the tops of your feet. Lean back, bring your hands behind you and lift your knees to stretch the tops of your feet.
- Avoid this pose if you have a foot, ankle or toe injury.