Thursday, July 26, 2012

Day 26- Sequential Toe Wave: Big Toe to LIttle Toe

Sequential Toe Wave Big Toe to Little Toe

This exercise is also a foot dexterity exercise. It is very similar to the previous exercise but much more difficult to coordinate.  This makes it a great exercise because it challenges neural pathways from your brain to your foot. 
To do this exercise you will sit in a chair with both feet planted on the ground. Your heels will be directly beneath your knees and the rest of your foot will shoot out directly in front of your heel.  To start the exercise lift your toes while keeping the ball of the foot in contact with the floor and then place each toe back on the ground individually starting from the big toe moving sequentially through the toes all the way back to the pinky.  Repeat 10-12 times.
What to watch for
As with any of the seated exercise this can be a full body workout if awareness of the breath and upright posture are part of the exercise.  Be sure to keep your gaze forward and sit on the edge of the chair.
The hardest part of this sequence is going to be placing the second toe on the ground, but keep working the struggle is part of the learning process.

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