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  1. R. F.

    Needless to say, yoga is amazing for our bodies, period. I am excited that you wrote this article. There are so many ways that we can take control of our pain and our health beyond pain killers and injections among other things. I struggle with my health for several reasons but there are some things that I can do beyond what I am prescribed that can make a huge impact for me. Sometimes it is harder than I want it to be, but it is always worth it and when I am struggling, I remind myself of that. What you mentioned about the core is on point, it all begins there. What a difference it can make in your heels or your overall health!

    • As you said, doing yoga is lot healthier and probably a lot cheaper than a life time of pain killers and injections. Here is how it helps with running.
      From a physiological point of view, running places a lot of stress on the knees, hips and lower back. While the muscles that move these joints do get stronger the more we run, they can also get tighter. I think yoga is very beneficial for runners not only by helping with core strength but also allowing for more flexibility in range and motion.

  2. Juliet Emmanuel

    Seriously, I am not a good fan of Yoga. I always see it as the exercise of the lazy (pardon me). But right now, I guess this post has completely changed my orientation about it because the pains in my feet every time I get up from bed is gradually becoming very much unbearable.
    Thanks for helping me out with this post. I’m sure going to practice every bit of it.
    You are an inspiration to many.

    • Hi Juliet,
      I think most people are unaware of how yoga can benefit runners and walkers not only ease their heel pain but also shorten their recovery period because it offers low impact training that takes the load of the joints. Thus, with less stress on the joints and feet, there is a greater chance for a quicker recovery. So if you get pain every time you get up in the morning, yoga will indeed help. I’m glad you found this post helpful. As for the inspiration, that works both ways. I continue to be amazed and humbled at the courage that so many show while dealing with the challenges of daily pain. I am happy to do my part in making their lives a bit easier. More understanding and less pain in the world is my hope.

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