Jacquelyn || @getstretchy
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More foot work today! Scroll back on my feed if you’re looking to improve the flexibility in your feet, ankles and calves because I’ve been covering those topics for the last couple of weeks!!
This video is another warm up exercise I would do everyday before putting my point shoes when i was a professional ballerina and dancer to strengthen my shins, mobilize my ankles, and improve my balance. I fractured my tibia when i was a ballerina because of the lack of strength in my shins so in order for me to recover I had to do an exercise like this to keep my body safe.
This is also amazing to do if you’re a runner, or have shin splints, or have tight stiff ankles. Try it out and then comment below to let me know how it felt! Your shins will probably be on fire 🔥🔥🔥🔥
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Let’s continue to @getstretchy In our calves and feet! I’ve been focusing on feet, ankles and calves the last few weeks so scroll back on my feed to learn even more exercises!! 🙌🏽🤗👣.
Improve the flexibility of your calves and feet by stretching off the edge of a step, so that you move eccentrically - engaging your stabilizer muscles while stretching.
1. Standing with balls of feet on edge of step, Alternate pressing one heel down.
2. Standing with balls of feet on edge of step, lift heels high up then press heels down past edge of step.
3. ADVANCED: Carefully fold forward, keeping balls of feet on edge of step, and repeat exercises 1 and 2. DO NOT do this if you feel unstable.
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More @getstretchy exercises for your toesies!! Some many of us have lost the flexibility in our feet because we ONLY wear stuff shoes. So tonight you get to change that improve your overall flexibility - since your entire body is connected. ✨ Scrunch a towel tonight under your toes to improve your balance, increase toe articulation and mobility, and strengthen all the tiny intrinsic muscles of your feet! This will also improve stability in your whole body. Do 10 reps in each direction a few times a week.
When I was a professional ballerina, I would do this before I put my pointe shoes in everyday to strengthen my arches and warm up my toes! 👣👯♀️Try this tonight and comment below to let me know how it went!!
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Because who wouldn’t want to @getstretchy with their toes in the weirdest way possible?!! 🙌🏽😆 This seriously is a MUST DO if you have super stiff feet and toes. great. This stretch aligns your toes, soothes and reconditions the entire foot. If you have a lack of balance, wear tight shoes all day, or have immobile feet then definitely try this!
More Benefits to this Stretch:
• Relieve Chronic Foot Pain
• Avoid Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
• Release Plantar Fasciitis (pain in arch of foot)
• Prevent/ aid in Overlapping Toes
Try this out and let me know how it goes!!! If you do this consistently you’ll notice a significant improvement in your balance too!! Tag a friend and get weird together 🤗.
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All week I’ve been showing you how to mobilize your feet, ankle and calves, (scroll back on my feet if you haven’t seen them!), and today you get to STRENGTHEN your calves, ankles and feet!! As a former ballerina, i have MANY exercises for you to do just that, and today we’ll start with 4 ballet inspired exercises!! Let me know how you like them!
Do 20 reps of each Exercise:
1️⃣ Standing in first position, alternate between pushing your heel forward into a demi point, keeping the weight over the big toe, and knee tracking over big toe.
2️⃣ Demi Plié (bend the knees over the toes, keeping your heels on the floor), push heels forward into a demi point, tracking knees over big toes and weight in big toes, then press heels firmly back into the floor.
3️⃣ Lift geeks high up keeping your legs straight, bend knees into a plié with heels lifted, then keep the knees as they are and press heels into the floor, then squeeze the legs together as you straighten.
4️⃣ Straight leg Relevé - lift heels high up into a demi point, then hug outer hips legs as you gently lower your heels down to the floor.
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I’ve been covering foot and ankle mobility this week for your @getstretchy tutorials! And you all seem to be loving it!! 🙌🏽💕👠👞 These stretches will help you in every area of your life and give you more freedom and flexibility in your entire body. Do these stretches before or after your workout, a run, or any activity. The past two days I put these stretches into a video, so scroll back on my feed to watch these stretches in action!
1. Sit on heel with hands behind you, and stretch tops of feet with toes curled under
2. Use hands for support to stretch both of tops of feet
3. Stretch bottoms of feet by pressing hips into your heels. Use blocks under hands when you’re first starting this.
4. Sit on curled under toes
5. Stretch tops of feet and lean slightly forward over knee
6. Sit on knees with arches flat on floor
7. Press the arches of your feet forward with knees bent
8. Press arches of your feet forward with pointed toes, keeping weight over the big toes, with bent knees
9. Press arches of feet forward with straight legs, keeping weight in big toes. Hold onto something sturdy for 7-9. ——-
My online yoga flexibility program Get Stretchy has a module just on flexibility in your feet, ankles and calves. Check it out on ActionJacquelyn.com 🧘🏼♀️✨ outfit by @aloyoga
PART 2!! Let’s @getstretchy In our feet and ankles AGAIN today!This one is a bit more advanced, for those of you wanting to point your toes, open your ankles, shins, and underneath your feet. So many people suffer from plantar fasciitis and similar ailments from pure stiffness, so how do you fix it? By moving and stretching!! 🙌🏽✨ I know, can it be that simple? Yes it can be! Support yourself by placing your hand on something steady to help you keep your balance. Leave your comments below to let me know how it goes. AND Check out yesterday’s video for more foot and ankle mobility exercises!
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Stretch your feet and ankles‼️Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing @getstretchy tutorials that will show you how to both stretch and strengthen your feet, ankles, and calves. It’s SOOOOOO IMPORTANT because your feet are stuck in stiff shoes all day, 👠 👞 which leads to tight calves, tight hamstrings, and a tight low back!! 😖 The entire body is connected, so take the time to mobilize your feet to create an entirely free and flexible body. I was a professional ballerina and dancer for many many years and these are the exercises I would do DAILY to stretch my feet. I’ve used dance terminology to describe the moves, so leave comments below if you have any questions!
Do each exercise for 1 minute ✅...
1. Single leg arched plié
2. Alternating relevé with forced arch
3. Double leg plié, forced arch, to relevé
4. Holding forced arch in relevé plié.
My Get Stretchy online yoga program has a module dedicated to increasing the flexibility in your feet! Learn more on ActionJacquelyn.com
SWIPE 👉🏽 to see another perspective of today’s @getstretchy tutorial - Low Lunge, or Anjaneyasana 🕉 I made the second tutorial for you first and then decided that I need to show the poses closer, so then I made another one for you, so now you have 2 tutorials in one post 🤗 you’re welcome 😉 I’m curious to hear which tutorial you like better, so comment below and let me know!! The first or the second one 💁🏼♀️?? I want to know if it’s more helpful for you to have the closer up version with the text, or the version with two perspectives. ❤️ Can’t wait to hear from you!!
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Today is my birthday!!! I’m unlocking level 33 today 🎉🙌🏽🧘🏼♀️🌟👙🌴 🤗🏄🏼♀️💕💃🏼 I’ve never talked about my age on @instagram, and it’s because I didn’t want people to think I was “old” in a place where youth is revered. But I don’t care anymore, and what I care about more is my truth, and revering myself for my true authentic self. Radical self love and honor. Society might think a girl in her 30’s is getting older, but No one can make me feel old but me. And I feel amazing! 🌟And I refuse to ever unconsciously say “I’m old”, or “tired” in passing just because I’m in my 30’s now. Being tired and old is a state of mind, not an age. So watch your mindless chatter because your body is listening to what you think and say and responds and acts accordingly. I am so incredibly grateful for the life experiences I’ve had, and I can truly say I’m happy today. Not because of anything that happened in particular that caused happiness, but simply because I decided to commit to being happy. For my 33 Level I commit to being happy, loving myself unconditionally, and sharing my love with others. I committed to surrendering to God and enjoying all the juicy in between moments. I commit to being present and soaking in the abundance of all that the present moment has to offer. I commit to putting myself first, and filling up my cup so I can fill and elevate others. I commit to being a loving, worthy, powerful, and giving woman and leader. You can count on me for always being authentic with you, in everything that I do here on my Instagram and blog. I chose a non-yoga picture because this is just me being me, enjoying this sunset view. Love you always, Jacquelyn 😘
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