Each yoga asana has certain functions and benefits, but as we are all unique, the effects and benefits of asanas can vary. Therefore it’s important to adapt poses to suit your possibilities.
The Yin pose, Ankle Stretch, is beneficial for keeping your ankle - and the tendons and tissues on the top of the feet - flexible, strong and well taken care of. José explains how to practice it functionally and suggests various adaptations for you to try. She invites you to experiment and be creative in finding your version of the pose so you can feel a stretch on the top of your foot, the front of the ankle and maybe even all the way up into your lower leg muscles.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to functionally adapt and adjust Yin (and Yang) yoga poses to overcome limitations and avoid injury, check out José’s latest EkhartYoga Academy course.