Yoga Warmups for Your Feet and Ankles

Yoga mat and fitness class closeup of yoga sticky mat and barefoot feet

I’m excited to announce I’ll be offering a new series of videos on balancing! The first two videos will feature poses to help you prepare for balancing practice. The video below will start at the foundation, with yoga warmups for your feet, ankles, and legs.

In this video, I demonstrate some of my favorite yoga warmups for the feet, ankles, and lower legs. This short, seated practice is a great way to prepare for balancing poses and standing poses, as well as activities like hiking and cycling. You can also do the sequence as a stand-alone practice anytime you want to give your feet, ankles, and calves some love. If you don’t want to practice the entire sequence, you can practice just a few of the exercises on your own or even just one that feels especially good. Enjoy!

Props needed: 1 block, 1 strap, 1 firm blanket


Reprinted with permission from
Barrie Risman writer, yoga teacher

Barrie Risman is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, teacher trainer, and author of Evolving Your Yoga: Ten Principles for Enlightened Practice. Download the first chapter of her book and learn more about her new livestream workshop series, Yoga for Turbulent Times: Building Strength, Resilience, and Compassion for a Changing World, at

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