A great way to complete your yoga practice is with a cleansing body scrub or a soak in bath salts. I had the pleasure to try a new line of products from Yoga Sudz. They have put together a special line of yoga mat washes, sea salt soaks, sea salt body scrubs, and bath tea bags.
It is inevitable that you will hear in a yoga class some form of 'grounding' or 'rooting' through the connection points of the foot in order to facilitate greater stability and integrity throughout poses. What does all this grounding really mean in terms of translation throughout the kinetic chain (up to the knees, hips, and spine)? These grounding suggestions can also get confusing and obscure with contradictions from one teacher/style of yoga to another. Therefore, I thought I would discuss some of the debates surrounding foot grounding and knee placement using the classic squat as an example.