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How to: Get Better Arches


How to: better arches

Everyone’s feet are different, some people have flat feet and others have naturally arched feet. It’s easy to get jealous of the girls with feet that almost bend in half, but never fear I will show you how to improve those feet.

1. Theraband stretch- take a theraband or a ballet band of some sort and sit on the ground with your feet straight in front of you, take the band and hold it in each hand and put it around the balls of your feet(straighten your feet) and point and flex about 15 times, rest and repeat 2-3 times.
2. ABCs- (can be done with theraband) lay on your back, take your knees to your chest and write out the ABCs in the air with your foot and repeat with your other foot.
3. Pointe stretch- sit on the ground with your straight in front of you and have someone sit at your feet and press down your feet to the ground and hold it for 20-40secs.
4. Point stretch 2- stand and place your hands on the wall (or on the barre) in a parallel 6th and prop up your toe and press the top of your foot, hold 20-40secs. and repeat with your feet.

Do these 4 simple stretches and I guarantee you will be happier with your feet:)


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