Plantar flexion and dorsiflexion of the ankles and feet works the gastrocnemius and the soleus muscles (calves) and interosseous and the lumbrical muscles (feet).
- Sit on the floor with legs straight out in front of you. For greater comfort and ease, elevate yourself on a cushion or yoga block.
- Loop a band around the arch of one foot, and hold it taut with both hands.
- Inhale; point the foot. Exhale; flex the foot.
- Repeat 10 times for 1 set. Complete 2 sets.