Buttons, a longhaired dachshund and author of the following, decides to indulge in yoga to relax, and finds himself in a precarious position.
Yoga Toes, for those of you who don't know, are gelatinous objects-- yes, like jello-- that fit between your toes. We have a pair at our house. According to the marketing pitch, they can be used to promote relaxation and cure bunions, hammertoes, and plantar fascia. Without a doubt, I know each of my paws has at least one of these conditions.
One of my pen friends, Sis W., had a severe case of plantar fasciitis last year, and I could so sympathize. The pain is horrible. In fact, I had it at the same time she did. We commiserated during my Christmas vacation while I was visiting at my Nana's. Sis and Nana are best friends, and I think she is one of my closest friends, too. Both of them live in Addison, population 216.
I told my Nana all about the Yoga Toes, so she ordered a pair for herself. She needs to read the instructions to get the best she can out of them. She sure does need them. Her second toe laps over her big toe, just like mine; it’s probably genetic. It’s pretty gross.
I know my adopted parental unit purchased these Yoga Toes just for me. They are blue - and blue is for boys, right? Both my mom and sister have worn them, although neither seems to have had them on long enough to get relaxed; at least, that’s what I gather from the way they act most of the time. Those two truly are pathetic. How they managed before I came along is a mystery to me.
Apparently, there are some tricks to attaching them securely. Water is key. Slide aforementioned Yoga Toes beneath warm running water, push toes between gel-like open slots, sit down, relax, and wiggle - your toes, that is.
Looked like a no-brainer to me. Since my paws were killing me from all the ball rolling and blogging I do, I made the decision to use them last night. My first problem was deciding which paws to use them on, since I have four, and there were only two Yoga Toes. My plan was to relax after I got them on, do some deep breathing exercises, and take a nap. Not complicated at all - piece of cake.