I recently started having sharp pain in back of my heel when I try downward dog or forward fold. I can no longer flex my foot without sharp pain in heel. Can you recommend any restorative moves to help my achilles tendon and calf muscle relax?
Hi Meredith ~ In cases where you have pain, I"d first recommend that you ask one of your yoga teachers or physical therapists for their opinion so they can see you in action and see. As per restorative poses I'm wondering if legs up the wall or resting your legs on a bolster feels good? Or try lying on your back with one leg up, this is my favorite EASY way to stretch the calf area (Supta Padangusthasana - if you're familiar with that pose). That's what I can say from afar. I hope that helps.