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Ashtanga toe is the peeling back of the skin on the big toe that can happen from the vinyasa known as jumping back. When the force and friction from landing in chataranga dandasana repeatedly or just from propelling yourself forward while walking barefoot peels the skin off the big toe, it is usually an imbalance in the body’s pH. When the body gets too acidic, skin can become weakened and tear easier than when the body is in a more alkaline state. In fact all soft tissue which includes blood, bone, tendon, ligament, muscle-skin and viscera can become weakened. If it is bone it is called osteoporosis, if it is skin, sagging and wrinkles occur or Ashtanga toe. If it is ligament or tendon, joints can become unstable. If it is your intestine, you could get leaky gut, diverticulitis, colitis, or Crohns disease. This is much more dangerous than Ashtanga toe as it severely compromises digestion, elimination and absorption of nutrients, causing moderate to severe health problems. An important correlation to remember is that the outside of the body is a reflection of the inside.
Some of the most common conditions causing back pain are:
Subluxation, where the vertebra is out of place or fixated, stuck in a position (possibly out of place).
Muscular spasms, trigger points, fascial adhesions and a whole assortment of spinal muscle conditions that contribute to back pain. It is helpful to recognize that many of these muscles are on the anterior of the spine or in the pelvic region as well.