How much time do you spend barefoot?
There are many advantages to walking barefoot, standing on one leg for balance or training without shoes.
The stimulus which occurs as the foot touches the ground sends messages throughout the body’s nervous system.
These messages help us develop balance, strength & mobility when we allow the foot to spread as it touches the ground. This can decrease foot ailments such as plantar fasciitis and bunions.
There’s also the added benefit of blood flow between the toes & the bottom of the foot which positively impacts the nervous system and can decrease your chances of developing heart disease.
Because the earth carries a negative ionic charge, ‘earthing’ (touching the ground with bare feet) and walking barefoot helps reduce inflammation which is a major cause of dis-ease in the body.
You don’t have to start walking to work sans-shoes to get the benefits of being barefoot. Begin by balancing on one foot, walking in the grass or doing yoga without shoes. This stimulus will have a positive impact and over time you can increase the amount of time spent actively engaging the earth with the bottom of your foot.