One simple tip this week: take off your shoes!
I know, you paid a fortune for them / they’re super-cute / they’re “really actually comfortable.”
But they ain’t your feet and your tootsies know it.
Proponents of minimalist (“barefoot”) footwear call shoes “foot coffins” for a reason: they restrict natural movement, essentially freezing your muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments into a living rigor mortis. Some energy medicine specialists even say they cut you off from the true energy of the earth, preventing any kind of grounding and keeping you disconnected from the planet’s healing energy. Orthopedic shoes and inserts can minimize the “shoe death trap,” but the best solution is just to take ’em off.
Wiggle your toes, do some ankle circles. Set your feet free.
If you’re up for it, get your feet dirty—remember, soil increases serotonin! Don’t forget regular pampering, either, with foot massages and callus removal 😉
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5 thoughts on “A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #41: Take Off Your Shoes”
Every chance I get during the day I walk around barefoot, or with some socks on. 🙂
I bet you have some pretty happy feet! 🙂
I sure do! Simply walking around barefoot is pure therapy for our bodies. Plus its really easy to do. 😉
bare feet in my son’s sandbox is the best feeling! bury your feet and wiggle your toes 😀
Ahhh, that sounds awesome! 😀