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Feet – our source of stability, of balance, of traction and propulsion. Too often overlooked and undervalued, they are our means of mobility and independence. They are also our consistent point of contact with the earth!
Though our feet bear the brunt of gravity, our sensitive soles also allow us an intimate means of feeling our source, our home, our Pachamama beneath us. How often do you take your shoes off and walk barefoot in the grass or wiggle your toes in the sand?
Most of us spend the majority of our lives with our feet encased - for support and for protection - but contemporary sciences and the recent rediscovery of ancient wisdom points to the importance and power of taking time within our busy lives to reunite our bare feet with nature.
The process of ‘grounding’ or ‘earthing’ refers to our electrical connection with the earth, balancing our natural charge as individuals as well as reducing the voltages of electromagnetic radiation we experience daily through our use of technology.
Earth Day acts as an annual reminder of the many ways in which our planet sustains us, as a people and as individuals. It’s a time of renewed appreciation and respect, but also an opportunity to assess the ways in which distance may have grown between us and our most original source…
Get A Leg Up On Luxury Foot Care
Our feet are an integral part of our well-being, as many discomforts like chronic back pain can be rooted in poor foot health. The feet can also be indictors of many other complications in the body, so it is important to not leave them hanging when considering your health and personal care routine. Changes in your feet can often signal issues like alignment problems, nutritional deficiencies, and even serious diseases like diabetes. Getting to know your feet can help keep you more connected to your body and less likely to overlook any abnormalities that may arise. A great way to do this is with massage. Since your feet are the furthest away from your heart, circulation to that area is much more work, and any stagnation within the body can become quickly problematic. This is why massage and careful exercise are so important for stimulating circulation and maintaining the health of your lower extremities.
One of our favorite go-to reflexology exercises is a wonderful trick for those who suffer from headaches or migraines. Simply apply a firm rolling squeeze to the fleshy part of your big toe for 10 seconds, alternating 10 seconds on and 10 seconds off. You can also massage from the the bottom of your big toe to the area between your big and second toe, again with firm rolling circular motions. Not only will this release pressure and sooth pain, but it will also stimulate blood flow to your feet and toes. Try it for yourself!
To learn more about reflexology, a great source is Mildred Carter, one of our favorite experts on the subject. She has several books available, including the popular Body Reflexology: Healing At Your Fingertips. If you are interested in taking classes, the American Reflexology Certification Board can help you locate a quality educational institute near you.
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