5 reasons to walk barefoot in the summer
The earth – our root
Everything in the universe is energy – all we see around us, we ourselves, the earth we walk on. Involuntarily, we often create blockages for the smooth flow of that energy. One of them is the shoes we wear daily. Immediately after we take them off and place our feet on a natural ground – grass, soil, sand, we come into contact with the earth and begin to draw on its force. And this is not at all a fantasy, but simple physics. Receiving and giving away we restore the balance in our bodies. We feel deeply connected to the earth, safe and sound.
Fountain of youth
The human body is subjected to a daily devastating impact of unstable atoms and molecules that oxidize our cells and catalyze their aging. Fortunately, the earth’s surface is one of the most powerful antioxidants. While walking barefoot on it, it pulls out free radicals from our body, thanks to its electric charge. Thus, every walk becomes an anti-aging therapy, which maintains the youth of the body, and along with that, it prevents serious diseases.
Bare feet provide better support and balance for the body, which allows us to keep the spine straight without much effort. Besides saving us the pain in the waist and shoulders, the straight posture significantly increases our mood, too. Scientific studies have proved the mutual dependence between body and mind. That is why, it is enough to simply walk barefoot and with a chest thrown out involuntarily for a while to drive sadness out and feel confident again. Not only the stately figure acts as a natural antidepressant, but also the contact with the warmed by the sun earth. And the ease with which we move when we walk barefoot reminds us of child lightheartedness and freedom.
Comfort for the feet
Once we strip our feet, they quickly forget about the routine discomfort. Pain and tiredness fly away, as well as traumatic skin blisters and congestions, caused by the striking of the delicate skin with coarse fabrics. Our feet and get rid also of fungus, which are known to thrive in dark, warm and moist environment – the one that is created by our shoes and socks. Unobstructed to reach the skin, the sun rays provide additional antifungal action. If our walk is on the beach, the sand gently exfoliates our feet. Although bare feet enjoy perfect health, sometimes they need extra care from cosmetics that can smoothen and soften the rough skin around the heels.
Health for the whole body
When we walk barefoot our feet are being massaged by the earth’s surface. According to Chinese traditional medicine each and every organ has its projection on the feet. Massaging the projection of a certain organ we massage the organ itself. Because of its indirect effect on inner organs the barefoot walk, in terms of reflexology, is a great solution when direct approach is not recommended. It acts as a overall tonic, supports feeding and breathing on cellular level, activates blood circulation and solves the problem of perpetual cold lower extremities.