We use our bare hands to touch, feel and interact with the world constantly, yet we often forget about our feet. We are tactile, touch sensing animals and our feet have almost as many nerve endings as our hands. We protect them and hide them away from the world in shoes and socks, disconnecting them from the ground that they are meant to touch and feel.
Today we challenge you to free your feet for 30 minutes outside. You don’t have to walk if you don’t want, you can simply feel the sensation of your bare feet on the ground in the open air.
Try to touch as many different surfaces and textures as you can with you feet, like moss, grass, sand, stone, dirt, leaves, water etc.
Benefits of Barefoot Walking − The best treatment for feet encased in shoes all day is to go barefoot. One-fifth of the world’s population never wears shoes — ever! But when people who usually go barefoot usually wear shoes, their feet begin to suffer. As often as possible, walk barefoot on the beach, in your yard, or at least around the house. Walking in the grass or sand massages your feet, strengthens your muscles and feels very relaxing…If you can cut back on wearing shoes by 30 percent, you will save wear and tear on your feet and extend the life of your shoes. (Natural Foot Care, Stephanie Tourles)
What do you think? Do you enjoy baring your feet? Share your photos and thoughts in the facebook group