The benefits Barefoot Walking
Barefoot walking is a great way to improve your wellness and expand your consciousness. It is simply the act of walking with no shoes – this is mostly done on grass where people have seen some significant benefits by making contact with the earth.
For millions of years humans have been walking with bare feet, simple hides were used and sleeping on the ground was common, by sleeping on the ground our ancestors were able to absorb electrons much more rapidly allowing the earth’s power to stabilise the body’s organs, tissues and cells.
What is earthing or grounding?
The earth is negatively charged and when walking barefoot you are actually connecting your body to this negative charge – that being the ground. The earth has a emits a higher negative charge than your body, so as soon as you put your feet onto the ground your body instantly absorbs the electrons from the earth into your body.
The Benefits of Earthing or Grounding
By grounding yourself you establish a balance within your body which in turn releases critical antioxidants which fight free radicals in the body. A study by the Journal of Environmental and Public Health in 2012 showed that there were improvements on a wide array of ailments such as:
- A reduction in stress
- A positive boost to the immune system
- Soothing chronic muscle and joint pain
- Aided with a number of respiratory problems such as Asthma
- Improved insomnia and sleep apnea
The above mentioned were only a few of the benefits received by barefoot walkers some more benefits that you may experience when walking barefoot are strengthening feet muscles and aids in how your feet form, strengthening legs muscles and improves back alignment. Barefoot walking can be extremely beneficial for older people who are suffering from back issues.
Should you start barefoot walking?
This is an easy answer – yes! Start off by standing outside without your shoes or flip-flops, walking around on your lawn or even doing a couple of laps around the football field. Around 20 minutes is enough to get the full benefit from earthing yourself. Sometimes even sitting on your lawn reading a book and coming into contact with the earth works just as beneficially. Try incorporating earthing/grounding into your daily routine and you will feel the results.
Have you started earthing/grounding? Have you had any health benefits?
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As always, stay safe, live well, fully and in the moment – embrace life!