Walking barefoot brings as much pleasure as it benefits
In plantar reflexology, we seek to release accumulated energies that do not flow naturally through the body, sources of various pathologies.
This release is made possible by the pressure of strategic points which are located under the soles of the feet.
Walking barefoot is not trivial. This activates different processes that are good for our health. So why deprive yourself of walking with your toes in the air?
Let me introduce you to the benefits it provides. You will see how much walking without shoes is beneficial for the body, body and mind.
Walk barefoot to happiness
The feet are full of nerve endings.
These will be activated when walking barefoot. Thus brought into contact with the ground, the arch of the foot benefits from a kind of natural massage. A relaxing massage that will improve our well-being and beyond that, our health.
On the other hand, these nerve endings also cause us to experience a large number of sensations. This is very useful for those who practice mindfulness meditation.
Indeed, walking barefoot helps to focus on your body and its movements, in order to create an inner emptiness and feel the full extent of our emotions. Even more intense sensations when we walk on natural ground covered with grass, sand or earth.
We are lighter physically and mentally having our feet in the air. Small worries are forgotten for a while, anxiety subsides and you feel more in tune with yourself. In the end, walking barefoot is a little newfound freedom of body and mind, which contributes to our happiness.
A natural walk regained
By walking with shoes on, we not only compress our feet, but we also violate the natural physiology of walking. Normally we should unroll our foot in the following way: heel, sole of the foot, toe.
However, with shoes, we unroll our feet directly from heel to toe, without going through the middle step. This greatly limits the movement of the foot.
When we walk barefoot, on the contrary, we exercise all the muscles and joints of the foot.
Other health benefits
Many of us believe that walking barefoot tends to make us feel cold. However, the reverse is true. In fact, when we walk without shoes, our body produces more heat. To do this, of course, we burn calories.
When we walk barefoot, we inevitably do more movements with our feet. This has a positive impact on the circulation of blood in the legs – in particular, and throughout our body. It is therefore a good way to prevent the appearance of varicose veins. It is also a stimulating action for the heart, which contributes to good oxygenation of our body.
Walking barefoot helps to lower the level of cortisol present in our body. However, cortisol is the stress hormone. By reducing it, we are therefore more relaxed to go to bed, and manage to sleep better.
There are many opportunities to walk barefoot in a day. Whether indoors or outdoors depending on the season, give yourself this little moment of pleasure, and share it with your friends: