Our ancestors have walked the Earth barefoot in the past, when there were no shoes or something that could protect our feet. Today, only people that live out in the country perform this practice, walking barefoot in their yards and gardens. This is good for our feet and body because the body needs the sense of natural touch that cannot be achieved while wearing shoes.
Walking barefoot stimulates the major organs in the body as our feet have certain points that are connected to them.
The “Chi” concept is popular in eastern philosophies and medicine. The Chinese call the vital energy “chi”, while the Indians call it “Prana”. They have a belief that stimulating certain points on the body will cure diseases and improve our overall health and energy flow. This energy flow goes through a meridian system, similar to the blood flow in the bloodstream. When the energy flows properly the body is recharged. If the flow is blocked, the blockage will be felt in an organ connected to a point on the body. If this goes on for a long time, it causes diseases. Walking barefoot helps us send signals to the organs which will revive the energy flow, and connect with the natural bioelectric field of Mother Earth.
Walking barefoot outside is crucial for our well-being. However, if you’re unable to do it, you can stimulate the energy flow with a foot massage. Massage your feet and hands every morning by applying strong pressure on painful points.
Foot massages are a common practice among Chinese people. Children massaging their father’s feet after a hard day of work is a common practice and a sign of respect. Acupressure is a practice that can successfully relieve heart diseases, infections, disrupted hormone function, lack of energy, indigestion, tension, stress and sinus problems. It helps the organs recover naturally and without any negative side-effects.
Try walking barefoot for at least five minutes every day, increasing the amount of time gradually. In a while, you’ll wake up full of energy, experiencing emotions that you haven’t felt before, which is amazing because you’re actually getting in touch with Mother Nature.