Grounding through increasing feet sensory awareness

 

You perhaps heard about the concept of grounding/earthing, i.e. activities that electrically reconnect you to mama earth.

Today though, I want to talk to you about the concept of grounding through the lens of your feet’s abilities to grip the earth.

Over the years, one of the most common things I’ve seen among my clients has been the lack of sensory awareness of their feet. And it always amazes me how often people fake feet motion by moving their ankles instead.

   

Feeling solid beneath your feet is one of the most important things you can relearn, which leads to:

〰 fewer knee issues

〰 stronger legs

〰 better balance

〰 improved overall posture

The way your feet grip the ground sends a sense of assurance or lack of it to your nervous system. That’s why having a solid footing can not only improve your overall movement pattern but also could help you feel calmer and more in control.

Try these exercises to help you achieve that ↓

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Exercise 3:

The other important factor in increasing your feet awareness is to walk bare feet as often as you can on soft surfaces like grass.

However, when you walk on concrete, wearing minimal shoes may not be ideal since your feet aren’t supposed to walk on concrete for an extended period.

 

So when you walk outside, finding the right kinds of shoes can be critical for you; if you are in the market for a new pair of shoes, I highly recommend checking out this shoe list by Postural Restoration Institute.

 

And for more feet exercises, check out this carousel on my instagram.

 

Wanna explore working with me closely, click here. Feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions.

 

Be mov〰ful,

 

Hedi

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