Surprising Benefits of Barefoot Walks in Nature
Remember as children running barefoot on soil? Do you recall sleeping on the ground under the stars on a family camping trip? When’s the last time your barefoot feet have touched the ground?
Examine how the past is very different from the present. Native peoples walked barefoot or with leather soled shoes, they sat, and slept on the ground. In the present, notice how shoes have a rubber sole, we sit in chairs, we sleep off the ground on beds. Most people don’t make physical contact with the ground at all. There is a move towards reuniting the human body with the earth, some call it “Grounding,” others call it “Earthing.”
Consider that physical contact with the Earth transfers natural electrical energy (electrons) to the body; and there is evidence this connection makes us less vulnerable to stress and illness. Research from the Earthing Institute has provided evidence that, “the Earth generates a powerful and positive shift in the electrical state of the body and restores natural self-healing and self-regulating mechanisms.” The institute has consistent evidence of people who have grounded themselves having pain reduction.
There is discussion and evidence that children with reduced attention and high hyperactivity (e.g. ADHD) could benefit from spending time in nature (away from electronics) and sleeping on the ground.
Taking off your shoes and standing barefoot in the grass may be a great part of your daily homeopathy treatment plan for continuous well being.