Why do aching feet slow your run, or slow your progress?
Why are you more aggravated, irritable and distracted when your feet are very sore, red, swollen, or painful?
Feet are nature’s first tool we had to move safely in the world.
The nerve ending in your feet that cross the ball of your feet give us balance and understanding of our present environment.
When feet are covered in shoes that are too tight or fit too loosely with no support to keep their sensitivity active. The nerve endings in ball of the foot become less sensitive to the environment because of the stress they are under. When these feet or foot sensors do not effectively work, our ability to balance, respond calmly, to think clearly is decreased. Detachment and trying to ignore pain increases the feeling of separation.
Are you tired of being in pain and ready to calm your foot sensors so you can have more energy and feel free again? Here are 3 ways choose what fits you best. Click here to schedule.
The best way to flex your muscles is to smile. It triggers these feel good chemicals in the body.
Endorphins help to lift your spirits and relieve stress/pain. The “Duchenne smile (picture at the right ) helps reduce pain signals from the brain to the body and simultaneously let a warm happy feeling wash over you.
This smile flexes the muscles at the sides of the mouth and contraction of the muscles at the corner of the eyes, an action known as a “Duchenne smile”.
Experiment: practice this smile every chance you get and now while you watch this video. Let us know what effects it has on your pain and mood.
Thanks to Nature Sounds: Zen Music for the beautiful healing sounds.