Ah, feet. So often neglected, but so important for optimal health! As the days become warmer and sunnier, our feet are sure to be released from their cages of woolly socks and restrictive shoes. Did you know that besides pedicures, there are things you can do to pamper your feet and keep them youthful and healthy?
A few great ways to reconnect your feet to both the earth and your body are to:
1) Walk barefoot in nature. Not only is this activity calming and provides you with lots of fresh, clean oxygen, but it also helps to reactivate and strengthen some of the muscles in your feet. Early studies even show that connecting with the earth’s natural surface electrons (through our feet), has a positive impact on health and well-being.
2) Do yoga poses that target the feet! Tadasana (Mountain Pose), Warrior III, and Garudasana (Eagle Pose) are all great options. For more on yoga for your feet, click here .
3) Try Yoga Sandals! Similarly to going barefoot, Yoga Sandals help to spread the toes and regain balance and posture from the ground up. Over time, this retraining of the feet can help with proper alignment, as well as stave off such conditions as osteo-arthritis, hammer toes, and bunions.
Yoga Sandals are now available for purchase at both of our locations for $39.99. View the video below to hear about more great benefits of Yoga Sandals from Sandra Sammartino!
So what are you waiting for? Make like a kid again, and go run around in the park! Or better yet, the sprinkler!