People walk barefoot very rarely now. From the day a baby is born, its feet are protected with shoes. As it grows up, child fancies colourful footwear that emits lights while walking, which they later get from their parents.
Meanwhile, adults fare no better in this matter. They have one pair of footwear for venturing outdoors, another to wear inside the house and a third pair to go for walks.
All this is good as footwear cannot be avoided while walking along dusty and dirty roads as well as rough terrain. However, according to doctors, keeping your feet covered with shoes all the time is a bad habit.
Naturopathy makes it clear that feet need a ‘breathing space’. Everyone should walk barefoot along clean soil and sand to enable this.
When walking barefoot, a positive effect similar to acupressure is felt by our body. Feet have a natural ability to negotiate rough terrain. When we always use footwear, this exposure of the feet may be lost.
Stimulation of nerves
Several nerves and veins in our body are connected to the feet. When we walk barefoot, these channels are stimulated, and they function more efficiently. This also increases the blood circulation in the body.
Connection with brain
The nerves on the feet have connections with the brain. As a result, walking barefoot can improve the activities of the brain.
Close to nature
Another benefit of walking barefoot is that it takes you closer to nature. It also helps us lead a life that is not in conflict with the environment. However, we need to take care and desist from walking along very bad stretches that can hurt our feet.