Barefoot play is such an easy but immensely beneficial way to connect with the Earth.
When our bare feet come into contact with the Earth, free electrons are taken up into the body - providing us with a stack of nature’s most potent antioxidants that us help neutralise damaging excess of free radicals and reduce any inflammation and disease they cause in the body.
How does this happen?
Well the Earth is a big conductor of free electrons just like all living things on the planet, including us. And because the body is composed of mostly of water and minerals, this means we are excellent conductors of electrons from the Earth - providing there is direct skin contact for them to flow through.
Benefits of this magical transaction include: * Upgrades to our physiology by stimulating repair & internal resilience * The harmonisation and stabilisation of the body’s basic biological rhythms - resulting in better sleep! * Reduction in chronic inflammation & associated pain * Lower stress levels from cooling the nervous system * Decreased white blood cell count & increased red blood cell count = a boost in positive immune responses * Free access to the most natural yet powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-aging remedy around!
On a soul level - this practice is incredibly powerful for relationship building with our local landscapes and fulfilling our psychological need for embodied connection too. And the more we connect with our local ecology this way, the move it contributes to our sense of place as we incorporate it into our identity & become motivated to care for it. Where is your favourite spot to kick off your shoes & play?