Monday, April 22, 2013

Barefoot running basics-every day life

Becoming a barefoot runner has much to do with consciousness. You'll have  greater sense of consciousness as soon as you start.

Some simple, basic practices will help your progress and won't take any more of your time.

If you're not already going barefoot in your home, just do it. The exception will be after a barefoot run, when your arches are tired. That's the time you can put your running shoes on, to support your arches that will be a bit tired, especially when you're still training your feet.

I never wear running shoes anymore, except for fun. Their only purpose in my life is for fashion. After a long, barefoot run, I'll slip into a pair of Birkenstock sandals. They provide needed arch support after a run and once they are broken in, they are doable us who prefer to be barefoot.

Going barefoot at home, this will help train your whole body and build strength in your feet as well.

Walk on the balls of your feet for a while each day while doing every day activities. It will help develop your sense of balance, strength, and will awaken your feet. Your brain needs to get reacquainted with those muscles in your ankles and legs that were made lazy and sleepy by years of wearing shoes. This is an easy way to do it.

Also practice the "cookie thief walk". See Archives for post from 04/10/13 for more information.

And when you're doing your daily Yoga, start "walking" that downward dog. If you haven't started doing Yoga, start doing it.


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