Rediscovering the joy of walking naturally
Thirteen years ago I was inspired by amazing stories of indigenous Mexican people who run barefoot, the Tarahumara tribe. After a struggle to come to terms with walking without protection on my feet, and without supports for my weak feet, I ventured into the fearful unknown only to discover amazing capacities my feet could accomplish unaided by artificial structures called shoes.
Having tried it, and in the words of Australian actor/comedian/songwriter Tim Minchin, who also performs barefoot, "I tried it once & I liked it, so I carried on!"
My poem about Walking Barefoot:
Walking Barefoot is Human and Natural. It reminds us of who we really are, and where we come from. Who created us.
Walking Barefoot connects us to our Mother Earth and to our ancestors who walked primally upon it.
Walking Barefoot is the default human means of locomotion. It is anatomically perfect for our species. It teaches our bodies good posture, form and function.
Walking Barefoot makes us vulnerable and respectful. It teaches us to be gentle to ourselves, other people, the Earth and her other creations.
Walking Barefoot is emotional. It enhances our senses making us more aware of our surroundings. It makes us ecstatic with joy at being alive and part of nature all around us.
Walking Barefoot is Human and Natural.
~ STEPHEN BLOOR
For more detailed information about the benefits of walking barefoot please check out my Natural Feet Blog
Check this beautifully made video of Classic Cottages team going barefoot at Godolphin House