The relationship between your feet and movement patterns throughout your whole body is important.
Whether you are walking or running your body receives signals from your feet so it can calculate the shock absorption. For example, you may feel tightness or pain in your back which stems from having a flattened arch on one foot which changes the way your muscles in your leg are balanced and this will in turn affect the stability of your pelvis, potentially causing lower back pain.
The structure of your feet is remarkably like your hands, you should be able to command similar dexterity from your feet as your hands. Sadly, the need to wear shoes has made our feet cold and unable to move with such sensory feedback. Try spending some of your day in bare feet feel how your foot places on the ground stretch out your toes!
Watch my video below on super exercises for your feet.
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