PLUS: How to Stay Grounded
Yoga for the feet, people!
Weird? Yes, no?
I think not. As someone whose feet feel “tight” regularly – yoga for the feet is a thing. Or at least I’m making it a thing.
If you’re someone who stands all day, sits all day, runs long distances, is an avid skier, or simply someone who doesn’t feel very mobile, this quick yoga flow is for you.
Your feet are one of the most important areas of the body – your feet are your literal foundation! And I could go on and on about the physical effects of unhealthy and immobile feet, because, hello, your feet can affect the way your entire body feels.
In short though: keep your feet healthy by regularly finding all ranges of motion with the toes and ankles. Keep the muscles of the feet and ankle strong and try to wear shoes minimally.
The goods of today’s topic? Grounding. Because you usually can’t feel grounded when your foundation feels meh. 😉
“Grounding” is a concept of feeling rooted. When I feel ungrounded, I typically feel scatterbrained, disorganized and more frustrated than normal.
When you feel grounded, you’ll be able to be more present with each moment, easily make decisions and feel connected with your people (the important ones).
If you’re feeling like an indecisive and overly-emotional human, try one of these three ways to re-ground:
We’ve have to call ourselves out on our BS. Any change comes from self-awareness, so work to stay in tune with how you’re feeling. You know when you feel easily worked up about something minor, or when you’ve been easily losing things (aka disorganized).
Keep track of the things that make you feel ungrounded. If you want to get real crazy, maybe even write them down!
Do Grounding Activities
Once you notice what brings you out of neutral, decide to take action to ground down. First, the best way to ground is to get yourself outside. Take a walk, a gentle run, a hike, just get yourself breathing fresh air and away from a screen.
Not the phone-driven connection. Reach out to one of your favorite people (it can even be your spouse) and go do something with them. Have a real and authentic conversation about anything.
Bonus points if you take a hike together!