Talking Feet: What Your Feet Say About You
[Yvette Eastman, today's C&D's guest blogger, is the founder-director and instructor of Touchpoint Institute of Reflexology and Kinesthetics, for all levels of Reflexology, Specialized Kinesiology, EFT, and Pawspoint Reflexology for Animals. She has written a variety of books on different modes of reflexology and teaches classes in all of them. Check her website or ask for her catalog.
Her newest book, “So You Think You Know Reflexology…?" It is a compilation of writings by famous reflexologists and complementary practitioners, presenting their concepts of reflexology. Included are Beryl Crane, Chris Stormer, Frankie Avalon-Wolfe, Sharon Stathius, Bill Flocco and many more. It will be ready in February 2009. Yvette can be contacted at Yvette@touchpointreflexology.com]
Your feet are story-tellers. As a Reflexologist, I can tell so much about you by observing your feet for lines, creases, and markings. Let’s discover some of this foot-chatter, shall we?
Cold Feet? Bunions? Hammertoes? Or Callouses?
Are your feet cold? Cold feet relate to stress you are dealing with – financial, relationship, work, empty-nest syndrome. Sometimes your feet have an odor. That tells me you are under stress, and need to be gentler to yourself.
Do you have a bunion? You probably have neck and shoulder problems. Emotionally, bunions say that you are self-effacing, you come last! Do you say “yes” before having thought about it? Try saying: “I need to check my schedule, and I’ll let you know.” It will give you time to think about it and give the other person time to look for someone else.
Hammertoes tell me that you are essentially a dreamer, but you have forced yourself to keep a “good, firm head on your shoulders”. You hold on to the earth for dear life as you force yourself to be a realist. Instead of a firm stance, your feet are out of balance, and you are a “push-over”. My suggestion: It is now time to follow some of your dreams, and watch your toes straighten!
Where are your callouses? On the big toe? Do you have neck pain or tension? On the corner of the heel? Do you have low back or hip concerns? Is there a callous on the ball of your foot? How is your back?
Your Toes and Foot
Is your second toe longer than your big toe? You enjoy good food! Is your big toe overly large? You probably talk a lot. Is your big toe small? You may start many things, which you may not complete. Are there spaces between your toes? You need time to express yourself.
Is there a curved line just under the ball of the foot on the big toe side? If the lines at the base of the ball of the foot below the big toe are deep I would ask about burping, heartburn, reflux, or other stomach concerns.
Are there little lines or creases in the ball of the foot? Perhaps your parents, your co-workers, or you smoke or have smoked. Or you have lived in a town that had “bad air quality”. Or maybe you have allergies, asthma, or chronic respiratory concerns.
There are so many stories your feet can tell you and after listening, you have the opportunity to repair, change or accept certain things about yourself, your health, and your nature. You will be amazed to see change occur in your feet as you change. The more you listen to your foot talk, the more you’ll know. The more you know, the better you’ll feel. That is the wonder of talking feet!
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