Asheville Doula: Cold Floors

A wise Japanese okasaan (grandmother) once told me to never let my feet touch cold floor. I believe we have so much to learn from our elders and the wise women among us- and this truth is simple but something I’ve carried and thought over. .
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👞 for one, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, teaches that warmth is life and cold is death. We always want to be adding warmth and life to our lives. Keeping exposed and weak parts of our bodies warm, especially in the winter months, is vital. Feet, hands, throat, head, and ears. This even goes for your own home. Put only warm foods and liquids into your body too. Bye iced coffee 😫 hello tea 🍵
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👞 my second takeaway is beyond the science. Our feet are primal body parts that we rarely think of. They get us from here to there, they carry us, transport our bodies. But true self care isn’t lavish outings and fancy spa days. True self care is loving ourselves from the ground up. It’s as simple as not letting our feet touch cold ground. It’s warm slippers, it’s surrounding ourselves with kind people, it’s monitoring our own “warmth” *life* *qi* *energy* and knowing when it needs something. Like socks, or a hug, or rest, or French fries 🍟. .
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👠 so my reminder to you all today. Don’t let your feet touch cold ground. Care for yourself from the ground up. You are more than worthy of that. .
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