I never really thought much about standing or my ability to walk from place A to B. These were things my feet would do for me, automatically. I didn’t put much effort into those 10 little piggies.
Feet were body parts to be covered up with socks or shoes. They did their job. I used to take my feet for granted. I know how lucky I am to be able to say that.
I’m more aware of my feet now.
Bare, flat, without much of an arch. And big! Size 10.5, which is unusual for an Asian woman. My right foot is slightly bigger than my left, by half a size. I understand that it’s normal to have one side of the body different from the other side. This does make shoe shopping a challenge! Thankfully, it’s been getting easier to find my size as shoe companies make many styles up to size 11. (Like these great Camper Nina ballet flats!)
I’ve even taken to enjoying the luxury of a professional pedicure once in a while too. It’s a big deal for me because I don’t usually pamper myself like that. With summer approaching, it’s time to book a pedi and give my tootsies some TLC.
Yoga has helped me develop my mind-body connection. I have a lack of awareness, even a numbness, towards certain parts of my body. Some people can’t relate to it because they know their bodies so well. As a late bloomer to most things in life, I’m glad I’ve finally found a relationship between me and my feet!