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LOVE YOUR TOES!
I say this to my clients and students often. Why? Because our feet work so hard for us, and are often neglected, as so much swirls around our heads. Love your toes and ground yourself.
If you’re having a hard time sleeping because your mind’s racing, spend some time rubbing, squeezing and massaging your toes and feet before you go to sleep. Do this yourself, or ask your partner to do this for you. Even a few minutes will feel wonderful.
I haven’t liked my toes or my feet much; my feet are flat and not cute in the dance shoes that I wish I could wear. But that changed with yoga. Now I spend a lot of time looking at my toes, and they’re kind of cute!
So, one way I love my toes is to dress them up once in a while with nail polish. But I’ve been reluctant to do this too much because the nail polish and nail polish removers are gross. They smell like chemicals and unhealthy. Forget about going into a nail salon!
I finally did something about this.
Yesterday, I bought non-toxic biodegradable nailpolish remover ($9.99) and a water-based nail polish–desert sunset color ($8.99) from Sun Coat. (Bought at Real Food Co. in San Francisco, on Polk Street.) No chemical solvents such as toluene, acetates and alcohol; no pthalates; no formaldehyde. And no smell! The conventional nail polish I had on my toenails came off well. I’ll say it again, No Smell! I’ll paint my nails again later and will report back. (My friend told me about another line of healthier nail polish: No Miss Nail Polish.)
PS: Back to a busy mind. One way to deal with this is to turn it upside down. Try legs-up-the-wall yoga pose.