Feet…and the 4 Elements

                            

Air, Water, Earth, and Fire make up all four basic elements on our planet.

Nothing could exist without all four present, and we need a balance of each element in our lives for health.

 

*The air to breathe

*The water to drink

*The earth to give us a place to stand, provide structure, and supply an element which to grow food.

*The sun (fire) to provide light and heat

 

By using the characteristics of the four elements in relationship to the feet, a reflexologist can get a general overview of the present condition of the foot owner.

During the normal course of one’s life, the elements go in and out of balance in a continuously changing state of health.

Listed, are the four elements and the conditions caused by an overabundance body quality and personality traits of each element are also included.

 

Air

Foot conditions:

*flaccid feet

*crackling, popping toe joints

*athlete’s foot with dry, itchy scaling skin

*osteoarthritis

*swollen feet/edema

*high arches

Moving qualities of the body:

*respiratory system

*digestion

*motion of limbs and joints

Personality traits:

*nervous

*reactive

 

Water

Foot conditions:

*sweaty feet

*flaccid feet

*swollen feet/edema

*athlete’s foot with blisters

*foot odor

Liquid qualities of the body:

*phlegm

*lymph

*urine

Personality traits:

*emotional

*easily influenced

 

Earth

Foot conditions:

*bones spurs

*stiff, inflexible feet

*mole, freckles on feet

*hammer toes

*cold feet

*corns, warts

*flat feet

*foot odor

Solid qualities of the body:

*skin

*muscle

*bone

Personality traits:

*grounded

*slow to change

 

Fire

Foot conditions:

*arthritic feet

*broken blood vessels

*bright red feet

*hot feet

*painful feet

Warm/Hot qualities of the body:

*body temperature

*circulatory system

*metabolism

Personality traits:

*reactive

*hot-headed

*impulsive

 

As I pursue my studies of Reflexology, I am continually amazed at how accurate the feet do reflect so much of who we are…Body, Mind & Spirit.

So take a look into the mirrors of your feet….and see your four elements!

Be well

 

For some special reading on the four elements please visit: “The 4 Elements Within & Without”

Portions of this post gratefully supplied by: “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Reflexology” – Frankie Avalon Wolfe, Ph.D.

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