© Antonov V.V., 2008
One should walk a lot, communicating with God in the surroundings of living nature. So, let me say a few words about clothing. The first important rule for those walking the spiritual Path is to try not to wear clothing made of synthetic fabric, especially that having an immediate contact with the skin. Synthetic fabric accumulates static electricity, which has an adverse impact on the energy systems of human organism, and prevents proper energy exchange between the organism and its environment.
Synthetic clothing is particularly inappropriate for psychoenergetic work — both indoors and outdoors.
This is not to say that one should not wear polyethylene raincoats when it is raining or rubber boots during a wet weather.
In cold winter, the rubber boots should be 2-3 size points larger than one’s regular size, so that one could put 2 insoles inside it and put on 2 or 3 woolen socks and regular socks over them so that the former do not get worn out too quickly.
It is better to put woolen socks on bare feet, since wet wool does not make the body cold.
It is the same with outerwear: if you happen to get drenched just wring your clothing and put a woolen sweater on first and all other things over it.
Another thing that we need to make sure is that the upper surface of the sole of our footwear is smooth. If there are any prominences under the heel, then long walks will cause heel bones periostitis.
Or, in some kinds of footwear the sole gets warped in the toe area: this happens because the card layer that was inserted in the sole gets pursed. As a result, toe joints may not function properly, which sometimes causes severe inflammation accompanied by edema of the entire foot. In order to bring that footwear back to the appropriate condition, one needs to detach the sole, tear the card layer out and then glue the sole back on.