Re-flex-ology and the little pig.
“This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy stayed at home.
This little piggy had roast beef.
And This little piggy had none.
This little piggy went wee.! wee.! Wee.!, all the way home”.
This nursery rhyme popped into my head the other day, it is a rhyme which I fondly think of when I think of my grandmother.
She used to tell us this rhyme while pulling our toes.
I never passed much attention of this rhyme and its origins, but lately I have been wondering does it have something to do with what we call reflexology.
Our feet take the greatest punishment on a daily basis and this is often where blockages start within the body which leads to pain in other areas such as the shoulders, back etc.
Reflexologists perform massages on people’s feet to encourage energy flow within the body and often people afflicted with aches and pains notice a miraculous turn around just by massaging the feet, in areas they wouldn’t have even thought were associated with the feet.
But thinking of this little nursery rhyme above, I can’t help but think did my dear old grandmother know that a lot of my problems started in my feet and this is why she told us this rhyme so often while pulling our toes?.
I also think that there is a spiritual reference to the rhyme here, that each toe and each pig within the rhyme corresponds to what Asian and Indian philosophy call energy centres or chakras.
From the root to the throat, from the 1st to the 5th chakra.
The little piggy who knew that most of his energetic or spiritual problems began in his feet, screamed wee, wee, wee all the way home, or all the way – om -.