Science behind religious practices_7

Why Toe rings are worn by married women in Indian tradition?

Toe rings are worn by many women these days. Actually, it is very much part of an Indian tradition. But nowadays, wearing toe rings is more of a style statement than a part of tradition. Married Indian women are expected to wear toe rings on both their feet. Indian women wear the toe ring on their second toe.

The earliest references to toe rings can be found in the Hindu epic Ramayana. It is believed that when Ravana kidnapped Sita, she threw her toe rings on the way to Lanka (now Sri Lanka) so that Rama (her husband) could find her. So the tradition for married women to wear this piece of jewellery is ancient.

Now it seems that toe rings are much more than mere fashion or even tradition. Wearing toe rings has health benefits too. This age old custom seems to have been designed with a health perspective in mind. Or rather, it is would be fair to call it an ancient fertility ritual that still works. The health benefits of wearing toe rings is actually associated with a woman’s fertility.

Here are some of the major health benefits of wearing toe rings.

Regular Menstrual Periods
The main reason why Indian women wear toe rings after marriage is to regulate their menstrual cycle. The exact reason for this connection between toe rings and menstrual cycles is not clear. But it has something to do with a nerve that passes through the second toe on both your feet. Pressing this nerve is supposed to ensure that your periods are regular. Now you already know that having regular menstrual cycle helps you to conceive easily. In the modern context, menstrual regularity is much more than a mere fertility ritual. Most women do not have regular periods due to unhealthy and stressful lifestyles. That is why, wearing toe rings could be a natural remedy for menstrual problems for such women.

Balanced Uterus
You must have noticed that toe rings are always worn on both feet. This is to maintain a balance of energies. The nerve that passes through the second toe also passes through the uterus and heart. So wearing the toe ring on both rings ensure that a balance is maintained in your uterus. This also helps women to maintain their fertility and reproductive health.

Good Conductor Of Energy
The toe rings that Indian women wear are always made of silver. Now the metal silver is a good conductor of energy. So when you walk on the earth, the silver toe rings absorb all the positive energy from the earth and transfer it to your body. According to Ayurveda, it is good to have some metal on your body.


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