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NB:  It is important to prioritize personal safety and seek professional guidance when pursuing physical challenges or activities.

Firewalking is a traditional practice that involves walking barefoot over a bed of hot embers. This practice has been around for centuries and is still performed in many cultures today, including some indigenous tribes and in certain spiritual and religious practices.

While fire-walking may seem like a dangerous and foolish activity to some, it is actually considered a powerful tool for personal transformation and growth in many cultures. The act of walking over the hot coals is seen as a symbolic representation of overcoming fears and limiting beliefs, and achieving personal empowerment.

Firewalking ceremonies often begin with a period of meditation or prayer (getting into state), during which participants focus their minds and visualize themselves successfully walking over the hot coals. Once the embers are ready, participants line up and walk across the bed of fire, often to the beat of drums or other music. Many report feeling a sense of energy and empowerment during the experience.

From a scientific perspective, fire-walking is possible due to a combination of factors, including the low thermal conductivity of the materials used (such as wood or coconut husks), the brief contact time between the foot and the hot surface, and the insulating layer of ash that forms on the coals during the burning process. HOWEVER,  during the  “fire-standing” exercise practiced  by some experienced fire-walkers, these factors  fall away.

However, it is important to note that fire-walking can still be dangerous if not performed properly. Participants should always receive proper training and guidance from experienced fire-walking instructors, and safety precautions such as wetting the feet and having medical personnel on standby should be taken.

Fire-walking is a unique and powerful practice that has been used for centuries to promote personal growth and empowerment. While it may seem risky to some, when performed safely and with proper guidance, it can be a transformative experience that helps individuals overcome fears and limiting beliefs.

When Oprah attended a day session with Tony, she didn’t plan to walk across the coals. But after 12 hours she was ready, and she was glad that she tried it:

Oprah Winfrey - firewalk with Tony Robbins

“One of the most incredible experiences of my life.” – Oprah Winfrey


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