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WHAT IS FIREWALKING?

Firewalking is the act of walking barefoot over a bed of hot wooden coals. A combination of pine, ash and oak is burnt and then broken down into a smooth red hot path of cinders. The lane itself is between 2-3 wide and 15-20 feet long. During the course of the burn down the temperature of the fire can reach 1,236 degrees Fahrenheit and when it comes time to walk on the coals the fire lane will be burning at a core temperature of 400-600 degrees Fahrenheit.

HOW IS FIREWALKING POSSIBLE?

There are numerous theories as to how it is possible to walk barefoot over a bed of hot coals without injury.  At one end of the spectrum we have a scientific explanation based upon the principles of heat conductivity and thermal insulation. Many of these reports focus on the poor conductivity of wooden coals in terms of heat transfer to the skin and short contact times between the sole of the foot and the hot material.

On the other hand the fact that there is no definitive ‘physical’ explanation for why firewalking is possible leaves room for a more ‘non-scientific’ understanding and certainly the American founders of the modern firewalking movement adopt this approach. This ‘esoteric’ or ‘spiritual explanation is based upon the concepts of ‘heightened body energy’ and an enhanced state of consciousness.

HOW DO I LEARN TO FIREWALK?

Each participant will take part in a mandatory training session before being given the opportunity to walk across the hot coals. The seminar uses a combination of humour, metaphor, experience and experiment.

All training is undertaken by experienced instructors from T4C our contractors for the event.

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?

Everyone’s experience is unique. Some people say it felt cold, others say it simply felt warm, others say they don’t remember any physical sensation at all! If you have ever been abroad on a hot beach you will have experienced more discomfort than walking on hot coals!!



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