Some of you think I’m crazy and I very well may be! If you didn’t think so today’s blog might make you think otherwise. Since the weather has warmed up a bit (depending on the day) I have been taking off my shoes and sitting on my front steps with my feet on the ground (in an effort to ground myself). I heard this somewhere, not sure where but I thought ‘why not give it a try, it can’t hurt. Yesterday I watched a movie about earthing aka grounding and decided I would share that with you. First because earthing is free (unless you purchase some sort of earthing mat or device) and second because it is a simple way to reconnect with the earth. Just a few minutes a day will provide massive benefits. I haven’t done much research on earthing but here is what I have read or heard.
Earthing is the practice of placing bare skin on the earth in order to absorb millions of electrons into the body. The earth is a conductor, as are all living beings. The earth is negatively charged, emitting negative ions and electrons. These negatively charged ions and electrons help detoxify our bodies from free radicals, heavy metals, air pollution, etc. The healing treatment that earthing provides is unparalleled. With our feet on the ground, we begin to flow with the current of the earth, providing us with raised health, higher consciousness, and a feeling of connection and stability. When you are electrically grounded, you feel centered, strong, solid, balanced, less tense, and less stressed. All of these are areas where the modern person feels a lack, a link that is not arbitrary.
We don’t often think about the fact that a build-up of positive ions in the body is where and when disease and illness start to occur. To revert this build-up, exposing our bodies to negative ions from the earth is a free and naturally primitive way to heal and help us reinstate our optimal homeostasis. Some of the health benefits of earthing are:
Calms the nervous system
Protects us from Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)
Eases chronic pain and inflammation (this is one of the most significant benefits, and coincidently, inflammation is one of the most common health concerns of our time, leading to many diseases that are prevalent today. The link is uncanny).
Relaxes tense or sore muscles
Helps us recover almost immediately from jet lag
Shortens recovery time from injuries and promotes healing in the body
Balances emotions, reduces stress and anxiety and boosts energy
Improves mental clarity and decision-making abilities
Deepens our sense of connection with nature and all beings
Aligns the energy body – chakras and meridians.
Reconnecting ourselves with the earth is beyond beneficial, and a way for us to realign our physical, mental and spiritual states.
If I experience only some of these benefits I am in! It’s simple and easy so why not take fifteen minutes (or more) out of your day to see if it benefits you. I’m actually earthing right now while I am writing this.
For those of you interested in watching to movie, here’s the link for the website.