What is grounding? Well firstly its something I truly am missing with Lockdown. We use to take Bella, our pitty, to the park most days after work and we walk barefoot on the grass, weekends I would dip my toes in the sand, swim in the sea and get some sun, it would completely change my vibration.
So what on earth is it? If you haven’t heard about it before, it is also called earthing, its a therapeutic technique that involves doing activities that ground or electrically reconnects you to earth.
The research suggests that a disconnect (very common in modern lifestyle) may be a contributor to physiological dysfunction and unwellness. There is a growing body of scientific evidence showing that disruption of the body’s charge is a health concern, and doctors should start paying attention.
Reconnection with the earth electrons has been found to promote intriguing physiological changes and subjective reports on well-being.
Your normal day-to-day builds up a positive charge in the body. Until the last few hundred years, people spent a lot of time in contact with the earth, either walking or sleeping on the ground without anything blocking the transfer of electrons. That was a natural mechanism for getting back to neutral throughout the day and while they slept.
We don’t get that these days. Things like wearing shoes and walking around in buildings prevents you from discharging the charge you’ve built up into the ground.
Ways you can practice earthing?
- Walking barefoot on grass, soil or sand
- Swimming in oceans, lakes and dams
It’s said to make you feel centred and balanced, which I can absolutely vouch for! So, why bother earthing? Some of the science-backed benefits of grounding include:
- Regulates cortisol, your body’s main stress hormone(better regulation means you recover from stress quickly, instead of having feeling anxious long after the stressful event)
- Neutralizes free radicals, which are highly reactive molecules that damage cells
- Reduces inflammation
- Reduces stress
- Improves sleep
- Reduces some risk factors of cardiovascular disease
- Reduces pain
- Shifts the body from the stressed fight-or-flight mode to the restorative rest-and-digest mode
Science is pretty awesome, if this is new to you, give it a go!
If you like me and don’t get exposed to much earth to play on, it will be more noticeable when you add it in. If you have a garden and often get your toes in the grass, lucky you, don’t take it for granted.
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