What Is Grounding?
Grounding, which is also known as earthing, is the practice of walking barefoot on the beach, through the grass or in the bush or dirt to reconnect with the earth. Some may feel no need to connect to the earth, however, there are many benefits to doing so.
The Benefits of Grounding
Years of research has proven that connecting to the Earth’s natural energy through grounding can diminish chronic pain, fatigue, and other ailments. How does it work? When your bare feet or skin comes in contact with the earth, free electrons are taken up into the body. These Freee electrons act as nature’s biggest antioxidants and help neutralize damaging excess free radicals that can lead to inflammation and disease in the body.
Some of the noted benefits of Grounding are:
- Defuse the cause of inflammation, and improve or eliminate the symptoms of many inflammation-related disorders
- Reduce or eliminate chronic pain
- Improve Sleep and promote a deeper sleep
- Increase energy and vitality
- Lower stress and promote calmness in the body by cooling down the nervous system and stress hormones
- Normalize the body’s biological rhythms
- Thin the blood and improve blood pressure and flow
- Relieve muscle tension and headaches
- Lessen hormonal and menstrual symptoms
- Dramatically speeds healing time and can help prevent bedsores
- Reduce or eliminate jet lag
- Protect the body against potentially health-disturbing environmental electromagnetic fields (EMFs)
- Accelerate recovery from intense athletic activity
The Best Way to Ground
|Go barefoot outside for at least a half-hour. Sit, stand, lay or walk on |
grass, sand, dirt, or plain concrete. Keep in mind that Wood, carpet,
asphalt, sealed or painted concrete and vinyl won’t work and will block
the flow of electrons as they are not conductive surfaces. Other ways to
get grounded are to swim in the ocean or lake, garden with bare hands,
Lay on the earth… Hey, go hug a tree even!