Get Close to the Earth with Earthing
If you are a nature enthusiast, you know that when you get close to the earth, you feel amazing.
Now science is showing us that earthing, or grounding, is so healthy for us. Earthing:
- reduces inflammation which is a component of every disease
- increases circulation
- normalizes blood pressure
- improves sleep
- reduces anxiety
- relieves pain – even migraines!
- calms digestion
- speeds wound healing
- reduces stress
- improves mood
What Is Earthing?
Earthing is simply directly connecting with the earth.
Most of us spend our time indoors in climate controlled environments, wear synthetic shoes, and walk on concrete, and sleep on raised beds – all of which block contact with the earth.
Contrast this with our ancestors who wore leather shoes (which keep us in energetic contact with the earth), slept on the ground, and spent lots more time outside. They were between Earth and Sky, exactly where humans are supposed to be! They were more connected, but we can be too.
How to do Earthing
As with everything, dosages is important. Too little and you won’t get the benefit, so spend at least 15 minutes each day with your bare feet on the earth.
If it’s too cold to go barefooted, you can hug a tree. The earth has a subtle negative charge created by lightning strikes (it’s struck 100 times per second) and atmospheric pressure. Trees can connect you to that energy to rebalance your bioelectrical field.
Sleep on the earth. This is what our ancestors did. This is also why so many of us love to camp! It just feels good.
The earth is our Mother. Every child benefits when staying close to her mother.