E A R T H I N G —also called Grounding— is all about energetically connecting with Mother Earth. This, of course, is amazing on a soul/spiritual level but there’s also a more scientific angle to the practice. To put it briefly, when your bare feet (where your largest pours are) or skin comes in contact with the earth, free electrons are taken up into the body. These electrons could be referred to as nature’s biggest antioxidants and help neutralize damaging excess free radicals that can lead to inflammation and disease in the body. The earth has an infinite supply of free electrons, so when a person is grounded, those electrons naturally flow between the earth and the body, reducing free radicals and eliminating any static electrical charge.
BENEFITS EARTHING HAS BEEN SHOWN TO HELP WITH:
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
SO… go barefoot outside for at least a half an hour daily and see what a difference it makes on your pain or stress levels. Sit, stand, lay or walk on grass, sand, dirt, or plain concrete. These are all conductive surfaces from which your body can draw the Earth’s energy. HAPPY EARTHING EVERYONE!