Today I thought I’d take a look at something that seems to be all over the place: Earthing. Earthing or, as it’s more commonly known, grounding is a method by which you can become connected to the Earth’s natural healing energy through various means which I will be discussing below. Earthing is typically defined as being connected to the Earth and being present in your body. It is a very easy and cheap way to treat various health issues without effort or dieting required. This can also be defined as the removal of excess charges in our bodies, therefore being grounded can actually balance these electrical charges. These are ways which make it very easy to detox yourself from the stress of the world it just so happens that this is actually one of the benefits of Earthing, but we’ll dig into that in a moment.
Why Earthing, though? Why not just slip a pill in and be done with it, isn’t that easier? Yes, it definitely is, but a pill only works for the short term, while Earthing may not show immediate healing effects they are definitely there. There is so much scientific evidence that Earthing can have a positive impact on your life in the long term. Things such as inflammation and stress have been none to be completely cured just by walking barefoot outside or reconnecting with nature. I mean, Adam and Eve walked barefoot through nature and enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation and, let’s be honest here, who doesn’t enjoy a good walk through the forest? Don’t you immediately feel at peace just by listening to the bird’s songs, hearing the scurry of squirrels and the hoots of owls? I know I enjoy a good walk through the forest. So let’s take a look at how going barefoot can help us.
Before I get started on its various health benefits let’s look at Earth’s natural electric flow. It’s a pretty well-known fact that there’s a natural electromagnetic field around the Earth and this protects us from the power of the Sun, otherwise we’d roast. There exists a similar electric charge in the ground. A subtle, natural electrical charge or special energy in the ground. Earthing/Grounding is our way of connecting to that electrical charge. This energy exists between everything in the world, but there’s one problem: We’ve lost contact with it. We live above ground in beds; we wear rubber-soled or plastic shoes and spend our days indoors. We are bioelectrical beings on an electrical planet with cells that transmit frequencies which run through your body’s organs such as the heart, muscles and nervous system; yet we insulate ourselves from contact with that same electrical energy. Could this be why we’re so ill?
Why Do I Need to Reconnect?
As I mentioned above, Earth has an electrical charge and it is this same charge that can help with a variety of health issues. Some of the benefits I’ll be discussing below is how it reduces inflammation, stress and pain. When you are grounded you feel centered, solid, strong , balanced, less tense and less stressed.
Stress can be defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. This is caused by many things as the definition says and with such a high-paced life is it any wonder that so many people have stress, anxiety and depression? Stress and anxiety are two of the many mental issues that can be improved simply by grounding. It does this by normalizing the diurnal rhythm (a biological rhythm that primarily express a periodicity during daylight hours) of the stress level, cortisol.
Inflammation is defined as a localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection. In a study one woman reported that after 8 weeks of grounding her inflammation was completely gone as well as other health issues that she had suffered from all illnesses resulting from her pain.
Circulation has also been known to be improved through grounding by improving the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the tissues in the body. 20 minutes of grounding is known to improve facial circulation.
Other benefits include an increase in energy and healing speed. It also restores balance to the body, elevates mood, cardiovascular health and treats disorders such as chronic fatigue and anxiety/depression. If you are able to, go barefoot outside for half an hour or so and you will see the difference it makes in your general well-being.
There are 13 signs that you are ungrounded such as over-thinking or ruminating, even engaging in personal drama. Anxiety and perpetual worrying are other signs that you are ungrounded, but there are also ways of becoming grounded. If you feel out of touch with nature you can lie outside (outdoor savasana), walk barefoot (Earth-walker) or go swimming in oceans, seas, rivers and lakes (embracing your inner mermaid). These are the three major grounding techniques.
It has been proven by scientists and people who have personally experienced these healing benefits, that grounding/earthing does have its mental as well as physical benefits. If you ever find yourself in nature or even in your backyard, take off your shoes and get connected with nature. If you are unable, there are ways to reconnect such as leather shoes, conductive furniture and even conductive patches. Give it a shot and see the benefits for yourself.
God bless you, my darling avidReaders.