Have you ever noticed how great you feel after spending a day at the beach? This could be in part due to the fact that you’ve spent some time barefoot! Grounding, or earthing, is the practice of making direct contact with the earth. The earth has a positive, grounding energy that can be extremely beneficial to our health and wellbeing.
Our ancestors spent their lives deeply connected to the earth. They walked around barefoot, grew and harvested their own crops, and even slept on the ground! In modern society, we have grown very disconnected from the earth. We wear rubber soles on our feet, have tile flooring in our homes, and can go weeks or even months without connecting to the earth below us. The earth does so much to support us… quite literally! It has natural healing properties that can be very beneficial to us when we take time to connect to it.
These are some of the many benefits that grounding can have on you:
- Better sleep
- Increased energy
- More positive mood
- Reduced stress
- Less chronic pain
- Stronger immune system
- Feelings of wellbeing in your mind and body
This may sound a little strange to you if you’ve never heard of it before, but it’s such a quick and easy way to improve your health that it’s definitely worth a try!
Dedicate some time each day over the next week to make direct contact with the earth. Go for a barefoot walk on the beach, kick off your shoes and run across the lawn, lay out on the ground and sunbathe, sit on the grass and meditate, or work on your garden with your bare hands. The summer is the perfect time to practice getting grounded. Give it a try, and then comment below and let me know if you notice any changes!