Life can really get hectic sometimes with this “go, go, go” mentality that a lot of us experience on a daily. Wake up, get ready, go to work, go to the gym, come home do it all over again. Then if you have a family, it’s take the kids to school before work which includes getting them ready, making them breakfast, then starting your day. After work, you have to pick up the kids, make them dinner and if they are involved in other activities take them to that etc.. I guess you can say life gets crazy for a majority of us. Some have demanding jobs that take all of their time and it leaves many of us asking, “Can I get a little time for myself?”
With all of these stressors, one thing that helps me is grounding or earthing. Depending on the season or the weather of where you’re located you may only be able to do this during Spring or Summer. So what is grounding which is also called earthing? It’s when you make direct skin contact with the earth. An example is walking barefoot on grass or dirt. This helps you to reconnect with earth and bring you back to balance, a neutral state. It is said that our bodies make their own electricity and that pollutants and modern technology are capable of throwing that electrical energy off. Making contact with the earth allows those negative ions from the surface to make their way into our bodies which then allows our body to release the free radicals we’ve been accumulating.
What are the benefits of grounding (earthing)?
-It helps improve sleep
-Helps reduce anxiety/depression or any issues that may be linked to insomnia.
-Immunity system benefits
You can use a search engine to look up earthing and you will find ways to incorporate this more into your life & many other benefits. It is really simple to do, all you need to do is make direct skin contact with the Earth’s soil or any conductive surface that is in direct contact with the earth.
I would recommend walking barefoot at a beach, a park or in a grassy backyard to reap the benefits of this process. If you live in a colder climate they do have earthing sheets and mats that have similar benefits so you wont have to work on a frozen surface.
So is earthing or grounding a part of your spiritual practice? If so, do you feel it benefits your lifestyle?