Earthing (also known as grounding) refers to the discovery that bodily contact with the Earth's natural electric charge stabilizes the physiology at the deepest levels, reduces inflammation, pain, and stress, improves blood flow, energy, and sleep, and generates greater well-being.
The Earth is like a gigantic battery that contains a natural, subtle electrical charge—a special kind of energy present in the ground. For safety and stability, most everything in the electrical world is connected to it, whether it is an electric power plant or your refrigerator. As we go through our busy, technology-filled lives, we are constantly exposed to EMFs -electromagnetic frequencies (WIFI and cell phones for example).
If we aren’t releasing positive ions regularly enough, through grounding or other means, they’ll start to build up.
This can sap energy, increase depression, cause headaches, lead to aches and pains, and increase the risk of other health problems and the time it takes to recover.
Have you ever noticed that before a storm you might feel more achy or irritable? That’s because, before a storm, positive ions jump to more than three times the amount of negative ions.
There’s a similar increase during the full moon. So it isn’t just a myth that people can act more aggressive or irritable during a full moon!
By Grounding we are releasing these positive ions into the earth and restoring equilibrium to our bodies.
When you are electrically grounded, you feel:
- Less tense
- Less stressed
You are a bioelectrical being living on an electrical planet. Your body operates electrically. All of your cells transmit multiple frequencies that run, for example, your heart, immune system, muscles, and nervous system.
We rarely go barefoot and walk around outside or wear natural leather shoes that allow you to absorb the ground’s energy. For many decades, people have increasingly been wearing rubber and plastic-soled shoes that act as a barrier to the Earth’s energy, insulating them from electrical contact with the Earth. People also generally don’t sleep on the ground anymore, as many cultures have done throughout history. They live and work above the ground, even far above the ground in high-rises.
When grounded, the diurnal rhythm of the stress hormone, cortisol, begins to normalize. Cortisol is connected to your body's stress response and helps control blood sugar levels, regulates metabolism, helps reduce inflammation, and assists with memory formulation.
When you are grounded, your circulation improves, aiding in the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues in your body, including better blood flow to your face.
The benefits of regular grounding include:
- Less stress
- Better sleep
- Relieves symptoms of chronic illness and pain
- Helps with asthma
- Reduces depression
- Helps arthritis
Grounding is so easy too. Simply go outside, find a patch of grass ( I love to use a patch of clover, there’s nothing like the soft sweet cool embrace of a vibrant clover patch) or even sand at the beach, and lay down, sit or if you prefer to stand, take off your shoes.
You may like to incorporate a visualization here. Imagine roots coming from the soles of your feet and burrowing deep into the earth.