You know that sense of calm you feel when walking barefoot in the grass or on the beach? Well, research is coming out that is backing up that feel-good sensation! Research is now showing that walking barefoot on grass, sand, dirt or rock helps alleviate chronic pain, fatigue, and other ailments. This connection with Earth’s natural energy is referred to as Earthing or Grounding and it is certainly healing!
How Does Earthing Work?
When your bare feet or skin comes in contact with the earth, free electrons go up into the body. Since the body is mostly water and minerals, which are excellent conductors of electrons from the Earth, they are easily able to transfer. These electrons are nature’s antioxidants, which help neutralize damaging free radicals that contribute to inflammation and disease.
Some other ways to practice Earthing include: swimming in the ocean or lake, gardening with bare hands, leaning up against a tree, and laying on the earth.
Here are several benefits of Earthing:
- Improve sleep and promote a deeper sleep
- Increase energy and vitality
- Lower stress and promote calmness in the body
- Normalize the body’s biological rhythms
- Protect the body against environmental electromagnetic fields (EMFs)
- Improve the symptoms of many inflammation-related disorders
Next time you are out and about–or even just in your own backyard–sit, stand, lay, or walk on grass, sand, dirt, or even plain concrete and experience the healing energy of grounding in Mother Earth! It is such a simple and easy way to connect with nature, yourself, and even reap the immense benefits!
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