Grounding yourself, or Earthing, refers to connecting electrically with the Earth. So especially placing your bare feet on the ground whether it be dirt, grass, sand or concrete (especially when humid or wet). You are a bioelectrical being living on an electrical planet.
The Earth is like a gigantic battery that contains a natural, subtle electric charge. A special kind of energy present in the ground. Our modern rubber or plastic soled shoes and sleeping arrangements insulate us from this. We no longer have a natural electrical connection to the Earth, unless walking barefoot.
An improved balance of the sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous system occurs when you ground to the electron-enriched earth.
Grounding & Health
Modern science has thoroughly documented the connection between inflammation and all of the chronic diseases. Including the diseases of aging and the aging process itself. Grounding your body to the Earth can reduced or prevented Inflammation. The way virtually all of your ancestors have done for hundreds if not thousands of generations.
Here are three examples of potential benefits that have been reported in research studies:
- Decreased Levels of Inflammation and Pain
- Reduced Stress Levels
- Improved circulation
The Earth is a natural source of electrons and subtle electrical fields. These are essential for proper functioning of immune systems, circulation, synchronization of biorhythms and other physiological processes. This may actually be the most effective, essential, least expensive, and easiest to attain antioxidant.
Asphalt, wood, rugs, plastics and such have separated us from this contact. You therefore feel better when you walk barefoot on the Earth.
Your immune system functions best when your body has a good supply of electrons. These are easily and naturally obtained by barefoot contact with the Earth.
Most of all, people report a marked improvement in a wide range of ailments, including chronic fatigue when grounding is restored.
These changes are rapid and often occur within 30 minutes.
Next time you are outside, take off your shoes!