So, what’s the deal with grounding? Or, you may be wondering what is grounding? In short, it’s your body, specifically your feet, making direct contact with the Earth. No shoes or socks. Just you standing on the ground with your feet rooted firmly in the Earth. Not too complicated, right? But, as it turns out, there’s growing evidence that grounding (also known as earthing) is beneficial for your mental and physical health. Some individuals in the medical community recommend grounding for its stress reducing and pain relieving properties.
An article from the Heart MD Institute sites grounding as “energy infusion” and “this energy infusion is powerful stuff. It can restore and stabilize the bioelectrical circuitry that governs your physiology and organs, harmonize your basic biological rhythms, boost self-healing mechanisms, reduce inflammation and pain, and improve your sleep and feeling of calmness. When these things happen, you feel better in a big way.”
This concept makes sense in a lot of ways. “The Earth, you see, is an electrical planet, and you are a bioelectrical being living on an electrical planet. Your body functions electrically. Your heart and nervous system are prime examples.” When you physically connect to Mother Earth, your body’s electricity shifts as a result. Sounds kooky? Think I’m off my rocker? Humor me. Take 5 minutes to kick your shoes and socks off, and step your toes onto the ground. It doesn’t hurt to try!
For more on grounding, check out this video.
Cheers to your health!