Grounding is Great for Your Feet and More!
Everyone can have a go at grounding.
You just need to find a grassy square or path, some sand or an open body of water.
Then kick off your socks and shoes and go barefoot.
With your new found freedom, your feet can feel the nature beneath them.
It is known as GROUNDING.
Grounding, also called earthing, is a technique some people use to connect their physical bodies to the earth's electrical energy.
Grounding is good for you
- It is very healthy for you and your feet to be connected directly to the ground helping you to reconnect with nature - especially as most of the time, our shoes and their thick rubber soles separate us from this.
- Living a fast paced life in the modern world can seriously disrupt the balance of our bodies and our minds. When you spend some minutes grounding, this can help to neutralize any harmful effects by bringing you back into alignment with the earth's natural energy field.
- We have more than seven thousand nerve endings in each foot, meaning they are very sensitive. These nerve endings are designed to send lots of information to the brain. This includes messages about the environment around us.
- Going barefoot is helpful in reducing inflammation, improving circulation while promoting better sleep quality.
- Some studies have found that those suffering from anxiety and depression improved their mood after grounding.
- Another study found that grounding helped to reduce blood pressure in those with hypertension.
- Grounding can even clear the head so that you can better see what lies ahead and what you need to do!
How to practice grounding
Grounding can be performed both outdoors and indoors, depending on the technique you choose to use.
- Outdoors. When you’re outside, you can easily ground yourself by allowing the bottoms of your feet, palms of your hands or entire body to touch the earth. Walk in the grass, lay in the sand, or swim in the sea. These are all easy ways to naturally reconnect.
- Indoors. When you’re inside, grounding yourself requires a bit more effort and in most cases, equipment. You can us a special grounding sheet or socks while you sleep or a grounding mat while working at your computer.