Do you ever feel spacey, disconnected or overly emotional for no reason? Perhaps you begin to feel achy, tired or sore after a busy day at work. These can be signs that you are not grounded.
Grounding is not a new concept.
Our ancestors lived completely connected to the Earth – carrying out daily activities of living including walking and sleeping on the ground. This was a normal and natural occurrence for them and they innately knew that being connected to Earth in this way kept them healthy and happy. As modern times came about, we began wearing shoes and insulating our homes, disconnecting us from the Earth and taking away our sense of being grounded.
The Earth vibrates at 8-10 hertz (Hz).
Alpha brain waves – the type of brain waves that come from the occipital lobe during wakeful relaxation with eyes closed also vibrate at 8 Hz. Just like the Earth and the Sun, our bodies are made up of electricity and magnetic fields. So, it makes sense, if you want to feel grounded and balanced, you get onto the Earth so your your human energy field can resonate at the same frequency.
The Earth’s electric potential equalizes with our bodies, allowing the transfer of negative electrons from the Earth’s surface to our bodies.
Why is this important?
Our modern world is constantly bombarding us with positive electrons, also known as free radicals. Free radicals come from things like WiFi, computers, cell phones, traffic on the freeway, air pollution, cigarette smoke, junk food and other toxins we come into contact with every day. The negative electrons from the Earth act as antioxidants, helping to neutralize and release those free radicals.
Without free floating free radicals, our bodies can naturally create harmony and balance for both our physical and energetic bodies. When we are balanced and harmonious, we are healthier – able to experience less pain, less inflammation, improved sleep, more energy and a greater sense of well-being.
So, how can you get grounded?
It’s simple! Get out into nature, barefoot.
The soles of our feet have more nerve endings, inch for inch, than any other part of our body! Our feet also have the largest pores on our entire body, which allows sweat to be easily released. And guess what, salty water aka sweat, is a great conductor for the negative electrons flowing up from the Earth. Besides walking barefoot on the Earth, you can also sit in a chair with your feet firmly planted on the Earth. Actually, having any part of your body in connection with the Earth will be beneficial.
Aim to have at least 15 minutes of connection with the Earth daily.
30-45 minutes is best, but do what you can and what fits into your life style. You can spread out that 15 minutes into 5 minute increments, like 5 minutes in the morning, 5 minutes on your lunch break and 5 minutes when you get home from work. You can never get too much grounding. Any space of Earth will be effective and the more time you put into grounding, the more beneficial it will be.
Try it out and see how you feel afterward! Add a comment below, telling me about your experience.