The Benefits of Earthing
I don’t know about any of you, but I have the tendency to walk around barefoot, even outside. Who would have thought that this was actually good for you? Earthing, which can also be referred to as grounding, is the practice of connecting oneself to the earth. This simple act has been found to be tremendously therapeutic. Now, many people consider this to be hippie nonsense but before you brush it off as something that crazy Aunt Sarah you have would do, ;) read a little more and consider stepping outside today to give it a try…
Just as the sun gives us warmth and vitamin D, the Earth underfoot gives us food and water, a surface to walk, sit, stand, play, and build on, and something you never, ever thought about—an eternal, natural, and gentle energy. Think of it perhaps as vitamin G—G for ground. What does that mean to you? Maybe the difference between feeling good and not so good, of having little or a lot of energy, or sleeping well or not so well.
The simple theory behind earthing is this: our bodies are meant to come in contact with the earth on a regular basis. Think of it this way: back in the caveman times, people were outside, barefoot, every single day. Today we live indoor lives with Wi-Fi, cell phones, and other electronical things that, during cause electrons in the form of free radicals to build up in our bodies. When we have direct contact with the earth, we rid ourselves of these and thus balance ourselves back out. Here’s a list of some potential benefits of giving yourself a little “Vitamin G”:
• Reduced inflammation
• Improved sleep
• More energy
• Lower stress
• Improved blood pressure
• Lessens menstrual symptoms
• Reduce snoring
• Improved adrenal health
Ready to give it a try? Go outside, kick off your shoes. It’s as simple as that! But if you need more inspiration, here’s a few ideas to start this easy, healing practice: walking barefoot to the mailbox, gardening without shoes on, star-gazing at night barefoot or lying directly on the sand at the beach instead of sitting in a chair. How easy is that? Now as soon as you can, go out and get your feet dirty!
Want to know more? Here’s another great article on earthing and it’s benefits on your health: https://draxe.com/earthing/
References: https://www.earthing.com/what-is-earthing/ http://wellnessmama.com/5600/earthing-sleep/
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