Grounding or sometimes called earthing, is a therapeutic technique that has the ability to help us re-connect to the earths vital energy force which has been scientifically proven to benefit our health in so many ways.
Our planet is a ball of electrical energy and magnetism and we are the bio-electrical living beings connected to this energy force, but our modern lifestyles see us spending more time indoors, wearing rubber sole shoes, and living in apartments in built up cities which means that we are becoming more and more isolated from the earths natural frequencies, which is vital to our bodies health and can even contribute to healing.
Our modern society doesn’t just prevent us from getting outside, but we are also increasingly bombarded daily with the harming oxidants and free radicals from EMF exposure due to our modern electrical devices, such as mobile phones, smart meters, and laptops. This can disrupt our bodies natural frequencies and cause health concerns from minor ailments such as headaches and skin rashes to more serious problems such as cellular damage, infertility and even cancerous tumours.
Studies show that by having direct contact with the earths surface and walking barefoot we can help reduce inflammation in the body and neutralise some of those harmful high concentrations of radiation from these devices.
If you are new and curious about earthing, a good place to start to understand the science behind it is to watch The Earthing Movie
Earthing pioneer and author of The Earthing Movie, Clint Ober has spent the last 20 years in the pursuit of understanding and identifying the impact that loss of ground contact has on the body. In his scientific endeavours, he later came to understand that humans have a bio-electrical connection with the earth.
There are ways to improve your earthing connection without walking barefoot everyday, as I realise not everyone has a beach or park or back garden on their doorstep.
The alternative solutions could really benefit your health too.
Grounding mats for example can be great for those people that spend a lot of time at their desk or sitting indoors, or grounding sheets that you can sleep on and there is also earthing shoes that can enhance your connection. These devices, apart from the shoes, work by having a conductive material woven running through them which connects to a wire that you can easily plug into the grounding port on a standard electrical outlet, therefore connecting you to the earths energy field.
Biophysicist James Oschman explains:
The moment your foot touches the Earth, or you connect to the Earth through a wire, your physiology changes. An immediate normalization begins. And an anti-inflammatory switch is turned on.
People stay inflamed because they never connect with the Earth, the source of free electrons which can neutralize the free radicals in the body that cause disease and cellular destruction. Earthing is the easiest and most profound lifestyle change anyone can make.
Earthing is a simple and effective health and wellness breakthrough that can help balance the nervous system, lower stress, reduce inflammation and inflammation-related pain, and also improve sleep and energy levels.
My husband and I recently purchased a grounding sheet for our bed, we felt the difference in our sleep which has improved greatly and even our puppy sleeps better through the night. We have also been waking earlier feeling refreshed and full of energy. We also live by the beach so have been making the effort to get out there daily even in the cold weather, I am noticing less muscle aches and pains and It also seems to ease my anxiety levels.
The easiest way to start grounding yourself is to stand or walk barefoot for a minimum of 20 minutes each day. Walk in your back garden or go for a walk on the beach or in the park or just sitting in a chair outside with your barefoot on the earth. See what difference this simple and effective therapy can make to your health.