We’ve always known the inherent value of spending time in nature whether it be taking a walk outdoors, getting our hands dirty in the garden, or simply stopping to savor the sights and sounds of nature all around us.
What you may not know is this actually has a name called earthing, also known as grounding. And there is numerous scientific evidence to back up why reconnecting with nature makes us feel so good.
What is earthing?
● Earthing: refers to contact with the Earth’s surface electrons by walking barefoot outside which transfers the energy from the ground to your body.
The Earth has an intrinsic natural energy as do all living things. Walking barefoot on dirt, grass, sand, and rock transfers surface electrons into our bodies. This process not only makes us feel better mentally but also can positively affect us in the physical sense as well.
Our ancestors spent most of their time outdoors engaging in this process daily, whether intentional or not. It’s no wonder our modern world with all the hustle and bustle (not to mention the invention of shoes) leaves us dealing with more ailments, fatigue, auto immune disease, and mental disorders than our ancestors ever had.
We learned in science class that electrons have a negative charge. The electrons covering the Earth’s surface are also negatively charged. When these electrons are taken up into our bodies, a stable electrical environment is created.
Let’s take a further look into why this practice is so good for you.
Benefits of earthing
The process of grounding has many health benefits with plenty of scientific evidence to back it up.
Earthing has been known to:
● Reduce pain levels
● Promote better quality of sleep
● Bring about a natural blood thinning effect
● Reduce free radicals in the body
● Reduce stress and tension levels
● Induce a metabolic healing response
● Improve heart rate variability
● Decrease osteoporosis
● Help with glucose regulation
● Reduce inflammation
● Restore natural biological rhythms
It seems that the answer to many of our ailments has been under our nose, or feet, this whole time.
Take some time to unwind in nature. Feel the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, and the feel of the cool ground beneath your feet. Allow the Earth to heal you from within and restore your inner balance and calmness.
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