Pressing the soles of your feet into the grass, soil, dirt, or water is the kind of prescription that’s most available to us but often overlooked. Known as “earthing” or “grounding”, when bare skin comes into contact with the ground, the body becomes a sponge that soaks up a charge of free electrons from the Earth. A routine earthing practice promotes healing throughout the entire body.
Humans are electrical beings living on an electrical planet. Look at the Earth as a battery that grounds us, in the same way a phone rejuvenates when hooked to a charger. Humans carry an excess of positive electrons, known as free radicals. But when your body is in contact with the Earth, excess positive electrons are neutralized by Earth’s negatively charged electrons. Research shows that this charge of energy powers our vital organs and balances the systems of the body.
Here are just a few benefits of earthing:
Modern lifestyle separates humans from such contact. There are many ways that humans have lost touch with the Earth but the most common is by wearing shoes that act as a barrier to Earth’s energy. Don’t let yourself get disconnect and get grounded. Start small with a practice of 5 min and simply absorb the energy of the Earth by standing in your yard or a patch of grass outside. This will allow you pay tribute to this planet while receiving some very real, health benefits.