The average person spends more time indoors being isolated from the earth by walls, windows, flooring, and even our shoes.
Countless studies have proven that being in direct contact with “earth” has so many mental and physical health benefts.
So what is earthing and how do you do it?
Simply put, earthing is when we make direct contact with the surface of the earth.
To do this, you go out with your bare hands and feet and walk on the earth, sit on the earth, touch the earth for an instant recharge or energy and well being.
Go outside and walk barefoot in the grass, dirt or even on sidewalks if you don’t have any other area to do so.
Sit under a tree and read a book or just admire nature. Listen to the sounds and take it all in.
According to grounded.com, ” In recent years, inflammation has come to the forefront of medical attention and has been recognized as the leading trigger of chronic pain and most major health disorders, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and cancer. ”
Earthing appears to extinguish the flames through the transfer of negatively-charged electrons from the surface of the Earth into the body where they neutralize positively-charged destructive free radicals involved in chronic inflammation.
The Earth’s energy makes the ground beneath our feet an extremely effective and abundant antioxidant!
And it’s free. No pills, no prescriptions.
All you have to do is reconnect.
Other studies have shown that earthing helps to de-stress, relieves symptoms of depression or anxiety, and has a balancing effect on the central nervous system.
This study by Hindawi shows how earthing improved the overall well being of a test group.
It is a very interesting read if you have the time.
Most of us work in an office or indoor setting, so we are not able to do earthing everyday.
Furthermore, living in wet or colder climates also isn’t helpful.
If this is the case for you, there are types of stones and jewelry that you can wear that actually help with grounding while indoors.
IRDA.org has a list of the best protection jewelry to help with grounding, earthing, and also protect the body from harmful substances and radiation.
Black Tourmaline is perhaps the most popular material used for grounding jewelry because it is not only fashionable and pretty, it has grounding energies.
If you have been suffering from depression, anisette, unbalanced hormones, or other symptoms similar to these, earthing and grounding can really help!