Studies have shown that Grounding or Earthing calms your system by neutralizing the frenetic free radicals that bounce around inside your body. Getting in direct contact with the earth energizes you like a battery. It can heal and strengthen your immune system, reduce inflammation, decrease anxiety and depression, and enhance your overall wellbeing. The best medicine nature has to offer is free for the taking.
Barefoot in the Grass: Spending just 10 minutes a day barefoot on the grass can calm you down and help you focus. Laying on the ground, especially relaxing on your stomach, can sooth a stressed digestive system.
Gardening: Gardening with your bare hands in toxic free soil can change your outlook, and replace stress with a deep sense of calm.
Walking on the Beach: Walking on the beach with the sand gently massaging your feet, especially if you dip your toes into the water, changes the frenetic positive ions in your body to the calming negative ions. If you can’t get to a beach, the same effect can be had with a soothing bath, shower or swim.
Any time you touch the earth with your bare skin it begins to repair and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.
Try it today. Take a 10-minute break from whatever you are doing, slip off you shoes and recharge your energy by plugging into the earth.
Peace be yours today.
For further information about earthing, check out the following links: http://www.earthinginstitute.net/ or http://www.intuition-physician.com/behind-the-scenes-on-location-with-the-grounded-movie/dsc_0277/
Terry Barnett-Martin, LMFT