Can you recall the feeling of walking barefoot at the beach or on grass? The warmth and wellbeing that you feel is the earth’s subtle, natural energy flowing up through the soles of your feet.
Earthing (also referred to as grounding) is being in conductive contact with the earth. You can do it by walking barefoot or lying outside (on grass or at the beach). Or you can use an indoor product that brings the earth’s health enhancing, free electrons to you while you are inside your home or office.
Earthing supports foundational pillars of health - good quality sleep, blood circulation and immune function. Studies have shown earthing reduces inflammation and speeds recovery from injury. That's because earthing or grounding supports your body's ability to heal itself. It boosts the immune system and gives your body a readily available, natural supply of antioxidants or ‘electrical nutrients’.
Astonishingly, earthing has always been around, and yet we’ve overlooked it.
Our earliest ancestors were grounded as they walked, sat, and slept. They walked barefoot, slept on animal hides, and made use of natural conductive materials like leather, clay, metal, animal skins and stone. Our modern lifestyle has insulated and disconnected us from the earth.
Today we live in high-rise buildings, wear rubber-soled shoes and are make use of plastics, synthetics, asphalt and other materials that insulate us from the earth. So we’ve deprived ourselves of the free electrons in the earth’s natural electric field, and the earth’s nourishment right beneath our feet.
When did you last walk barefoot at the beach or on grass?