The concept of earthing, also known as grounding, is based on the idea that there are health benefits to connecting with the earth’s natural energy. While some people report feeling better after earthing, the scientific evidence for its benefits is limited and not well established.
There have been some studies that suggest earthing may have positive effects on the body, such as reducing inflammation, improving sleep, and reducing stress.
Steps To Try Earthing
- Find a place to ground: Look for a natural ground surface such as grass, soil, sand, or a body of water like a lake or ocean. Avoid concrete or asphalt surfaces as they do not provide a good connection to the earth’s energy.
- Take off your shoes: Remove your shoes and socks and stand or walk on the ground with bare feet. If you’re near a body of water, you can also wade or swim in the water.
- Stay connected: Stay connected to the ground for at least 30 minutes to an hour. You can walk, run, jog, or simply stand still. During this time, try to focus on your body’s connection to the earth and the sensations you’re feeling.
- Repeat regularly: You can repeat this process as often as you like, ideally daily or several times a week.
It’s important to note that earthing is a complementary therapy and should not be used as a substitute for conventional medical treatment. If you have any medical conditions or concerns, be sure to consult with your doctor before trying earthing.
Where To Try Earthing
The best places to try earthing are areas where you can directly connect with the earth’s natural energy, such as:
- Grass: Lawns, parks, or fields are ideal places to practice earthing. Simply remove your shoes and stand or walk on the grass with bare feet.
- Soil: Gardens, forests, or other areas with soil or dirt are also good places to try earthing.
- Sand: Beaches or sand dunes are great places to practice earthing, especially if you’re near a body of water.
- Water: Lakes, rivers, or oceans are also good places to try earthing. Wading or swimming in the water can help you connect with the earth’s natural energy.
It’s important to find a place that is free from pollutants and other potential hazards. Avoid earthing on surfaces like concrete or asphalt, as they do not provide a good connection to the earth’s energy. Also, be mindful of your safety, especially when near water.
It’s a good idea to try earthing in a variety of different environments and see which ones work best for you. Additionally, make sure to repeat the process regularly to potentially receive its benefits.
In conclusion, earthing may have some potential benefits for you to introduce to your selfcare regime, a connection to earth can and does feel goo! It might bring you back to a sunny day as a child in a field or it can trigger a childhood memory that has long been lost and is now found with the squish of mud between your toes. So in our perspective taking off your shoes and connecting with our earth while slowing down and connecting mindfully with our environment is always a beneficial activity.