It’s important to get our bare feet on the ground to connect to Earth and receive her health benefits. This is the practice of earthing or grounding. Contacting the Earth with the soles of your feet allows your body to absorb electrons. According to Dr. Gerald Pollack, since the Earth has a greater negative charge than your body, you end up absorbing electrons from it. As our bodies actually consist of over 99% water molecules, he further adds ”these negatively charged electrons may then help increase the structure of the water in your cells—just as water increases in structure when a negative charge is introduced with an electrode.”
This subtle electric charge provided by the ground is a natural healing energy and is available to anyone willing to take their shoes off and walk around. The authors of the important book, Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?, have found “physical disconnect with the Earth creates abnormal physiology and contributes to inflammation, pain, fatigue, stress, and poor sleep. By reconnecting to the Earth, symptoms are rapidly relieved and even eliminated and recovery from surgery, injury, and athletic overexertion is accelerated.”
With our modern lifestyle, many of us don’t get enough outdoor time. Connecting to the ground can become a healing mindful practice. Bring it into the experience and quietude of nature for all of the senses. Remember to breathe, hydrate, allow yourself a healthy dose of Vitamin D, and to tread lightly with every step you take.
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