Earthing- What It Is And Why It’s Good For You
Hey I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve been feeling FRAZZLED! When I say frazzled, I mean that state where you know your nervous system and body really needs to just chill out!
It could be all the wifi modems emitting data into the ether, it could be the traffic, it could be the bluetooth in my car, it could be the amount of computer time I’ve been doing, the amount of phone time or all of the above! When I feel my body responding this way I know its time to get grounded and Earth myself. This can be anything from walking barefoot on the grass or sand, lying on the ground or hugging a tree (yeh sounding very hippy here I know!)
This is called Earthing and it has huge benefits from:
- Improved Sleep
- Reduced inflammation
- Reduced or eliminates chronic pain
- Increased energy and vitality
- Relieves muscle tension
- Lowers stress and promotes calmness in the body
- Improved blood flow
- Reduced jet lag
This connection to the Earth and nature has decreased over time as we live modern lives in cities, surrounded by technology, buildings removed further and further from nature. For many the closest they might come to being around nature is watering the cactus plant on the coffee table!
When I feel the need to connect more to the Earth I will make sure I have found a patch of grass that has no wifi reception (check this on your phone wifi connection) and no over head or nearby powerlines. Then I will simply lie down, turn my phone on airplane mode or off if I have it with me and sink into the ground. When I’m lying there I can feel the energetic pull of the Earth gripping me or hugging me into her. There’s enough magnetic pull by the Earth’s gravity on my body to create a pressure of my body against the Earth’s surface. Ah bliss! Then just lie there. That’s it.
After about 30-60 minutes of this I feel amazingly calm, grounded and energised. It’s super simple, costs nothing and has huge benefits!
Here’s a small clip for you that I made after one Earthing session I had yesterday. And if you have any other suggestions of how to Earth yourself please let us know below, we’d love to hear from you!