“We envision a future where everybody understands how essential it is to be connected to the earth in order to restore and maintain health.”
What are the benefits of grounding?
Grounding can improve sleep, normalize the day and night cortisol rhythm, reduce pain, reduce stress, and help with the fight or flight response. The rest and digest, is, in my opinion, the optimal place to be at, day to day. However it is crucial at times, for our bodies to be in the fight or flight state because it does help with survival mode.
Grounding increases heart rate variability, it can speed up wound healing and reduces blood viscosity.
The grounding movement was first noted by Clint Ober. He made the reconnection between humans and earth.
To truly enjoy the health benefits of earthing “healthline” recommends spending twenty minutes a day outside with your shoes off. I would argue to spend more, especially if you’re healing any type of disease or better said dealing with a healing crisis. This should be in sand, grass, lake or the sea.
Practicing grounding each day can help with circulation, which you can think of as able to distribute nutrients throughout your body and carry waste and toxins out. It is great for everyday detox and especially great if you are on a juice fast.
People usually ground outdoors by lying on the ground or by submerging themselves into water.
However, you can use grounding mats, sheets, or other equipment such as socks. During the winter, I like to keep a pot of soil in my room so I can still get the benefit of earth in my system. I submerge my hands for one to two minutes and just play in the dirt, since to me, it’s too cold to step outside.
In the chakra sense if you are constantly working on the upper chakras, such as heart, throat, third eye and crown and ignore the root, sacral and solar plexus…it’s very important to ground. If you are an empath, meaning you take on other people’s emotions,grounding can help you become balanced.
Our earth Mother Gaia helps us in so many ways. She truly provides us with everything we need to survive. If we scrape our knee for example, there is a plant called aloe vera, which helps the scrape to heal. I truly believe that there is a cure for everything provided for by Mother Earth. The sun heals as well. We as a species need to see water, it helps us distress, this has been scientifically proven too. We need the air to help us breathe and circulate oxygen and carbon dioxide. So if we need trees, water and air, why should earth not be any different?
Grounding can be very therapeutic to the mind, body and soul. Grounding or Earthing is a very under-researched topic, and only a few scientific studies on the subject.
I always say, be your own judgment, your own inner voice, your own doctor.
We have so much wisdom and we need to start listening to our bodies, and stop confiding within other people as much as we do, because even friends and family don’t always have the best advice, even if it comes from love. The doctors are just not properly trained in my opinion either. Yes, they go through so much schooling, time and money to become a doctor and hopefully their intention is to help and not just a big paycheck. But most doctors don’t even take a single nutrition course, or even a pain management course. Pain is the number one reason why most people go to the doctor, because something is off balance.
Anyways, back to the topic on hand here, which is grounding.
“The central theory from one review study is that grounding effects the living matrix, which is the central connector between living cells.”
Electrical activity exists within the matrix that does function as an immune system defense. Therefore, Grounding the human species, the natural defenses of the body can be restored.
If an individual experiences chronic fatigue, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, or cardiovascular disease, results found that long term grounding therapy helps bring balance to these conditions. So in turn, being grounded can help you feel more centered, less stressed, strong, balanced, at ease, less tense, and calm.
It is very important to be in nature.
One of my favorite quotes and I’ll be honest, I am not sure who said it, but it states something along the lines of…
“Nature never rushes, yet everything is accomplished.”
I think as society we forget that we are not the only species and sometimes in my own opinion I feel like we’re not even the most advanced species regardless of the capabilities we have.
At one point; even if we do not want to, our bodies will make us take a break, and there is a reason for that. So I invite you to go inward, and ask yourself some pretty remarkable questions.
1. Are you living the life you want to live?
2. Do you even go out in nature, do you experience the sun on your skin?
3. If you need to change one thing to move forward to the direction of happiness what is that for you?
We are here for a very short time. Even I take it for granted at times. Live like it’s your last day. Do something scary today, because if you don’t you’re truly not living.
Sometimes it’s the uncomfortable stages that we have to go through to become the diamond from the roughs. Grounding is the key. Mediation is the key. Raw foods are the key. Commit today folks, because tomorrow is never promised.