One only has to walk barefoot in the grass or on a beach for a while to feel the benefits of regaining a connection with the Earth, and yet in our modern lives it is not always practical to do so. There is a very physical and scientifically verifiable reason why we feel better when we have an electrical connection to the Earth, and in fact there is growing evidence that this connection is vital for our health and wellbeing.
I first stumbled across this concept a few years ago while researching ways to combat jetlag. One thing that kept on popping up was to go barefoot on the earth when arriving at my new destination, with the thought process being that I would pick up on the natural magnetic frequencies released by the Earth. Sound a bit far-fetched? That’s what I thought until I read a book called ‘Earthing’.
A brief explanation of how it works and why it is important to go barefoot is the connection with nature and the natural healing properties of the Earth. Due to the environment in which many of us now live, our bodies develop a positive charge which can cause chronic inflammation, which in turn has been linked to many degenerative diseases including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. There are many ways in which we can try to combat this with one being from the Earth itself. The Earth is full of negative electrons, when we ground ourselves and take in the natural negative electrons it can bring us back in to balance to help counter act free radicals within the body. Studies have shown that grounding ourselves can reduce inflammation, stabilise cortisol (which aids sleep as we aren’t getting a sudden boost of cortisol during the night that wakes us up), and can reduce jet lag, amongst many other things.
To find out more about this, and for easy and practical ways to maintain this connection for yourself, visit www.groundology.co.uk