How to Start Healing in your Bare feet
“To ground is to pour your energies back into the earth and feel the warm calm of nature entering your body in exchange”
By JULIE THOM
Have you ever heard someone talk about being grounded?
And no, I don’t mean the form of punishment some of us (and by some, I mean myself) became a little too familiar with as a rebellious teenager.
Are you grounded? How can it affect you if you’re not, and why is it even important?
Grounding is basically balancing out the spiritual and physical energy in your body, by connecting yourself with the earth.
When you are grounded, you feel like you are here, in the physical, in the present.
To be grounded gives your energy a point of steadiness and you will feel clear, centered, strong and focused.
Unfortunately, most people are unaware that they are ungrounded, and just carry on trying to survive each day.
As a society, we are fast becoming disconnected from ourselves due to technology and being busy “doing” rather than “being”, that we have lost touch.
Some people are thinkers, not feelers..You think about your feelings rather than feel them.
Benefits of grounding
Earthing (or grounding) has a many benefits including better sleep, reduced pain, improved immunity and mood.
Research done by De Flora et al. stated the following: “Since the late 20th century, chronic degenerative diseases have overcome infectious disease as the major causes of death in the 21st century, so an increase in human longevity will depend on finding an intervention that inhibits the development of these diseases and slows their progress”
The research completed to date supports the concept that grounding or earthing the human body may be an essential element in the health equation along with sunshine, clean air and water, nutritious food, and physical activity.
How does it work?
When your bare feet or skin comes in contact with the earth, free electrons are taken up into the body. These electrons could be referred to as nature’s biggest antioxidants and help neutralize damaging excess free radicals that can lead to inflammation and disease in the body.
The Earth’s energy upgrades one’s physiology by allowing the body to cope and repair thereby promoting wellbeing, vitality and better sleep.
It also harmonizes and stabilizes the body’s basic biological rhythms, knocks down (and even knocks out) chronic inflammation and reduces and eliminates associated pain, making it the most natural and powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-aging remedy around!
No matter what your age, gender, race or health status you will benefit from a daily dose of Earthing.
How Much Time Do I Need To See Benefits
You’re heard it before.
Every body AND everybody is different.
No two people will get the same results when doing the same fitness or diet program.
You know when your husband starts to eat healthy and loses 10 pounds and you are doing the exact same thing and you gain 2 pounds…yeah like that!
The bad news is your results will depend on your circumstances.
However, research has shown that in just seconds the body’s physiology starts to change with muscles relaxing and returning to normal tension, stress starts to dissipate by calming down the nervous system.
Within 30 minutes to 90 minutes you may start to notice a real difference with pain levels, stress, calmness, easier to get off to sleep or just feeling better than before
If you have a long standing health issue it has been shown that consistent Earthing is more beneficial and any results may take several weeks to be apparent.
If you are generally healthy you may not notice much change at all, however, your body is receiving less free radical damage and can therefore heal and repair every night as it is meant to, keeping your body in continual good health and well-being.
The bottom line is that some people experience Earthing benefits quickly and for others it may take time.
As stated before, no matter what your age, gender, race or health status you will benefit from a daily dose of Earthing.
What are your thoughts on earthing or grounding?
“In the vessel of your body, you yourself are the world tree, deep roots in the Earth and a crown of stars. Your essence bridges dimensions.”