Ever tried walking, running and having your bare feet on the ground? It is frightening for some people to even think of putting your feet on the ground, let alone walking or running around, but once you understand the science and benefits behind this practice, you will find no reason to avoid doing it.
What is grounding and why is it important?
Earthing refers to any direct skin contact, whether using your bare feet or hands with the surface of the Earth with various grounding systems. We know the natural materials that our earth has and the electric charge that is beneficial to our body. The gigantic battery contains a natural electric charge present in the ground. Once you step on the ground barefooted, you are electrically grounded. The electric potential allows you to feel centered, balanced, less tensed and less stressed. Grounding along with earthing also refers to, becoming "center" or present in the moment, a way to meditate, improve your mood as well as the outstanding health benefits.
Benefits of grounding
When grounding, our circulation improves. The circulation aids oxygen delivery and delivery of nutrients to the body tissues, including blood flow to all parts of the body even the face. The science behind grounds involves increasing the quality of blood and oxygen flow to every organ and parts of the body.
Decrease pain and inflammation levels
Grounding can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. A study published in NCBI states, “Grounding the human body during sleep reduces night-time levels of cortisol and resynchronizes cortisol hormone secretion more in alignment with the natural 24-hour circadian rhythm profile.”
Reduced anxiety and stress levels
Grounding helps the diurnal rhythm of the stress hormone, the cortisol, to normalize. Cortisol is part of the body that controls our stress response system. It also regulated metabolism, control blood sugar, assists with memory formulation and reduces inflammation. Grounding aids in controlling the cortisol which in turn controls all the other functions in the body.
Scientific evidence about grounding
The benefits mentioned above are all supported by science. For instance, a study by NCBI shows that grounding is effective in immune response, chronic inflammatory prevention and treatment, wound healing and healing autoimmune diseases. The practice also aids the formation and repair of white blood cells and macrophages. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4378297/
Burning sage and grounding together?
(photo by ilmypsychicjane - A nature walk , grounding and burning sage)
Burning sage or your favorite cleansing herbs during grounding meditation can uplift your mood and bring on those positive vibes... Sage for one is a great antibacterial, however the known traditional value with sage, makes it a popular cleansing technique, used for removing negative vibes from your space... If you haven't tried burning, sage or palo santo, cedar? while grounding on a good refreshing nature walk, its highly recommended! -Jane
Grounding or earthing as known by other people has many benefits that you can imagine. Walking on earth bare feet, or even placing your hand on the earth enhance your health, prevent illness and provides a well-being feeling found only in practices of the diverse culture.
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