Grounding for health and wellbeing
Grounding has numerous benefits for health and wellbeing
Ever noticed how much more relaxed you are, how much better you sleep, and generally how much better you feel after a holiday at the beach where you’ve spent your time swimming in the ocean and walking on the sand?
Sure, just being on holiday and away from the burdens of everyday life might have something to do with it, but I also believe that allowing your body to connect with the earth plays a significant part.
Let me get a little sciencey on you for a second to explain why.
The surface of the Earth is negatively charged and is rich in electrons. The human body, which also has an electrical charge, is designed to work in tune with the Earth and has a natural connection to these negative electrons. When this connection is made, the negative electrons are transferred into your body to align its frequency with that of the Earth’s.
Think of it in the same way that your household appliances need to be earthed or grounded to neutralise any excess or faulty current.
However, modern-day conveniences have seriously impacted what should be a natural, flowing, circuit of energy with Mother Nature.
Electromagnetic radiation from WiFi, bluetooth, mobile phones, computers, television and other household appliances causes our body to collect an excess of positive electrical charges in the form of free radicals, while rubber-soled shoes and floorings in homes prevent us from making this vital connection to restore balance to our bodies.
Now, if you’ve ever seen the way I pounce at samples at a food and wine expo you’d realise I’m not usually one to say no to free stuff, but free radicals are one thing I’d politely decline if they were served up in Chinese soup spoons and passed around on a silver platter.
Free radicals, man, are unpaired electrons which ‘attack’ other molecules to steal their electrons leaving them unpaired, which then causes a chain-reaction leading to cell damage.
How to ground yourself
The easiest way to ground yourself is to get close to nature!
Walk barefoot through your garden; dig your hands in the dirt, go for a stroll along the beach; have a swim in the ocean; take a nap under a tree; wrestle in the mud (hubby’s suggestion).
As long as your bare skin is making contact with the earth your body is making this energetic exchange, and the more frequent and sustained contact you make, the better!
There is plenty of research to suggest that grounding has numerous benefits for health and wellbeing.
It has an antioxidant effect and has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body, support the immune system, reduce stress, assist with the healing of injuries, and improve sleep, digestion, mental clarity and mood. It may even help those who suffer from electrical hypersensitivity triggered by electromagnetic radiation.
With benefits like these so easy to achieve, why wouldn’t you give it a go?
Whenever I get the chance to holiday at the coast I always make it a priority to get up early and start my day with a big, long walk on the beach and I feel so much better for it.
Have you ever tried grounding? Let me know if it works for you!