Grounding, or also called earthing, is a trend in natural health practices that has been gaining traction over the last few years in the scientific and health communities. The practice of grounding basically encompasses linking your body directly to the Earth’s surface either outside or by using a device that channels the energy to you while inside. Your body becomes immersed with negative charged free electrons when in direct contact with the Earth and its energy.

In grounding, you are trying to accomplish two main things: you want to use the energy of the earth to balance yourself and you want to use it to clear unwanted aspects from your energy. This helps put your mental, spiritual, ways to sleep better and physical health in perspective. This balance will also lead you to a more capable use of personal energy. It has to do with no only how we relate to ourselves, but also with how we relate to the universe around us.
 

Some key research regarding grounding says it can be beneficial in the following ways:

  • Lessening inflammation
  • Diminishing chronic pain
  • Improving the quality of sleep cycles
  • Boosting energy
  • Reducing stress
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Regularizing heart rhythm
  • Alleviating muscle tension and headaches
  • Decreases menstrual cycle symptoms
  • Speeds up the healing process
  • Condenses injury recovery time
  • Supports improved adrenal health

 

With all these health benefits, it seems reasonable for anyone to want to use grounding as much as possible on your daily routine. Luckily, there are several options available to do this. The most obvious way to add grounding into your day is by simply walking outside barefoot. In order for it to work, you must be barefoot and in direct contact with rock, dirt, or water. If you are able to get to one of these natural elements, fantastic. You just need to spend a few minutes a day either standing, walking, or sitting there to reap the rewards of the Earth’s energy.

Since direct contact with the earth the best grounding technique, you can really make this your own by exploring different contact methods. You can have your hands in the earth itself or you can lie down. As with any activity you pursue, intent is everything.

Some people, mainly those who perhaps work full-time in urban environments, will not be able to sneak away to a place where he or she can be barefoot and in full contact with rock, dirt, or water. If you are one of these people, there are alternatives available to help you achieve a daily grounding routine.

The options for those who cannot be outside to practice grounding are: using grounded products such as a grounding (or earthing) mat, a grounding (or earthing) sheets, or The Grounded Beauty Pillow. A grounding (or earthing) mat can be used at a computer, usually while sitting, and can be placed under your arms or at your feet. A grounding (or earthing) pillow can be used when you sleep at night and can be connected to the wall near your bed. A grounding (or earthing) sheet can also be used on your bed or spread flat across a floor. All three options are suitable for traveling or can usually be used at your place of work, and great ways to sleep better and reduce inflammation.