The Benefits of Earthing
Updated: 4 days ago
Nature is powerful and soothes the soul. Nothing is more relaxing than connecting with nature and feeling your feet on the Earth.
Earthing, also known as grounding, is the active practice of connecting to the Earth's natural energy. This can be done by walking barefoot on grass, sand, or soil, or laying on the earth to deeply connect.
Research supports earthing as essential for boosting your overall health and wellness. Recent studies reveal that earthing can have a number of benefits for our physical and mental health, particularly in stress reduction and inflammation. According to the National Institutes of Health, earthing can improve sleep, decrease stress and improve well-being.
One of the main benefits of earthing is its ability to reduce stress. When we are grounded, our bodies are able to absorb the Earth's natural energy, which helps to balance our stress hormones and calm our nervous system. This can help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression and improve overall mood and well-being. A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that earthing can lower cortisol levels, a stress hormone in the body that can alter sleep patterns and increase overall stress in the body.
Earthing can also help to reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation is a normal response to injury or infection. But, chronic inflammation has been linked to several health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Earthing can help reduce inflammation by neutralizing the positively charged free radicals in the body, which can cause inflammation.
Simplicity and back to nature.
The practice of earthing is simple and can be easily incorporated into your daily routine. Walking barefoot on the grass, spending time in nature, or gardening can be a great way to connect. Relax and enjoy Earth while actively caring for your body, mind, and spirit!