GROUNDING: Have you heard of it?
Adam and I practiced grounding (also known as earthing) a lot in Tulum. We left our shoes in our hotel room and walked around barefoot (the whole hotel was outdoors with sand on the ground) and it felt freeing, rejuvenating, and – yes, you guessed it – grounding.
So what exactly is grounding?
Grounding is walking around barefoot and connecting directly to nature’s foundation.
According to The Chopra Center, “The Earth is like a gigantic battery that contains a natural, subtle electric charge—a special kind of energy present in the ground. For safety and stability, most everything in the electrical world is connected to it, whether it is an electric power plant or your refrigerator. That’s what the term “grounded” means.”
Going barefoot and connecting your foot to dirt, grass, or sand has major healing powers. Grounding leads to feeling balanced, less stressed, and even stronger.
The benefits are also insane.
- Decreased Levels of Inflammation and Pain
- Reduced Stress Levels
- Improved Circulation
When you energetically reconnect to the Earth, you feel more grounded.
SO – if you are suffering from fatigue, stress, daily pain, anxiety, or depression, take your shoes off and ground to the Earth. This will center you and rejuvenate you.
The times I kicked my shoes off in Tulum and went barefoot were times that I felt connected to my surroundings. It removed anxious barriers and calmed me down.
There are also ways to practice grounding that involve your first chakra, your root chakra (at the base of your spine). Balancing your root chakra will help you find grounding. A REVUE reader Ali recommends doing a seated meditation where you focus on the world around and within you.
Now that I am back home, I will definitely be incorporating grounding into my healing practice. Just a simple walk on the beach with no shoes will do.
How do you feel when you connect to the Earth?
**Dress from She the Seeker