What is earthing and why you should try incorporating it into your routine!
When was the last time you strolled barefoot in the grass or on a sandy beach? For many people, it has been years, as our lifestyles and modern infrastructure have disconnected us from the actual Earth beneath.
Throughout history, humans have sat, stood, walked and slept on the ground – the skin of our bodies touching the Earth. Just as the sun gives us warmth and vitamin D, the Earth underfoot gives us food and water, a surface to walk, sit, stand, play, and build on, and something you never, ever thought about—an eternal, natural, and gentle energy.
This is significant because the Earth has a natural, negative charge, which can be transferred to the human body through touch, resulting in numerous positive effects such as:
- Defuse the cause of inflammation
- Reduce or eliminate chronic pain
- Improve Sleep and promote a deeper sleep
- Increase energy and vitality
- Lower stress and promote calmness in the body by cooling down the nervous system and stress hormones
- Normalize the body’s biological rhythms
- Thin the blood and improve blood pressure and flow
- Relieve muscle tension and headaches
- Lessen hormonal and menstrual symptoms
- Dramatically speeds healing time and can help prevent bedsores
- Reduce or eliminate jet lag
- Protect the body against potentially health disturbing environmental electromagnetic fields (EMFs)
- Accelerate recovery from intense athletic activity
You don’t have to hug a tree, but next time you’re out for a run or by a park, take your shoes off and go for a stroll and start reconnecting with the Earth.
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