Have you ever been sitting in the cool grass after a hike and you tear your shoes off to rest your (swollen) and tired feet? The minute your feet hit the grass, sand or dirt - you feel a sense of calm and relaxation come over you. You wiggle your feet and toes and lay down and take in every second of that rest.
What you did was rest but what you also did was connect and [made] “an electrical connection to the earth’s energies.”1 Grounding, or otherwise known as ‘earthing’ is a therapeutic technique that ‘ground’ you to the earth.
The science says that grounding (for 30 minutes a day) “has explored grounding for inflammation, cardiovascular disease, muscle damage, chronic pain, and mood.”2
We love grounding for a variety of reasons:
You can do it ANYWHERE.
It doesn’t cost a thing, and,
It helps your mental/physical and emotional health.
So lay in the grass, rub your toes through the sand, rest your body on top of shallow water in the ocean and connect yourself to the earth. Calm your mind. Embrace the sensations and then repeat as often as you can.