Throughout history humans have walked, sat and slept on the ground, cultivated their land with bare hands and spent a lot of time naturally grounded. Such ordinary contact served as a channel for transferring the Earth’s natural, gentle negative charge into the body.
It sounds like a hippie alternative concept, but it’s not yet time to crack out the incense and Hessian bags. Our human connection to nature and the earth is really important to maintain and upkeep, but due to our busy lifestyles and advances in technology many of us have become separated from our basic Earthly bond and rarely touch the real ground.
It’s pretty simple when you think about it. We spend our days in soled shoes. We sleep in beds and homes off the ground. Plastics, synthetic fabrics, asphalt, tar and carpets all block this natural connection with the Earth.
The benefits to keeping your feet on the ground (literally) are many, but start when you ensure your body has an adequate supply of electrons which is secured by obtaining direct contact with the earth.
- Your immune system functions optimally
- The balance of your REST and DIGEST nervous system and your FIGHT or FLIGHT nervous system is improved
- You experience greater energy
- Experience improvement in blood viscosity
- The effects of stress are reduced
Can you remember the last time you walked barefoot on the Earth?
The buzz word for this process has been labeled as “Earthing” and is as simple as taking your shoes off and touching the real ground.
A few easy tips from GLOW HQ to incorporate earthing into your life:
- Go on a large bush-walk and take your shoes off at the conclusion to connect to the earth
- Go to your local park and run your toes through the grass
- Go to the beach and dip your feet in the waves and the sand
Give it a try and see how your body interacts when you focus on your connection with nature and the earth. Who doesn't love dipping their feet in the sand?!
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