Have you heard of “grounding” or “earthing”?
It simply means, standing barefoot on a natural surface such as sand or grass.
Here is the theory behind grounding:
The earth has a negative charge. As we walk around throughout the day, we build up a positive charge in our cells. Back when we were all walking around barefoot and sleeping on the ground, this positive charge was naturally neutralised by our direct contact with the earth. But in modern day we sleep in beds and wear rubber soled shoes and lose this contact. Furthermore, we are today surrounded by computers, smart phones and wifi, creating even stronger charges. The body holds on to that positive charge which over time disrupts our body’s overall charge, which in turn leads to poorer health, causing issues such as poor sleep and inflammation.
While there are not many scientific papers out on grounding, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. You don’t need a scientific paper to tell you that walking barefoot on the beach is beneficial. The best thing is to try it for yourself and listen to your body. Pay attention to your sleep and overall wellbeing. Harm it won’t do, so there’s every reason to give it a go. Certainly, kicking off your shoes and walking/playing/running barefoot on the grass is going to make you feel good, regardless!
So go barefoot on the grass. Lying on the ground will give you a greater surface area. Do some gardening if you can – it puts you in direct contact with the earth. Touch plants and trees as you pass them (not poisonous ones!). Go for a swim in natural water such as a lake, river, or the sea. Water is a great conductor of electrical charges which makes it another way to ground.
If you don’t have access to natural earth or wish to supplement it, then you can buy items which do this. There are grounding sheets for beds, grounding mats to put under your feet while you work at a computer, and grounding shoes. They are all easily available. Do your research before you buy and only from a reputable seller.
Do write in and let me know how you get on!
Wishing you all health and happiness,