Connecting to the Earth

Grounding Monday


Below are a collection of YouTube videos about grounding or earthing. “What is earthing”, you ask? Earthing is simply connecting to the earth’s natural, negative surface charge. This is accomplished by walking bare feet on the grass, dirt or even concrete will carry the negative charge. This is such a simple practice, but can help improve your bodies health and well-being. The Earthing Research explains how this benefit comes by restoring “a lost electrical signal to the body that seems to stabilize the complicated circuitry of our essentially-electrical body. Our built-in self-regulating and self-healing mechanisms become more effective. There are head-to-toe improvements. Better blood flow. Less pain and inflammation. More energy. Deeper sleep.”

Some can benefit greatly while others find a minimal renewal. The Earthing Research instructs further:

“Earthing transfers negatively charged free electrons into the body that are present in a virtually limitless and continuously renewed supply on the surface of the Earth.  The existence of this unseen electron “reservoir” has been established by science. Maintaining contact with the ground allows your body to naturally receive and become charged with these electrons. When thus “grounded,” any electron deficiencies and free radical excesses in the body are corrected.  A natural electrical state is restored.”

The Earthing Institute explains why this so important:

“Electrons are the ‘object of affection,’ so to speak, of positively charged free radicals, the biochemical agents that cause oxidation in the body.  Electrons are the source of antioxidant power.  We believe this influx of electrons from the ground serves to potently neutralize or quench free radicals that would otherwise steal electrons from healthy tissue, activity resulting in tissue and chronic inflammation at the basis of many common and serious diseases.”

“The eternal ground energy feeds and nurtures living things – plant and animal life – that have their roots and body parts in direct contact with the land and the sea. But we are disconnected from this energy.  We live on the planet but are not in direct physical contact with it. Modern living has increasingly separated us from Mother Earth’s great natural endowment of health-nurturing energy.  Instead of conductive leather or footwear made of hides, we wear insulating shoes with soles of plastic and rubber.  We rarely walk on the Earth barefoot anymore.  We don’t sleep on the ground as in times past.” (

Again, here are a collection of videos that I feel illustrate how to do earthing and what are the increased health benefits by applying this practice.

If you don’t have a grounding mat or would prefer the outdoors earthing environment, here is a meditation that can walk you through the process and visualization of releasing unneeded energy and opening up to the energy of the earth, connecting and allowing its energy to flow into you to heal and support you.

So tell me…anyone else found benefit in this practice? Anyone intrigued to try it?

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