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What is Earthing?
Earthing is the practice of realigning your body’s natural system by connecting to the earth’s electrical energy. When we increase our physical contact with the earth, we rebalance our internal electrical frequencies and this promotes holistic wellness.
Earthing isn’t a new concept, but it’s certainly more important than ever. Our modern lives all too often disconnect us from nature and this has devastating effects on our mental and physical health. The negative effects are scientifically-proven: Disconnection from the earth means unbalanced electrons within our bodies. This leads to biochemical and physiological changes that can make us sick.
Earthing brings us back to our roots.
Methods of Earthing
Earthing is easy and doesn’t cost a thing. The only essential requirement is that you remove your shoes because the non-conductive materials like rubber will interfere with the electrical frequency redistribution.
You can earth on grass, dirt, or sand. You can walk, sit, stand, lay, sleep, whatever suits you. The key is to reconnect with the earth.
Some people find it most comfortable to place a thin bed sheet on the grass and lay down while others prefer to dig their toes into the sand at the beach.
Even if you don’t have access to soil or sand, or it’s buried under snow, you can realign your body’s electrical energy by adding grounding products like earthing mats to your daily routine.
The Difference of Earthing on Organic Soil
While you can practice earthing almost anywhere, earthing on organic soil provides additional benefits. Organic soil is alive. It has higher levels of nutrients, antioxidants, and minerals. Grounding yourself on soil that is pure means optimizing the health benefits of earthing.
The Health Benefits of Earthing
Earthing is not pseudoscience. Research has shown that earthing for even 20-30 minutes can promote holistic wellness and is part of a healthy lifestyle.
Here are some of the great reasons to get earthing today:
- Reduces inflammation
- Reduces stress
- Reduces pain
- Reduces primary indicators of osteoporosis
- Increases blood circulation
- Improves immune responses
- Improves glucose regulation
- Improves sleep