First of all, you probably wonder what is “Grounding”?
For some of you, this might be the first time you heard it. For others, you may have heard this many times, or you may already practice it. Some people also called it Earthing.
It is a technique that is very therapeutic, it involves doing activities that “ground” you, that will help reconnect you back to the earth. Often, the term grounding is used in with conjunction with electromagnetic energy around us. Being grounded means that we feel stable, we feel solid, we feel content and comfortable of ourselves – of who we are and the decisions we make.
Have you ever feels like you are floating, anxious, hassled, “heavy”, just feel OFF? Yea…. I can relate to that feelings. This is where our energy and the energies around us are out off balance, off sync, and we need to bring those back into harmony.
This is where learning grounding techniques can be greatly beneficial. Becoming grounded is about bringing all those energies into harmony with each other and with ours. Getting rid off the excess energies in the body that no longer serves us will create more space for the new and clean energies to come in.
Grounding has been shown to help with every aspect of the sleeping process: improved morning fatigue, less nighttime pain, higher energy level during the day, decreased cortisol levels, and falling asleep faster. There are also many scientific research about the benefits of grounding “…..is that grounding affects the living matrix, which is the central connector between living cells. Electrical conductivity exists within the matrix that functions as an immune system defense similar to antioxidants. They believe that through grounding, the natural defenses of the body can be restored.”
Some tools or techniques to become grounded:
- Walking barefoot; on the grass or sand or mud. Feel that connection of your skin with the ground.
- Lying on the ground; similar concept with walking barefoot – make sure to wear proper clothing when you are in public area. Also take extra precautions of your surrounding (don’t lie somewhere where you can potentially get injured or being a hazard of others).
- Emerge yourself in water; it can simply be just in a tub at your home if lake or ocean is not something accessible or possible.
- Drink herbal teas; where you can smell and taste the earthy tone from it.
- Yoga; practice yoga on regular basis
- Stones or Crystals; put stones or crystals around your home, in your bedroom or you can carry it with you.
- Eat more earthy food (if you feel you need some extra grounding); root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, beets, turnips, ginger, radish, etc.
- Journaling; set a time to write your thoughts, to have a time for self-reflect.
- Meditate; this is also a practice which means it is something that you need to do on regular basis. You can also listen to some grounding audio meditation as well.
- Gardening; using your hand to touch plants, dirt, soils is one of a way to help you grounding.
- Grounding mat; this can be an option when going outdoor activities are not possible.
Imagine yourself going through your day, feeling calm, solid, and stable. Doesn’t mean there is no bad days or everything will always be perfect everyday (that reality does not exist by the way), but when you are faced with those challenges you will be able to handle it better – and you feel good about it.
Grounding is about practice that becomes a habit which leads to be part of your lifestyle. The more you do it, the better you’ll be. Create a system or way of practice that works for you. Practice it for certain period of time and notice how it positively impact you and your life (personally and professional).
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