Feeling tired, buzzy, overwhelmed, stiff in your joints and muscles? These can be signs that you aren’t grounding.
Grounding refers to connecting your body to the earth. Physical grounding or earthing refers to direct skin contact with the surface of the earth, such as with bare feet or hands, or with various grounding systems.(1)From an electromagnetic perspective, grounding provides a release of electrical activity into the ground.
From an energetic standpoint, being grounded offers a solid foundation of feeling connected and rooted to the earth. Connecting to the earth helps to recycle energy from what is in your body, sending it into the earth and receiving nourishing energy from the ground to restore and replenish your energy stores. Grounding research reports show a decrease in inflammation, improved immune responses, enhanced wound healing, and prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. (2)
The grounding exercise walks you through a guided meditation for grounding. Other ways to ground are to walk barefoot in the grass, holding grounding gemstones, sitting with your back up against a large tree, or taking plant essences that aid in grounding such as Brittlebush, Heron’s Bill, Mullein, Siberian Elm, Vicia, and Yucca. See what helps you feel the most connected to the earth.