Why it is Important to Stay Grounded
“Grounding” or “Earthing” has been a hot topic in the last few years. Our modern lifestyle has disconnected us from the earth’s surface energy –and emerging science reveals that direct contact with the ground allows us to receive an energy infusion, compliments of Mother Earth. Many call this “Vitamin G” – G for ground. As we know, the sun above creates vitamin D in our bodies, the ground below provides us with Vitamin G-we can think of it as a kind of “electrical nutrition.
In short, grounding means to be connected to the natural electrical charge within the earth. When we are disconnected, we experience negative effects such as increased pain and stress. But when we are grounded to our home planet, we feel serene, sturdy, and sound.
There has been an increase in cases of stress, anxiety, and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis; the cause could be that we are out of touch with earth. We are not as “grounded” as we used to be. We wear thicker shoes and live life sometimes above the ground where we cannot keep that connection. Doctors continue to prescribe pills that do not always work. (Sometimes the side effects are worse than the condition they are supposedly helping!) They say to eat more natural foods. But still, many are suffering. By getting in touch with our body and becoming grounded to Earth once again, we could possibly lessen the illnesses and pain of our modern world.
Our bodies run electrically using frequencies for our organs and muscles to communicate with one another, so it makes sense that we should attempt to connect with the charge in the earth to feel less stressed and more serene. Research continues to show that one benefit of being grounded is less pain. One study showed that a woman with back pain slept on the ground every night, and after eight weeks, she said her pain was gone.
Another positive effect of being grounded is that people who have slept on the floor found that their stress, inflammation, and blood sugar reduced over the course of eight weeks. The participants also felt better rested in the morning than they did when they were not grounded while sleeping.
Circulation improves as well after being grounded for as little as thirty minutes. This improves the delivery of blood and nutrients to all areas of the body. Becoming grounded to the earth not only improves your mind, but also your blood stream, which is even more effective in improving your overall health.
Human beings have become disconnected from Earth and therefore experience more pain and illness. However, there are a few different ways to reconnect and become grounded. One way is to walk around barefoot outside when the weather is nice. It is actually better to wear leather-soled shoes because they conduct electricity, as opposed to rubber and other materials that act as a barrier to the natural electrical charges within the earth. The connection to the soil, grass, or sand causes you to become grounded to the earth. Even concrete is good for grounding because it acts as a conduit for electricity as well.
Grounding products are for sale, such as conductive (drawing from earth’s energy) mattress pads, chairs, body bands, chair and floor mats, and patches for pain. From the research I conducted, many people find that these are perfect for relaxing and becoming grounded while in the comfort of their home or their work space. But to me ... there is nothing like the great outdoors!!!
We can all take steps to be reconnected and improve our health, one grounding at a time, and to make sure we receive ample amounts of “Vitamin G”!