What is earthing and what are the benefits?
Wake up in the morning to the smell of freshly ground coffee! After making your bulletproof coffee, you walk outside into the garden and stand barefoot in the garden to enjoy the morning sun; that's what life is about and it makes you feel alive!
Is it the sun, the coffee or something else? Maybe it's the earth!
Earthing, also called grounding, is connecting to the earth's electrical currents by touching the ground directly or by using special materials such as grounding mats, blankets and socks. This technique restores the connection between the body and the earth and has positive effects on mental and physical health.
History of earthing
Indigenous societies have long believed in the healing power of the earth, and this belief is reflected in various cultures around the world. In Chinese medicine, the concept of Qi, or vital energy, is believed to fill the universe and is essential to life.
In the 19th century, Western philosophers and physicians also began to investigate the healing power of the earth. Louis Kuhne published "The New Science of Healing" in 1891, and Adolf Just wrote "Return to Nature" in 1896, encouraging people to walk outdoors barefoot. George Starr White, an American physician, even explored the use of sleeping while grounded to improve sleep quality.
So if you're looking for ways to boost your health and improve well-being, grounding is a simple and inexpensive technique to try. One way to practice grounding is to walk outside barefoot. This allows you to connect your bare feet to the ground and pay attention to the sensations under your feet. You can also try playing in the sand by planting a garden or simply digging your fingers into the soil.
If going outside is not an option, grounding mats can be used, for example. These mats replicate the physical connection you would get from being barefoot outside. Experts recommend grounding for at least 30 minutes to see the benefits.
Some benefits of grounding:
- Improved sleep and longer sleep.
- Decrease in fatigue and sleep disturbances.
- Improved well-being
- Improved mental well-being
Throughout history, humans have developed in close connection with the earth and its natural energies. Our ancestors walked barefoot and slept on the ground, which allowed them to tap into the healing powers of the earth.
However, modern life has often disconnected us from this grounded energy, with many people spending much of their time in shoes, cars and indoors. It is important to reconnect with the Earth's energy to reap its potential benefits.
The earth is calling, so don't be left behind - just try it and experience the amazing benefits for yourself!