Being Earthed is the natural state of living systems throughout history. It is the separation from Earth that is unnatural. By reconnecting to Mother Earth, we mean taking off your shoes and socks and sitting, standing, or walking barefoot on the ground (soil, sand, grass, or in a lake or ocean).
What Earthing does is to reunite you with the natural electrical signals from the Earth that govern all organisms dwelling upon it. It restores your body’s natural internal electrical stability and rhythms, which in turn promote normal functioning of body systems, including the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, nervous, and immune systems. It remedies an electron deficiency to reduce inflammation – the common cause of disease. It shifts the nervous system from a stress-dominated mode to one of calmness and you sleep better. By reconnecting, you enable your body to return to its normal electrical state, better able to self-regulate and self-heal.
Earthing restores and maintains the human body’s most natural state, which in turn promotes optimal health and functioning in daily life. The primordial and natural energy emanating from the earth is the ultimate anti-inflammatory and anti-aging medicine.
What is most profound about Earthing is that it is so natural and simple, and that it affects every aspect of human physiology. When you ground yourself, the entire body readjusts to a new level of functioning.
For ideal results connect your bare feet to the earth for a half hour or more each day, as often as you can.
Some fun places to practice Earthing are:
Your local park, the beach, your back yard, in the ocean or lake, or any place where your bare feet can touch the Earth. Swimming pools or walking barefoot at home will not give you the benefits of Earthing.
For more information on Earthing, visit EarthingInstitute.net
Ober, Clinton, Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., and Martin Zucker. Earthing. Laguna Beach: Basic Health Publications, Inc., 2010.