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Why You Should Go Barefoot Today & Explore the Benefits of Earthing
Have you ever thought of how powerful the earth is? More like how much energy it has? You may not know this, but the earth itself can be likened to a gigantic battery.
A battery that contains a special kind of electric charge — one that brings health and healing to our bodies.
In other words, there's a unique flow of life-changing electrons that you can receive the moment you go barefoot. This is because you are connecting to the earth. Yes, we're talking about walking barefoot in the sand, grass, rocks, forest and more.
What the Studies Say
Today, countless health professionals have been emphasizing the incredible health benefits of earthing. There are quite a number of studies that support the healing effects of being grounded.
Here is a link to just one of these such studies.
But What Exactly is Earthing?
For those who might not know, earthing is the process of ridding the body of harmful elements like pollution, free radicals, and heavy metals. This is claimed to be accomplished, in part, by coming in direct contact with the earth.
In essence, the healing happens when your skin touches a conductive surface that's in direct contact with the earth; this could be the sand, soil, water and the like.
Humans are Electric
You see, human earthing is similar to the way we electronically ground most of our electrical appliances, homes, buildings, etc. with the aim of protecting them from electric shock or overcharging.
The only difference here is the reversed flow of electrons.
For the most part, our ancestors, were one with the earth and that's precisely why they enjoyed good health and lived longer.
However, today's modern lifestyle has separated us from the earth and drastically reduced our contact with it. In fact, a good number of people hardly come in contact with the earth.
This may actually be a precursor to the countless health problems the world is facing today.
What's more, most of us have given ourselves to rubber shoes, and we even wear them indoors. In essence, there's a good chance that many people can go years without setting their barefoot on the earth!
What You Should Know About The Benefits of Earthing
First off, the earth is chock full of negatively charged electrons which most living beings (including humans) need for neutralization, equilibrium, and growth.
Now the thing is, nature has already perfected this invigorating mechanism; that's the balanced and regulated flow of earth's negative ions.
But unfortunately, modern
humans fail to connect to the energy flow — we actually move farther away from it.
Well, for starters, our day to day lives usually expose us to unhealthy air, food, water and of course, an incredibly positively charged lifestyle.
But do you know what's worse? We keep ourselves insulated by wearing plastic shoes which cut us off from the amazing healing power of the Earth.
What's more, we are always surrounded by electronics including our TVs, cell phones, radios and a host of other wireless equipment.
Now, you may not know this, but all these actually bombard us with millions of positively charged particles. We hardly connect with the earth to achieve balance and stability.
We have Moved Away from Nature
As mentioned earlier, most of us have completely separated ourselves from the earth's energy that heals and rejuvenates our body.
But the good thing is, we can regain the lost connection by simply taking off our shoes — just do it for a few hours a day to get totally immersed in earth's natural healing energy!
You can even go head to the beach to sink your bare feet in the sand and of course, enjoy the relaxing effect and benefits of earthing.
Well, it's also good to point out that other factors such as the sun and weather relax our bodies and make us feel great; but they can't be compared to the sand and water!
These elements of the earth never fail to rid the body of harmful radicals and positive ions.
Get More Vitamin G
It's also good to know that going barefoot and connecting to the earth allows your body to conduct a natural and subtle energy known as vitamin G and as you probably guessed, G stands for ground.
What if getting more of this amazing vitamin could be the difference between feeling weak or strong? What if it were a matter of looking vibrant or looking dull, suffering from disease or living a super healthy life?
Stay Protected From Electromagnetic Fields
What could be the cause of insomnia, migraines and other ailments? Could it be that you have a weak immune system?
Well, that may not necessarily be the case — these diseases could come as a result of overexposure to Electromagnetic Fields or EMFs. The good news is, most the cases can be cured by the simple act of getting grounded — just become one with the earth!
The Benefits of Earthing In a Nutshell
- Boost energy and vitality
- Eliminate chronic pain
- Neutralize the underlying cause of inflammation and eliminate the symptoms of inflammation-related issues (see more about dealing with chronic pain and inflammation here)
- Reduce stress and promote a sense of calmness in the body
Benefits of Earthing Continued...
- Promotes blood thinning and improve blood flow
- Regulate the body's biological rhythms
- Supports the elimination of harmful radicals
- Promotes better sleep and reduce snoring
- Relieve headaches and muscle tension
Benefits of Earthing Continued...
- Decrease menstrual and hormonal symptoms
- Speeds up healing time from injury and prevent bed sores
- Eliminates jet lag and more!
Are You Ready To Reconnect To The Earth?
Well, after reading through this post, there's a good chance that you're fired up to go barefoot all day and that's great.
After so many years of losing contact with your electric roots and may be suffering from the countless health implications, it's only normal for you to start reconnecting right now.
Essentially, you only have to take off your shoes and of course, walk, sit or stand on sand, grass, soil or even concrete — your body can easily draw the Earth's energy from these surfaces!
Make it a Part of Your Routine!
What's more, you can also make the Earthing practice a big part of your routine regardless of how busy you are.
Yes, most of us are so busy that we can barely find time to go out barefoot and that's perfectly fine.
While these indoor options are great, we'll recommend you step out once in a while to bask in the healing power of the earth — you're sure to feel the difference! Stay grounded!