Grounding is something that involves placing your feet directly on the ground without socks or shoes as a barrier. This is a means of recharging and really getting the full effect of energy radiating from the Earth itself.
While we would like to believe this is just spiritual there is science behind it. Putting our feet on the ground allows us to absorb large amounts of negative electrons through the soles. This can help you keep your body at the same negatively charged electrical potential as the Earth itself. A study published just a few years back in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health titled “Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons” suggests that earthing itself could be a potential treatment for many chronic degenerative diseases.
It actually concluded that when we are outside barefoot we are protecting ourselves from chronic stress, inflammation, poor sleep, pain, and more. Research from the past until now supports the concept that grounding in itself is essential in our health and plays just as important of a role as sunshine and even water. There actually seem to be quite a few studies that confirm the psychological effects of grounding and all of the benefits that come with it.
Grounding provides us with some of the most potent antioxidants known to man. When we are grounded the stress hormones in our bodies begin to normalize and this can help us in a number of ways. If you want to begin grounding yourself all you need to do is get outside without your shoes and socks. It really is that simple!
For more information on grounding check out the video below. This is something that will make you feel better and will be fun. I personally love being barefoot and will pull my shoes off any chance I get. Do you enjoy being barefoot?
Sources not highlighted in this article include: Dr. Joseph Mercola.