Have you ever noticed the peace, tranquility and relaxation you experience after walking barefoot on the beach, laying on your back in the park or sitting in your backyard barefoot? Sure, the fresh air and sun help us to accomplish this, but so does the connection with the earth. The earth is an unending source of negative ions and when we make a physical connection with the earth (without the barrier of rubber soles on our shoes) we soak up the negative ions and flood our body with this health boosting energy.
We have already discussed the bombardment of positive ions that we face from modern technology (Let the Negative Ions In (and the sunshine too)). Research shows the change in our connectivity and energy when connected to the earth and the related health benefits. Just like Himilayan salt lamps, smudging, and spending time in nature and near water, Earthing floods the body with those free radical neutralizing negative ions. Here are just some of the health benefits associated with regular Earthing are:
- Improved immune function
- Improved digestion
- Improved sleep
- Rapid healing of injuries
- Improved blood circulation
- Harmonisation and stabilisation of the body’s basic biological rhythms
- Accelerated recovery from intense athletic activity
- Reduction of inflammation
- Reduced stress / anxiety / irritability
- Reduced electrosensitivity
So how do you get Grounded? Take off your shoes, go outside and stand, walk, lay down or sit on the grass or the sand. Not only will you soak up some sun, be sure to use a natural based sunscreen like this DIY All Natural Zinc Free Sunscreen, but also oodles of negative ions.