15 May The Best Way to Get Down to Earth
One of the best ways to get ‘down to earth’ is to take part in a daily ritual of what is known as ‘earthing. Earthing is connecting to the Earth’s natural energy through phsically connecting to the earth through bare skin contact with the outside world. It is believed this simple yet revolutionary practice of simply walking on grass, sand or soil each day is the foundation to vibant health.
The earths surface has a negative charge and when we connect with it daily, research shows that it restores and stabilises a natural state in the electrical functioning of the body. Regular earthing affects many physiological processes, reduces inflammation, pain, stress, improves sleep, increases energy levels and aids recovery and healing.
We spend most of our days either in shoes outside or in our home disconnected to the Earth. Literally months and in some people’s cases years can pass by where we don’t connect with the earths surface at all. What is even more surprising is how few people have even heard of ‘earthing’ , it’s importance and the profound benfits it can have on our health.
I have found the best way to get ‘down to earth’ each day is by walking my French Bulldog Hugo barefoot each morning. I am told you need to ‘earth’ at least 30 minutes each day and preferably by walking barefoot on morning grass that is still damp with dew or on wet sand. As I don’t live near a beach and I certainly don’t have the time (or the patience) to stand outside my inner-city apartment on the grass pavement for 30 minutes each morning, I have now incorporated ‘earthing’ into Hugo’s daily walk.
It actually feels nice walking barefoot through wet grass. Besides looking like a bit of a hippie, (which is actually quite trendy in inner city Brisbane these days), the experience has been truly positive. And despite what most people are thinking… I haven’t stood on broken glass or other horrible things supposedly lurking in the grass!
Earthing…yet another good reason to get a dog!