I suspect you might have noticed that, other than the stripper heels I sometimes wear in photos 😆, I hardly ever wear shoes (aka feet prisons). Much to my mother’s chagrin, I’ve always preferred walking barefooted and now I’m discovering that it’s actually a good thing….
Grounding — connecting with the earth through physical touch — has been found to induce chemical and electrical changes within your body that bring about a boost in mood. While this might sound like some hippie-dippy baloney, science is actually on board with this concept, and recent studies show that grounding not only can elevate your psyche but also can help relieve inflammation, increase circulation, reduce muscle pain and support heart health, according to research published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health.
Your body actually creates its own electricity; your central nervous system generates electrical impulses that instruct your body to breathe or swallow or sprint away from a mugger. Naturally, your body carries a neutral charge, but these days, the blue light from cellphones and computers as well as an abundance of pollution can alter that neutrality, and positive ions in the form of free radicals begin to invade and accumulate your tissues. Extensive research associates free radicals with premature aging, inflammation, dementia, arthritis, hair loss, cancer and even actual damage to your DNA, so it’s in your best interest to evict them as soon as possible.
The earth carries a mildly negative charge, and to eliminate a positive charge, you need to introduce a negative one. Therefore, it stands to reason that making direct contact with the negatively charged earth can return your positively charged body to a neutral state. Nature provides electric ‘nutrition’ from the ground below to maintain natural order and healing within the bioelectrical circuitry of your body.
So next time you go outside, leave your shoes by the front door, instead of the other way around. 🚪 👟 #groundingenergy #groundingtechniques #selfhealer #calmthemind #connectingwithnature