Connecting you bare skin to the ground is known as Earthing and Grounding, and any connection you have to the ground with your bare skin counts.
Regularly connecting to the earth’s natural, powerful energy is now known to be healing and vital. With busy lifestyles, jobs, families, errands and chores to do, we find ourselves spending very little time outside and even less time focusing on ourselves.
There are many ways to create a groundling link between yourself and the earth, but my favourite being the healing combination of plants and dirt.
If you’re already gardening, good for you! If you’re not then maybe you will be inspired. There are plenty of sensible ways you can improve your health by connecting to a more natural way of life.
- You’ll find that in gardening, you’ll feel calmer, more relaxed and put together.
- Able to release the electrical charge and free radicals we carry around with us all day just by digging around in the dirt.
- Looking and being with nature reduces stress and promotes calmness.
- Interaction with nature, familiar sights, sounds, different textures and smells provide a multi-sesnory experience that heals the mind.
- Grow your own food and herbs and your likely to make better food choices and eat more fresh produce.
- Gardening may just be one way to achieve your daily exercise and help keep those hand muscles vigorous and agile.
- Achieve a healthy dose of vitamin D, there’s no place like the garden in the early morning.
- Houseplants and indoor gardens help clean the air we breath indoors by removing household toxins found in furniture and building materials.
- You’ll be able to admire and enjoy the fruits of your labour and beautiful gardens so they can be enjoyed with family and friends.
Everyone can benefit from taking a moment to focus on themselves and their connection with the Earth - and you don’t even have to be outside to do it.