By now, you have probably heard about the phenomenon called earthing. You may have clicked by a blog post on it or browsed through our store to a find a somewhat strange looking collection of sheets, mats, and bands called Earthing™ products. Actually, you may even be naturally grounding yourself without knowing it! In honor of Earth Day this week, we are taking a step back to answer some of the questions you might have about this simple but powerful practice, and to show you a comprehensive video clip that pulls all of the pieces together.
Have you ever experienced a feeling of deep serenity and calm when sauntering about barefoot in the soft grass, or meandering along the edge of a sandy beach? If so, you have experienced in a very subtle but real way, the balancing effects of earthing.
The Earth is our natural healer and source of life. Think about it for a moment: throughout time, we humans have strolled, sat, stood and slept on the ground- connecting with its omnipresent energy. Earthing is the landmark discovery that the ground’s energy upholds the electrical stability of our bodies and serves as a foundation for vitality and health. Modern lifestyles with cars, buildings and rubber shoes however, have limited our direct contact with Earth’s surface, making us more vulnerable to stress and disease. Growing scientific research proves that in this age of rampant chronic illness, reconnecting with the Earth’s energy provides a way back to better health. So, if there is a local park or a beach nearby where you can easily get your shoes off and take a walk, this is a really powerful way to lessen inflammation in your body, improve sleep and increase energy. But if you cannot go barefoot everyday, you may want to consider grounding while you are working or sleeping with an Earthing™ product which bring earth’s energy into your home using a grounded electrical system or grounding rod.
This earthing phenomenon is not a simply a pleasant theoretical concept, but is rather based on scientific fact supported by substantial research, laboratory testing and basic physics. Studies have revealed that our Mother Earth emits a constant flow of direct current that it continually stores from the sun’s energy. This current flows in the form of electrons from the earth and moves relatively fast throughout the body, having wide-ranging natural anti-inflammatory effects. We were meant to have this electrical balance in our bodies, and we can all (along with our furry friends) benefit from tapping into this energy force by simply touching the Earth’s surface.
Healing Quest: Earthing Video
There are many questions to ask about earthing: How does it work? Can something so simple really make a difference? Why would someone need an Earthing™ sheet? Trying to understand the exact science of how earthing works can quickly become confusing with all the electrical and molecular terminology...especially for those of us that are a bit leary about physics. That's why I recommend this compelling investigative video segment which recently aired on national television. Put together by our friends over at Healing Quest, it provides a closer look into the intricate science behind earthing and how it is currently being used in health practices as an effective therapy to help resolve inflammation, pain, fatigue, insomnia and other pervasive ailments. If you are intrigued and curious to know more about the scientific specifics, be sure to also check out the award-winning book Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever? or sign-up for our ongoing Earthing Book Giveaway to enter a drawing for a copy.
Learn more in these articles:
- Sleep Deprived? Try Earthing
- Earthing- Top 10 Questions Answered
- Earthing: Walk Barefoot to Maintain Your Health and Prevent Disease
- The Radiant Earth: Our Ancient Healer