So I am not from science background at all, but I am very keen on making healthy living a part of my life. I got hold of this article online a couple of days back and thought of sharing this concept with all of you today. And believe me it’s the simplest thing that I have come across and is no rocket science.
“And I now finally understand why my dad just loves to walk barefoot on the grass every morning, and has been asking me to do the same, and I’ve not listened to him of course!!”
I am sure all of you must have noticed that when you spend too much of your time indoors and confined to your house (or some place inside) and do not move out for a couple of days, your body starts giving in, you start feeling too lazy, you feel a bit off and sick. And on the other hand, you are most relaxed when you are taking a walk barefoot, digging your toes in sand on a beach near salty water (well, I most certainly am; see recuperating the fact that I am in love with beaches :)). Have you ever thought why? Well, if you want to know my view, I usually thought it was just psychological; my mind was resting and being happy more at the beach rather than back home (with multiple chores, work issues, child tantrums etc etc- I have a long list, I am sure you do too). But then I got into reading this concept called ‘Earthing’ (or ‘Grounding’).
It’s a very simple and a relatively new concept. Earthing basically means connecting to earth’s electrical energy and promoting your physical well-being. The theory believes if your body is deficient in electrons, it will not effectively combat illness. Being directly in touch with ‘mother earth’ provides you with healing electrons, having a slightly negative charge and help you to equalize to the same electrical energy as earth. In common language, earthing helps you to charge yourself against diseases (a few) and lead a healthy life. I somehow feel it is more of a technical concept than a medical one, but does make sense (and answers some questions!).
Grounding or Earthing can be achieved by some of the following:
– Walking barefoot on grass
– Walking barefoot on sand
– Swimming (water is a great conductor, and swimming in sea water is absolutely the best)
– Dangling your feet in water/sea water
– Technology is also there to help and you can now find grounding mats, sheets, pads and patches at many places and online (of course!).
According to the research, Earthing can be beneficial in:
– Reducing inflammation by reducing all the excess positive electrons in our bodies
– Reduces pain
– Improves sleep
– Lowers stress
– Improves blood pressure
– Slows down the ageing process
– Improves tolerance to cold
– And many more benefits!
Though this concept is in its infancy stage, but to a commoner like me it makes quite some sense. When you look back to the times before all the industrialisation, our forefathers were so much in touch with the mother nature and earth, they used to till soil, walk barefoot, sleep on the ground and they were healthy and so active. And we on the other hand, live in tall buildings, sleep on high beds, walk in high heels and eat plastic wrapped food; we love to live in a garden or a sea view home but hardly have the time (or should I say use our time) to walk in that garden or take a dip in that sea; which can benefit us in such big ways. But yes, we do make time when there is no way to skip a doctor’s appointment, and when there is no way out!!
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