Wednesday, October 08, 2014


I mentioned to my chiropractor the other day that as part of my regular health regime/workout I have been trying to walk on the beach every morning, even if it's just walking down to the water's edge and wading in the ocean. He replied, "Oh, that's called earthing, That's great for you." I hadn't heard that term before, but was intrigued.

Walking on the sand, wet or dry, is supposed to benefit one's overall health
Earthing, or grounding as it is often called, simply means connecting to the Earth’s natural, negative surface charge by being barefoot outside or in bare skin contact with conductive systems indoors while you sleep, relax, or work. 
A simple concept, yes. But one with profound impact on the physiology. 
Connection with the Earth restores a lost electrical signal to the body that seems to stabilize the complicated circuitry of our essentially-electrical body. Our built-in self-regulating and self-healing mechanisms become more effective. There are head-to-toe improvements. Better blood flow. Less pain and inflammation. More energy. Deeper sleep.

For many people the effect is dramatic, like charging a failing battery. For others, the effect is gradual and subtle. — from The Earthing Institute

Sounds good to me. There are, of course, all sorts of "earthing products" available on the internet, for folks who want to connect their beds or homes to the outside world via copper coils or some such tool. But if weather permits, I think it would be far easier, and cheaper, and more profound just to make a personal, physical connection. Remind oneself that we are connected to the earth. At least that is my plan.


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