Earthing: Reconnecting with the Power of the Earth

I first heard of “Earthing,” the concept of connecting to and gaining energy from direct contact with the Earth, several years ago. I learned that the ancient yogis and Christian mystics knew about this great source of power and for that reason developed practices that involved going out into caves or the desert and sleeping on the ground. It not only improved their meditations but reportedly healed sickness and extended longevity.

I bought an Earthing mat and for years I have used it beneath my desk to rest my feet on whilst I was writing and working on the computer. It decreased electronic interference from EMF waves while increasing my energy and ability to focus, but after several months I forgot about it being there. Then recently I re-read the book, “Earthing” by Clinton Ober, Stephen T. Sinatra, and Martin Zucker, and my interest in the subject was renewed. I practice Qi Gong daily and have added more meditation to my routine and the idea of “grounding” my body was important.

One night I decided to do my evening meditation with my feet on the mat. I meditated for about 20 minutes and then went to bed. After several nights, I noticed quite a profound difference: I realized that I slept very deeply. I felt deeply rested and yet able to remember my dreams more clearly.

I found it has been deeply healing and I heartily recommend the “Earthing” book or some other method of familiarizing yourself with the practice. In a recent article, Dr. Mercola wrote about the health benefits of grounding and featured it in the film Grounded 2.

Click here for Dr. Mercola’s article on Grounding.

The Health Effects of Grounding by Dr. Mercola

| by Dr. Mercola

Have you ever noticed how good it feels to walk barefoot on a sandy beach, or in a forest? There is a reason for that–it’s called the grounding effect. The reason for this sense of well-being is due to the fact that you’re receiving a surge of potent healing electrons from the ground. The earth has a slightly negative charge, so when you stand barefoot on that sand, electrons from the earth flow into your body, giving you a virtual “transfusion” of healing power. The featured documentary, The Grounded 2, is a sequel to the film The Grounded, released in 2013.

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