With the wide variety of available shoe styles, colors, and designs, it’s clear that wrapping up the feet has become second nature for most humans. Several studies have shown, however, that the habit of constantly wearing shoes has ungrounded us from one of nature’s natural healing techniques.
According to Earthing principles, the ground is naturally charged with negative free electrons, which enter the body when it comes in contact with the earth. These negative free electrons restore the balance of energies in the body by pushing out excess positive electrons, allowing the body to relax better. Aside from recharging the body, Earthing is also said to have positive effects on people suffering from chronic pain, inflammation, blood pressure problems, muscle tension, and even sleeping problems.
The free electrons that flow from the earth into the body act as antioxidants, which help improve health, and prevent a wide variety of ailments. This nearly infinite supply of free electrons from the ground can help restore the body back to its peak conditions. Currently, more research is being done on the full benefits of Earthing, but already, many people have discovered for themselves the wonders of natural ground contact.
Maximizing the Potential of Earthing
A good way to get the full benefits of Earthing is by combining it with the relaxing effects of yoga, especially if you do it amid calm and soothing natural surroundings. Imagine doing yoga exercises barefoot on the earth, in a yoga retreat somewhere in beautiful Costa Rica. The meditative calmness that you achieve through yoga, along with the natural balancing of your energy through Earthing can have a potent rejuvenating effect on your body that will stay with you even after you go back to your daily routine.
You can also purchase a grounding mat where you can do your yoga exercises. This will give you the benefits of Earthing even while indoors. The relaxing atmosphere of a yoga spa, along with the energizing benefits of Earthing can help you focus better on your breathing and enter a meditative state.
Being in touch with the earth, literally and figuratively, is something humans should strive to achieve as often as possible. Yoga retreats like Panacea de la Montana offer everyone the opportunity to do this in the most relaxing way possible.
(The Earth’s Surface Serves as a Giant Source of Antioxidants in the Form of Free Electrons, wake-up-world)
(Yoga and Earthing – Wellness Inspired Practices, wake-up-world)
(How to Get Healthy While You Sleep, wellnessmama)