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Go out and touch grass- Dr. Violette explains grounding

Have you heard the expression “go out and touch grass”? Well, this phrase actually has some truth to it and can be beneficial to your health- this is a concept called grounding. 

What is Grounding?

Grounding is essentially getting out and touching the ground. Grounding involves walking barefoot on grass, sand, or soil, or touching the ground with your hands. This direct contact allows you to absorb the Earth’s electrons, which can have a profound effect on your well-being. The Earth has its own subtle electromagnetic field, and by physically touching the ground we can harmonize with this energy.

One great thing about grounding is it simple, free, and accessible to almost everyone. Even a few minutes a day can make a noticeable difference in your overall well-being. Finding ways to connect with the Earth’s natural energy can have profound effects on your mental and physical health.

Benefits of Grounding:

  1. Stress Reduction: Grounding has been shown to reduce levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.

  2. Improved Sleep: Many people report better sleep quality and patterns after regularly practicing grounding.

  3. Pain Relief: Studies suggest that grounding can help alleviate chronic pain and inflammation by reducing oxidative stress.

  4. Enhanced Mood: Being grounded is associated with improved mood and decreased feelings of anxiety and depression.

How to Practice Grounding 

  1. Go Barefoot: Spend time walking barefoot on grass, soil, or sand.

  2. Gardening: Working in the garden with your hands in the soil is a great way to connect with the Earth.

  3. Earthing Products: There are grounding mats, sheets, and footwear designed to simulate the effects of grounding indoors.

  4. Mindfulness: Combine grounding with mindfulness practices like deep breathing or meditation for enhanced benefits. A great option for this would be yoga or meditation outside in the grass or sand. 


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