Discover the Benefits of Earthing: How Grounding Yourself Can Improve Your Well-Being
Updated: May 29
Do you know about "earthing"? In Korea, earthing has become the latest trend and it seems a lot of people are doing it and getting some benefits from it. So there are even cities where they specifically make a footpath with red clay for earthing!
Today my friend and I went for a walk around Boondall Wetlands. I talked about how good it was to walk barefoot and how it is a current trend in Korea. So we took off our shoes and started walking.
There were some areas with little stones that were a little painful to walk on but unless it was unbearable, we took it as a foot massage and kept walking. Boondal Wetlands had everything. Green grass patch, sandy bits, solid dirt pathway then also wooden trail with a great ocean view!
There was a man on a horse frolicking along the shore and it was quite nice to watch. There were, of course, many dogs as you would normally see everywhere in towns in Australia but to see a horse along the shore was not something you would see often.
Although I had a vague idea that earthing was good for the body, I got curious about what exactly 'earthing' was and what benefits it had. So I simply asked one of my AI assistants.
What is Earthing?
Earthing is a practice that involves connecting your body with the natural electric charges of the Earth. It is also known as grounding, and it can have various benefits for your physical and mental well-being.
The Earth is a giant source of energy that emits negative ions, which are electrons that can neutralize free radicals in your body. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause inflammation, oxidative stress, and damage to your cells and tissues. By earthing, you can tap into this natural energy and balance your body's electrical current.
Earthing can be done in different ways, such as walking barefoot on grass, sand, or soil, lying on the ground, swimming in natural water sources, gardening, or using indoor grounding devices that mimic the Earth's energy. Earthing can help you reduce pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and insomnia. It can also improve your blood circulation, immune system, mood, and sleep quality.
The Importance of Reconnecting with the Earth
Earthing is based on the idea that humans have evolved in contact with the Earth for millions of years, and that this connection is essential for our health and well-being. However, modern lifestyles have disconnected us from the Earth's energy by wearing shoes, living in buildings, using electronic devices, and exposing ourselves to electromagnetic fields. This can create an imbalance in our body's electrical state and lead to various health problems.
Simple, natural, and cost-effective!
Earthing is a simple and natural way (and free!) to restore this connection and enhance our health and happiness. It is also a way to appreciate the beauty and power of nature and feel more grounded and centered. Earthing is not a new concept; many indigenous cultures have recognized the healing potential of the Earth for centuries. However, it is gaining more attention and popularity in recent years as more people seek alternative ways to improve their well-being.
Walking is man's best medicine.
The other day, I wrote about English quotes related to walking on my Korean Blog. Among a few phrases, I remember this quote "Walking is man's best medicine" by Hippocrates because it simply says it all.
Well, now that you know how good walking is and how great earthing is for your body and well-being, why not go for a walk? It is a way to reconnect with both the Earth and yourself, and it can help you feel more relaxed, energized, healthy, and happy!