Happy Mindful Monday, yogis! Let’s take advantage of this lovely weather and get grounded!
No, not the kind of grounded where you’re stuck at home with no contact with friends, no TV or electronics. (Although that may also prove beneficial! And actually sounds pretty lovely to me in moderate doses.)
I’m referring to connecting with Mother Earth by walking barefoot! Ideally on the beach, but until spring break, we’ll have to make do with the wet grass. Or even in the mud! It’s called “earthing,” and aside from being a super yogi thing to do; it has amazing mental, emotional and physical health benefits!
Here are just a few of the amazing and maybe even surprising benefits of this practice.
Rejuvenates your senses and calms your mind
Earthing is usually done in the morning or evening – but fit it in wherever you can!
Taking deep breaths of fresh air provides oxygen for your entire body to function more efficiently.
The calm atmosphere and brief moments of unplugging from the matrix and plugging directly into Mother Nature helps relax your entire body and mind, allowing you to release your stress.
The green color of grass helps stimulate your body to produce calming hormones that help you relax.
The feeling of cool grass beneath your feet, the calm stillness of early morning or early evening, connecting with nature and feeling the warmth of the sun will certainly boost your mood!
Connects you to the earth and neutralizes your electrical field
When we walk barefoot on grass, we are directly connected to the magnetic field of the earth, which affects the entire electrical and magnetic field of the human body.
This exchange of energies helps neutralize negative electrical impulses in our body which are known to cause certain ailments.
It is said to also neutralize the effects of spending hours in front of our computer, TV and smart phone screens.
Cleansing our bodies of negative electrical energies can definitely have a positive effect on our overall health.
Provides your body with the precious properties of sun energy
The sunlight warms your winter body to the bone and naturally replenishes your essential vitamin D stores.
Sun energy is a great source of healing our energies and restorative powers. In Naturopathy, it is referred to as the source of life and energy.
Studies show that it helps disinfect the body, tones muscles and nerves and supplies the entire body with energy!
According to experts, we can get the maximum sun energy benefits between 6:30 to 9 in the morning and between 4:30 to about 6:30 in the evening. Be mindful of over exposure to the sun in the harsh afternoon sun hours.
So get off the pavement, take off your stuffy shoes, and go get grounded!
Have a great week, my earthy, grounded yogis! See you on your mat this week!