What is Grounding and Why Should I do it?

Our bodies are amazing and are made to do incredible things. My body has recently gone through a lot of stress and change with pregnancy and birth, so I have been looking for ways to help my body with this healing process.

I have been a little MIA for a bit… The end of pregnancy honestly kicked by butt a little but luckily now I am on the postpartum recovery.

If you’ve been here before or if you know me personally, you know that I love natural ways of doing things. I am a firm believer that our bodies know what they are doing when it comes to surviving and thriving. I have recently discovered the method of grounding and love it so far, so I thought I would share my knowledge with you all.

Me and my baby, Olivia sitting under a tree.
My feet in the grass.

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What is Grounding?

Woman's feet on a rocky shore with her toes in the water.

Grounding, or Earthing, is the act of connecting yourself with Earth’s natural electrical charges via skin-to-ground or skin-to-water contact.

This technique was originally discovered in 1998 by Clint Ober, who noticed that our shoes with their rubber soles were preventing us from connecting with the electrical waves of the earth.

Once Mr. Ober began to use grounding techniques, he noticed improvement with his sleep and pain levels. See more info here.

Benefits of Grounding

Now I know that this might be sounding a little strange and you may be a little skeptical about it, but there are science-based studies that prove there are lots of benefits to earthing.

Like I mentioned above, grounding can help improve one’s pain levels and quality of sleep. But the Earth’s electrical currents have much more than that to offer. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Lowers inflammation
  • Aids in muscle recovery
  • Improves overall mood

How do I do it?

Girl meditating on a log.

Grounding is very simple, you can take a barefoot walk outside in the grass, on the beach, etc. It can also be done by laying or sitting so that your skin is coming into contact with the ground (not sidewalks or concrete – the actual ground).

Grounding can also be done via contact with the ocean, lakes or rivers. So when you are wading out in the waves on vacation you are actually doing more for your health than you think!

You do not need to spend a lot of time doing this either, just a 5-10 minute walk each day can give you so many benefits.

But… Allergies?

A lot of you are probably thinking that there is no way you are doing this because your allergies will go nuts. There is a solution for that too!

If you cannot come into contact with the ground with your bare skin, try using this grounding mat or these grounding shoes and socks. The mat can be used indoors and the attachment to your shoes and socks can conduct the electricity to you in the same way.

Sharing is Caring!

I hope you enjoyed learning about this topic, I personally find grounding very fascinating. If you liked this post, don’t forget to share it with your friends! See you guys at the next post!

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4 thoughts on “What is Grounding and Why Should I do it?

  1. As someone who deals with both mental and chronic physical illness, this sounds so soothing and healing! I can’t wait to give it a try! Thank you for sharing – as well as offering accessible alternatives!

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