What is Earthing aka Grounding?


6/13/20231 min read

man in blue denim jeans walking through the sand
man in blue denim jeans walking through the sand

What is Earthing?

Earthing is the practice of making direct physical contact with the Earth's surface, whether it be through walking barefoot on grass, sand, or soil, or by using grounding mats or conductive systems that simulate the Earth's energy indoors. It allows us to absorb the Earth's electrons, which are essential for maintaining the electrical stability of our bodies.

How Does Earthing Work?

The Earth's surface holds a subtle electrical charge, often referred to as a negative electric potential. When we make direct contact with the Earth, our bodies receive a supply of electrons that can help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation in our system. These electrons act as natural antioxidants, helping to counteract the oxidative stress that can accumulate in our bodies due to various factors such as pollution, electromagnetic radiation, and chronic stress.

Getting Started with Earthing:

  1. Spend Time Outdoors: Make a conscious effort to spend time in nature, whether it's walking barefoot on grass, sand, or soil. Engage in outdoor activities that allow you to connect with the Earth's surface.

  2. Use Grounding Mats or Sheets: If spending time outdoors is challenging, you can utilize grounding mats or sheets indoors. These products are designed to simulate the Earth's energy and can be used while sitting, sleeping, or working.

  3. Try Earthing Shoes or Sandals: Consider investing in earthing shoes or sandals that have conductive properties, allowing you to maintain a connection with the Earth while on the go.

  4. Practice Mindfulness: When engaging in earthing activities, take the opportunity to practice mindfulness. Be fully present in the moment, allowing yourself to absorb the sensations and benefits of being connected to the Earth.

Click here to read about 10 benefits of earthing.