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BLOG Grounding – To Nourish your SOLE & your SOUL

Updated: Oct 24, 2021

I have never liked to wear shoes inside and even in the office I sneaky slip off my ballerina flats under my desk. I am never happier than when I can walk barefoot, especially amongst the fresh green grass and wild flowers (watching carefully that I do not tread on a resting bee). I have been known to treat my feet to the feeling of sand between my toes and I have even enjoyed the warmth of sun drenched concrete on my heels. I find that it is so important to connect to the ground that I walk upon, to get myself closer to the energy (electrons) emitted from mother earth.

Today I stood barefoot amongst the grass and quietly noticed it’s dampness, it’s wonderful wet smell, it's coolness and it’s blades tickling my feet as the wind blew across the field. Standing in silence, eyes closed and just loving the feeling of being present in that moment was replenishing.

Simple Grounding Exercise

Find a safe and unpopulated area of grass.

Notice how comfortable you are.

Remove your shoes and socks and plant your feet into the ground, a foot’s distance apart with your arms slightly out from your sides.

Close your eyes.

Take a deep breath in through your nose, then slowly breathe out through your mouth [Repeat 3 times].

Consider the sensations, temperatures, and textures that you feel through your feet?

Take a deep breath in through your nose, then slowly breathe out through your mouth [Repeat 3 times].

Enjoy what you are feeling and relax into the sensations.

Keep breathing.

Complete this grounding exercise when you are ready to move on.

Grounding appears to improve sleep, normalise the day–night cortisol rhythm, reduce pain, reduce stress, shift the autonomic nervous system from sympathetic toward parasympathetic activation, increase heart rate variability, speeds wound healing, and reduces blood viscosity. Taken from a summary published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health.

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