Earthing is much more than your typical transcendental journey through the Chakra system. In reality, the relatively new concept has many professionals regarding Earthing as one of the most important discoveries of our time.
Earthing, also known as grounding, is simply making a physical connection between the electrical frequencies of the human body with that of Earth’s (think barefoot in the grass, or at the beach). Just like the sun constantly provides us with energy and vitamins, the earth too is a source of subtle energy in the form of electrons. When you touch the ground with your bare feet or body, those electrons flow into you.
The earth’s surface has a virtually limitless supply of mobile electrons that gives the ground we walk on (as well as lakes and oceans) a natural negative electric charge. When you touch your body to the ground, it dissipates static electricity and extraneous environmental electrical charges that are on you. At the same time, you receive a charge of energy in the form of free electrons and your body synchronizes with the natural frequencies of the earth.
When you become grounded, your body absorbs enough electrons to maintain the same electrical potential as the earth. This amount of electrons varies significantly between people depending upon their lifestyle and activity, and it is impossible to measure.
How to get Grounded
At one time, our ancestors used to be connected to the Earth 24/7…. nowadays, we have disconnected ourselves from this important source of electrons. Ask yourself, when was the last time I made physical contact with the Earth?
Earthing can be achieved in a number of ways: standing, sitting, lying or walking with direct skin contact with the Earth. This can be grass, sand, soil, unsealed concrete, bodies of water (oceans, lakes, streams) most trees and living plants (those planted directly in the Earth). If possible, simply find a patch of earth, kick off your shoes and spend some time in contact with the Earth. 30 minutes is the minimum amount of time recommended to be grounded each day.
Depending on where you live, unfortunately this approach to earthing may not always be practical (or safe in colder climates!). Earthing / Grounding Products exist as a convenient way to maintain contact during work, rest or sleep.