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Earthing: What is it and what is it for?

Aug 01, 2014

One of the most beautiful sensations I remember from my childhood is going barefoot in the park at home. There was a summer and rainy day in which with my sisters we mounted an expedition to "recognize the terrain". The condition was to go with bare feet to feel the different surfaces and textures: the damp grass, the unctuousness of the mud, the rough and cold stone. Today, knowing a little about the earthing, I wonder how much the electricity of the earth will have influenced to make that such an endearing moment. earthing - Or grounding - , in English, is the action of walking barefoot on any type of natural surface. The concept was coined in the XNUMXs when a cable TV entrepreneur discovered that being in direct contact with the earth's surface - charged with negative electrons - helped alleviate chronic pain. Subsequent scientific research revealed that the electrical conductivity of our planet's soil reduces stress and insomnia, improves heart function, regulates glucose and improves the immune system, as well as lowering blood viscosity, which causes coronary heart disease.
So walking barefoot and outdoors is healthy, as well as an undoubtedly comforting experience on an emotional, spiritual, and psychological level. The feet are full of nerve endings connected to vital organs such as the heart, liver, kidneys, eyes, stomach, so every time we step and press we are promoting their proper functioning. They say that it is preferable to practice earthing on wet surfaces such as the beach or grass after the dew has fallen, since water is a great conductor. In turn, each surface has particular properties, here are some more tricks to keep in mind. wet grass: The wetter, the better. It favors the absorption of minerals and the energy of the earth, promoting circulation, strengthening the heart and the nervous system. Stone: Fights headaches, poor circulation, neck pain, colds, cold feet and hands. Snow: Stimulates blood circulation. Beach sand: It strengthens the legs, prevents cellulite and flaccid skin, gives tone to the buttocks and thighs, and prevents varicose veins. Water: Improves circulation, shapes legs, prevents calluses, fights athlete's foot, infections and cuts.
Today turned into discipline, the earthing promotes a connection with nature through the simple act of walking barefoot and regularly, a vital return – never better said – to the arms of mother earth.

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