How to Ground Yourself: 4 Techniques to Regain Your Center
Being ungrounded is a worldwide epidemic. This epidemic is so entrenched few of us even recognize the problem. Being ungrounded is the root cause of a great deal of human suffering.
Therefore, grounding exercises can increase your overall performance. Thankfully, there are many types of grounding. All of them focus on reconnecting yourself to the earth. This can be done through either direct or indirect contact with the earth.
Today, we're going to show you 4 effective ways to become grounded & regain your center.
WHY USE GROUNDING ?
First, let's start with the benefits of grounding. There’s not much research on the benefits of grounding yet.
However, numerous people have reported improvement for conditions such as:
- Chronic fatigue. Many therapists reported a decrease in their fatigue levels after four weeks of treatment with grounding mats.
- Anxiety and depression. In one small source, it was shown that even 1 hour of grounding therapy can significantly improve mood.
- Sleep disorders. Massage therapists also experienced an improvement in sleep length and reduce sleep disturbances with grounding therapy.
- Cardiovascular disease. Results of one treatment found that long-term self-administered grounding therapy helped to reduce blood pressure levels in participants with hypertension.
Have you ever been outside on a warm summer day and felt the urge to run barefoot in the grass?
One of the easiest ways to ground yourself to the earth is to walk barefoot. Whether this is on grass, sand, or even mud, allowing your skin to touch the natural ground can provide you with grounding energy.
LYING ON THE GROUND
You can increase your skin-to-earth contact by lying on the ground.
You can do it in the grass, on the sand at the beach or in the comfort of your home some kind of mat.
If you’re going to ground yourself outside your home, be sure to take the proper precautions and never lie somewhere you could be injured.
You can even use an acupressure mat for even more additional benefits like muscle tension recovery, relaxation & more. For extra information, you can check out this blog.
TOUCH a tree
Touching a tree increases levels of hormone oxytocin. This hormone is responsible for feeling calm and emotional bonding.
So, the next time you are feeling low or unloved, just go and hug a tree or at least be in the vicinity of trees. Trees are symbiotic to mankind because they produce oxygen which is the life force to us.
Also trees emit phytoncides which when mixed into our blood streams through absorption via skin or normal breathing leads to increased activity of the natural killer cells that kill tumour and virus infections.
Submersing in water
According to advocates for grounding, water may be used to ground in the same way the physical earth is used for grounding. They suggest simply wading in a clear lake or swimming in the sea as a way to ground yourself.
As always, be sure to stay safe when swimming, especially in murky or deep waters.
Grounding is a very beneficial practice to your life, no matter what way you choose to practice it for yourself. It's a moment to step back from the stress and distraction of this life and get in touch with your true self, the one that lies within.
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