Grounding is defined as sleeping, or lying on, walking or running bare foot across the earth. Research indicates that contact with the ground provides astounding benefits. When our skin makes contact with the earth, negative electrons which include Powerful antioxidants are released into our bodies through the soles of our feet.
I took a recent 3 mile morning walk on a local green way. I walked bare foot on the ground or grass just outside the pavement when I could. I enjoyed explaining why I was bare footed, to other walkers who asked. The dew on the grass, felt really good underneath my bare feet.
Grounding which is also referred to as earthing , simply means : you walk in your bare feet, to “ground” with the Earth. Grounding does not apply when walking on cement or paved areas.The scientific theory behind the health benefits from this simple practice, is that your body absorbs negative electrons from the Earth through the soles of your feet.
The earth is negatively charged, therefore when we ground, or make body to earth contact, we are connecting our bodies to a negatively charged energy supply. Because the Earth has a greater negative charge than our bodies, we absorb electrons from it.
According to the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, grounding has potent antioxidants, which may have anti-anti-inflammatory benefits. Exercising outdoors in bare feet, is one of the most powerful inexpensive ways to obtain the benefits of earthing, which include reducing pain and speeding up tissue repair.
According to the National Library of Medicine’s online resource PubMed lists, It has also been established, that electrons from antioxidant molecules neutralize free radicals in the body’s immune system.
There is the risk of stepping on items that may cut the feet, when walking without shoes. For this reason be careful where you tread. I have successfully been walking barefoot in the grass most evenings for several weeks, without any problems.