When was the last time you walked barefoot in the grass? As it turns out, doing just that…walking barefoot is one of the healthier things we can do. According to the book “Earthing” written by Clinton Ober and Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra, just outdoors beneath our feet is an omnipresent source of natural healing energy. Earthing, or walking on the ground without shoes, restores and maintains the body’s most natural electrical state, which in turn promotes optimum health and functionality.
Research indicates the following benefits from Earthing:
- Eliminates the symptoms of many inflammation-related disorders
- Reduces pain
- Improves sleep
- Increases energy
- Speeds healing
- Reduces or eliminates jet lag
- Lowers stress and promotes calmness by cooling down the nervous system and stress hormones
- Protects the body against potentially health disturbing EMF’s (electromagnetic fields)
If you’re brave, you don’t have to wait until it’s warm outside… You can even Earth in the snow, but make sure you have an invigorating cup of tea and warm fluffy socks nearby! Or perhaps wait until the first day of Spring to take off your shoes and let your toes reconnect to Mother Earth plus you’ll be getting healthier at the same time!