When was the last time you walked barefoot on the grass?
This morning, Landon, Duff and I walked barefoot in the grass while playing with sticks and leaves. It was invigorating.
The practice of walking barefoot in the grass is called “earthing” or “grounding” and has been practiced by cultures all over the world since the beginning of time.
Dozens of studies suggest that the free electrons emitted from the earth are absorbed in our bodies and act as antioxidants helping to reduce inflammation, speed up healing, reduce stress, increase vitality, improve sleep, and promote better health and well-being.(Journal of Environmental and Public Health).
Barefoot is key because the insulation from modern day shoes blocks the absorption of the electrons.
Try it out yourself:
Head outside for a few minutes, kick your shoes off. Stand, sit or lie down. Wiggle your toes in the grass, soil or sand. Notice the sensations of the Earth’s surface against your body. Take in some deep breaths and visualize the energy flowing through your body.