Updated: Nov 24, 2021
Our bodies really do know what they need.
When we slow down and listen they will actually tell us.
Vitamin G or grounding is a wonderful free way to provide your body with the energy and healing benefits of just making contact with our beautiful Earth.
Listen in or read on below to learn about the health benefits of grounding as well as how and why to ground.
Have you ever felt the need to walk barefoot in the sand at the beach or maybe in the grass at a park or in your yard? This is your body’s innate wisdom to ground or get its dose of Vitamin G.
I was reminded of this recently when I stayed near the beach in Fort Lauderdale. I was immediately drawn to head to the beach. I love the beach. I love the mountains too but the beach is my happy place.
What is vitamin G or grounding? There are different types of grounding. I am going to discuss the grounding that is performed with connecting with the Earth directly or indirectly.
Humans are bioelectrical beings. When we ground electrons are transferred from the Earth to our body.
Grounding increases the total amount of electrons in our body and produces a healing effect at the cellular level.
When you physically connect with the Earth here are a few of the benefits that you may experience:
Boosts your immunity
Regulates your sleep
Reduces your stress, anxiety and depression
Increases your energy
Decreases your pain
Reduces your Cortisol levels
You may lose weight
Improves your digestion
Restores balance to your body
How do you ground?
It can be as simple as standing barefoot on the grass in your backyard or walking on the beach. Swimming or even just touching water can be grounding. Reaching out and touching branches, leaves of plants or flowers. You can also ground by putting your bare feet on cement, stone or tile as they are all made from the Earth (as long as they have not been sealed or painted).
You can also purchase special grounding mats that you can stand, sit on or touch. There are even blankets and sheets to use for grounding while you sleep. They usually connect via a wire to the ground port of an electrical outlet.
You can reap benefits from grounding in as little as 20-30 minutes a day.
I like to stack the things I do. So, when I ground, I sit outside by my pool and put my bare feet on the brick pavers while I deep breathe, express gratitude to God and set my intentions for the day.
I also spend most of my time barefoot inside my house which is predominately terrazzo, tile and stone. Therefore, I am grounding most of the day.
One of my neighbors told me that when she was pregnant and not feeling well, she felt a strong urge to lie on the ground. She even slept outside on the grass in her backyard for a few nights. She found it to be very therapeutic and healing for her. She did not know what grounding was until I told her. Her body just knew that was what she needed.
Slowing down and reconnecting with nature is very therapeutic and a huge health benefit. Listen to your body. It usually knows what it most needs.
Is grounding something you do now? If so, what is your favorite way to ground. Let me know in the comments below.
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Sheri Johnson is a certified Transformational Holistic Health, Wellness and Life Coach in the Central Florida area. She believes everyone deserves an amazing healthy, balanced life, full of energy and feeling fantastic! When you get back on track in life and feel like yourself again then you can easily step into who you truly want to be, living out your purpose, passion and what you were called here to do.