In the fast technologically invasive world we live in – where we are constantly inundated with social media, text messages, phone calls, emailsunhealthy blue light from our computer’s and phones, stimulation from same devices and clients who feel that because your phone will be on next to you all of the time – they can contact you at all hours and all weekend – our nervous systems become wired, our cortisol levels rise, our adrenals become burnt out, and then we turn to more of the same over stimulating technology to ease our nervous systems – creating more anxiety, hormonal imbalance – acne, premature ageing, sleep issues – just name it!
We have lost touch with the soothing embrace of the earth beneath us. Lost touch with the serene feeling we receive by lying quietly in the warm sunshine without a phone, with just a hat on our faces, or not, or a book.
If you don’t know how to do this anymore – or never have – it is time that you practice a timeless remedy – grounding.
This practice isn’t just about feeling your feet or body on the earth; it’s about reconnecting with your essence, finding balance, hitting the reset button – allowing for free-flowing energy to pass through you and create a harmonious state.
There is nothing like the simple joy of walking barefoot on dew-kissed grass, sandy beaches in the waves or in muddy or pebbled creeks – the earth’s gentle support cradling your every step.
Or digging deep in the dirt, planting seeds, clearing weeds, and planting trees or flowers.
Or like a child, digging in the sand, dropping handfuls of sand or dirt into running water or building sandcastles, or mounds (or covering sleeping fathers!)
There is more to this than just a sensory experience; it is your body reconnecting with nature’s nurturing healing rhythm.
Grounding, also known as earthing, fosters an intimate bond with the earth’s energy – a timeless connection that humans have thrived on for generations.
As you plant your feet on the earth, you’re absorbing its life force, recalibrating your own energy, and finding solace in the tranquillity of the present moment.
The Earth’s energy has a calming effect on our nervous system. When we are grounded – the diurnal rhythm of the stress hormone cortisol begins to normalise.
We become tranquil, better able to manage stress, anxiety, and the chaos of our daily lives.
Being grounded can help relieve inflammation. The energy from the earth calms the body’s inflammatory responses. Walking barefoot allows us to absorb healing electrons,
When you are grounded, your circulation improves – aiding the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues of the body and face – which is why when you have been on holiday where you have walked barefoot a lot – your skin seems to glow from within.
Mind body alignment
Grounding aligns our mental and physical selves. When we ground, we bring our wandering minds back to the present moment, fostering mindfulness and enhancing overall wellbeing.
n a world of distractions, grounding sharpens our focus. By grounding ourselves regularly, we create mental clarity and improve our ability to concentrate on what truly matters.
work from a home office – when I cannot deal with something – when I find I cannot focus because I am so anxious about something someone has failed to do correctly – I find stepping out onto the grass barefoot for a few minutes calms me down and allows me to focus on what I can do, and let that which I cannot fix to remedy itself.
Holistic well-being encompasses not just the physical, but also the mental and emotional realms. Grounding is a dance that harmonizes all three. As you practice, you’ll notice a sense of clarity washing over your mind, like a gentle stream clearing away debris. Your body will feel more attuned, energized by the earth’s natural vitality. Emotions find their equilibrium, allowing you to embrace the full spectrum of feelings without being swept away. This dance is a reminder that you are a whole being – intricate, resilient, and beautiful.
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I am Yvette van Schie, I am a holistic beauty therapist, skin nutritionist, skincare developer and makeup artist. I am passionate about sharing real beauty advice with a whack of reality.
For over 30 years I have worked with the best in the beauty and health industry as a trainer, educator and product formulator and I still do – so my knowledge is diverse – I am not blinkered when sharing my information with you because everyone I speak to shares what they know, and I turn it into easy to digest information because I want my readers to feel empowered to make their own decisions and to feel that they are fully in control of their beauty and well being.
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