Staying grounded isn’t only for granola hippies. You might not have heard the term, but you’ve felt the positive effects of walking barefoot in nature. The reason it feels so good is because you’re literally grounding your body.
WHAT DOES ‘STAYING GROUNDING’ MEAN?
Think of the Earth like an enormous battery. One that’s emitting a subtle but constant electric charge. This charge is the reason why ‘grounding’ electrical currents is so important.
Humans also need to be electrically grounded. When you’re grounded you feel centered, strong and less stressed. You have a sense of being anchored.
Being ‘ungrounded’ leaves you feeling disconnected, as if you’re not quite here. Health issues can arise. You might notice an increase in stress levels, inflammation and pain, for example.
From an emotional standpoint, grounded people may be the healthiest individuals you know. They’re reliable, unshakable in the midst of crisis and they possess an unwavering moral compass.
SO, HOW DO YOU STAY GROUNDED?
According to Donna Eden, there are three aspects to focus on when grounding yourself: physical, emotional and spiritual. She outlines simple grounding techniques for each on her website.
Donna also has tips for staying grounded while flying. She says it’s especially important, given the unnatural prolonged separation from the Earth.
Memorize the techniques or write them down. It’s a good idea to have them on-hand whenever you feel yourself disconnecting. Used in conjunction with Donna’s daily energy routine, you’re sure to stay grounded at all times.
By: Angela Horn