Today’s world can be stressful, and unfortunately we are seeing more and more adults and children suffering from anxiety and depression.
This last year has proved that many unpredictable events can happen, and along with our relational, societal, economic, technological and political events, increase the stress of modern living compared to much earlier and simpler times.
As a result, we live day-to-day in a state of heightened stress, and one effect of this is the over-activation of the autonomic nervous system (ANS)
The good news is that Earthing and being grounded has a positive impact.
- Your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) shifts from a typically overactive sympathetic mode (fight or flight) into a parasympathetic mode (rest and digest)
- It calms the nervous system
- Improves the quality of sleep
- Normalises the effect of the stress hormone, cortisol
We believe Earthing should be a part of everyone’s plan to get your body back to a balanced state.
When in direct contact with the ground, the earth’s electrons are conducted to the human body, bringing it to the same electrical potential as the earth.
While there are several ways to involve Earthing into your every day life, we would always recommend going outside and getting your feet or body directly in contact with the earth’s surface. Perhaps at the beach, in rivers, lakes, on grass or soil, being in nature does far more for us than we realize an we will ALWAYS advise people to try and get outside first.
However, this isn’t always possible – you may be limited by busy schedules, have physical ailments or limitations, geographic or seasonal interruptions, so take a look at our Earthing starter packs in our shop and see how you can be grounded every day!