Research suggests there are very real mental and physical benefits to making daily contact with the earth’s surface.
Grounding is an exercise you can practise in everyday life, during pregnancy and postpartum.
Grounding works by leveraging the negative electrical properties of the ground. The ground on which you walk has a negative electrical charge. Therefore, it’s able to neutralize positively charged electricity. Grounding allows excess electricity to discharge through the ground.
Benefits of grounding:
Calms the mind
Detoxification of waste/toxins in the body
Balances the nervous system
Promotes efficient cellular repair/function
Prevents cardiovascular disease
Regulates blood glucose
What is grounding and how to practise grounding:
It’s easy to practice grounding—you just have to physically connect yourself (your feet, hands, or entire body) to the earth. Here are some common ways to do so:
It doesn’t matter where you go for your barefoot stroll—the grass, sand, or dirt. The important thing is to allow your skin to touch the natural ground. You should do at least ten minutes of ground, as often as you feel you need to.
Why does this work?
One of the theories is that our skin contact with the earth allows electrons to spread into the skin as well as the body, which thereby impacts immune markers.
This is just one of the many tips and exercises that are discussed during your antenatal course with The Positive Birth Group. To book a course or find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30448083/