The importance of getting outdoors into nature to restore balance

Getting outdoors will further ground your energy, refocusing your mind on the wonderful new growth of spring that is bursting through at this time of year. Spending time around trees will root and ground your energy, stand with your back to a tall tree and look up into its canopy, feel its strength and rooted growth, breathe in its natural beauty and serenity.


Walking by the sea will allow you to absorb negative ions, releasing the positive charge built up when we are surrounded by technology and synthetic materials. Looking out at the sea makes us breathe deeply and exhale, releasing tension.

In fact, walking barefoot on the earth is the quickest way to ground or earth our energy and bring ourselves back into balance. We spend so much time separated from Mother Earth that we have lost our connection to how deeply healing it can be to press our feet into the earth and receive her healing.

Earthing (also known as grounding) refers to contact with the Earth’s surface electrons by walking barefoot outside. Emerging scientific research supports the concept that the Earth’s electrons induce multiple physiological changes of clinical significance, including reduced pain, better sleep, a shift from sympathetic to parasympathetic tone in the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The book Earthing Clinton Ober, Stephen T. Sinatra, Martin Zucker presents fascinating research and testimonials the authors expound the benefits of walking barefoot on the earth:-

Few people know it, but the ground provides a subtle electric signal that maintains health and governs the intricate mechanisms that make our bodies work just like plugging a lamp into a power socket makes it light up. Modern lifestyles, including the widespread use of insulative rubber or plastic soled shoes, has disconnected us from this energy and, of course, we no longer sleep on the ground as we did in times past. EARTHING describes how this physical disconnection from the Earth creates abnormal physiology and contributes to inflammation, pain, fatigue, stress and poor sleep, and how by reconnecting to the Earth symptoms are rapidly relieved and even eliminated.