Earthing is a relatively new buzz term, and refers to the connection between the human body and the earth. Basically, it means going barefoot and reaping the energy from the ground (whether it’s a beach or a grassy meadow), and it supposedly has many health benefits.
According to Earthing.com, having “the earth underfoot” might be the difference “between feeling good and not so good, of having little or a lot of energy, or sleeping well or not so well”. Let’s take a closer look at eight points about this growing movement…
1. It Involves Transferring Earth’s Electrons
The basic principle of earthing is that you will be able to receive energy from the ground when you’re in direct contact with a (usually natural) surface. Also referred to as “grounding,” DrWeil.com notes the idea comes from “the idea that in modern city life we no longer have direct physical contact with the Earth, and therefore are losing out on purported health benefits of exchanging electrons with the surface of our planet”.
To receive these benefits, you can go barefoot, sit on the ground, or even use special “grounding devices” that are designed to gather the electrons from the earth. The source also notes there are even special shoes with copper soles to suck the energy from the ground.