Grounding, also known as earthing, refers to connecting electrically with the Earth. A growing body of research is finding numerous health benefits as a result of the physical body being grounded. The Earth is like a gigantic battery that contains a natural electrical charge - a special kind of energy present in the ground.
This blog post will take you through the basic must-knows of grounding, including how to ground yourself in nature or with some very special products that you can buy on our website.
Why electrical connection with the earth is important
There are two key reasons why this electrical connection with the earth is so important:
The Earth is a massive reservoir of free electrons. Without a connection to this reservoir, the cells in our body are unable to balance the charge of electron-deficient free radicals. The effect of grounding on clumped blood cells is also well documented!
Our modern environment is full of a wide spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, from computers, mobile phones & masts, radio & TV broadcasts, WiFi, Bluetooth, power lines, domestic wiring, and other electrical appliances. This electromagnetic radiation induces voltages in our bodies, disrupting the trillions of subtle electrical communications which are a vital part of the function of our body's systems. By being grounded to the Earth, we greatly reduce the levels of these induced voltages, as we are then effectively shielded by the Earth's large electrical mass.
On a less tangible level, it may also be that the connection we make with the Earth actually carries information, and helps align us with the greater network of intelligence of our planet.
The Healing Benefits of Grounding
Over more than a decade of scientific research indicates that your body can be helped and protected when you electrically reconnect to the Earth. Some of these amazing potential benefits that have been reported in these studies are:
Decreased Levels of Inflammation & Pain
Reduced Stress Levels
Increased Healthy Heart
The most immediately noticeable effect people report from being grounded is that they ‘feel better’. This has been described as a feeling of greater peace within themselves, feeling calmer with reduced stress levels. If there is pain present then often this is reduced or disappears completely. People who notice negative effects from using computers or other electrical equipment report a reduction or elimination of these effects when grounded.
I think I'm ungrounded... but what causes this?
In short: being disconnected from the Earth causes ungrounding. You are a bioelectrical being living on an electrical planet. Your body operates electrically. All of your cells transmit multiple frequencies that run your heart, immune system, muscles, and nervous system. With the exception of humans living in industrialised societies, all living things on our planet are connected to the earth's electric energy.
In modern societies, you rarely go barefoot and walk around outside or wear natural shoes that allow you to absorb the ground’s energy. For many decades, people have increasingly been wearing rubber and plastic-soled shoes that act as a barrier to the Earth’s energy, insulating them from electrical contact with the Earth. People also generally don’t sleep on the ground anymore, as many cultures have done throughout history. They live and work above the ground, even far above the ground in high-rises.
The truth is, you are not in touch with the Earth. You’re ungrounded.
How to Reconnect to the Earth Through Grounding
There are several ways that you can ground yourself through nature itself, like going barefoot for at least half an hour a day, or sitting/standing/walking on soil, grass , sand, or concrete. You could also immerse yourself in a body of conductive water, such as the sea or a mineral-rich lake. In an ideal world, you want to incorporate grounding into your daily routine.
But let's be honest, this is not realistic for the average working person. We have the ultimate solution for you... how does grounding while you're working in the office sound? Or grounding while you're sleeping? Look no further, we've got you!
Here at Cositas Gifts For The Soul, we are extremely proud to stock a variety of grounding solutions, including: grounding sheets and grounding pillowcases for your bed, grounding mats , and even grounding socks! Let's talk about the benefits of all of these revolutionary products.
Our grounding sheets are one of our best-sellers for a reason - killing two birds with one stone (the birds being getting a great night's sleep while reconnecting with the Earth)? Yes please! If you're sleeping for the recommended 8 hours per night, you are also simultaneously being grounded for these 8 hours too. Our grounding sheets are big enough to cover your whole body from the neck downwards, meaning that your whole body will reap the benefits while you're sleeping. The best part? You don't have to carve out any extra time in your day to practice grounding; our grounding sheets do the work for you while you sleep soundly. What's not to love?
Our grounding sheets are made from 100% organic cotton with soft, yet durable conductive silver fibres woven throughout the material. These silver fibres conduct the energy of the earth from the plug socket to your body while you're laying on it. Each sheet contains between 1/3 to 2/3 of a mile of silver, depending on the size (available in two sizes; half sheet and euro king size).
For more details or to buy your own grounding sheet, please click here.
If you want the full-body-grounding-experience, we've got you covered (pun fully intended) with our grounding pillowcases! Our grounding pillowcases will give you that extra little boost of grounding energy while you're resting. You can use your grounding pillowcase with your grounding sheet, or you can use it on its own too.
Our grounding pillowcases are made with the same 100% organic cotton and silver fibres as our grounding sheets.
For more details or to buy your own grounding pillowcase, please click here.
Our grounding mat is the perfect earthing solution for those who work at a desk all day long, or for those who want to make their Netflix-binging sessions more productive, so you don't feel guilty about watching movies and shows back to back for the entire day... no, we are definitely not speaking from experience... okay, maybe we are. But this is where our grounding mat comes into clutch!
Our conductive grounding mat can be used while sitting or standing, whether that's at a desk or while watching TV. It can be used under your bare feet, or on a desk with your bare hands and arms resting on it, for example when using your keyboard and mouse. And people say you can't multitask while working!
The conductive surface is carbon infused leatherette, adhered to a foam backing. It is vinyl/PVC free and latex free.
For more details or to buy your own grounding mat, please click here.
If you prefer the sound of grounding through standing/sitting/walking on the earth itself, our grounding socks will take your grounding experience to the next level! Do not confuse our Grounding Socks with other cheaper 'silver socks' on the market; our grounding socks are premium quality with the highest silver content on the market! This means they are highly conductive, with strong antibacterial properties. Silver has the highest reflectivity rating of any metal element which means it reflects external electromagnetic frequencies, but also reflects heat from the body (infra-red radiation) back towards the skin. This means the socks feel warm in cold conditions, while still being lightweight and ultra comfortable to wear.
For more details or to buy your own grounding socks, please click here.