flckr-feet-in-mudWith our busy lifestyles, we find ourselves spending very little time outside and even less time focusing on ourselves. We may have demanding jobs, families to tend to, errands to run, and chores to do. We may feel stretched thin, disconnected, overwhelmed and pulled in a million different directions.

For many of us, it is difficult to maintain a sense of being ‘grounded’, especially being stuck indoors or in a high stress environment. But there are simple things we can do to restore our connection with the Earth energies, so that we can feel calmer, more relaxed, and more put together.

1. go barefoot
Take off your shoes and walk barefoot on the beach or in the grass. Just simply placing your bare feet on the ground – touching the soil or the sand will connect you with the Earth energies and get you grounded immediately.

2. be in nature
Find time to go outdoors. Whether your choose hiking, sitting in your backyard, meditating on the grass or playing with your dog outside, spending time in nature will help you reestablish your connection to Mother Earth.

3. garden
Getting your hands dirty while attending to your plants, herbs, vegetables in the garden is a wonderful way to ‘bring you back down to earth’.

4. turn off electronics
Give yourself a break and occasionally turn off all electronic gadgets: cell phones, computers, televisions.

5. grounding with crystals
Meditate or sit comfortably for a little while with a piece of grounding crystal in each hand. You may use any of the following crystals: Black Tourmaline, Tourmalinated Quartz, Black Kyanite, Black Obsidian, Smoky Quartz, Agate, Aragonite, Bloodstone, Jasper, Unakite, Boji Stones, Galena, Magnetite, Onyx, Brown Spinel, Amber. You can also place one or more at your feet during meditation or wear as jewelry to keep you grounded.

6. grounding meditation
There are many different meditation techniques you can try to replenish your energy and restore your connection to Mother Earth. An excellent example can be found on www.earthenergyhealings.com/blog/how-to-ground-yourself

7. grounding tools
With the help of special grounding products, also called “earthing tools”, you can connect directly to the earth while sleeping, driving, or working at your desk. Read more in the article on the next page. To order earthing tools, go to www.earthing.com.

This article is proposed for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here are suggestions only.

How to Ground Yourself by Sarah Petruno on www.earthenergyhealings.com