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Have you ever felt abandoned, restless, angry or like you just don't belong? You're probably experiencing being disconnected from the earth.
Have you ever wondered why so many people experience relaxation and pleasure walking barefoot along the beach as the waves come rolling in? After all, it does feel pretty good, but could there be something even more to it that we should know about?
Long before we wore rubber sneakers, our ancestors walked barefoot over sand, rock, rubble, grass, soil and stream. Their feet were strong and nimble, able to sense and react to any surface they encountered. And recent native cultures often chose to walk through nature on their naked soles as well, instead of wearing moccasins or similar leather footwear.
This barefooted lifestyle had nothing to do with being "primitive", so now the question is, why did they prefer this over wearing shoes - especially in cultures where simple foot gear was already an option. Thankfully, there's new scientific research behind "earthing" and the findings are truly fascinating.
According to a 2013 medical study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, walking barefoot “reduces blood viscosity, which is a major factor in cardiovascular disease”. This is an astounding report with powerful implications.
It turns out that the "sensation" we feel when our feet make contact with the earth is more than just a feeling. This therapeutic touch of Mother Nature is filled with remarkable health benefits, such as reducing inflammation, boosting antioxidants in our body, improving sleep patterns and perhaps most importantly, promoting healthy blood and energy flow.
The primordial practice of walking barefoot, now referred to as “grounding”, is only just starting to be acknowledged by modern science, but there have already been some groundbreaking findings. In the future, we will provide even more details about the significance of our daily relationship with theearth element.