Earthing or "grounding" is the natural practice of connecting our body to the Earth's subtle electrical field. By doing this your body naturally releases stress, pain and inflammation. It is as simple as placing your bare feet directly on the Earth.
Throughout history, humans have walked barefooted and slept on the ground, in doing this they received the natural, nurturing and healing benefits of the Earth’s electrical energy.
Research is now showing that the earth’s electrical charge creates a distinct change in our physiology. It promotes health, vitality, and better sleep; harmonizes and stabilizes the body's biological rhythms; stops inflammation; and reduces pain.
Earthing for as little as 20 minutes a day can have wonderful health benefits, both physically and emotionally and it’s super easy to do – you could hang the washing on the line barefooted, walk in park without your shoes or even just the backyard, garden or do any activity that puts your bare skin in direct contact with the earth, rocks, sand or water. Go barefooted outside as much as possible and get your kids to do it to – after all barefooted-ness comes naturally to us all.
Bridget Healy - Oi's Co Founder