"When we make direct contact with the surface of the Earth our bodies receive a charge of energy that makes us feel better, fast."
The following is from the earthing website:
“Just as the sun gives us warmth and vitamin D, the Earth underfoot gives us food and water, a surface to walk, sit, stand, play, and build on, and something you never, ever thought about—an eternal, natural, and gentle energy. Think of it perhaps as vitamin G—G for ground. What does that mean to you? Maybe the difference between feeling good and not so good, of having little or a lot of energy, or sleeping well or not so well. You can’t see the Earth’s energy but some people can feel it as a warm, tingling, and pleasant sensation when they are out walking barefoot along the water’s edge at the beach or on a stretch of dew-moistened grass.”
I’m not sure how I came across earthing but the concept of it immediately peaked my interest. I usually always feel better when I’m outdoors (weather permitting of course), so I was interested to find out the science behind it all.
I got the earthing book and tried to read all about it — outside in the sunshine, with barefeet resting on the grass — but to be honest I couldn’t get through it all and just had a quick google session instead.
What is earthing (and here’s some really expensive products you can buy)
So, I’m definitely not convinced enough to spend $300 on one earthing sheet — but I do seem to feel happier when I’m barefoot in nature (could also be to do with vitamin D levels). And now, when I water my garden I kick off my jandals, when I read a book outside I sit on the grass and I lie with the kids looking for cloud animals for much longer in the name of good health!