Earthing - when you walk barefoot on grass, soil, sand, or any natural surface - feels great and has a bunch of health benefits too. During these times of 'lockdown', many say it makes a big difference to their mood; even their libido.
Everyone is recommending getting out and about every day and, if you're lucky enough to live near a park or have your own garden, we suggest whipping off your footwear and reconnecting with nature through your souls - as walking barefoot enables you to connect to the earth’s natural energy. Our planet has magnetic fields and comes with energy. When you choose to remove your shoes, amazingly you become connected to the magnetic field directly, which gives a wonderful effect on your own electrical and magnetic field. Experts say that this leads to an exchange of energies that neutralize and cleanse your body to get rid of the negative energies. Why not do this first thing in the morning to kick start your day?
Other benefits of strolling around barefoot include stimulating the reflexology points on your feet, all of which relate to the vital organs in the body. Based on the principles of reflexology, you can stimulate those points to relieve yourself from ailments and keep your body healthy.
Believe it or not, you can even help stimulate your eyes when you're walking barefoot, courtesy of your reflexology points. When you walk, you will notice you give emphasis on your first, second, and third toes. These are the reflexology points for your eyes, particularly the second and third toes. Don't believe it? Give it a go and find out...
One thing is absolutely for sure, walking barefoot (or earthing) feels wonderfully liberating. So, hopefully, you can find a gorgeous stretch of beautifully mown grass somewhere.
If you want to hear more, check out this List TV segment talking to the couple who've just put together the Earthing Movie: