Getting Out In Nature
Science proves over and over again that spending time in nature (just as long as you are safe) will lower blood pressure and stress hormone levels. Some other great benefits include reduced feelings of stress and anger, enhanced immunity, reduced anxiety and improved overall mood. On top of that, you’re more likely to meet new people that share your interests!
This walking meditation was an amazing discovery for me. It really teaches you to be present and pay attention to every little movement and beautiful detail on your walk.
Furthermore, there is research that says that walking barefoot on the earth can reduce inflammation. The term is called “grounding” or “earthing”. It can also speed wound healing, and improve sleep quality, blood flow, and vitality.
You can practice this simply by laying/walking in the grass, walking on the beach or standing. Whenever I put my feet on the earth I always visualize the earth’s energy filling me up from my feet to my head full of positive loving light.
This link shows you an 8-week study from Dr. Deepak Chopra’s site on just how effective earthing can be:
If you have a busy life and you find it hard to get outside to experience the benefits of earthing, try this Earthing Mat! It’s inexpensive and quick shipping from Amazon.
There’s also a lady named Barefoot Sue who recently went viral on TikTok. Her goal was to reach a younger audience to teach them about tapping into nature to overcome stress and anxiety during lock down by showing viewers her barefoot experience. She now has more than 180,000 followers and people seem to be loving her content!
Since I have learned all of the healing benefits of earthing, any chance I get where it’s safe, I am barefoot! Also aside from the healing benefits, doesn’t it feel amazing to just sink your feet into the cold grass on a warm summer day?
If I knew then what I know now, I would have spent a lot more time outside. Getting lost in the hustle and bustle of life and work is a real thing. And we end up missing out on the magic that is in our own backyard. Let’s face it life gets busy don’t we all know. This is just a friendly reminder to make time for you! Allow yourself to slow down and decompress in nature.