The human is a finely tuned instrument capable of receiving and transmitting an enormous variety of energies – but you need to plug it in! Grounding is like plugging yourself in to the Earth.
“As a lightning rod protects a building by sending excess voltages into the ground, grounding protects the body from becoming overloaded by the tensions of everyday life,” according to Anodea Judith in her book Wheels of Life: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System.
Makes sense to me! I use simple grounding exercises every day to help manage the stresses and challenges of daily living.
5 Take Away Tips to Stay Grounded
- Stick to a daily routine
- Practice setting healthy boundaries
- Sit or lie down and take 5 breaths, feeling your earthward connection
- Move your body, go out in nature
- Work with your feet – oil feet before bedtime
Grounding starts with your feet, which are your earthward antennae, the foundation of your balance and movement. Try these simple toe exercises to keep your toes in good shape!
Finally, a great way to ground is to actually lie down and do a Yoga Nidra, guided relaxation practice. I recorded this Yoga Nidra with Grounding in mind. Enjoy!
How do you like to ground yourself?