July 26, 2018

The Healing Diaries: Earthing

The Powers of Earthing

Have you noticed how amazing you feel after swimming in the sea? Or after spending a couple of hours gardening or walking barefoot?

This is due to a genuine phenomenon called Earthing.

What is Earthing?

Earthing is the physical connection to the Earth’s natural healing energy. When barefoot on natural sources like grass, sand, soil, and stone, the earth restores a primordial electric connection and sends frequencies and energy to us.

What are the Benefits of Earthing?

The benefits of Earthing are plenty:

  • inflammation-reducing
  • improving sleep
  • immune boosting
  • wound healing
  • reducing pain and stress
  • increasing blood flow
  • general good health and vitality.


People report balanced moods and feeling younger and healthier when they have earth connections – not just because of the wonders of being outside and away from technology.

Earthing was an everyday reality in the past when people used animal skins as footwear and to sleep on.

With our lifestyles now and our elevated beds and insulated footwear, we are separated from the skin/earth connection. 

Tapping into the Memories of the Beach

I started looking into earthing nine years ago, a couple of years after being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease. I was trying different diets, testing other things to get better, as I remembered vividly the fantastic feelings I felt every day we spent at the beach as a child in Morocco.

We would spend our summers barefoot, running around, swimming in the sea, getting sun on our skin, and sleeping like logs.

Why Does the Beach Make Us Feel so Good?

This is probably due to getting exercise, dosing on vitamin D, magnesium from the seawater helping sleep, earthing, being outside, no cares – and being happy (80% of children’s neurotransmitters are in the gut, 60% are in adults).

You can feel the earth giving energy and improving your electromagnetic field. Flying does the opposite to you. [A perfect way to reset the system after a flight, by the way, is to have a bath].

Kick off your Shoes to Connect to the Earth

Whenever I am in the countryside or by the sea, I take off my shoes and get my kids to take them off.

Even a walk in the park helps invigorate the mind, body, and soul. Go barefoot when you can.

As I said, this is all we did at the beginning of time. We walked everywhere barefoot and slept on the ground. Because we live so far away from the ground, it is essential to reconnect when possible.

There’s a growing body of research about how losing contact with the earth could contribute to illnesses and imbalances in the body due to missing out on electron transportation.

Electrons from the Earth may be the best antioxidants, with zero adverse effects. This is because our bodies evolved to use them over eons of skin/earth connection.

Disconnection from the Earth may be an overlooked contribution to physical dysfunction. A lack of these earth antioxidants could contribute to chronic fatigue and weakened immune systems. 

It certainly lifts moods!

I am going to do further studies and update this.

Nature is a Wonderful Healer

I try to swim in the sea as much as possible (except when it is too cold!) and feel the positive effects on my system.

I advise everyone to practice earthing whenever they get a chance, too. Why deprive ourselves of the fantastic effects of what a barefoot walk on the grass or beach will do?

There is no downside to a good plunge in the magnesium-rich sea, as it makes us feel good immediately!

The psychological and physical benefits of relaxing in the park or on the beach are incredible.

I realize that this all depends on your current climate, but if it is accessible, I urge you to partake in earthing regularly at your earliest opportunity.

Have a truly wonderful day!

Yalda Alaoui


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