Earthing & Forest Bathing

Have you heard of these?  Both are forms of getting into touch with the earth and the healing energy it produces. Like in gardening when turn the dead leaves and re-plant the seeds from the plants the prior year, the new plants are stronger and produce a better harvest. We too Need the Earth and to plant ourselves in it sometimes. Smile.  We need nature and all it has to offer, not just the food it produces. I do believe part of why we are seeing more illness, discord, and disruption is we are Not grounded we are all hyped up from racing positive energies technology is feeding us, I need more, more, and less of what is natural within us. This creates selfishness, greed, and Me, Me. Getting in touch with the Earth you remember how fun it was to play in the rain, dig in the dirt, bury each other in the sand, calmer, simpler, more restful times in life. I am not saying I don’t appreciate technology, I DO. I work from home, use my cell phone to talk to many of my friends who now live all over the place, and share my ministry all predominately thanks to technology. But, when I don’t get Out and spend time in Nature with the Earth I just don’t care for who I become.

Like Water without the Earth we die. So not only do we need to get in touch with the Earth we need to take time to realize this and Respect it. Love and Care for it so it can care for us.  Now on to some more info about Earthing. smile

Earthing or grounding is putting the body in direct and uninterrupted contact with the earth. This means that skin needs to touch soil, sand, water, or a conductive surface that is in contact with the earth.

From a scientific perspective, the idea is that the earth has a mild negative charge to it. Over time, especially in modern life, our bodies build up a positive charge. Direct contact with the earth can even out (balance) this positive charge and return the body to a neutral state.

Many people don’t have this contact with the earth anymore, and some experts believe  this is a contributor to the (many) rising health problems we face today. As a population, we wear rubber shoes and live indoors. In theory, many of us could go years without directly touching the earth at all, even if we’re outside.  This is good documentary on the subject: The Earthing Movie: The Remarkable Science of Grounding (full documentary) – YouTube

Benefits of Earthing, Grounding, and Forest Bathing

According to emerging research, earthing may be beneficial in:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Reducing chronic pain
  • Improving Sleep (I can vouch strongly for this!)
  • Increasing Energy (I noticed this also)
  • Lowering stress and promoting calmness by reducing stress hormones.
  • Normalizing biological rhythms including circadian rhythm
  • Normalizing blood pressure and blood flow
  • Relieving muscle tension and headache (I noticed this)
  • Improving menstrual and female hormone symptoms
  • Speeds healing- used in some places to prevent bed sores
  • Reducing jet lag
  • Protecting the body from effects of EMFs
  • Shortening recovery time from injury or athletic activity
  • Reducing  snoring
  • Helping  support adrenal health

Forest bathing therapy has been proven to lower depression levels in adults, according to a review of 28 studies. It began in Japan and is called Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Bathing | Shinrin-Yoku | Healing in Nature | Short Documentary – YouTube  However, many cultures have experienced and discovered the benefits of Forest bathing. It has been found to boost the activity of natural killer cells, which help fight off infections and cancer. The aromatic substances produced by plants and trees have been linked with lower inflammation and brain protection benefits.These sites give more information on Forest Bathing, which I Love BTW. Forest Bathing is nature’s free therapy. Here’s how to do it. – YouTube One more in depth documentary: Nature Documentary – Healing Forests of India | English, HD | Chapter shortcuts in description – YouTube and last but, not least is some reading:  Forest Bathing – What, How, Where? A beginner’s guide | Healing Forest  

 
 

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