Grounding: Reconnecting with Mother Nature

Grounding: Reconnecting with Nature

Grounding: Reconnecting with mother nature


Amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life, with technology at our fingertips and daily obligations pulling us in every direction, it's all too easy to lose touch with the natural world. Let us pose a simple question, When was the last time you kicked off your shoes, felt the cool grass beneath your feet, and truly embraced the beauty of nature?

If you haven't yet experienced this serene connection, you're missing out. This act of grounding or earthing not only allows us to reconnect with the earth but also serves as a powerful tool for reducing stress and anxiety.

What is Grounding?

Grounding, or earthing, is the practice of reconnecting with the Earth's natural energy by physically connecting our bodies to the ground. This can be achieved by walking barefoot on grass, sand, or soil, or by lying directly on the earth. The Earth is an abundant source of electrons, and when we make direct contact with it, we absorb these electrons, which can have a range of health benefits for both our physical and mental well-being.

Let’s get started with grounding practice!

Find a quiet outdoor space where you can safely connect with the earth. This could be a grassy lawn, a sandy beach, or a patch of soil. Take off your shoes and socks to allow direct contact between your bare feet and the ground.
Stand, sit, or lie down on the earth, feeling the support of the ground beneath you. Close your eyes and take deep, slow breaths, allowing yourself to relax and be fully present in the moment.
Tune in to the sensations of the earth beneath you – its texture, temperature, and energy. Stay in this position for at least 10-15 minutes, engaging all five senses; see, feel, hear, smell, and taste, allowing yourself to soak in the healing energy of the earth.

Through grounding, we can release stress, reduce inflammation, improve sleep, boost immunity, and enhance overall well-being. Let’s embrace the simple yet powerful practice of grounding and rediscover the healing power of nature in our lives.

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Ivy, the in house chef at Copra Coconuts' kitchen.

Ivy is a recipe developer and media producer based in Bangkok, Thailand. She uses the local cuisine, tropical ingredients and all year around gorgeous weather as inspiration to create the most vibrant, delicious and healthy dishes.

Because Ivy cares deeply about sustainability, she tries her best to keep all recipes plant-based, low waste and seasonal.

Some of Ivy’s favorite activities in the city of Angels are weekend bike riding at Bang Krachao island, visiting speakeasy bars and cafes around Yanwarat Road and watching the sunset by the Chao Praya River.

If you would like to find out more about Ivy’s food and cultural adventures around Thailand go to @copra_coconuts.

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