I absolutely adore summer!
But it does come with just a little bit of pressure!
The perfect tan………the summer crash diet…are you bikini ready ?????
Many moons ago I decided to go completely cold turkey on women’s media and the quick fix to a bikini body etc.. it all tends to become a bit of a headache….. so I opted for a more positive way.
And lets face it – no one looks good in a bikini or their latest summer threads when they are hungry, miserable and stressed out!!
These days, as the transition from spring to summer takes place, I prep my mind, body and spirit for this change in a completely different way!
My golden mantra has always been, “If you don’t go within you go without.” And I truly believe that to unearth our deep inner beauty we must start on the inside and shift our thinking around body awareness to include practises of love, compassion and being connected.
That’s why as soon as the summer months are in full swing I kick off my shoes at any possible opportunity, dig my feet deep into the grass, sand or land and get my summer glow from Mother Earth!!!
Earthing or grounding is a term coined by Clint Ober which means connecting to nature by grounding yourself in it.
This is no hippy woo hoo stuff either peeps, science is all over this!! It’s an epic topic so here are a few little nuggets for you from the one and only Dr Mercola..
Health benefits of Earthing
♥ When walking on the earth barefoot, free electrons from the earth transfer into the body via the soles of the feet. The electrons are some of the most potent antioxidants known to man and what we need to prevent ageing.
♥ Lack of grounding, due to widespread use of rubber or plastic-soled shoes, may have contributed to the rise of modern diseases by allowing chronic inflammation to proliferate unchecked.
♥ Experiments have shown that free electrons from the earth cause beneficial changes in heart rate, decreases inflammation, reduces pain, promotes healthy sleep, and thins the blood, making it less viscous (thick) which has beneficial impact on cardiovascular disease.
So really what is happening with grounding or earthing is that you’re protecting your body from collateral damage! Damage that was not intended to take place but does take place because we have disconnected ourselves from the earth by putting rubber, leather and plastic on the bottom of our shoes.
“Throughout most of evolution humans humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground, largely oblivious to the fact to the fact that the surface of the EARTH contains limitless healing energy.
Science has discovered this energy as free flowing electrons constantly replenished by solar radiation and lightning strikes. Few people know it, but the ground provides a subtle electric signal that maintains health and governs the intricate mechanisms that make our bodies work, like plugging a lamp in to a power socket makes it light up.” ~ Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever by Clinton Ober (definitely worth a read)
Take action now and get earthing! Grass, soil, sand, or concrete are all great surfaces to soak up all that magic energy from mother earth! For maximum benefits do it for about 30min each day.♥
Have a wonderful week
Love Alexandra ♥
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