Have you heard about “earthing”?
It’s the practice of “grounding” your body by putting it in direct contact with the earth – mostly by being barefoot outside on the grass or dirt. People who embrace this idea swear that it restores and reinvigorates them.
I heard about earthing from a friend who claims that it has completely negated the effects of jet lag for her. When she arrives at her new destination, she walks on the grass for twenty minutes, and according to her, it’s like magic…any jet lag she feels is similar to being a little tired from a sort-of late night.
Other people believe in grounding themselves while in flight. They believe that if you place your bare feet on the metal part of the plane seats in front of you, this will discharge a lot of negative energy in your body, thus aiding the earthing process.
While I’m very skeptical of this, I’m going to give it a try on our trip this summer (the barefoot-in-grass part, not the feet-on-seat part). I figure I’ve got nothing to lose, right?
Have you heard of earthing? Have you tried it? What do you think?