Getting rooted….

The more rooted we are in our bodies – The less stress and anxiety we experience.

 

“Being Ungrounded is a worldwide epidemic”   – Scott Jeffrey

It is also reported that this epidemic is so entrenched that few of us even recognise this – it is said to be the root cause of a great deal of human suffering.

Thats a huge statement and one that I agree with.  I personally believe that we are often so out of touch with ourselves and our environment and that this lack of connection can cause inner conflicts of whats real, whats true and who we even are.

 

Scott Jeffrey in his article lists 13 signs of being ungrounded;  which I would like to share with you now:

  • Get distracted easily
  • Spaced out
  • Over think or ruminate
  • Engage in personal dramas
  • Experience anxiety and perpetual worrying
  • Possessed by a desire for material things
  • Easily deceived by yourself or others
  • Obsessed with your personal image

Physical signs can include

  • Inflammation
  • Poor sleep
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Poor circulation

 

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There has been a number of research studies on the benefits of grounding techniques over the last 15 years and although still relatively young in the concept of research the results include the following

Grounding:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improves immune response
  • Reduces emotional stress
  • Improves blood flow
  • Elevates mood

.Read more about the science of grounding

 

The more rooted we are in our bodies – the less stress and anxiety we experience.

how stressed are you

 

 

 

With all this said, lets share a few of my favourite quick techniques to get you started.

 

  1. Place one hand over your crown of your head and hold it there for 30 – 60 seconds.
  2. Place all of your attention onto the soles of your feet – pay attention to the sensations – feel the floor
  3. Breathe – take a few moments to consciously breathe – the breathing space is a great example of this

All of these can take just 30 seconds up to a few minutes.

 

 

Listen to a short recording on Breath here:

 

 

If you can, try these exercises and just notice any changes that you feel.

 

Till next time

Be gentle with yourself

and BE YOU

With love

Maria ~♥~

 

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