We always advocate for purposeful and meaningful vacations by setting an intention for the trip (the same you would do at the start of a day or yoga class). If your vacation intention is wellness related, we recommend earthing become a part of your daily routine, especially if you’re travelling somewhere with easy access to nature.

What is Earthing?

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

Sounds simple, right? Except for everything in modern day, life is designed to keep us from doing this. Dirt and grass have been replaced with concrete and asphalt; our jobs keep us indoors, and walking barefoot is not socially acceptable in many places.

Many people report amazing benefits, and there is plenty of anecdotal evidence about earthing and jet-lag.

Here is our experience, if we’re ever travelling somewhere with more than a one-hour timezone difference we make an effort to dip our toes in the ocean, go for a walk on the beach, or even lie on some hot rocks to practice grounding.

It’s helped to regulate our sleep schedules and wake up around sunrise instead of sleeping in all morning. When we went to Thailand, where the time zone difference was drastic, we were able to regulate our sleep cycles after only a day or two.

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PHOTO: Wellness Travelled

Why is it right for you?

Our bodies make their electricity (electrons, protons, and neutrons). However, modern technology can throw electrical energy off, which can cause a variety of health issues. Luckily, the earth’s surface contains an abundant supply of electrons and connecting with these electrons can help bring us back to a balanced state.

Our 7 Tips for Earthing During Travel

  1. Walk barefoot in the sand
  2. Walk barefoot along some smooth rocks
  3. Go for a swim in the ocean or lake
  4. Meditate on grass or in a forest without sitting on a mat or towel
  5. Try gardening or picking wildflowers without gloves on
  6. Practice some of your yoga poses directly on the ground
  7. Touch tree trunks and leaves while you go for hikes/walk

 

Christine & Sarah MacLean

Traveling Sisters from Canada Christine and Sarah MacLean own the Wellness Travelled Blog. They love to educate, motivate, and empower people to embrace a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Follow their Wellness & Eco destinations stories and commitment to #ZeroWaste Travel

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