Ground Your Energy: 4 Grounding Exercises That Can Elevate Your Life

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Ever heard the phrase 'go touch some grass' and wondered what does that even mean? It's actually not just a random suggestion; it's a powerful technique (backed by science) that can transform your daily spiritual practice. 

Whether you are new to energy healing practices or looking to deepen your understanding, this overview will provide you with valuable insights and practical exercise to incorporate grounding into your spiritual practice. 

Understanding the Energy Body

Before delving into grounding techniques, it's important to understand the energy body. Picture it as the subtle energetic system within and around our physical bodies. This intricate network includes energy centers known as chakras and energy pathways called meridians. When this energy body is in harmony, we experience vitality and well-being.  More on this on a separate post.

What is Grounding?

Also known as "Earthing", Grounding is the practice of establishing a strong connection between our physical bodies and the Earth's natural frequency and energy. If you’re not aware, there’s massive amounts of electrons on the natural surface of the Earth.  This connection helps to anchor our spirit into our physical reality and most importantly, strengthens our presence in our body.  In addition, it helps to release any dense energies, restores balance, and promotes a sense of well-being emotionally, spiritually, and physically.  On the flip side, If you spend a lot of time indoors or live in an environment with limited natural surroundings, it’s easy to get disconnected to this energy, negatively impacting your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 

As a side-note, while scientific research has primarily focused on the physical benefits of grounding (reduced inflammation, reduced pain, improved sleep quality), but grounding has been a strong core practice in the spiritual community for emotional and spiritual well-being as well.  I encourage you to do your own research on this topic and exercise discernment as you feel guided- that’s goes for anything you see or hear outside of you.

Now with that said, let’s get into the Benefits of Grounding, as well as negative impacts of not grounding enough.

Benefits of Grounding

Grounding offers numerous benefits for our physical and spiritual well-being. Some key benefits of grounding include:

  • Strong Personal Presence
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Enhanced focus and mental clarity
  • Increased emotional stability
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Improved sleep
  • Heightened intuition and spiritual awareness

Signs Grounding is Needed

When you are not grounded, your spirit is most likely not as present in the body, leaving you vulnerable and susceptible to intrusive energies and external influences.  When you are fully in your body, it leaves very little room for other energies to affect you.  Remember, your body is YOUR physical vessel in this reality.  OWN IT.

So what are some signs to look for?

  • Unable to focus and lack clarity
  • Productivity Challenges- You have a hard time being productive or getting things done
  • Feeling disconnected to your body and the world around you (and you’re not dealing with grief or trauma-related life events- that’s different)
  • Struggling to execute tasks- Unable to get things off the ground or you just feel “invisible” regardless of your intentions and efforts
  • Easily Startled- You get startled easily
  • Feeling “Spacey”- spending more time in your headspace and not fully present or “here”

Different Grounding Techniques

Now, let's explore four grounding techniques you can easily incorporate into your daily routine:  Experiment with different techniques to find what works best for you. 

  1. Barefoot Walking: Spend time walking barefoot on natural surfaces like grass, sand, or soil. This allows you to directly connect with the Earth's energy.
  2. Tree Meditation: Find a quiet outdoor space and sit with your back against a tree. Visualize roots extending from your body into the ground, anchoring you to the Earth.
  3. Grounding Visualization: Close your eyes and visualize roots growing from the soles of your feet, reaching deep into the Earth's core. Do the same thing with your root chakra, the energy center located at the base of your spine.  Imagine a beam of light going straight from there deep into the center of the Earth.  Then, visualize or imagine drawing up Earth's nourishing energy and releasing any excess energy into the ground.  Finish by visualizing your spirit being fully present in your body.  Call back all of your power and energy back into the present moment and your physical and energy body.  Like a golden glow of energy- your spiritual essence filling up your body from head to toe.
  4. Crystals and Stones: Carry grounding crystals or stones, such as hematite, smoky quartz, or black tourmaline, to support your grounding practices.

Incorporating Grounding into Your Spiritual Practice

Now that you have a deeper understanding of grounding and its benefits, it's time to incorporate it into your spiritual practice. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Create a Grounding Ritual: Set aside dedicated time each day for grounding. This can be as simple as taking a few moments to connect with nature, practice deep breathing exercises, or visualize grounding techniques. For me, I love to ground through visualization technique as the last step of my morning meditation.  It ensures I am fully present and connected to take on my day feeling energized.
  2. Integrate Grounding in Nature: Spend time outdoors in natural settings, such as parks, forests, or beaches. Connect with the Earth's energy by walking barefoot, sitting on the ground, or hugging a tree.
  3. Stay Consistent: Like any practice, consistency is key to unlocking long-term benefits.

Guided Meditation

Now for the fun part! If you're interested in a guided meditation to help ground and shield your energy, this would be a great option for you to consider:

Ground & Shield (Guided Meditation) - Illuminating Stories®, LLC


Do you have a grounding practice and if so, what's your favorite method?  What benefits have you noticed and appreciate the most?  Comment to let me know.

Sending Love and Empowering Energies,


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