Grounding Exercise

What are Grounding Exercises and how can they help you?

Grounding exercises are designed to help you focus your attention on the present moment by reconnecting your body energy with the energy of Mother Earth. They are helpful whenever:

  • you are having an experience that is overwhelming, or that is absorbing all of your attention. 
  • you feel spacey or dizzy after energy work or healing
  • you feel stressed, anxious or panicky
  • you cannot fully feel your body, especially your legs
  1. Remove your shoes and socks. Stand up, or sit straight up in a chair with both feet flat on the ground. Close your eyes.
  2. Focus on slowing and deepening your breathing. Breath in through your nose and out through your mouth. Try to hold your attention to the Hara point which is about 1-2 inches below the belly button.
  3. Imagine that you are a mighty oak tree. Visualize the circumference of your trunk and the texture of your bark. Imagine that from the waist line down are your roots and above are the trunk and leaves.
  4. Visualize as your roots grow down from your feet and go deep into the ground.
  5. Once your roots are at least six feet in the Earth, picture the energy of the Earth like bits of diamond dust sparkling all around.
  6. Imagine this diamond dust being absorbed into your roots and rising slowly up your roots and into your trunk.
  7. As you visualize the diamond dust rising up your trunk, stretch your arms up and out above your head just like the branches of your mighty oak tree.
  8. See the diamond dust continue to rise and energize every branch and leaf of your tree.
  9. Tilt your head back so that your face is warmed by the sun, and smile
  10. Take 3 deep breaths while standing with your head tilted back and your arms outstretched, each time visualizing more and more diamond dust energizing you.
  11. Slowly return your head to an upright position and bring your arms down with your hands coming together in prayer position over you heart.
  12. Give thanks in whatever way you feel is appropriate.

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