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Root Yourself into the Earth

There are resources and sustaining energies that are available to all of us when we align our bodies with the earth. Knowledgeable healers have an understanding of the great value of being grounded is to each of us in our overall health and well being. These educational links will help describe what grounding is and various techniques used.

Grounding
Grounding is a process that helps the body to connect to earth energies via its root chakra. Because we are first and foremost spiritual beings the physical body sometimes gets neglected. It is important to respect and care for the "container" that houses our spirit during our incarnate lifetime.

Quiz: Are You Adequately Grounded?
How often have you been told that "grounding" is important? What does it mean to be ungrounded anyway? Taking this quiz will offer you clues as to which characteristics you have, and whether the actions or reactions that you take are helping you to stay grounded or are actually aiding your energetic retreats from your physical self.

Grounding Tips
Helps and suggestions for grounding your body.

Earth Mudra
The Prithivi mudra recharges the root chakra aligning it with earth energies.

Anchoring Yourself into the Earth
Holistic Healing contributor Sean Holmes gives spiritual chakra meditation instructions for drawing the white light and anchoring yourself into the earth.

Grounding: Body / Spirit Connection
Exercise instructions for maintaining a balance of our physical and spiritual bodies.

How to Relax and Ground Your Body
Grounding exercises help tremendously with maintaining a balance of our physical and spiritual bodies.

Out of Body Experiences
From your About.com Guide - Cherish your physical body as a place to return safely home to after the spiritual journey, not as a place to run away from.

Chakra 1, Base= Red
This chakra is the grounding force that allows us to connect to the earth energies

How to Hug a Tree
Entwine your arms around a tree trunk and allow your being to deeply emerge downward beside the strength found within its roots.

My Big Toe Taught Me a Lesson
Anytime you are experiencing an injury to your toes, feet, or ankles it may very well be an indication that you are ignoring your lower body and not rooting yourself well enough into the nurturing earth source.

Eat Root Vegetables
Root chakra foods are potatoes, radishes, onions, turnips, peanuts, carrots, beets, garlic, and so on.

Grounding Exercise
Awareness of the lower extremities, feet, legs, and toes, helps ground a body's energies.

Growing Your Tree Roots
Quick relief for minor burns to the skin from cooking or a sunburn.

Getting Grounded
Recently, someone asked me, what does it mean to be grounded? My response was, let's look at what it means to be ungrounded first.

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