How to Become Grounded, MASSAGE MagazineDo you think about the connection between the earth and your feet when you wake up and put your feet on the ground? Well you should, especially if you are going to be working in someone else’s energy field. You are an electromagnetic being and you ground energy, just like an appliance that is plugged into an electrical outlet.

Grounding has to do with living inside your body and having a connection with the earth. Think of grounding as being anchored to the ground. Grounding allows for an inflow of energy to feed your bodily systems and an outflow of energy to release excessive charge in your body. Assessing the energy of the earth is essential when working with other people’s energy.

As a bodyworker, you should find a connection with the earth and feel the energy in your feet. Your feet have minor chakras that bring in and distribute energy in your body. In the morning, rotate your ankles 50 times in each direction. When you put your feet on the ground, imagine energy flowing up through the inner arches of your feet. Direct the energy up to your core and take three deep breaths. Pay attention to your connection with the ground as you go through your day.

Some ways to ground yourself include:

  • Physical activity
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Eat food that is grounding and not over-stimulating
  • Take a bath
  • Receive a massage
  • Stand in the grass barefoot and feel the earth underneath your feet
  • Engage in an activity that involves the senses
  • Listen to a CD of drumming
  • Wear grounding stones, such as hematite, obsidian or tigers eye
  • Get out into nature

Karina Braun, MASSAGE MagazineKarina Braun wrote the innovative book, Creating Peace with Your Hands, which includes insightful strategies for self-care and injury prevention. For more information, visit