My personal favourite and yet simple method is using your breathing, visualise your crown chakra, top of your head is replaced by your nose. Simple deep breath in through your crown, bring the energy down your neck, down your spine, down your legs and out through soles of your feet into mother earth and if need be wrap it around a bounder to anchor
9 Powerful Grounding Techniques to Achieve Instant Calm and Regain Your CenterOverview: This in-depth guide explores the science and benefits of grounding and earthing, including nine effective grounding techniques and exercises.You’re walking barefoot on the beach.Feel the warmth of the sun contacting your skin. Listen to the rhythm of the crashing waves. Smell the ocean wind as it brushes through you.Now, notice your feet. Do you feel a tingly sensation in your feet or legs as a warmth rises up your body?
Perhaps you’ve noticed a similar feeling while walking barefoot on the grass.In those moments, you are grounded. It’s one reason many people are drawn to the ocean.Being grounded can mean two things:Being fully present in your body and/or
Feeling connected to the earth.We’ve all experienced being grounded. We feel “at home”. But this is a fleeting experience.Thankfully, there are grounding techniques to help us get and stay rooted in our bodies.For creative professionals, the grounding techniques covered in this guide can:Clear your mind,Recharge your energy,Strengthen your instincts, andCalm your emotions.Therefore, grounding exercises can increase your overall performance.But first, let’s look at what happens when you’re ungrounded.
13 Signs of Being UngroundedYou are ungrounded if you:Get distracted easilySpace outOver-think or ruminateEngage in personal dramaExperience anxiety and perpetual worryingYou are also ungrounded if you are:Possessed by desire for material thingsEasily deceived by yourself or othersObsessed with your personal imagePhysical signs of being ungrounded include:InflammationPoor sleepChronic painFatiguePoor circulationBeing ungrounded is a worldwide epidemic. This epidemic is so entrenched few of us even recognize the problem.
Being ungrounded is the root cause of a great deal of human suffering.Evidence that Grounding Exercises WorkAlthough the ultimate benefits of grounding techniques will come from the experience itself, our minds often seek evidence in advance.Research on grounding began emerging over the last 15 years. It’s still in its infancy, but the results are promising.
Grounding: Reduces inflammation; improves immune response; reduces emotional stress; improved blood flow; elevates moodre all encouraging, but you don’t need external scientific evidence.If you take the mindset of the scientist, you can let your body be your laboratory.Then, you can evaluate the results for yourself.
PART I: Grounding in the BodyThe first part of grounding is to get rooted in your physical body.Grounding is a similar concept to centering.The Center is expansive, including your body as well as your mind, heart, and spirit.Once you learn how to ground yourself, it’s easier to find your Center.Grounding techniques are designed to redistribute the energy from your head or mind into your body.Doing so has an almost instant calming effect.
How to Ground Yourself: 5 Grounding TechniquesTry one of the following grounding techniques right now to observe the effects.Cover Your CrownI don’t fully understand why this grounding exercise is so effective, but it almost always works.When you are ungrounded, place one hand over the crown your head.That’s it. If it helps, close your eyes to avoid distractions.Time: 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Feel Your FeetI often use this technique with my clients because it’s so fast and effective.Sitting or standing, place all of your awareness on the bottom of your feet.Pay attention to any sensations.Time: 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Follow Your BreathClose your eyes and as you inhale, trace the air as it enters your nose and goes into your lungs.On the exhale, follow the air leaving your lungs and exiting your nose or mouth.This grounding technique gets more effective with practice.The key is to observe the breath instead of forcing it with your mind.Let your body lead and your mind will follow.Time: 1 minute to 10 minutes.
Stand Like a TreeWe discussed this powerful grounding technique in a previous guide.Stand with your feet parallel and at least shoulder’s width apart.Keep your head floating above your body, chin tucked, and spine straight.Rest your hands at your side or place them over your navel.Sink all of your body’s weight and tension into your feet (without collapsing your posture), allowing it to be absorbed into the ground.To support this grounding process, imagine roots growing out the bottom of your feet, extending deep into the ground beneath you.Time: 1 minute to 10 minutes.For a complete guide on how to correct your posture and build energy standing still,
Take a Cold ShowerThis grounding technique has many health benefits.Cold exposure has shown to increase immunity, reduce fat, and elevate mood (by triggering dopamine).If you’re not accustomed to cold showers, at the end of your hot shower, make the water warm/cool for 30 seconds.Over the course of the next three weeks, make the water slightly cooler and stay under it for longer.By the end of the three weeks, your body will get used to the cold temperature.It’s an invigorating and grounding experience. I recommend it unless you have high blood pressure.source. scottjeffry dot com/grounding-techniques
“Find a quiet space. Meditation is most effective when you can find a quiet space with limited distractions. The space should also be physically comfortable, with no extreme temperatures, so you can focus on connecting your body to thoughts of peace and calm.· If you are using a meditation space in your own home, you can prepare this in multiple ways to be your ideal space. Consider incorporating elements of nature in your space, such as hanging planters, artworks featuring flowers or a beautiful landscape scene, or a natural souvenir from a recent trip, such as a seashell or jar of sand from your favorite beach.· If you are using your meditation space in a shared room (like a living room of home gym), consider putting up a screen to divide the space specifically for meditation.· Many colleges also offer meditation centers in their student life centers or in their university gyms. If you are a student facing the stress of mid-terms or finals, consider looking into whether your university offers a space like this.· You can also use many beautiful spaces such as public gardens, parks or mountain trails if you are comfortable meditating in public. Many vacation destinations also offer meditation retreats, so you can even plan your next trip to help you ground and center.
Root your feet to the ground. The process of grounding and centering requires that you become physically connected to the Earth. The most effective way to position yourself is with your feet directly touching the ground. Try sitting in a chair with your feet on the ground, about hip width apart from each other.· You can also ground and center when you stand. Place with your feet hip width apart and keep your arms hanging loose and comfortable at your sides. While you should stand tall, don't keep your knees too rigid as this could make you dizzy.· You might be tempted to lie down. If that is the position you are most comfortable in, then you should do this. But most practitioners suggest that grounding and centering works best when your feet are in direct contact with the ground
Practice better breathing. Deep breathing is a key component of meditation. When you are meditating, do not breathe through your mouth or from your throat. Instead, breathe from your diaphragm.· Your diaphragm is located in your lower abdominal muscles (or your lower belly). As you inhale, push out these muscles and feel your rib cage expand outward.· Hold your breath for two seconds.· Exhale by bring your diaphragm muscles back inward to your belly.· In this method, you are breathing in and out through your nose, not your mouth.· Breathing deeply from your diaphragm can effectively reduce stress and help you optimize the amount of the oxygen your lungs take in
Be mindful of your breathing. As you practice inhaling outward and exhaling inward. imagine that your body is going through a transformational process. As you inhale outward, imagine your body filling up with positive power. As you exhale and your push your abdominal muscles inward, imagine that you are releasing all of the negative forces in your life.· Practicing this basic technique of accepting (inhaling) positive things and exhaling (repelling) negative feelings will help clear your mind for other calming thoughts
Imagine you are connected to the Earth. As you are breathing, close your eyes. Imagine your feet are rooted to the core of the earth beneath you.· Pretend that your feet are sprouting roots, as if they were at the base of tree trunk. These roots connect you to all other beings in the Earth -- the soil, the air, the ocean, animals, and the sun.· You can also envision yourself as a vine growing up from the earth or a boulder on the side of the mountain. But it should be an image that anchors you to the world around you
Exert your energy downward. As you breathe out and in, and imagine your feet sprouting roots, follow where the roots take you. They should go down and down, further and further into the soil until you find yourself in the center of the Earth.· What does the center of the Earth look like? Is it hot, with flowing lava? You can throw any feelings of pain, frustration, anger or bitterness into the fire at the center of the Earth
Push your energy upward. After you have grounded yourself, you can then push your energy upward and outward. Imagine your torso as the trunk of a tree that grows and then forms into branches. The branches then burst into leaves in the warmth of the sun.· You can stand up for this part of the meditation if you wish. Raise your arms up above your head as if they are the main branches of the tree splitting off at the trunk.· As you raise your arms, alternate keeping your hands curled up in a ball and then stretching your fingers outward. This will help you feel more connected to the warmth and energy of the sun
Feel your energy run from the roots to the branches. In this final phase of the meditation, you should feel a sense of connectedness between the roots of the ground and the branches of the sky. This will center you perfectly between the opposing elemental forces of the world: the earth and the sky.· Try to practice the above process for at least three minutes, 3-4 times a week. With frequent practice, this method will feel more natural and you will be able to practice if for longer (ideally 15-20 minutes, or even longer if you wish).
Come back to Stillness As you finish the exercise, imagine all the connected energy contained in your toes, fingers, arms, and legs begin to contract in the center of your body in your upper abdominal muscles. Imagine that this is where you can contain your grounded, centered energy in your body.· Ask yourself if there is a word or phrase that represents this grounded state for you? Having a word or phrase that brings you to this state of peace and interconnectedness can help you ground yourself quickly in stressful situations, like in the middle of a busy commute or when you have had a frustrating conversation with a co-workersource. wikihow dot com/ground and center
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